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Kickin Valentina Wins 2014 Georgia Music Award

Atlanta, GA-based recording artist Kickin Valentina wins prestigious 2014 Georgia Music Award for Rock Band, performs at awards ceremony at The Buckhead Theater.

Atlanta, GA, June 19, 2014 --( Highway 9 Records has announced that Atlanta, GA-based recording artist Kickin Valentina has won the prestigious 2014 Georgia Music Award for the Rock Band category. The band, which includes lead singer Joe Edwards, guitarist Heber Pampillon, bass player Chris Taylor and drummer Jimmy Berdine, was presented with the award at the GA Music Awards ceremony held on June 14, 2014 at Atlanta’s Buckhead Theater. The band also performed their hit single “Alone” at the ceremony.

“We are humbled and grateful to all of our fans for voting for us to win this award,” said Pampillon. “We started this journey to share our love of good old-fashioned rock and roll with the world, and we are thrilled that so many people have decided to come along for the ride.”

With a little bit of sleaze, a little bit of blues, and a whole lot of attitude, Kickin Valentina has secured its place on the Southeast rock scene and are quickly gaining attention and traction across the US and overseas. The band has already performed with artists as diverse as Buckcherry, Queensryche, Pop Evil, Fozzy, Eve to Adam, Nonpoint, Faster Pussycat and Cilver, while their first single “Get Ready” from their self-titled debut EP is already a fan favorite on radio stations around the world, and one of the top requested songs on Hard Rock Nights and Canada’s Rock X Radio. Both “Get Ready” and the standout track “Alone” will be featured in the upcoming action horror movie Altered from award winning film director Kely McClung (late 2014 release).

Among other dates, the band is scheduled to appear at Soundwave Music Festival in Maryland, Hat Trick Summer Rock Party in Illinois, Skull Fest in Nebraska later in 2014.

The band’s self-titled debut EP is available everywhere online, including iTunes.

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About Highway 9 Records
Highway 9 Records is an Alpharetta, GA-based independent record label focusing on producing debut or early phase professional recordings for emerging and developmental artists, as well as helping those artists establish and build core audiences. Learn more about the label at

About The GA Music Awards
The focus of the GA Music Awards is to recognize Georgia artists in Rock, Hip Hop, Alternative, Latin, Country and R&B. Its goal is to make their annual event more and more beneficial to Georgia artists, to support the great music made in the Peachtree State. Learn more at
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