Sell Out Evening For The British Country Music Awards

Sell Out Evening For The British Country Music Awards

Sunday the 23rd October 2011 was the British Country Music Night Of The Year when the BCMAwards were held in London at The British Airways Concorde Suite. The queues to get in were around the building at 6 pm waiting to get into this prestigious night for British Country Music. The doors opened at 6.30 and within 15 mins the venue was full. The evening kicked off with one of last years winners The Hayley Oliver Band who warmed up the audience before 70s/80s star Alvin Stardust took to the stage for a couple of songs including a new version of 16 tons. He was then joined by Sylvie Blackmore from the BBC to host the Awards. 16 Awards were ready to be announced plus two inductees into the British Hall Of Fame.
Live performances were supplied by the house band C’est La Vie who backed the following artists Donna Wylde, Chris Mercer, John Permenter, Darren Busby, MT Allan,and special guest from the USA Johnny Counterfit who with his vocal impressions left the audience screaming for more. C’est La Vie rounded off the evening with 30 mins of top class music.
In between the performances the Awards were announced by Alvin and Sylvie, with the sponsors giving the Glass Award to the lucky winners. The International act was won by Brad Paisley who accepted the Award a few weeks before at his London O2 performance. A filmed acceptance speech was shown. Jim Duncan took to the stage and awarded the two inductees Iona Boggie and Charlie Landsborough with their Hall of Fame awards. Iona was present with a Welsh film crew and Charlie was on tour, so sent in a video acceptance, with Lee Williams handing over the award to Charlie on tour this week.
A full list of winners and sponsors follow
The Awards Show was filmed for TV and details of TV channels and times will be released in due course.
A big thank you goes to the BCMAwards team – Lee Williams, MT Allan, Roger Wild, Jim Duncan, Les Evans and Bob Thomas.
We would also like to thank all the magazines and radio that has supported the Awards and of course all the Award Sponsors.
A couple of Photos are attached, but further official photos will be available for any outlet who require other shots and specific artists and winners.
Further Details from Lee Williams at djangoproms@btinternet.com or Tel 01252 514549 or 07956 888587
International Act Of The Year
Sponsor – Americana International Festival
Winner – Brad Paisley
British Hall Of Fame Inductees
Iona Boggie
Charlie Landsborough
Entertainer of the Year
Sponsor – Ascot Lawyers
Winner – Henry Smith
Male Vocalist
Sponsor – CMDS Magazine
Winner – Darren Busby
Band Of The Year
Sponsor – Copper Kettle Promotions
Winner – Gary Perkins & The Breeze
Female Vocalist
Sponsor – Double H Promotions
Winner – Nadine Sommers
Solo Act
Sponsor – Sylvan Entertainments
Winner – Bob Keeley
Duo
Sponsor – DCMA
Winner – Kalibre
Christian Country Act Of The Year
Sponsor – NCM/UKCMA
Winner – Dan Wesley
Line Dance Act
Sponsor – Kings Hill Holidays
Winner – Alan Gregory
Musician Of The Year
Sponsor – Country Legends Show
Winner – Gaynor Sutcliffe
Horizon Act
Sponsor – CMR Nashville
Winner – Pig Earth
Album Of The Year
Sponsor – AirPlay Direct
Winner – Brian Hughes – My Kind Of Paradise
Original Song Of The Year
Sponsor – Country Music People
Steve Black – You’re On Your Own
Americana Act Of The Year
Sponsor – Maverick Magazine
Winner – Good Intentions
Hotdisc Track Of The Year
Sponsorship – Hotdisc
Winner – The Spirit by Clive John & The Spirit Band
Event Of The Year
Sponsorship – NAMStars
Winner – Wolverstock Festival
Pictures
Lee Williams with Brian Hughes – Album Of The Year
Johnny Counterfit – Johnny Cash Impersonation

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