Bobby Dean Named Country Breakthrough Artist of the Year

New Music Weekly magazine has just announced the winners for their annual New Music Weekly Awards issue and Lamon Records Nashville’s traditional country artist Bobby Dean is among this year’s winners.

Named “Male Country Breakthrough Artist of the Year,” the award culminates a year of accomplishments and successes for the singing truck-driver from Kent, Washington (near Seattle).  From his first 2011 chart single “Hank on the Radio” to the follow up singles “Rebound” and “White Lightning or Pink Champagne,” which recently broke the Top 80 on Nashville’s industry leading secondary radio chart Music Row, radio programmers and DJs across the country and around the world have responded to Bobby Dean’s traditional, country sound.

The winners of the NMW Awards were based on votes from special polling data at radio stations, programmers, industry executives, as well as music fans online. In addition to major and independent artists, the Awards also honor record labels, radio stations, programmers and industry professionals.

Check out the brand new CD from Bobby Dean entitled Country Country, available at iTunes, Amazon and other fine record outlets.  Bobby’s new single “Me and George Strait” will ship to radio on April 9th.

For more information, contact Lamon Records. 615.379.2121

Full list of Country Winners:

Country Single of the Year
“Honey Bee” – Blake Shelton

Country Male Artist of the Year
Blake Shelton

Country Female Artist of the Year
Miranda Lambert

Country Group/Duo of the Year
Band Perry

Best New Country Artist
Erica Nicole

Best New Country Group/Duo
Taylor Made

Country Breakthrough Artist of the Year
Kelly Parkes
Bobby Dean

Country Radio Station of the Year
KALH (La Luz, NM)

Country PD of the Year
Chris Diestler/KQBA

Country MD of the Year
James Pond/KFGE

Country Promotion Person/Company of the Year
Tom McBee & Associates

Country Record Label of the Year

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