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The 2nd Annual FTCR Awards… Nominations – Vote for your favorite!

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Hey guys! It’s that time of year again, and it’s time for the second annual For The Country Record Awards! It was a huge success last year, so I thought we’d do it again this year with the addition of a third category – such excitement! As with last year, I rounded up some of the FTCR writers and a couple of industry friends to create a panel of voters – each person gave me their top 10 for Album, Song and Artist of the Year, running from November 1st, 2013 until October 31st, 2014 (seeing as we vote in November each year). I then cross-referenced their picks and we came up with a shortlist of the most voted. Now it’s your turn! You have two weeks (deadline December 19) to vote in the polls below for who you think should win. This is incredibly prestigious as the winners get a cyber high five of awesomeness (who wouldn’t want that?!) and make a cyber cake (yum).

The panel of voters were: Windmills Music (industry pundit), Steve Riley (4000 Miles To Nashville), Andy MacBride (FTCR), Jessica (FTCR), Nick Jarman (FTCR), Steve Wosahla (FTCR), Shannon (FTCR), aaaand me!

So here are the polls. Don’t see your favorite? Sound off in the comments!

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4 Responses to The 2nd Annual FTCR Awards… Nominations – Vote for your favorite!

  1. Livewire says:

    Pretty well had it with American mainstream country.
    There were some great stuff on Sturgill Simpson’s album.

    I notice when it comes to awards how the media focus on specific songs and don’t talk about the quality of WHOLE albums.
    At one time I’d find it hard to narrow it down to 20-30 fav country/Americana albums of the year. Nowadays I could count them on one hand. Nothing got close to The Common Linnets in 2014.

    Away from the Music City bright lights shopping window these are my back street favs:

    Albums:
    The Common Linnets – Calm After the Storm = BEST by a MILE!
    Jessi Alexander – Down Home
    Brian Collins – Healing Highway
    Ward Thomas – From Where We Stand
    Stoney LaRue – Aviator
    Mary Chapin Carpenter – Songs From The Movie
    Jasmine Rae – If I Want To
    Kelsey Waldon – Goldmine
    Irene Kelley – Pennsylvania Coal
    Erin Enderlin
    Hal Ketchum – Days Like This
    Karyn Rochelle – Karyn Rochelle (some great tracks)
    Rosanne Cash – The River & The Thread (some great tracks)
    Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives – Saturday Night / Sunday Morning (Terrific tracks on Disc 1)
    Crystal Yates – I Believe EP ( 3 stunning tracks)

    Song:
    Avicii – “Hey Brother”
    Jana Kramer – “Love”
    Jamie Lynn Spears – “How Could I Want More”
    Erica Sunshine Lee – The South Will Rise Again

  2. THANK YOU for including the Secret Sisters on this list. Such a great album!

  3. dbcongress says:

    Thanks for including Dierks on all 3 categories! Really hard decision with both I Hold On and Say You Do in the song category!

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