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Rachel Beck leads Music P.E.I. Awards nominations

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - The list of Music P.E.I. Awards nominees is out and Rachel Beck leads the way with eight nominations.

There were twice as many submissions this year and there will be 31 awards handed out during Credit Union Music P.E.I. week in January.

Last year, Music P.E.I. gave out 23 awards.

Beck’s nominations include album of the year, entertainer of the year, new artist of the year, and songwriter of the year.

RELATED: The best of P.E.I. musical talent receives their accolades during awards party in Charlottetown

Meaghan Blanchard, Vishtèn, and Jenni & The hummingbird all received six nominations.

Music P.E.I. members can vote for album, country, loud/rock, pop, roots contemporary, roots traditional and entertainer of the year awards starting Nov. 20.

Juries of industry professionals decide all the other award winners.

Music P.E.I. Week starts Jan. 23 and ends Jan. 27 with the awards party and closing concert.

For more information on voting and ticket sales for Music P.E.I. Week visit www.musicpei.com.

Achievement in classical or jazz music award

Always on Stage

Atlantic String Machine

Grahame Rhodes

Island Jazz

PEI Symphony Orchestra

Credit Union album of the year 

Andrew Waite - Tremors
Dylan Menzie - As The Clock Rewinds
Jenni & The Hummingbird - Your Masterpiece
Lennie Gallant - Time Travel
Meaghan Blanchard - The Great Escape

Rachel Beck - Rachel Beck
Vishtèn - Horizons

Country recording of the year

Emerald Junction - Kickin' It

Kelley Mooney - Caroling

Lawrence Maxwell - Not Your Outlaw

Neil Matthews Family Tribute Band - Beautiful Island, a Tribute to Neil Matthews

Cover band/artist of the year

Cöpy Cät

Danny Drouin

Ryan & Emily

Bandzoogle digital achievement of the year

Andrew Waite

KINLEY

The East Pointers

Electronic Single Recording of the Year

Eric Broadbent - It Is What It Is

Lonely Kid - You Could Be My Queen

Russell Louder - Showdown

Entertainer of the year

The East Pointers

Lennie Gallant

Rachel Beck

Richard Wood

Vishtèn

Event of the year

Play the Park

Cloggeroo Folk Festival

Island Jazz

PEI Mutual Festival of Small Halls

Francophone artist of the year

Adrienne Gallant

Arsenault Trio

Fayo

Vishtèn

Group recording of the year

Death Valley Driver - Wolf Crown

Get Well Pharmacy - Story of a House Fire
Little Cities - Friends Floors

Rick Sparkes + The Enablers - The Trouble with the Light

Vishtèn - Horizons

Live music programmer of the year

Jamie Crawford

Cynthia MacLeod

Danielle Rochon and Kathleen Flanagan

Dan Rowswell

Pat Deighan

Arsenault, Best, Cameron, Ellis musician of the year

Danny Drouin

Evan McCosham

Gordon Belsher

Josh Langille

Todd MacLean

Holland College/Lloyd Doyle new artist of the year

Jenni & The Hummingbird- Your Masterpiece

Little Cities- Friends Floors

Rachel Beck- Rachel Beck

Russell Louder- Showdown

Vince The Messenger- Self Sabotage

Downtown Charlottetown Inc pop recording of the year

Jenni & The Hummingbird - Your Masterpiece

Little Cities - Friends Floors

Rachel Beck - Rachel Beck

Producer of the year

Danny Drouin

David Rashed

Gordon Belsher

Jon Matthews

Lonely Kid

Recording studio of the year

Studio at the Guild

Guernsey Cove Parlour Productions

The Sound Mill Recording Studio

Rock/loud recording of the year

Andrew Waite - Tremors
Aron Scott Earthquake - RAGER
Death Valley Driver - Wolf Crown
Dennis Ellsworth - Things Change
Rick Sparkes and the Enablers - The Trouble with the Light

Will Allen - Painted Your Picture

Roots contemporary recording of the year

Dylan Menzie - As The Clock Rewinds

Get Well Pharmacy - Story of a House Fire

Lennie Gallant - Time Travel

Meaghan Blanchard - The Great Escape

Todd MacLean - Long John June

Roots traditional recording of the year

Cailyn MacAulay - Fortune Favors the Bow

Richard Wood - Unbroken

Vishtèn - Horizons

SOCAN songwriter of the year

Dennis Ellsworth- She’s Never Wrong

Dylan Menzie/Mark Skinner- You Could Be My Queen

Lennie Gallant- Sequoia

Meaghan Blanchard- When You’re Gone

Rachel Beck- When You Left

Solo recording of the year

Andrew Waite - Tremors

Dylan Menzie - As The Clock Rewinds

Jenni & The Hummingbird- Your Masterpiece

Meaghan Blanchard - The Great Escape

Rachel Beck- Rachel Beck

Song of the year

Dennis Ellsworth - She’s Never Wrong

Get Well Pharmacy - Story of a House Fire

Jenni & The Hummingbird - Am I odd

Meaghan Blanchard - When You’re Gone

Rachel Beck - Reckless Heart

Fly PEI touring artist of the year

Richard Wood

The East Pointers

Vishtèn

Urban recording of the year

BT Flow - The Worst

Cavy & SkitSipSlow - Bon Voyage

Eric Broadbent - Eric Broadbent

Vince The Messenger - Self Sabotage

SOCAN Venue of the year

Baba's Lounge

The Mack

Trailside Music Cafe' & Inn

Video of the year

The East Pointers- Two Weeks (Director - Jenna MacMillan)

Jenni & The Hummingbird- Am I Odd (Director - Millefiore Clarkes)

KINLEY- Golden Days (Director - Jenna MacMillan)

Meaghan Blanchard- The Great Escape (Director - Millefiore Clarkes)

Rachel Beck- Hearts on Fire (Director - Jenna MacMillan)

Visual artist of the year

Ali McNeill

Brendan Henry

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