Ernie Hawkins' latest CD Whinin' Boy
was nominated for two Independent Music Awards. We just received notice
that he won one! for Cover Song: Big Bill Broonzy's Shuffle Rag.
Winners were winnowed from thousands of submissions from around the globe
and were determined by a panel of influential artists and music industry
pros including Keith Richards, Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Del McCoury,
Ozzy Osbourne, Bettye LaVette ....
nominees are eligible for a separate award announced later in the year.
This is based on a vote by fans.
Music fans have until midnight Friday, July 20th to champion their favorite Nominees and determine The 11th IMA Vox Pop Winners by voting online at: http://www.independentmusicawards.com/imanominee/11th/Song/Cover