WALTER FINLEY SECURES THIRD MALE COUNTRY ARTIST OF THE YEAR WIN AT 17TH QUEEN CITY AWARDS Charlotte, NC —
November 13, 2023 —
Last Saturday night at the 17th Annual Queen City Awards in Charlotte, Walter Finley claimed his third consecutive Male Country Artist of the Year title. The dazzling event, held at 918 Nine Studio Gallery on North Tryon Street, celebrated local talent across genres. Finley’s win underscores his exceptional musical prowess and enduring connection with audiences. Notably, he previously clinched the Country Duo of the Year at the CCMA twice with April Dawn and is currently nominated for Duo of the Year and Single of the Year with the Carolina Country Music Association. The duo also bagged the International Singer Songwriters Association’s Duo of the Year award. The Queen City Awards, organized by The Konnected Foundation Inc., not only recognizes excellence but also gives back. A portion of the proceeds funds the Konnected To Excellence Scholarship Program, supporting aspiring talents in the entertainment industry.
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[ NC October 20, 2023] — Distinguished country music duo Walter Finley and April Dawn continue to light up the music scene as they secure their fourth consecutive nomination for “Duo of the Year” at the prestigious Carolina Country Music Awards. In a thrilling turn of events, the talented pair has also been nominated for “Single of the Year” with their debut co-written song, “Lean To,” adding a new dimension to their growing list of accolades.
Walter Finley and April Dawn have consistently captivated audiences and critics alike with their harmonious blend of voices, lyrical storytelling, and undeniable stage presence. Their steadfast dedication to creating music that resonates with fans has solidified their place in the heart of the country music scene. Notably, this dynamic duo has clinched the CCMA “Duo of the Year” award twice before, in both 2020 and 2021, making this their fourth consecutive nomination in the category.
In 2022, Walter Finley and April Dawn’s exceptional talents and live performances earned them the prestigious CCMA “Country Tour of the Year” award, a testament to their commitment to delivering outstanding and memorable shows to their fans.
Adding to the excitement, “Lean To,” their very first co-written song, has earned them a well-deserved nomination for “Single of the Year.” The song is actually about the all American dream, & showcases their evolving songwriting prowess and the deep connection they share. “Lean To” has quickly become a fan favorite and underlines the depth of their musical journey.
Walter Finley and April Dawn expressed their gratitude for the nominations, stating, “We’re humbled and thrilled to receive these nominations, especially for ‘Single of the Year,’ which means so much to us as it represents our very first co-written song. We’ve poured our hearts into our music, and to be recognized in this way is truly an honor.
As the date for the Carolina Country Music Awards approaches at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach, SC, fans and industry insiders eagerly await the announcement of the winners. Walter Finley and April Dawn, already winners of “Duo of the Year” twice and “Country Tour of the Year” once, are well-poised to continue their winning streak and captivate the hearts of fans worldwide.
With four consecutive nominations for “Duo of the Year,” two previous wins for the same category, a “Country Tour of the Year” win, and the exciting addition of a “Single of the Year” nomination, Walter Finley and April Dawn continue to prove that they are a dynamic duo on an extraordinary musical journey. Their fans, affectionately known as “BYOBoaters,” eagerly await their next chapter and the prospect of seeing their beloved artists shine at the Carolina Country Music Awards.
About Walter Finley and April Dawn: Walter Finley and April Dawn are a dynamic country music duo celebrated for their soulful harmonies, heartfelt lyrics, and captivating performances. With a strong presence in the country music industry, they have received multiple nominations and awards, including “Duo of the Year” at the Carolina Country Music Awards in 2020 and 2021, and “Country Tour of the Year” in 2022. Their first co-written song, “Lean To,” has earned them a nomination for “Single of the Year,” adding a new dimension to their illustrious career.
For more information about Walter Finley and April Dawn, please visit their website at www.walterfinley.com or follow them on social media.
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