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Starry Night: Native American Music Awards 2014!!!
by Dawn Karima -

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 15TH ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS WINNERS! Native America honored some of our most talented musicians and recording artists at this year’s NAMMY celebration. The Seneca Casino provided a luxurious backdrop for a star-studded ceremony, during which these awards were presented:

Artist of the Year
Mato Nanji
Vanishing Americans

Best Blues Recording
Vanishing Americans
Best Compilation Recording
Don’t Let Me Forget
Kelly Montijo Fink
Best Country Recording
Woman Of Red
Tracy Bone
Debut Artist of the Year
Leah Shenandoah
Debut Group of the Year
Never Surrender
Best Female Artist
Rita Coolidge
A Rita Coolidge Christmas
Best Folk Recording
Keeper of the Dreams
Red Feather Woman
Flutist of the Year
Rona Yellowrobe
The Gathering
Best Inspirational Recording
Grace & Grit: Chapter I
Dark Water Rising
Group of the Year
Plenty Wolf Singers
Medicine Wolf
Best Historical/Linguistic Recording
Heart of the Buffalo
Richard Stepp & Rick McKee
Best Instrumental Recording
The Long Journey Home
Ryan Little Eagle Molina
Best Male Artist
Jimmy Wolf
A Tribute To Little Johnny Taylor
Best Native American Church Recording
Apache Peyote Songs
Joe Tohonnie Jr
Best New Age Recording
Rushingwind & Mucklow
Best Pop Recording
Day After Day
Jamie Coon
Best Pow Wow Recording
Tha Tribe
Best Producer
Kevin Chief
Honoring The Mazinikijik Singers
Best Rap Hip Hop Recording
One Tribe One Nation
The Council
Record of the Year
Romanze Songs of Tosti
Lawrence Harris
Best Rock Recording
Two Sons
The Ollivanders
Song of the Year
Witchi Tai-To – Water Spirits
Shadowyze, Caren Knight Pepper and Jim Pepper
Songwriter of the Year
Theresa “Bear” Fox
Best Spoken Word Recording
Grandfather Speaks
Ken Quiet Hawk
Best Traditional Recording
Spirit of Thunderheart
Best Music Video
Sisters ft Northern Voice
A Tribe Called Red
Best Waila Recording
In Loving Memory of Our Beloved Father & Uncle
Family Pride
Best World Music Recording
Nature Dance
Joanne Shenandoah
Native Heart
Lex Nichols
The Long Road
Lifetime Achievement
Jim Boyd



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