Secret Sisters "humbled" by AMA nomination
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
– Sisters Laura and Lydia Rogers of The Secret Sisters said they were "humbled" to be nominated for an Americana Music Association New/Emerging Artist of the Year.
When nominations were announced from New York on Monday, The Secret Sisters had just arrived home to Muscle Shoals, Ala. from their first headlining international tour through Australia, Europe and the U.K.
The Secret Sisters will face off against Mumford and Sons, The Civil Wars and Jessica Lea Mayfield.
"We are beyond humbled and excited to have been nominated for New/Emerging Artist Of The Year," said Laura Rogers. "To be associated with The Americana Music Association and the other incredible nominees is an enormous honor."
The 10th Annual Americana Music Honors & Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday, Oct. 13 in Nashville.
The Secret Sisters are out on tour this summer with Ray LaMontagne and Brandi Carlile.
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