Nominees for the 2014 RightOutTV Music and Video Awards have once again gone global with submissions from LGBT artists from countries around the world, including Switzerland, China, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Australia, United States, and of course, Canada.
Included among the nominees is Vancouver-based musician Norine Braun (photo above) who is nominated in three categories: Best Spiritual/Blues/Jazz Instrumental Song, Best Lyric Video and Best Folk/Roots/Country Song.
Designed to help increase the awareness of singers and songwriters who still find it difficult to penetrate mainstream music because of their queer-themed lyrics, the annual awards are produced by Vancouver-based music duo Marlee Walchuk and Nathalie Callender.
“Whether or not they win in their nominated categories, every artist will benefit from being seen and heard by our judges and the thousands of fans who vote for the fan fave and who watch our final awards presentation show. This is much more than a contest,” says Walchuk.
A complete list of nominees for the 2014 awards are available online.