April 28, 2020 ~ "Fire & Grace" won the 18th annual Independent Music Award in the Country Album category!!
Becky Denton is among The Year’s Most Exceptional Artists & Releases Honored Online in The 18th annual Independent Music Awards.
Missouri’s own Becky Denton has received top honors in the Country Album category for her first full-length album, “Fire & Grace,” which was self-released in late 2019.
Becky joins Lucinda Williams, Jesse Malin, Jonatha Brooke, Heilung, Sofía Rei & JC Maillard, Kevin Hays & Chiara Izzi, Sawyer Fredericks, Jake La Botz, FLOW, John Fields, The Dollyrots, STORRY, Mary Fahl and Sekou Andrews as an 18th IMA Honoree.
New York, New York Tuesday, April 28, 2020 -- With the world in lockdown, The 18th annual Independent Music Awards (The IMAs) canceled this year’s live ceremony, and instead today announced the year’s best self-released and indie label projects online. Lucinda Williams, Jesse Malin, Jonatha Brooke, Heilung, Sofía Rei & JC Maillard, Kevin Hays & Chiara Izzi, Sawyer Fredericks, STORRY, Jake La Botz, John Fields, The Dollyrots, Mary Fahl, Sekou Andrews and Becky Denton are among the established and emerging artists from around the globe recognized by The 18th IMAs. View all 18th IMA Winners here.
The IMAs annual show and accompanying Indie Music Konference originally scheduled as 3-day June event in New York City, were cancelled as a result of the global pandemic. Instead, the winners in 104 Music, Video and Design categories were announced 2pm EST today on The Independent Music Awards website and other online platforms. Branded playlists on YouTube, Facebook and Spotify feature award-winning music, artist interviews and other video content from honorees and Judges created from their quarantine hide-aways around the world.
The winning projects were selected by influential judging panelists including: Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan, Robert Smith, Ziggy Marley, KT Tunstall, Dee Snider, Drowning Pool, Roberta Flack, Jaci Velasquez, Coolio, Joshua Bell, Beth Gibbons, Joe Satriani and many more indie creatives, top recording artists and industry influencers. View all 18th IMA Judges here.
“The world needs to hear from independent artists now more than ever. We didn’t want to keep it waiting”, said The Independent Music Awards Executive Director, Martin Folkman. “There’s no telling how long it will be before we can all meet face to face again, so The IMAs reimagined this years’ live award show as an ongoing, online showcase for extraordinary indie artists everywhere. So even if artists can't travel, they can take a virtual victory lap in front of worldwide audience, and be recognized for excellence” Folkman said.
April 9, 2020 ~ "Fire & Grace" was nominated for The 18th Independent Music Awards in the Country Album category!!
The Year’s Most Exceptional Music Projects Nominated in
The 18th Annual Independent Music Awards
New York, NY April 9, 2020 — Music Resource Group today announced the Nominees for The 18th annual Independent Music Awards (IMAs). Nominations in 100+ Music, Video and Design categories were awarded to an eclectic roster of established and emerging talent from around the globe.
Lucinda Williams, Steven Van Zandt, Jesse Malin, Jonatha Brooke, STORRY, Sawyer Fredericks, Sofía Rei & JC Maillard, Chiara Izzi, Jake La Botz, Wouter Kellerman, Guy Scheiman, The Dollyrots and Sekou Andrews are among this year's honorees. View all 18th IMA Nominees here.
The Wicked Cool label (USA) leads this year’s nominations with recognition across 19 music and video categories, while its label head, Steven Van Zandt earned a Producer nomination for the album Richard and The Young Lions: Volume 2.
Other notable mentions include multiple honors for France-based metal label Season of Mist with 13 nominations; Canadian artist STORRY earned a total of 4 nominations for her debut record, Ch III: The Come Up which she wrote, funded and produced herself.
The winning projects will be selected by influential judging panels including: Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan, Robert Smith, Ziggy Marley, KT Tunstall, Dee Snider, Drowning Pool, Roberta Flack, Jaci Velasquez, Coolio, Joshua Bell, Beth Gibbons, Joe Satriani and many more indie creatives, top recording artists and industry influencers.
Vox Pop voting for the fan-favorite Song and Video projects at https://fans.IndependentMusicAwards.com runs thru THURSDAY, APRIL 23RD.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The 18th annual Independent Music Awards ceremony originally scheduled for June in New York City will proceed as an online showcase for this year’s top-ranked artists and music projects. More details and a new announcement schedule will be released in the days ahead. View a complete list of 18th IMA Nominees and Judges at IndependentMusicAwards.com
Artistry. Diversity. Excellence.
Now in its 18th year, The Independent Music Awards, produced by Music Resource Group, honors the exceptional work of indie creatives from around the globe. The planet’s most diverse music awards program honors artistry and daring rather than streams and social reach, and celebrates everything that makes indie music authentic and unique.
This year’s Nominees were culled from thousands of Album, EP, Song, Producer, Music Video and Visual Design submissions from 73 countries on 6 continents.
Over the course of its history, the program has recognized an eclectic roster of established and emerging talent including: Killer Mike, Melissa Auf der Maur, Valerie June, Macy Gray, Jackson Browne, Pete Seeger, Flying Lotus, Lacuna Coil, Passenger, fun., JD McPherson, Team Me, Radio Radio, ...And You Shall Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Meghan Trainor, Lionel Loueke, Girl in a Coma, Apples in stereo, Masta Ace, Le Boeuf Brothers, Pokey LaFarge, Juliana Hatfield and many, many more of independent innovators from around the world.
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April 3, 2020 ~ Hello! Thank you so much for stopping in! Just like everyone else, we are navigating around the COVID-19 crisis for the time being. My shows through the end of April have been cancelled, or postponed to a later date. In the meantime, my music can still be purchased here at my website or streamed online on all digital outlets. Feel free to keep up with me on my Instagram and Facebook pages---@beckydentonmusic----and please check back here soon! Also, I hope you can catch my Facebook Live show---@beckydentonmusic---this Saturday, April 4, at 6:15PM CST. I'll be singing some classic country before tuning in to one of my all-time favorite radio shows, Country Gold Saturday Night w/ Rowdy Yates----www.rowdyradio.com---at 7:00PM CST. Stay safe and healthy! ~Becky
February 13, 2020 ~ Happy Valentine's Day!! If you're not already a member, please join my mailing list and receive a FREE download of "I Call It Love," Track #3 off of "Fire & Grace." This is just a small way I can say THANK YOU for all the LOVE you've given me along the way. I really do appreciate your support. 2020 has started off busy!! I've been working on adding bookings/events for this year, and my friend, Kohlie Browning, just released her podcast interview with me this past Tuesday! Check it out!! It is Episode 46: "Still With You" and is available through the following formats: iTunes, Spotify, iHeartRadio, Spreaker, PlayerFM, Luminary, PodBean, and Google Play Music.
November 16, 2019 ~ "FIRE & GRACE" is OUT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
October 30, 2019 ~ Key West Bound!! Meeting of the Minds and Trop Rock Music Week is goin' on and we're very excited to announce we're playing a couple songwriter showcases! On Saturday, November 2, we'll be playing at 3 PM at Kelly McGuire's Lighthouse Court; you can listen in Wednesday through Saturday from 2-5 PM on Songwriters Island Radio. Then, at 10 PM, we'll be playing at Willie T's; you can watch the whole week of events on the Willie T Web Cam!
ALSO---WE ARE WORKING HARD ON GETTING THINGS READY FOR MY ALBUM RELEASE!!!!! STAY TUNED FOR PRE-ORDER INFO AND OFFICIAL RELEASE DATE COMING IN NOVEMBER!!!!!
September 3, 2019 ~ Please keep the people of Tybee Island and everyone in Hurricane Dorian's path in your thoughts and prayers.
July 27, 2019 ~ There's a whole lot goin' on!! I've got a couple of interviews lined up in August, with the first one on Monday, August 19, with DK the DJ on the Island Time Radio Show on WBWC 88.3 FM, Cleveland, Ohio. I'll also be doing a podcast interview by long-time follower + Podcast Host/Writer/Speaker, Kohlie Browning! "Still With You" is set to air in later this year (stay tuned!)---please check out www.kohliebrowning.com for more information!
June 18, 2019 ~ We're bringing the continents together!! "Take Me Back to Tybee" debuted at #30 on the Country Songs Top 40 Australian Airplay Chart! Thank you for playing my music, Australian Country Radio!!!
June 14, 2019 ~ Since "Take Me Back to Tybee" was released on May 3, 2019, it has begun receiving widespread airplay in the Tropical-Americana radio format, getting some chart action on Tiki Pod Radio and Radio A1A!! Woohoooo!!! Thanks for your support!!!
May 3, 2019 ~ It's #newmusicfriday, and I am SO happy to share "Take Me Back to Tybee" with YOU!! I absolutely love how this song turned out, with many thanks to my talented co-writers (Bill Whyte & Will Denton) and the stellar musicians (Chris Alaways-guitar; Joe Caverlee-mandolin; Will Denton-all other instrumentation) who helped capture the serenity that is Tybee Island.
March 30, 2019 ~ Hi!!! Thanks for stopping in!!! I thought I'd share with you a little of what's ahead with my NEW MUSIC!!! So far, 9 songs are in the 'MIX!' Three songs are singles I have previously released, including the Australian Country Tracks Top 40 charted tunes, "I Love Dolly" (reached #18!), and "Two Bags, One Beach" (debuted @ #40)!! I also have a DUET and a DANCIN' song that I'm so excited for you to hear!!! Please check back soon, and if you are not on my mailing list, please sign up for the latest news!! :-)
January 19, 2019 ~ I'm getting closer to completion of my forthcoming project of NEW MUSIC!!! Thank you for being patient (if you've been waiting). I can't wait to share some brand new songs with YOU!!!
I also wanted to announce that I recently received word from my friend in radio 'Down Under' that "Two Bags, One Beach" was the most downloaded song on CRS 210 and the 4th most downloaded song from the last 3 CRS CDs combined! CRS stands for Country Radio Singles and is a collection of Country Music "single" tracks released in Australia for radio airplay.
November 16, 2018 ~ It's been an awesome week in music! I got to attend the CMA Awards Show for the first time on Wednesday, plus "Two Bags, One Beach" continues to get airplay and - I can't believe it - some chart action!! I am so thankful.
October 28, 2018 ~ Two Bags, One Beach, has been getting airplay "down under" AND on several great internet stations. MANY THANKS to the Australian Country Music folks for their support of my music along with RADIO AIA, TIKIPOD RADIO, RADIO TROP ROCK, AND BEACHBAR RADIO!!!!!!