The ceremony featured performances by headliner Colt Ford, Trailer Choir, Timothy Chance Band with MTS artist and nominee, Josey Milner, Amy Rose, fellow MTS artist and nominee, Doug Briney, Gibson Cage, Hillbilly Hammer and others. The show was broadcast live on VRadio Nashville. It was also taped for future television broadcast.
"What an incredible evening!" said Michael Stover of MTS Management Group. "We are so blessed and honored by these awards. I am so happy for Amy, Western Avenue and Dj Nik. I was thrilled to have Amy and Matt from Western Avenue in from Canada to accept their awards. Dj Nik came in all the way from Italy, so that was a real treat, too! We are also very proud of all of our nominees. To make it to the final five was a real feat. The wins are the icing on the cake. Thank you to all the fans and Nashville Universe members who voted for us."
The Nashville Universe Awards are presented by Nashville Universe, a community of people that believe, “A few can make a difference, and that all of us together, are Nashville Universe. Nashville Universe says a lot about you and that you are part of the Nashville community and that you have a road to Music Row.” Winners of last year’s awards include Florida Georgia Line, Kellie Lynne and Flynnville Train.
Amy Rose is already a 2013 Independent Country Music Association (ICoMA) Award winner, a 2013 International Music and Entertainment Association (IMEA) Award winner, a 2013 Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAO) Award nominee and a 2014 New Music Awards nominee. Her first three US singles have landed in the Top 10 of a major music publication's country chart. Amy is based in Barrie, Ontario, Canada. www.amyrosemusic.com
Western Avenue is also a 2013 CMAO Award nominee and a 2013 IMEA Award nominee. Their debut US single reached #1 on several radio airplay charts. They are based in Peterborough and Cobourg, Ontario, Canada. www.westernavenue.ca.
Whiskey And Cigarettes Radio Show is a weekly show, originating in Milan, Italy, hosted by the “Romeo of the Rodeo” Nik Pizzigoni. The show features a unique blend of classic, current and indie country, trivia, contests, artist spotlights and interviews and Nik’s European charm. www.whiskeyandcigarettesshow.com.