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Deadline is fast approaching for the 18th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards). IAMA is the preeminent musician awards for up-and-coming music artists. It promotes excellence in Acoustic Music performance and artistry, it is geared towards today’s best up-and-coming music acts. Together for an exclusive, once-in-a-year event. Acoustic artists in various genres can gain exciting radio and web exposure through this competition. Win a Top Prize of US$11,000 worth of Prizes.

IAMA is sponsored by: Zagar Guitars, New Music Weekly, Loggins Promotion, Airplay Access, Sirius XM Radio, Acoustic Café Radio Show, Bandzoogle, Paige Capo, Make Music Matter, Kari Estrin Management & Consulting, and more.

In its 18th year, IAMA has a proven track record of winners going on to get signed and hit the Billboard Charts. Meghan Trainor was discovered by IAMA ten years ago and is now a global superstar with #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts with “All About That Bass” (#1 for 8 weeks) and #1 on The Billboard 200 Charts with her debut album “Title”, won for a Grammy award for Best New Artist in 2016. The 2nd Annual IAMA winner Zane Williams’s winning song was recorded by country music star Jason Michael Carroll, that song hit #14 on Billboard Country Charts and #99 on Billboard Hot 100 Charts. Jeff Gutt, a finalist at the 9th Annual IAMA was a runner-up on X-Factor USA. Charlie Dore (known for her #1 hit “Pilot of the Airwaves”) was the top winner in 2008. Bertie Higgins & Bellamy Brothers, who won the Best Folk Category at the 13th Annual IAMA. Bertie Higgins is known for his #1 hit “Key Largo” and Top 10 hit “Just Another Day in Paradise”. Bellamy Brothers are known for their eleven #1 hits “Let Your Love Flow”, “If I Said You Had a Beautiful Body Would You Hold It Against Me”, “Too Much Is Not Enough” and many more.

Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Rod Abernethy (see pictured) won top honors at the recent 17th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) with his song “My Father Was A Quiet Man”.

“I was blown away to find out I won these top awards from the IAMA. Being recognized among some of the world’s most talented music artists is such an honor. The competition this year in all categories was incredible and I still can’t believe I won the Overall Grand Prize and the Best of Folk/Roots. It’s a day that I’ll never forget – thank you IAMA!”, said Rod.



Other notable winners include Grammy award winning songwriter and artist Frank J. Myers; he won Best Country/Bluegrass. Virtuoso Guitarist Al Di Meola, Alex Sino & Leonid Agutin received finalist placement in the Best Group category. Hit Artist Bertie Higgins also received a finalist placement in the Best Folk category.


The deadline to enter is November 5th. For more information, go to:


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