Friday, October 21, 2011

Heating It Up: Platinum Vinyl Awards 4th Quarter Nominees

We have finally come to the end of the Second Nominating Year for the Platinum Vinyl Awards. Wow. Who would have thought I would have been able to make this work once much less as a regular occurrence. In the course of the second year a few changes have come about which may make the blogging of the second year slightly more challenging. One of those things is that I am now part of a group called Triberr, which agrees to tweet each others posts. Inherit in that agreement is an agreement not to overload the system with posts, and therein lies the rub. Last Year's awards were held as a series of blog posts spaced 15 minutes apart. There were 16 posts in all over a space of 4 hours. I tried to replicate an awards ceremony. So, to my Tribe mates in Blog Boldly, any suggestions. How should I handle this. I really don't want to spread it out over multiple weeks. It's not like you have to answer right now. The Awards wont be handed out until next year. The First was in April. Now to the nominees.

The 2011 Platinum Vinyl Awards 4th Quarter Nominees

Children's Music

Traditional Folk/Folk Rock

  • All Sons and Daughters - Brokenness Aside
  • Dominic Balli - American Dreams
  • Burlap to Cashmere - Burlap to Cashmere
  • Andrew Peterson - Above These City Lights (Live)


  • Matt Hammitt - Every Falling Tear
  • Geoff Moore - Saying Grace
  • Fernando Ortega B - Come Down O Love Divine
  • Matt Papa - This Changes Everything
  • Selah - Hope for the Broken World
Just a few additional notes before closing things out. First of all, if you see a (5) next to an entry, that is a 5 Emerald Rating Entry. It will definitely be among the final group of entries that may win an award. The others have to go past judging to get in.

The Inspirational Music Genre had to be created this year in order to find a place for Jackie Evancho, then I had to find some more entries to justify the category. I still can't bear to call it Adult Contemporary or Contemporary Gospel. Such is the case.

That starts the final group of genre-based nominees. Once we get through this the fun part starts. Until next time, I am Awaiting Your Reply.