Music Industry News Network [02-05-2013]

Legendary Folk Musician's Son Wins Acoustic Music Awards

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AJ Croce won top honors at the 9th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) by winning the overall grand prize as well as the first prize in the AAA/Alternative category with his original song "I Should Have Known".

Nashville based singer/songwriter and recording artist, AJ Croce is the son of legendary singer-songwriter Jim Croce. Ron Goldstein and Peter Bauman of Private Music signed AJ Croce to his first record deal at age 19. He recorded two CDs for Private Music. His website can be viewed at: 
http://www.ajcrocemusic.com

AJ Croce's "Beatles like" song "I Should Have Known" beat out other notable winners at the 9th Annual IAMA such as :Wes Carr (Top winner of Australian Idol) who won Best Male Artist; Joel Rafael (Board of Director of Folk Alliance International) who won Best Folk/Americana/Roots; Mayu Wakisaka (Japanese Acoustic Musician), who won Best Open Category; Virtuoso Guitar Duo Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb who won Best Instrumental. 

Here is the list of winners of 9th Annual IAMA:

OVERALL GRAND PRIZE WINNER:
"I Should Have Known" - AJ Croce

INSTRUMENTAL
1st Prize: "Onward" - Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb
Runner-up: "Charlotte" - Ed Henderson (Canada)

OPEN
1st Prize: "Once" - Mayu Wakisaka (Japan)
Runner-up: "Find a Home" - Laura Jorgensen (France)

AAA/ALTERNATIVE
1st Prize: "I Should Have Known" - AJ Croce
Runner-up: "Mystery" - Michael Logen

FOLK/AMERICANA/ROOTS
1st Prize: "Dance Around My Atom Fire" - Joel Rafael
Runner-up: "World Isn't Worth It" - Chris Volpe

BEST GROUP/DUO
1st Prize: "How I Wanna Be" - Berteal
Runner-up: "Where We Are" - Sean Gasaway & Allison Campbell

BEST MALE ARTIST
1st Prize: "Blood and Bone" - Wes Carr (Australia)
Runner-up: "Coming of Age" - Micah Brown

BEST FEMALE ARTIST
1st Prize: "Love Changes Everything" - Kat Parsons
Runner-up: "Wildflower" - Abbie Folken

COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS
1st Prize: "Ramber's Plea" - The Unseen Strangers (Canada)
Runner-up: "All Night Long" - Jon D'Agostino

Music Artists are judged based on music performance, music production, artistry and songwriting (or song selection). Over 12,500 entries were received for the event. For more information, visit:
http://www.inacoustic.com

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