Three local youth have been nominated for a prestigious music award within their age categories. The Josie Music Awards (JMA) will be held at Nissan Stadium in Nashville on September 17, following a weekend of exciting showcase events in Music City. Owned by the Josie Network, the Josie Awards was created to recognize the hard work and talent of Independent/Up & Coming Music Artists in All Genres! The 2017 event will be the largest, most gala event in Nashville for Independent music artists! The artists can earn extra strength for their selection through Fans Choice voting, going on now through midnight July 31 at josiemusicawards.com/nominations. On-line votes are counted based on quality of comments.
Hopkins County fiddler Jack Phillips is among the nominees for the Josie “Artist of the Year” Award in the Ages 6-12 Category. 11-year-old Jack is a fifth-grader at Sulphur Bluff ISD and has been learning and playing the fiddle since 2014. This summer, he has been attending Western Swing music camps, recording a new CD and performing with established country and Western Swing bands. He has his own annual “Spring Roundup” country show on the Reilly Springs Jamboree.
Winnsboro students Hanah and Hailee return as nominees nominated for Artist of the Year and for Vocalist of the Year in age categories 13-17. The sisters Hanah Moore and Hailee Christee are active in band and other school activities at Winnsboro High School and have had their own band “Scatterproof” since 2015. As tots, they were known in the area as “Two Hearts”, and when performing with their brother Christopher as “Two Hearts Plus”. The girls write songs, play guitars and perform vocal harmony. The pair will headline the Reilly Springs Jamboree on August 17, 2017 in a concert at 7pm.