NeedtoBreath – Grammy Award nominated American Rock band NEEDTOBREATHE effortlessly weaves musical traditions and faith of their upbringing in the Deep South. Band mates and brothers Bear and Bo Rinehart, together with Seth Bolt and Josh Lovelace made the big time in 2005 signing with Atlantic/Word Records. With chart-topping genre-crossing success and multiple headlining tours NEEDTOBREATHE has even enjoyed media coverage with CONAN, The Ellen Degeneres Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and more. Their critically acclaimed album Rivers in the Wasteland debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 list with their smash hit “Brother”.
Mat Kearney – Introduced to the music industry with producer Robert Marvin on a trip to Nashville, Mat Kearney began focusing his music fusing his simple guitar playing with spoken word or rap. Mat decided to stay in Nashville and released Nothing Left to Lose in 2006 landing on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and featured the track ”All I Need” which appeared on both Grey’s Anatomy and NCIS.
John Mark McMillan – Breaking through in the Christian music industry, John Mark McMillan released his debut album, Hope Anthology, Volume 1, in 2002. Hailing from North Carolina, McMillan brings an Alternative Rock sound with heartfelt lyrics, writing about personal experiences; stating, “I want to inspire people to say what they feel and not what they feel like they’re supposed to say.”
Congratulations to the Starlight Honeys- their song Ten Rod Road is this year’s Local Song Of The Year! You can check out the winning song on our contest page. Ten Rod Road will be added to our legendary music rotation. The Starlight Honeys will also be given a $1,000 check, an opportunity to play live on WMWV and the chance to open up for Motor Booty Affair in Schouler Park this summer on the 4th of July!
Thanks again to everyone that participated, it was so great to hear new music from our talent pool of locals.
Thanks so much also to our sponsors Blue Moon Brewing Company and Amoskeag Beverages.
The secret panel of judges tackled the task of selecting the finalists in the WMWV Local Song of the Year Contest. With 45 local entries spanning genres ranging from heavy metal and punk to bluegrass and indie rock they whittled it down to four. Now it’s your turn to make your choice:
Voting will end 3/31 and the WMWV Local Song of the Year Contest winner will be announced.
Along with the opportunity to open for the 4th of July Motor Booty Affair show in Schouler Park put on by the Mount Washington Radio Group and our partners and sponsors- the winners will also receive: $1,000.00, a live on air performance and their song will be entered into the WMWV on air library for the remainder of 2016.
Lots of exciting things to stay tuned for!
We love celebrating local artists and the fact we have the unique opportunity to do so. The Mount Washington Radio Group would like to thank Blue Moon Brewing Company and Amoskeag Beverages who make this contest possible each year. Fine crafted music always goes with fine crafted brews like Blue Moon!
Each year WMWV honors the local talent of Carroll, Coos and Oxford Counties with the Local Song of the Year Contest. WMWV is so thankful for our local artists who have been submitting their best entries for the WMWV Local Song of the Year contest sponsored by Blue Moon Brewing Company and Amoskeag Beverages. It’s time […]
Puppy Bowl is back at Four Your Paws Only! Come join in on all the fun, Saturday, February 6 for Puppybowl 2016, sponsored by Planet Dog! Four Your Paws Only’s playgroup area will be transformed into a football field, with Coach Sawyer’s Blue Team, taking on Coach Ripley’s Red Team! Want your pup to participate? “Player” sign […]