On Friday August 10th, locals gathered at Fred's Records in St. John's to hear the announcement of this year's MusicNL Award nominees. Leading the way with nominations are The Swinging Belles, Mark Bragg and Fortunate Ones with five nominations apiece. Other multiple award nominees include Ouroboros, The Ennis Sisters and LeRiche (4 each) followed by Rum Ragged, Mallory Johnson, Property, Kellie Loder, Carolina East, Glen Collins and Paul Brace (3 each). The Awards will take place in Twillingate, NL October 10th-14th, 2018. 

First time nominee as a solo artist, Mallory is up for three MusicNL Awards including Country Artist of the Year, Female Artist of the Year, and Rising Star

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"Omg !!!! 😍😭 THANK YOU MusicNL and all of my beautiful peers in this industry for believing that I deserved to be recognized for THREE MUSICNL AWARD NOMINATIONS😭!! This is my first time being nominated as a solo artist and I’m so honoured, and excited, and just over the moon! Thank you MusicNL for not only being such wonderful supporters of local artists, but for being strong advocates for the females in this industry and encouraging diversity on our local stages. Blown away. THANK YOU! xo - Mallory"

The announcement of nominated acts signals the beginning of MusicNL member voting, which will decide the winner in each respective category. Paid members of MusicNL can log into their accounts at http://www.musicnl.ca to vote. For more general information about MusicNL membership, see the MusicNL website or contact the office at info@musicnl.ca.