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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

2006 Americana Highway HEMI AWARDS

They're here! It's time for the 2006 Americana Highway HEMI Awards! This is the way we have of finding out who you think are the best Americana, Bluegrass and Country artists! Each week on the show, Jack Ryan will highlight and showcase some of the nominees in each of the various categories. Then, you'll have a chance to vote for your favorites in each of the categories.
The first categories announced are: Future Female Artist, Future Male Artist and Future Band/Duo. For a complete list of the nominees in these categories, go to the panel to right of this section. There you will also have a chance to vote for your favorites. Online you are limited to one voting session per 24 hour period. But you may also cast a vote by sending the name of your favorite artists to:
You may vote right up until we announce the winners during a special edition of The Americana Highway in mid-September. You can also view a list of the current vote-getting leaders for the online portion of the voting process. We'll also periodically update you as to who is receiving the most votes via email.
Here are the leading vote-getters through emails sent to

Future Female Artist - Amy Speace
Future Male Artist - James Hand
Future Band/Duo - Chatham County Line
As you can see, the online leaders are this is going to prove to be a very interesting (and fun) competition. Tell your friends to vote...and be sure to listen to each show now through mid-September to hear some of the nominees who are making great music!


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