The Pacific Northwest’s “little band that could” added yet another award to their shelf this week when the 2016 Global Music Award winners were announced and Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Risings band leader Kathy Boyd brought home a Silver Medal for Outstanding Achievement for her original song “Who Will Pray For Me” in the categories of song and lyrics/songwriter.
“The song “Who Will Pray for Me” was written during a time when my Mother passed away and then my brother died a mere four months later.” stated award winner Kathy Boyd. “It is, however, about those times in life when we’re all looking to reach out receive a bit of understanding, and no matter how kind people are to us it just isn’t enough.”
The song has will be released on the bands upcoming 2017 album “40 Years of Lonesome”, but in the meantime radio stations can download a “sneak peek” of it for airplay via AirPlay Direct at www.AirPlayDirect.com/WalkHumbly
The Global Music Awards works in partnership with Billboard Magazine, Disc Makers and various other entities to assist artists in reaching their potential. No more than 10% of entries receive Gold Medals and no more than 15% of entries receive Silver Medals. Bronze Medals are awarded to noteworthy finalists. In addition The Global Music Awards has three special honors, each awarded annually to a musician for a group of musicians. These are the Odyssey Award - Lifetime Achievement in Music, the Humanitarian Award - Music Dedicated to Social Justice, Charitable Causes or Environmental Issues and the Heretic Award - Protest/Activist Music.
Along with this new honor, awards on the Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising trophy shelf include the 2016 International Music and Entertainment Association Bluegrass Song of the Year (Let Her Roll, which will also appear on the new CD due out in 2017), the IMEA 2015 Bluegrass Group of the Year, the IMEA 2014 Holiday Song of the Year (I’ll Be Home for Christmas in the State of Oregon, which appear on the Spending Every Christmas With You CD), the 2010 International City Love Music Songwriting Competition win (12 More Miles to Clatskanie which appears on the Burning Down the House CD), and the Roots Music Association Bluegrass Songwriter of the Year (Dennis Nelson).
To learn more about Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising check out www.phoenixrisingband.org