Well, as promised, here are the results of the ACMA. But before we do that, I'd like to take a moment to let you all know about the talent we are building here in Alberta. Some of the performances were jaw dropping at this event, and with a sneak preview of what these folks are working on, well, all I can say is get ready.
#Awesome: Ok, fun story here....well....I can laugh about it now. I REALLY, REALLY wanted this one. And when the mind REALLY, REALLY wants something, it's amazing how time is a relative thing. If you say the name of our song "Hashtag Awesome" it's said in less than a second. However, when the winner is being announced that less than a second feels like a good 5 seconds...and that fictitious 5 seconds can seem like an eternity.
The winner was "Hello Patio" by my friends Hey Romeo and Deric Ruttan. But for less than a fraction of a micro second, when they announced the "HEH" in Hello... it felt like my heart actually stopped. I expect this to lead to a song about "time" in the near future...you know...as a present to all of you about something from my past. (Yes, it's ok to shake your head at the bad play on words)
(As a side note...and for those of you keeping score...that Deric 2 - Chard 0....but it's good to have goals.... after all he does have a Grammy, is a phenomenal Songwriter, and knows more than 5 chords on a guitar, and was one of the first people that spoke to me about songwriting in the industry. As for me ....well...I can say that I've watched the Grammy's)
Male Artist: I had no such aspirations or illusions of making a run at this one. The nomination caught me off guard and I'm still so humbled to be considered by my peers to even be mentioned with the artists in this one! Thank you!!
Brett Kissel took this one for his PHENOMENAL YEAR. Congrats dude!
Now....to start sacrificing pens, pencils, keyboards and paper for the next perfect rhyme......