MTS Management Group would like to congratulate their artists, Doug Briney, Ed Roman, Jiggley Jones and radio show client, “Whiskey And Cigarettes” on their 2014 International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) Awards. Country artist, Doug Briney won his first IMEA Award, for Best Music Video, “Unknown Soldier.” Ed Roman also won his first IMEA Award, for Best Adult Contemporary Artist of the Year. Jiggley Jones took home his second IMEA Award for Adult Contemporary Song of the Year, “Walk On Me.” Jones was named Songwriter of the Year at last year’s awards. “Whiskey and Cigarettes” radio show was named Internet Radio Show of the Year. MTS Management Group also won for Management Company of the Year. It is their second consecutive win in that category. The 2nd Annual IMEA Awards took place on Saturday, October 4th, at the Paramount Theater in Ashland, KY.
“Blown away, is how I can describe it!” said Michael Stover of MTS Management Group. “My artists work so hard at their crafts, and to see them be recognized for all of their determination and talent is such a blessing to me. Our artists received a total of 21 nominations this year, which was truly incredible. To bring home 5 awards is really just the icing on the cake. Ed Roman performed a rousing acoustic number during the event, while Jiggley Jones was invited to perform at the President’s Gala the night before, and Doug Briney gave a very moving acceptance speech, dedicating his award to the veterans, who have served our country..it was just an unforgettable night. Thank you to all of the fans who voted, and to the IMEA for all of their incredible work, to pull this show off. It was even bigger and better that 2013. I look forward to next year’s event.”
Doug Briney is a Nashville-based country artist, signed with Tate Music Group. His current album, Super Country Cowboy reached the itunes Inspirational charts. Doug is donating proceeds from the sales of his “Unknown Soldier” single to Operation Troop Aid. Doug is also an Independent Country Music Association Award Winner and a CMA Artist. For more information, visit http://www.dougbriney.com.
Ed Roman is a Shelburne, Ontario Canada-based singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. His current album, Letters From High Latitudes (MTS Records) has received airplay on more than 100 AM/FM stations across North America. Ed is an AMG Heritage Awards nominee and an Artists In Music Awards nominee. For more information, visit http://www.edroman.net.
Jiggley Jones is a Coatesville, PA-based singer/songwriter, signed to Lamon Records Nashville. His current album, …A Mountain, A Struggle, A Tunnel, A Light… has received critical acclaim and charted on the itunes New Release Country chart. He is a New Music Awards nominee, an AMG Heritage Awards nominee, and an Independent Country Music Association Award nominee. For more information, visit http://www.jiggleyjones.com.
“Whiskey And Cigarettes” is a weekly syndicated show, originating in Milan, Italy, hosted by the “Romeo of the Rodeo” Nik Pizzigoni. Nik is a Nashville Universe Awards Winner, AMG Heritage Awards nominee, Artists In Music Awards nominee and an Independent Country Music Association nominee. For more information, visit http://www.whiskeyandcigarettesshow.com.
The IMEA Awards are presented by the International Music and Entertainment Association, Inc. The mission of the IMEA Awards is to honor and recognize individuals and organizations in the music, theatre, and film industries, internationally. This year, music awards were presented in multiple genres, and in the following categories; Male/Female Vocalist of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Band/Group/Duo of the Year, Song of the Year, CD/Album of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, Music Video of the Year, Producer of the Year, Record Label of the Year, Management Company of the Year, and Radio Station of the Year. For more information, and a complete list of winners, please visit http://www.imeaawards.com/winners/.