Dateline: December 29, 2016, Los Angeles, CA

The 2016 Independent Music Network Award winners have been announced for mainstream, country, and some special radio affiliate awards. Chuck Murphy has been named Entertainer of the Year for 2016 and his song “Cow Girls” is the Favorite Country Single of the Year for 2016. “Cow Girls” is Chuck’s most recent single from his hit album, Peace Be With You. National Radio Hits calls the Independent Music Network, “The #1 site for independent artists and bands only which also features special syndicated radio shows”.

Click here to view all the award recipients.

“I have more to be thankful for,” said Chuck Murphy, “I can’t thank my fans enough for this honor. The response to this album has been overwhelming, and I am so grateful!”

Murphy’s album, Peace Be With You, held steady on the Billboard charts for eleven consecutive weeks, peaking at #1 on the Heatseeker Albums Chart and #3 on the Americana/Folk Albums Chart.

In addition to releasing his debut album this year, Chuck joined the Ultimate Vocal Music Summit (, founded by veteran composer-producer Dawn Elder, where he performed for the students and delivered a workshop about the nuances and flavors of folk/Americana/country music. The Summit was launched in 2015 by Elder and a group of her music industry A-list collaborators as a way to pay it forward to aspiring artists by providing mentorship, vocal and music industry coaching, songwriting, performance and production; giving students the tools to have long successful careers.

“After releasing my new album, and all the successes I have enjoyed with this project, I felt it was important to share my story with the next generation of artists!” – Chuck Murphy

Chuck will be joining Elder; master musicians Bob Malone, Tarikh Akoni, Layth Sidiq and other special guests; and the students of UVMS at the 2017 Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) Conference in New York City in January for the premiere presentation of their new production, “Straight To The Heart” – A mosaic of the preeminent voices of today and tomorrow bridging cultural divides through music.

Related Links and Tags:
Chuck Murphy:
Jeff Silverman, Co-producer, Palette Music Studio Productions:
Ultimate Vocal Music Summit:
Straight To The Heart:
Radio Promotion, Larry Weir, National Record Promotion
Website Development and Promotion: Art Tawanghar,
Artist Representative, Ann Rinaldi, ACR Management:

Genre associated with Earthy and Organic: Folk, Americana, Country-Folk (Sub-Genres: Singer-Songwriter, Indie)
Instrumentation: acoustic guitar, mandolin, light acoustic piano, bright tempos, vocal background oohs and aahs and smooth whistling, fiddle, and occasional light strings.
Rhythm and Tempo: BPM: 98-108
Brightly strummed acoustic guitar.
The rhythms are light and usually lack drums or percussion grooves.
Light and smooth string textures
Additional descriptors: Bright, Breezy, Warm, Gentle, Sunrise, Dawn, Sunset, Scenic, Acoustic, Joyful, Satisfied, Lighthearted, Carefree, Cheerful, Feel-Good, Lazy, Happy, Playful, Bouncy, Easy, Family, Home, Human, Laidback, Pulsing, Natural, Nature

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