About The Southern Heritage Music Awards
Subject: Dixie Outfitters Southern Heritage Music Awards
Previous years of the Southern Heritage Music Awards have been a resounding success for everyone associated with the Southern Movement… and especially for our artists. This year’s Awards program is even bigger than previously and is, again, being produced by DixieBroadcasting, the first radio station (now, network) in the world dedicated exclusively to today’s Southern Movement.
The official title sponsor of this year’s Southern Heritage Music Awards is
, the premier Southern heritage clothier in the world! The other primary sponsors of the Awards are the League of the South,
Atlantic Bullion & Coin, and
As in previous years, the Awards process will include two phases: 1) A preliminary round of voting to be conducted throughout the month of October. In this round of voting, anyone may visit the station's website at
and cast a vote every single day for nominees in each of twelve different categories. The vote count will be continuously available during this first round; and the nominees will be narrowed down in each category to five finalists. 2) The final round will be held during fifteen days of November, during which anyone may again vote in each category... but this time only ONE vote per person will be counted. For accuracy and security sake in the voting, those wishing to vote in the final round will be emailed an online ballot. The vote count will not be revealed in this round until the LIVE awards ceremony which will be broadcast on DixieBroadcasting (date TBA).
There are two main purposes for beginning to hold an annual "Southern Heritage Music Awards." First of all, those artists who labour to produce the quality music that we in the Southern Movement have come to enjoy will now be recognised for their efforts and, hopefully, encouraged to continue to produce quality new work each year. Since the awards will recognise new work each year by the artists and groups, it will constantly motivate all of our artists to provide new material for the Movement. Secondly, though, we hope that the recognition given to our artists will also provide a catalyst to get more young people involved in using their musical talents for the Southern Cause, instead of thinking that Nashville, New York, and Motown are the only options.
In connection with these goals, DixieBroadcasting is also proud to announce the release of a fifth "best of" musical CD, featuring songs from some of our most requested artists at DixieBroadcasting! This new CD, entitled "Southron Anthology Volume V: Old Times There are not Forgotten" will be available for pre-order on the DixieBroadcasting website beginning soon. Funds derived from the sale of the CD will go towards purchasing high-quality etched glass awards for the winners, as well as our efforts to further promote the artists and the station. We will be sending out complimentary CD's to "friendly" radio stations around the South, in an effort to get our artists' music some much-deserved airplay on traditional radio stations. Each CD insert will include the contact information for each artist on the CD. It is our belief that the quality music being produced by our artists in the Southern Movement today is a very refreshing sound that will be welcomed by many Southerners who listen to such stations and have regional pride in the South. If you know of such stations, please contact us at DixieBroadcasting with the station's address and phone number.