Richard Lynch, Whiskey And Cigarettes Join Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney As New Music Award Nominees
MTS Management Group is proud to announce Ohio-based country artist Richard Lynch and Milan-based “Whiskey and Cigarettes Show” (W&C) have been nominated for the 2019 New Music Awards. Richard Lynch is nominated for Best New Country Artist alongside Luke Combs, Mitchell Tenpenney, and Jimmie Allen.
W&C is nominated for Best Internet/Syndicated Radio Station alongside Country Bear, Sound Machine Country, and others. This is the first New Music Awards nomination for Richard Lynch. W&C won the NMA in 2015.
The annual New Music Awards are given for excellence in music to both recording artist and radio stations, by New Music Weekly magazine. First round nominations are submitted by members of the press, radio, music industry and fans, with the top performing nominees being selected for the final ballot. Voting for the Final Round Winners is underway at newmusicweekly.com/nma-ballot/. 2018 winners included Sam Hunt, Maren Morris, Thomas Rhett and Midland. Additional 2019 nominees include Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, and Jason Aldean.
“I’m so happy for both Richard and DJ Nik, host and creator of W&C,” said Michael Stover of MTS. “You won’t find two more deserving people in this business. This recognition from the industry is proof positive that honest, talented and hard-working people can come out on top. Good luck to all of the nominees!”
New Music Weekly is a nationally distributed trade magazine for the radio and music industries. Following the tradition of Bill Gavin and the Gavin Report, New Music Weekly interprets data from the Spins Tracking System for music industry executives and artists across the United States. Weekly editorial features include highlights of the top singles impacting radio and “spotlights” of new music from the Top40/Pop, Country, AC/Hot, and College music genres.
ABOUT RICHARD LYNCH: Richard Lynch is an Ohio-based country music artist, who has compiled a long list of country hits and chart toppers in the world of traditional country music. His single, “A Better Place” topped the New Music Weekly AM/FM country chart, the IndieWorld Country Record Report, and spent an incredible 32 weeks atop the Roots Music Report True Country chart. His next 4 singles also topped the country airplay charts, including a duet with Grammy Award Winner, Rhonda Vincent. Richard’s single, “Country Music Isn’t Country Anymore” went Top 25 on the iTunes Canada sales chart. His current single, “Pray on the Radio” is receiving Christian radio airplay and charting.
Richard is a multiple-award-winning artist and a member of the Independent Country Music Hall of Fame and Ohio Country Music Hall of Fame, who has appeared on WSM Radio Nashville, RFD TV, and countless other media outlets. He is also the host of “Traditionally Lynch,” airing on TV and radio, and he’s the founder of the Love Tattoo Foundation for veterans.
ABOUT W&C: “Whiskey And Cigarettes Radio Show” is a weekly show, originating in Milan, Italy, hosted by the “Romeo of the Rodeo” Nik Pizzigoni. Nik is a Nashville Universe Awards Winner, International Music and Entertainment Association Award Winner, a New Music Awards Winner, AMG Heritage Awards nominee, and an Independent Country Music Association nominee. The show features a unique blend of classic, current and indie country, trivia, contests, artist spotlights and interviews and Nik’s European charm. Previous guests have included Charley Pride, Hank Williams, Jr.,Charlie Daniels, Steve Wariner, John Rich, Oak Ridge Boys, Lorrie Morgan, Bill Anderson, Luke Bryan, Bryan White, Travis Tritt, Lee Greenwood, Collin Raye and many others.
Playing the best of country music
The Ohio Country Music Hall of Famer is releasing his latest self-penned single on April 1st. “Keyboard Cowboy” was recorded at Beaird Music Group Nashville. The timeliness, the humor, and the great melody and vocal are sure to make this another hit for Richard. Saddle Up, Country Fans!