Richard Lynch, Ed Roman, MTS Management Among Winners at 2016 Josie Awards in Nashville

Ohio-based Traditional country artist Richard Lynch, Canadian multi-instrumentalist Ed Roman, and Pittsburgh-based MTS Management Group were among the winners at Sunday's 2016 Josie Music Awards, held at Schermerhorn Opera House in Nashville, TN.

Nashville, TN, September 22, 2016 --( MTS Management Group is proud to announce Richard Lynch, Ed Roman, and MTS, as winners during Sunday's 2016 Josie Music Awards. The sold-out Nashville event was held at the prestigious Schermerhorn Opera House. Waynesville, Ohio's Richard Lynch won Traditional Country Album of the Year, "A Better Place." Ontario, Canada's Ed Roman was awarded Best Pop/Contemporary Artist of the Year. MTS Management Group was named Manager of the Year for the second year running.

More than 1500 attendees filled the Laura Turner Concert Hall in Schermerhorn, to hear performances by independent artists from around the globe. The house band included seasoned Nashville session men Perley Curtis, Mike Baker, Eddie Lang, and Jim Hartley. A Lifetime Achievement Award was given posthumously to Vern Gosdin. Other award winners included The Tennessee River Boys, 2 Country 4 Nashville, and Matthew Huff. For a complete list of the 2016 Josie Music Award Winners, please visit

"What an incredible night for independent music and musicians, everywhere," said Michael Stover of MTS Management Group. "There were so many great performances! We are so humbled by these honors. Richard and Ed are amazing artists, and they deserve all the accolades, for sure. It is truly a blessing to work with them, and all of my artists. Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners. To be honored with the management award for the 2nd year in a row was not only a surprise, but a genuine highlight of my management career. Thank you to the Josie Music Awards for this memorable event."

The Award-Winning Josie Show has been on the air since October 2009. Josie has conducted over 2,000 interviews with guests such as recording artists, Grammy Legends, Platinum Recording Artists, composers, County Music Hall of Fame Legends, writers, movie stars, and also upcoming independent artists. This is an all genre show, hosted by now 21 year old teen radio sensation, recording artist/songwriter, and America's Radio Sweetheart Josie Passantino. For more information, please visit

Compiling a long list of hits and chart toppers in the traditional country world, Richard Lynch is an award-winning American country music artist, reminiscent of the classics that started it all. The same passion and raw truth that fueled the likes of Conway Twitty, Keith Whitley, Waylon Jennings, George Jones, and Hank Williams is sewn into the fabric of Richard Lynch. In a world of fabricated country stars, Richard Lynch stands out in the crowd as a proud member of the last of a dying breed, the pure country music artist. An Independent Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee, Richard's rock solid country roots span 3 decades; it comes up with the sun each morning, and it settles in the music he writes and the songs he sings. The spirit of Richard Lynch is that which is attached to the working man's soul. It's real and it's timeless. It's country, the way country was meant to be. For more information on Richard Lynch, please visit

Ed Roman is an Award-winning singer/songwriter, performer and multi-instrumentalist from Shelburne, Ontario, Canada. Blurring the lines between pop, rock, folk, and country music genres, Ed's uniquely crafted songs have received regular rotation on more than 100 terrestrial radio stations across North America and more than 400 stations, worldwide. Ed is a 2014 Artists Music Guild Award Nominee, a 2014 International Music and Entertainment Association Award Winner, a two-time 2015 IMEA Award nominee, a 2015 and 2016 Josie Show Awards nominee, an Akademia Awards Winner, and a two-time Indie Music Channel Award winner. For more information on Ed Roman, please visit

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