Awards & Accolades

International Acoustic Music Award Finalist Amber Snider

Best Country / Bluegrass Song - Finalist


I Will Be True - Song

Finalist in the 15th Annual IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards) for Best Country/Bluegrass song of 2019.

Chosen by a Blue Ribbon Judging Committee comprised of music industry professionals including A&R managers from record labels, publishers and producers.  Entrants came from all over the world: Australia, Canada, Japan, Brazil, Germany, USA, South Africa, etc. 

My reaction to being a finalist?

Completely honored and thrilled beyond belief. I am in such good company.The winner was Jonatha Brooke, one of my favorite indie artists and a previous winner was Meghan Trainor

Awards & Accolades

Independent Music Award Nominee Amber Snider

Best Folk / Singer-Songwriter Album - Nominee


Heroes & Heartaches - Album

Nominated in the 15th Annual IMA (Independent Music Awards) for Best Folk / Singer-Songwriter Album of 2016. 

Judges included Amy Lee, Tom Waits, Dido, Warren Haynes,  Ben Lee and more.   

The Story

After my album 'Heroes & Heartaches" was released on August 4, 2016 I did a minimal amount of promotion for it. I submitted it to a few big competitions, even got some radio play, then I went back into my daily routine making a living, taking care of my then 10 mo. old daughter, hanging out with the family...

Then I received a general email saying that the nominees have been announced for the 15th IMAs. Since I didn't see the formal notice they sent to me, I didn't know that I was one of them until I clicked on the link (thinking to myself 'I believe I submitted to this, I'll just check it') not really thinking that my name would be there. But it was!   

At first I thought 'oh, there's another Amber Snider' but since it had the name of my album next it it, that confirmed that it was indeed me! I could hardly sleep that night.  

It is so surreal and such a great honor to be nominated for this award. It is a worldwide competition which means that in my category only 5 of us out of thousands made it to this point. Just being nominated is a HUGE deal. And there are some big name judges, too. 

I was beyond excited. The album is good, we worked hard on it. So did a lot of people. It is still so unbelievable. The fact that the project is a dedication to my late God-father makes it even more of an honor. This is for him and he would be so proud right now. 

Best Song in the Folk / Singer-Songwriter category - Winner

Should've Known Better - Track


Winner of the July 2016 Akademia Music Awards for Best Song in the Folk / Singer-Songwriter category.

The track ‘Should've Known Better’ then  hit the #1 position on the Power XR Folk / Singer-Songwriter charts during the month of May 2017. 

  'Amber Snider’s sophisticated vocal delivery is a good match for the angular diction of her guitar in this fiery but reserved folk country gem.'  

In the Charts

Hot 1000 N1M Chart: "Bagel Song"

 #4 for Folk in United States, California 

 NumberOneMusic Charts | week 45, 2017

Hot 1000 N1M Chart: "Should've Known Better"

Hot 1000 N1M Chart: "Gravel"

Power XR Radio Network: "Should've Known Better"

 ‘SKB’ hit the #1 position on the Folk / Singer-Songwriter charts and held that position for an impressive period of time in the month of May 2017! Chart position was established by number of spins, listener requests and station tune-ins. 

KMIX & Station Affiliates Chart: " ‘Should've Known Better’"

 ‘SKB’ hit the #1 position on the Folk / Singer-Songwriter Charts and held that position for an impressive period of time in the month of January 2017. Chart position was established by number of spins, listener requests and station tune-ins. Berkshire Media Group