“I wasn’t expecting it.”

Belnan’s Makayla Lynn wins first-ever Music N.S. Award for Country Recording of the Year

BELNAN: Less than 24 hours later, Makayla Lynn was still in shock and awe. But also on Cloud Nine.

The Belnan songstress admitted she wasn’t expecting to be named the winner of Music Nova Scotia’s Country Recording of the Year for her latest album “On A Dare and A Prayer” during the association’s awards, held in Truro on Nov. 4. They capped off Nova Scotia Music Week.

VIDEO: Makayla Lynn tells Reporter Pat Healey what the award means

“My initial thought was ‘Oh my gosh,’” said Makayla Lynn, who co-produced the album. “I wasn’t expecting it. You never expect it.

“I was totally shocked. It’s the first time I’ve ever won something like that. I’m still kind of on Cloud Nine about it.”

She said Hants East Rural High in Milford—where she attends—even announced her accomplishment in the morning announcements on Nov. 6. She headed to Nashville later last week for more song writing.

“It was very cool,” she said. “Everyone has been very supportive of me.”

When it was announced at the awards that she won, she said she had a speech prepared in her mind of who she was going to thank.

“That all disappeared when I went to accept, my mind went blank,” she said “If you’re nominated you kind of have a speech ready just in case. When they called my name it all went blank.

“It was an incredible feeling.”

Makayla Lynn said the award is special to her for many reasons.

“It’s extremely special not just because it’;s my first award like this, but because it solidifies my pride and joy with On A Dare and A Prayer and I co-produced it,” she said, her face still oozing with joy.

“I’m extremely proud of this.”

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Patrick Healey
Pat has grown up in East Hants, having called Milford, and now Enfield home. He graduated from the journalism program at Holland College in 2001, and has spent time at newspapers in NL and Alberton and Summerside, PEI before becoming a reporter/photographer at The Weekly Press/The Laker in October 2008. He has a rescue kitty named Asha that is much loved—and spoiled. Pat is also our "social engagement guru." Check him out on twitter!