Makayla Lynn nominated for three NSMW awards

Makayla Lynn of Belnan has been nominated for three Music Nova Scotia awards. Here, she is seen performing this past summer at the Waverley Village Green Summer Concert Series. She opened for Sons of Maxwell. (Healey file photo)

BELNAN: Makayla Lynn has been nominated for three Music Nova Scotia Awards.

The singer from Belnan, learned the news recently as the nominees for the 2017 awards were revealed by Music Nova Scotia. The banquet is scheduled for Nov. 5 at the Holiday Inn in Truro, beginning at 7 p.m.

Jenn Grant leads the way with a total of seven nominations, while Port Cities and Rose Cousins are one behind, each with six nods. All received nominations in major categories such as Entertainer of the Year and Recording of the Year.

Makayla Lynn is nominated for her recently released, Nashville-produced “On A Dare and A Prayer” for Country Album of the Year; SOCAN Songwriter of the Year for “Sweet Simon”; and Digital Artist of the Year because she has 30,000 Facebook fans and more than 1 million YouTube views.

Juno Award winners Wintersleep have been added to the 2017 NSMW festival line-up. They will perform on Thursday, November 2 at the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 26 – Truro. Individual tickets for this show went on sale on Sept. 15.

Hillsburn, from the Middle Musquodoboit area, is also nominated for Digital Artist of the Year.

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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!