The W.A.M. Awards, honor independent artists - "the music makers" - who follow their dreams to give the world exceptional, original music.
These awards celebrate the year’s most incredible independent artists from around the world in multiple genres and categories.
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.
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.
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.'
NumberOneMusic Charts | week 45, 2017
‘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.
‘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.
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