Tuesday, November 5, 2013

2013 RightOutTV Music & Video Award Winners

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The Third Annual RightOutTV Music & Videos Awards proudly announces this year’s winners in 18 categories that are brimming with talent from the LGBTI global music community.A panel of 38 celebrity and entertainment industry judges made the hard choices and their top picks hail from Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Marlee Walchuk, left, and Tully Callender, right.

“If you watch the awards show you’ll see that we don’t just promote and award these artists because they’re gay. These are high-level, multi-talented, professionals with star quality,” says Marlee Walchuk, co-producer of the awards. “Even though most of these artists are not being heard on mainstream radio yet, they deserve every success enjoyed by their straight counterparts."

“The winners will receive a good deal of press, a beautiful engraved glass art statue and bragging rights for life!” quips Tully Callender, the other half of the production team. “We are also excited to start featuring all of the artists on our LGBTI promotional site, RightOutTV.com”

The entertaining RightOutTV Awards presentation featuring many of the highly creative nominees announcing their peers, and can be seen in the video directly below.



Coming soon, I will highlight the efforts of the winners of the awards. Until then, here is a list of the winners of the 2013 RightOutTV Music and Video Awards. The categories are in Bold, the winners in Italics, and the nominees listed below them.

SONG OF THE YEAR
​Matt Fishel - Radio-Friendly Pop Song

Athena Reich - It's Our Time
Summer Osborne - Battleground
Horse (McDonald) - I AM
Sir JET- Shout Out to the Lonely
Kevin Wood - Hopeless Romantic
BEST POP SONG
Kari K. and The Stonewall Riot - I'm Not The One

A.D. DeLory - Goodbye
Kevin Wood - Hopeless Romantic
Alex Woburn - Understand That (acoustic version)
Matt Fishel - Radio-Friendly Pop Song
BEST ROCK SONG
Michael V. Doane - Keep Running

Corey TuT - Pretty Little Liar
Corday - Second Shot
Scott Free - Happy Pride Day Moscow
Doug Strahm - I'm Gonna Go
...Silenze - Dear John

​BEST ELECTRONIC / DANCE SONG
Maor - Exit

Sponge Finger - Where The Boys Are
Athena Reich - It's Our Time
Kevin Wood - Garden of Eden (Between the Sheets)
Darren Ockert - You Don't Know Me
BEST HIP HOP / R&B SONG
Nastaij - Where I Want To Be feat. Alisha Todd

Darren Ockert - Crumbs
Marck Angel - Positions
Lunatic-Flo feat. Cha'rese - Fly Away By
Unspok3n Conc3pt - Take You Home
Lester Greene and Scott Free - He's My Shortie
BEST FOLK SONG
Kat Devlin - Unstoppable Force

Shawn Thomas - Separated
Tret Fure - Bucket of Tears
Ferron - The Pledge
Tym Moss - I Love New York At Christmas!

BEST COUNTRY / JAZZ / BLUES / ADULT CONTEMPORARY SONG
Sarah Golden - Who Gives a Damn

Janis Mullan - That's What That Feels Like
Summer Osborne - Solution
Norine Braun - 99%
Suzanne Nuttall - Trophy Wife (Your Body Won't Lie)
BEST SONG SO FAR
Avi Wisnia - Something New

Stephan Nance - Song for Losers
Jen Foster - Venice Beach
Ryan States - Under The River
Matt Zarley - Had I Known

BEST VIDEO DIY (Do It Yourself)
Perpetual Detour - What if it was you?
Doug Strahm - Better This Way
Rachael Sage - California
Sonasfly - God
Freddy Freeman - Just Bear With Me
Kat Devlin - Unstoppable Force

BEST VIDEO (PRO)
The Cliks - Savanna

Saturn - Top of the World
Matt Zarley - Change Begins With Me
Matt Fishel - When Boy Meets Boy
Darren Ockert - Crumbs
Melissa Ferrick - Home
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BEST PERFORMANCE IN A LIVE VIDEO
Summer Osborne - Grace

Avi Wisnia - Art After 5: Rabbit Hole
Robert Urban - Kashmir
Kevin Wong - Something More
Kevin Wood - Stand Firm
Jen Foster - I Didn't Just Kiss Her

BEST COMEDY VIDEO
I'Wante - Tiffany's

VonTanner - So Gay
Toni Vere & Amy Bishop - Bacon
Drake Jensen featuring Willam Belli - Stand By Your Man
Perpetual Detour - What If It Was You?
Summer Osborne - Lesbian Woman
MOST MOVING VIDEO
Doug Strahm - Leaving It Behind

Anna Gutmanis - Another Way Out
Shawn Thomas - Orphans of God
Michael V. Doane - Betty Louise (The Other Side)
Drake Jensen - Scars
Jen Foster - Square Peg
BEST POP / ROCK VIDEO
Matt Fishel - When Boy Meets Boy

A.D. DeLory - Goodbye
Michael V. Doane - Keep Running
Sir JET - Shout Out to the Lonely
Josh Zuckerman - The Turn Around
Rachael Sage - California
BEST ELECTRONIC / DANCE / HIP HOP / R&B VIDEO
Saturn - Top of the World

Nastaij - Where I Want to Be feat. Alisha Todd
Darren Ockert - Crumbs
Lester Greene and Scott Free - He's My Shortie
Eric Himan - Red Hot Tears

BEST FOLK / COUNTRY / JAZZ / ADULT CONTEMPORARY VIDEO
Melissa Ferrick - Home

Gallavin - Like Someone in Love
Rachael Sage - California
Drake Jensen - Fast Enough For Me
Rachael Sage - Invisible Light
Kat Devlin - Unstoppable Force
BEST VIDEO SO FAR
Kevin Wood - Make it in L.A.

Marck Angel - Deep
Andy Fraser - Beautiful
Michael V. Doane - We Did It Right
Troy Jackson - The Batty Boys Revenge

The RightOutTV Music and Video Awards is an offshoot of the free LGBTI artist promotional site at RightOutTV.com. Walchuk and Callender of the music duo Sugarbeach launched RightOutTV in November 2010 after realizing there were few places to release their own queer-messaged music videos. The women – married to each other – also saw a need for more unity in the global LGBTI music community. RightOutTV was created as a vehicle to serve both these purposes and to provide a fully developed promotional website and for artists who deserve more credit for being Out and proud with their music. To learn more, visit the official website.

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