Much loved gospel singers, Evangelist Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes of Richmond, Virginia join more than 300 exceptional self-released and independent label artists, as well as former major label acts named by Music Resource Group (MRG) as Nominees in The 12th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent bands and fans.
Evangelist Maggie Lee Ingram is unquestionably the “Gospel Queen” of Richmond, Virginia. Along with her family group, the Ingramettes, Maggie has delighted Richmond audiences for more than fifty years. She has performed at such illustrious stages as the Kennedy Center and the National Folk Festival. In 2009 Maggie received the Virginia Heritage Award for a lifetime of excellence in the folk and traditional arts. On this live CD, recorded at the Fifth Baptist Church in Richmond, Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes celebrate her musical legacy and rock the house.
Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes: Live in Richmond, was produced by the Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, on its Virginia Folklife Recordings Label. Virginia Folklife Recordings boasts over a dozen titles of some of Virginia’s finest traditional music, including bluegrass, old time, gospel and blues.
Representing the broad spectrum of today’s global independent music scene, the Independent Music Award Nominees in over 80 Album, Song, Music Video and Design categories were culled from thousands of submissions from North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia, Greenland and Europe. Winners will be determined by a panel of influential artist and industry judges including Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Ziggy Marley, Suzanne Vega, Meshell Ndegeocello, Del McCoury, Pete Wentz, Shelby Lynne, Jim Lauderdale, McCoy Tyner, Brandi Carlile, Judy Collins, and others. The results will be announced later this month.
In addition to industry-determined Winners, music fans from around the world have until Friday, July 19, 2013 to cast their votes at The IMA Vox Pop Jukebox to determine the fan-selected program winners. The Independent Music Award Winners will be promoted to nearly 1 billion music fans worldwide.