MTS Management Group Clients Nominated for 2017 New Music Awards

MTS Management's Swedish country artist Hicks, with Ryan and Steve Wariner, is nominated for Best Country Group, while "Whiskey and Cigarettes" is up for Best Internet Radio Station at the 2017 New Music Awards.

Los Angeles, CA, February 03, 2017 --( MTS Management Group is happy to announce Swedish country chart-topper Hicks, with Ryan and Steve Wariner, has been nominated for Best Country Group at the 2017 New Music Awards. Their hit single, "Stomp a Little Louder" is currently in the New Music Weekly Top 10. Fellow MTS client, "Whiskey And Cigarettes" country radio show has been nominated for Best Internet Radio Station, an honor they won in 2015. Nominated for Best New Country Artist are Star 1 Records' Juliana Lawrence and Bryan James, both of whom had New Music Weekly chart hit singles co-promoted by MTS.

The annual New Music Awards are given for excellence in music to both recording artist and radio stations, by New Music Weekly magazine. First round nominations are submitted by members of the press, radio, music industry and fans, with the top performing nominees being selected for the final ballot. Voting for the winners is underway at 2016 winners included Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, anf Florida Georgia Line.

"On behalf of MTS and our nominees, I would like to thank everyone who nominated our clients for these prestigious awards," said Michael Stover of MTS. "This has been an incredible year, and I hope we can cap it off with a win! Please consider us for your final votes. Thank you."

Hicks was the 2013 British CMA Awards' Euro Act of the Year, a 2015 Indie Music Channel Awards winner, an Akademia Award Winner, and an Independent Country Music Association Award Winner. He is also a Nashville Universe Award Nominee, a New Music Awards nominee and an IMEA Award Nominee. For more information on Hicks, please visit

"Whiskey And Cigarettes Radio Show" is a weekly show, originating in Milan, Italy, hosted by the "Romeo of the Rodeo" Nik Pizzigoni. Nik is a Nashville Universe Awards Winner, International Music and Entertainment Association Award Winner, a New Music Awards Winner, AMG Heritage Awards nominee, and an Independent Country Music Association nominee. The show features a unique blend of classic, current and indie country, trivia, contests, artist spotlights and interviews and Nik's European charm. Previous guests have included Charley Pride, Hank Williams, Jr., Charlie Daniels, Steve Wariner, John Rich, Oak Ridge Boys, Lorrie Morgan, Bill Anderson, Luke Bryan, Bryan White, Travis Tritt, Lee Greenwood, Collin Raye and many others.

New Music Weekly is a nationally distributed trade magazine for the radio and music industries. Following the tradition of Bill Gavin and the Gavin Report, New Music Weekly interprets data from the Spins Tracking System for music industry executives and artists across the United States. Weekly editorial features include highlights of the top singles impacting radio and "spotlights" of new music from the Top40/Pop, Country, AC/Hot, and College music genres.
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