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NAMMY RESULTS
( with permission from RoseMartell,copyright Ellen Bello )


SECOND ANNUAL NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS
A SOLD OUT EVENT




Albuquerque, NM - For the second straight year in a row, the Second Annual Native American Music Awards held on Saturday, November 6th, 1999 was attended by a capacity crowd. Over 1950 people were in attendence. The year’s biggest winner was Bill Miller who received a total of five awards for:
Artist of the Year, Best Male Artist, Song of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Best Folk Artist. Other multiple winners were: Joanne Shenandoah (2) - Best Female Artist/Best Traditional Recording, Indigenous (3) - Group of the Year/Best Pop Group/Best Blues Group and Robbie Robertson (2) - Record of the Year/Best Producer .


Commemorating National Native American Heritage Month, a special “
Did You Know They Are Native?” segment raised awareness on leading Native Americans in the entertainment and sports worlds. Hosted by Branscombe Richmond, special guest appearances included; John Densmore of the Doors, Randy Castillo of Motley Crue, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jennifer Warnes, Rodney Grant, Rita Coolidge and The Lynns. Over 15 dynamic live performances were featured from all genres of music: Rio Grande Drum Group, Robert Tree Cody & Xavier, Primeaux & Mike, Wayquay, Natay, Chief Jim Billie, Jack Gladstone, Jim Boyd & Rez Bound, Native Roots, Arigon Starr, Bill Miller, The Lynns, and XIT.

This year’s Hall of Fame induction was held in honor of the late
Hank
Williams
and featured a highly charged performance tribute by his
grandson,
Hank Williams III. A special Jim Thorpe Sports Award with courtesy footage provided by ESPN was presented to the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team who are ranked third in the world and whose ancestors created the game of Lacrosse.

The Native American Music Awards were made possible with the support of :
Sandia Casino, Isleta Gaming Palace, ASCAP and Indian Motorcycle. The Native American Music Awards and Association proudly congratulates the winners of the Second Annual Native American Music Awards:

HALL OF FAME
Hank Williams

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Tom Bee

LIVING LEGEND
Chief Jim Billie

JIM THORPE SPORTS AWARD
Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team

BEST CHILDREN'S RECORDING
To All Our Precious Ones
P. M. Begay

BEST POW WOW RECORDING
Gathering of Nations
Various Artists

BEST WORLD MUSIC RECORDING
Destined Love Traveler
Koljademo

BEST BLUES GROUP
Indigenous

SONG OF THE YEAR
Ghost Dance
Bill Miller

BEST INDEPENDENT RECORDING
Meet The Diva
Arigon Starr

BEST MUSIC VIDEO
Navigate
Wayquay

BEST RADIO STATION
KTNN
Window Rock, AZ

BEST CANADIAN CONTEMPORARY RECORDING
Kehlonn
Jerry Alfred

BEST LATIN AMERICAN RECORDING
A Native American Odyssey
Various Artists

BEST NEW AGE ALBUM
Maze
Robert Tree Cody

BEST COMPILATION RECORDING
Smoke Signals

BEST FEMALE ARTIST
Joanne Shenandoah

BEST MALE ARTIST
Bill Miller

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Bill Miller

DEBUT ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Chief Jim Billie


NON-PRESENTED CATEGORIES

BEST TRADITIONAL RECORDING (Non-presented Category)
Orenda
Joanne Shenandoah

BEST FOLK ARTIST (Non-presented Category)
Bill Miller

BEST RAP /HIP HOP ARTIST (Non-presented Category)
Litefoot

FLUTIST OF THE YEAR (Non-presented Category)
Mary Youngblood

BEST INSTRUMENTAL RECORDING (Non-presented Category)
Red Wind
Nakai, Eaton, Clipman

SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR (Non-presented Category)
Bill Miller
Ghost Dance

GROUP OF THE YEAR (Non-presented Category)
Indigenous

RECORD OF THE YEAR (Non-presented Category)
Contact From The Underworld of Redboy
Robbie Robertson

NATIVE HEART (Non-presented Category)
Raymond A. Boley

BEST PRODUCER (Non-presented Category)
Robbie Robertson
Contact From The Underworld of Redboy

BEST POP GROUP (Non-presented Category)
Indigenous

BEST CANADIAN TRADITIONAL RECORDING (Non-presented Category)
4 Life
Eyabay

BEST HISTORICAL RECORDING (Non-presented Category)
Canyon Vintage Collection
Various Artists

 

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