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The 2022 W.A.M. Awards Announce Nominations

The 2022 W.A.M. Awards Announce Nominations for "Best Song" in 18 Song Categories and Nominees for the W.A.M. Impact Award

(Austin, Texas)

The W.A.M. Awards ("We Are the Music Makers Awards") are proud to announce the 2022 W.A.M. Awards Nominees. The W.A M. Awards celebrate the year’s most outstanding independent artists from around the world in multiple genres and categories.

"Best Song" nominations were based on Artistry, Musicianship, Originality, Professionalism, Diversity, and Excellence. Thousands of artists entered The W.A.M. Awards this year, and we are excited to showcase the talent and passion of these independent artists!

"We are the Music Makers and We are the Dreamers of Dreams."

2022 W.A.M. Awards Nominees for "Best Song" Adult Contemporary  Nominees:

Pauline Frechette - Come Away With Me

Clayton John - River

Marla Lewis - Blue Horizon Peter Frank Santovito - Beat of My Heart

Americana / Folk Nominees:

Happy Curmudgeons - Rustic Glory

Amanda Lynn - Water Into Wine

Toward the Sun - Open All Week

Charles V. Rox Vaccaro - Can't Stop Running

Country  Nominees:

Amber Rae Dunn - Jessie Jane

Brandon Bing - The Faraway Soldier KC Johns & Steven Cade - Shore Feels Good Kassidy Lynne - A Long Time

Cover Song Nominees:

Phoenix - House of the Rising Sun

Sam Cary - Seven Nation Army

SKy76 - Twist in My Sobriety

The Vignatis - Welcome to the Jungle

Dance/Electronica Nominees: Catherine Duc feat. Jonas Isacsson - Remember When..

Kacey Fifield - Toxic

Tazz58 - J House Bounce Shaan Kambli - ohno

Gospel / Christian / Inspirational Nominees:

Bible Belt Blues - Down the Rabbit Hole

Iryne Rock - Cleanse Restore Renew

Katy Crawford - Who Am I

To the Kingdom - Joy

Holiday Song Nominees: Angels in the Snow - Alan Corby Lesley Jones - Holy Holy

Sydeajah - Dance With Me (On this Christmas)

Suzanne's Band - Underneath the Tree

Impact Award Nominees:

An Vedi Jay "Blue Jay" Jourden Pauline Frechette Peter Xifaras

Shyla Day Instrumental Nominees:

Glenn Rogers - The Good Sniper

Luke Stamenkovich - Isolation

Pauline Frechette - The Sacred Mountains of Ojai Peter Xifaras - Lost Innocence

Love Song Nominees:

Amanda Lynn - Without Sunshine

Blake Dagley- Milly

Leslie Craig - Too Good to Be True

Logan Alexandra - Toxic Lover

Metal / Hardcore Nominees:

Cody Brande - My Heroes (feat. Niilo) Diamond Sky - Your Hair

J and the 9's - Don't Think About It

Scarecrowz - Nightwalker

Pop Nominees:

Hannyta - Wildflower

Frankie Raye - Theodora

Robi - Back so Soon

Xoë Miles - In My Head R & B / Soul Nominees:

Angel Sessions - You Missed A Good Thing

Nina Lee - Changing Lanes

Little Moses Jones Ft. Anverrea - Making Crazy

Shallon Tore' - I Choose

Rap / Hip Hop Nominees:

Dyverse - Bag It Up

Rice - Juice

OGUgly - CrossRoads

Reno Valay - Vision

Rock / Indie Rock / Alternative Nominees: Pisces and the Realist - Time Alone

Firing Embers -Ember's End

Zaxai - Kiss Me Again

Show Whight - Down The Aisle

Singer-Songwriter / Folk Nominees: Amber Snider - Gravel

Caitlin Rushing - Something

Kumsa Maphalala - Take a Breath

The Licata Brothers - When The Rain Comes Down

Social Justice / Peace Nominees: Larysa Jaye - Birmingham (Side By Side)

Tiffany Thompson - Soul of The Nation

Rocky Peter - Write and Erase

Jay "Blue Jay" Jourden - It's All About We

World / Reggae Nominees:

LPT - Calma El Ruido

Kama Tala - Honore

Kevin Adams & Voices of Praise - He's The Best Thing

Blessed - Herb Dream


World National Indie Radio (WNIR) to Host The 2022 W.A.M. Awards Radio/Podcast Ceremony

World National Indie Radio (WNIR) will announce the 2022 W.A.M. Awards Winners on Saturday, November 5, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. [Eastern Time].

Tune in to hear the best independent artists in the world in multiple categories. The 2022 W.A.M. Awards Nominees will be recognized, and the 2022 W.A.M. Awards Winners will be announced.  Gold Award Winners' songs will be played!  At the end of the evening, one artist will be chosen for the Grand Prize of an extensive PR Package from Indie Spoonful, Please Pass the Indie, Behind the Song, and 10 Questions and an Artist Spotlight on Indie Talk.

How To Tune In To The 2022 W.A.M. Awards Radio Ceremony:

  • Listen online at WNIR's Website

  • If you miss the W.A.M. Awards Radio Ceremony on WNIR, the full ceremony will be available on 15 major podcast outlets as an episode of Indie Talk Podcast.


Contact: Bryon William Harris "BWH" President, BWH Music Group

Executive Director, W.A.M. Awards



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