MTS Management Group would like to congratulate Hicks and Marshall Dane on their wins at the 2014 Independent Country Music Association (ICoMA) Awards. The winners were announced on Saturday, September 27, 2014, during an episode of “Country Dreams,” broadcasting on Renegade Radio Nashville. Hicks, who hails from Sweden, was named Best International Artist and Canadian singer/songwriter, Marshall Dane was awarded Best Live Performance, for “Alcohol Abuse.” Both artists received 2014 nominations in three categories. Hicks had been previously nominated in 2013. This is the first ICoMA Award win for both. Other winners included Trailer Choir (Best Band, Group or Duo) Renegade Radio Nashville (Most Indie-Friendly Radio Station) and Jason Lee McKinney (Song of the Year.) A full list of 2014 ICoMA Award Nominees is available at http://www.icmanet.com/2014nominees.php.
“Wow! I’m so excited for both of these talented artists,” said Michael Stover of MTS Management Group. “They are both having stellar years, with airplay and chart action, and award nominations. Now, we can add ‘wins’ to that list of achievements. Very well deserved, for both. Congrats to all of our artists, who were nominated, as well. We’re so proud of all of them. Way to go, Marshall and Hicks! Now, it’s off to the International Music and Entertainment Awards (IMEA) on October 4th in Ashland, KY!”
MTS Management Group handles publicity and promotions for both Hicks and Marshall Dane. Both artists released successful singles to US country radio in 2014, with Marshall topping the New Music Weekly country charts and reaching the Top 60 on the Music Row Country Breakout Chart with “Alcohol Abuse.” Hicks is currently charting in the NMW Top 40, as well as the Top 101 on Music Row with “Hayride.” Both artists are nominated in the upcoming IMEA Awards.
The Independent Country Music Association (ICoMA) exists to educate, evaluate, and promote indie country music. Their local chapters create fellowship and camaraderie, as well as provide an educational avenue for those wishing to take their career to the next level.