Singer and songwriter Damhnait Doyle has garnered seven East Coast Music Award nominations including female artist and songwriter of the year.
Most of the attention is focused on the Newfoundland-based artist's Hyperdramatic CD released earlier this year, featuring the single Tattooed.
New Brunswick's Julian Austin isn't far behind with five nominations, including male and country artist of the year.
The awards will be presented in Charlottetown on Feb. 11. Here are the nominees for the 2001 East Coast Music Awards, as announced yesterday:
Male Artist: Cory Tetford, John Curtis Sampson, Julian Austin, Lennie Gallant, Matt Minglewood.
Pop/Rock Artist/Group: Damhnait Doyle, Dave Carmichael, Holly Cole, Marie-Jo Therio, Mir.
Blues Artist/Group: Hot Toddy, Isaac, Blewett and Cooper, Lisa MacDougall, The Blues Merchants, The Carson Downey Band.
Female Artist: Damhnait Doyle, Denise Murray, Holly Cole, Mary Jane Lamond, Shirley Eikhard.
Alternative Artist/Group: Arlibido, Flush, Madhat, Shyne Factory, The Heavy Blinkers.
Instrumental Artist/Group: Este Mundo, Ian MacKinnon and Gayle H. Martin, Melissa Gallant, Natalie MacMaster, Tracey Dares and Paul K. MacNeil.
Group of the Year: Barra MacNeils, Grand Derangement, Sloan, Sons of Maxwell, The Ennis Sisters, The Fables.
Gospel Artist: Fellowship Quartet, New Wine, Ninth Hour, St. Anthony Daniel Senior Parish Choir, The LaPointes.
Jazz Artist/Group: Alive and Well, Diane Alcorn, Jive Kings, Russ Brannon, Shirley Eikhard.
Country Artist/Group: J. R. Vautour, Julian Austin, Randy J. Martin, Rod Jackson, Stompin' Tom Connors.
Classical Recording: Georg Tintner, Jasper Wood, Newfoundland Symphony Youth Choir, Peter Allen, Rhapsody Quintet.
Roots/Traditional Group: Groupe Blou, Madrigal, Shanneyganock, The Ennis Sisters, The Punters.
Roots/Traditional Artist: Buddy McMaster, Dave Gunning, Denis Ryan, Lennie Gallant, Lina Boudreau.
Video of the Year: Anne Murray ( Let There Be Love), Damhnait Doyle ( Tattooed) and ( Never Too Late), Great Big Sea ( Everything Shines), Holly Cole ( Make It Go Away), Tara MacLean ( If I Fall).
New Artist/Group: Jessica Rhaye, Celtic Tide, Ivan Hicks, Lisa MacDougall, The Carson Downey Band.
Entertainer of the Year: Julian Austin, Kilt, Matt Minglewood, Natalie McMaster, The Fables.
Children's Artist/Group: Anastasia DesRoches, Theresa Doyle, Word Monster.
Urban Recording: 44 North-63 West (Various artists), Annick Gagnon (Annick Gagnon), Vertex (Buck 65), 50-50 Where it Counts (Sebutones), The Psyche Continuum (Sixtoo).
Francophone Recording: Danse dan les flames (Grand Derangement), Rythm'n Blou (Groupe Blou), D'un extreme à l'autre (Loup Noire), La Maline (Marie-Jo Therio), Liquide (Real Pelletier).
Album: Racket in the Attic (Barra MacNeils), Grace (Cory Tetford), Hyperdramatic (Damhnait Doyle), Lennie Gallant Live (Lennie Gallant), A Time (The Fables).
SOCAN Songwriter: Cory Tetford ( Blind), Damhnait Doyle ( Tattooed), Glen Simmons ( Down East Day), Julian Austin-Daniel LeBlanc ( Forever Loving You), Lennie Gallant ( Pieces of You), Gordie Sampson-Fred Lavery ( Get Me Through December).
Bluegrass Artist/Group: Atlantic Newgrass Project, Birch Mountain Bluegrass Band, Blacks Mountain, Janet McGarry, Rustic Harmony.
African-Canadian Artist/Group: Artists of the 44 North-63 West compilation, Dutch Robinson, Linda Carvery, Sheldon Gordon.
Aboriginal Artist/Group: George Paul and the Red Ochre Band, Harry Martin, The Flummies.
Single of the Year: Tattooed (Damhnait Doyle), Eveything Shines (Great Big Sea), Make It Go Away (Holly Cole), Take the Money and Run (Julian Austin), Get Me Through December (Natalie MacMaster).