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2011 NAMMY Nominees Announced

The Native American Music Awards have just announced the nominees for their 32 music categories.

The NAMMYS are the largest Indigenous Awards event to take place in the world. This year was the first time they opened up the nomination process to public voting and the first round saw a remarkable 200+ submissions.

The list is now narrowed down and voting is open to the public again. There’s many great new discoveries to be made listenting to all the nominees! Listen and vote at: nativeamericanmusicawards.com.

Winners will be announced at the 2011 Native Amercian Music Awards on October 7th at the Seneca Niagra Hotel in Niagra Falls, NY.

ARTIST OF THE YEAR NOMINEES:
Bobby Bullet (Lac Du Flambeau) – Bigfoot
Gabriel Ayala (Yaqui)– Passion Fire & Grace
JJ Kent (Oglala Sioux) – Prairie Meditation
Joy Harjo (Muskoke) – Red Dreams, A Trail Beyond Tears
Vince Redhouse (Navajo)– Hozhooji’ – The Beauty and Blessing Within Us
Yvonne St. Germaine (Cree) – My Jesus I Love Thee

DEBUT ARTIST NOMINEES:
Bear Fox (Mohawk) – Rich Girl
Doc featuring Spencer Battiest (Seminole) – The Storm
Don Amero (Metis) – The Long Way Home
Dylan Jenet Collins (Montaukett) – Hear Our Prayer
Josh Halverson (Mdewakanton Sioux) – These Timesm
Uno (Cherokee) – A Strange Revolt

BEST BLUES RECORDING NOMINEES:
Joel Johnson (Tuscarora) – Blues Joose Vol 1
Marc Brown & The Blues Crew (Huslia) – Indian Rock ‘n Roll
Mike Hammar and The Nails (Muscogee Creek) – Recipe for the Blues
Cornbred (Onondaga) – Rez-Bomb
Table Top Three (Onondaga) – Table Top Three
Graywolf Blues Band (Yaqui, Seminole, Choctaw, Cherokee, Muskogee) – Thin Line

BEST MUSIC VIDEO NOMINEES:
Shy-Anne Hovorka (Metis) – Can’t Change The World
Wind Spirit Drum – Grandfather 
Jan Michael Looking Wolf & Various Artists – Karla La Rive, Chris Crosby, Live As One 
Pick Up Truck – Shane Yellowbird (Cree)
Stoned For Days – Derek Miller (Mohawk/Ojibway)
XI Pow Wow Songs Recorded Live @ San Manuel – Bear Creek (Ojibwe)

BEST RAP HIP HOP RECORDING NOMINEES: * Three way tie for last nominee slot
Uno (Cherokee) – A Strange Revolt
Lady Xplicit (Navajo) – Cali Girl
Rezhogs (Yakama) – Lowlife 
Evan Lee Cummins (Crow) – Passionate Love
Nake Nula Waun (Rosebud Sioux) – Scars and Bars
Buggin Malone (Oneida) – The Rapture 
Doc featuring Spencer Battiest (Seminole) – The Storm

For a complete list of nominees, visit nativeamericanmusicawards.com.