1. The Verdict
Rachel Potter Among Nominees
For The 12th Independent Music Awards
More Than 300 Self-Released & Independent Label Artists Nominated
March 19, 2013 –Broadway Star and upcoming Country Diva, Rachel Potter, joins the ranks of over 300 exceptional self-released and independent label artists as Nominees in The 12th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent bands and fans.
Rachel Potter is nominated in the category of Best Country Song, for her unreleased single, “The Verdict,” an original penned by Potter and New York singer/songwriter, Patryk Larney. Potter is nominated among an eclectic mix of established artists and artists on the rise including Ben Kweller, Band Of Skulls, Bright Eyes, Langhorne Slim & The Law, Omar Sosa, Killer Mike, Paper Lions, Sarah Cheng-De Winne and The Congregation, among many other deserving artists whose recordings were released during the 12th IMA program eligibility period.
“It’s quite and honor,” boasts Potter. “Being nominated for a song that I wrote and developed myself is a real thrill. Being an independent artist is hard work, and it feels incredible to be recognized this way!”
Representing the broad spectrum of today’s global independent music scene, the Nominees in over 80 Album, Song, Music Video and Design categories were culled from thousands of submissions from North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Greenland and Europe.
Winners will be determined by a panel of influential artist and industry judges including Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Ziggy Marley, Suzanne Vega, Meshell Ndegeocello, Del McCoury, Pete Wentz, Shelby Lynne, G. Love, Jim Lauderdale, McCoy Tyner, Brandi Carlile, John Medeski & Chris Wood, Judy Collins, Raul Midon, Andrea Marcovicci, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Bernie Worrell, Jeremy Taggart, Toots Hibbert, Dennis Diken, Joel Madden, Arturo Sandoval, Jonatha Brooke, among others. The results will be announced in May, 2013.
In addition to industry-determined Winners, music fans from around the world have until Friday, July 19, 2013 to cast their votes at The IMA Vox Pop Jukebox to determine the fan-selected program winners.
“I am so excited to see what the Judges think about “The Verdict.”” Says Potter, “But even more so, I can’t wait to hear from the fans! If we win the fan vote, that would mean more to me than anything. It makes all the hard work so worth it if it’s making people happy.”
To listen to “The Verdict” and vote for Rachel, click here: http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/Rachel-Potter