P.E.I. natives Rose Cousins and Tim Chaisson each earned four nominations announced this morning by the East Coast Music Awards.
Chaisson is nominated in two categories voted on by the public: fan's choice video of the year and fan's choice entertainer of the year. He is also vying for roots/traditional solo recording of the year and song of the year for Beat This Heart.
Cousins' album We Have Made A Spark picked up nods in the ECMA categories solo recording of the year and folk recording of the year; she earned a song of the year nomination for The Darkness and is vying for songwriter of the year with Go First.
Other P.E.I. musicians up for multiple awards are Jenn Grant, Vishtèn and Paper Lions.
Grant is nominated in three categories: album of the year, pop recording of the year and solo recording of the year for The Beautiful Wild.
Kings County band Paper Lions are looking for wins under pop recording of the year and group recording of the year for At Long Creek.
Vishtén, which includes band members Emannuelle and Pascalle LeBlanc originally from P.E.I., is up for francophone recording of the year and roots/traditional group recording of the year for Mōsaïk.
Other Island musicians are up for one award each, including English Words and Ian Toms.
The East Coast Music Awards are celebrating their 25th anniversary in Halifax March 6-10.