November 18, 2010

The 2010 NAMMY winners

2010 Native American Music Award Winners

By Sherrill FulghumOn Friday the Native American community held the twelfth annual Native American Music Awards. The show was dedicated to the troops, veterans, and teen suicide awareness.

Honouring the best of Native Americans and their music the Native American Music Awards was hosted by actor Wes Studi–Magua in the 1992 “Last of the Mohicans” and Eytukan in “Avatar”–from the Seneca Niagara Events Center in Niagara Falls, New York. The NAMMYs honour traditional and contemporary artists in 30 categories.
Some of the winners:
  • Debut Artist of the Year:  Victoria Blackie with “Wanted Man”

  • Best Pop Recording of the Year:  “We Are” by Digging Roots

  • Best Compilation Recording of the Year:  “Walking with the Spirits” by Randy McGinnis

  • Record of the Year:  “Breakin’ Free” by the Jan Michael Looking Wolf Band

  • Song/Single of the Year:  “Windwalker/Wind Spirit Drum” by Grandfather

  • Songwriter of the Year:  Brad Clonch for “Fight for Survival”

  • Best Rock Recording of the Year:  “Sgeweh” by Segweh

  • Best Music Video of the Year:  “Sacred Warrior” by Tom Bee

  • Artist of the Year:  Joseph FireCrow with “Face the Music”

  • The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Bobby Bullet St. Germaine.
    Comment:  For more on the subject, see The 2009 NAMMY Winners and The 2008 NAMMY Winners.

    1 comment:

    Rob said...

    For more on the subject, see:

    Local producer wins at Native music awards

    At last fall’s Heritage Festival, you may have had the opportunity to hear the sounds of Wind Spirit Drum, the Native American husband/wife duo from New Mexico, who are taking indigenous music to the wind and beyond.

    The lead vocalist of the group, Windwalker, recently received the Native American Music Awards’ honor of number one song/song of the year, for “Grandfather,” from the “Ancient Winds” CD, produced by PK Productions in Hot Springs.