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On behalf of Music Resource Group, The IMAs, and our distinguished judging panelists, it is our pleasure to congratulate James Hand on being nominated in The 14th Independent Music Awards! See below for the nominations:

James Hand - Stormclouds in Heaven - Bluegrass Album
James Hand - Why Oh Why - Bluegrass Song

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IMA logoJuly 16, 2015 – Finally, after months of anticipation, the votes have been tallied and the judge-determined Winners in The 14th Independent Music Awards are ready to be announced. As always, IMA honors are awarded for the totality of artistic excellence based on originality, musicianship, musicality, vocals, recording quality, etc.

The extraordinary entries submitted from nearly 80 countries and 7 continents made the nominating process quite a challenge. So imagine the difficulty judges then had in selecting winners in all categories.

James Hand's nominated work in The 14th IMAs was exceptional, placing it among an incredible group of independent talent from around the world whose artistry truly enhances the global music scene. Even though the nominations are not among the judge-selected Winners, they are still in the running to receive 14th IMA Vox Pop honors, the fan-determined portion of The Independent Music Awards:

Vote to support James

Fans Choose Best Music, Video & Designs at IMA Vox Pop Poll

Music fans from around the world have until Friday, September 11, 2015 to vote for their favorite Nominees at The Vox Pop Jukebox, the fan-determined portion of The IMAs. The Vox Pop Winners will be announced soon after.


Ameripolitan Music

James won!

James Hand was voted
2015 Honky Tonk Male in the
Second Annual Ameripolitan Music Awards

The awards were presented on February 17, 2015 at the Paramount Theater in Austin, TX.

James accepts award

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James Hand  - Stormclouds in Heaven

After two years from the release of the critically acclaimed album, MIGHTY LONESOME MAN, Slim Hand Music is proud to announce the newest gospel-inspired album release from James Hand, titled STORMCLOUDS IN HEAVEN.

STORMCLOUDS IN HEAVEN, is a 14 song album of all originals gospel tunes, written by James, and is the culmination of heart-felt songs about praise, devotion, emotion and patriotism. Dedicated to long time guitarist Will Indian, this album was surely a work inspired from above.

Recorded in Austin, TX, and produced by long-time manager, Deb Perry, this album has truly been an endeavor pulled off by a handful of James' devoted friends and musicians. James Hand continues to please audiences in this new release with the help of local Austin notables like Cindy Cashdollar on steel/dobro, Floyd Domino and Earl Poole Ball on the ivories, Jason Roberts and Beth Chrisman on some Texas twin fiddles, Kevin Smith on stand-up bass, Speedy Sparks on electric bass, John McGlothlin, and Lisa Pankratz on drums, and Brennen Leigh on her amazing mandolin. Adding a new player, Jerry Mack Cook on lead guitar, brought this album together with a great country/bluegrass sound that emulates James' great style of music.

If you're tired of the slickness of modern Nashville, do yourself a favor and buy the new CD by James Hand titled Stormclouds in Heaven, This album entwines the great southern gospel genre with a country bluegrass flavor, giving the listener toe tapping enjoyment they will love to hear in songs like WHY OH WHY and DEVIL AIN'T NO QUITTER, and counter balancing it all with the soul touching emotion on tunes like BABY'S PROMISE and NO ONE EVER DIES. Stormclouds in Heaven, the highly anticipated 6th nationally and internationally released album by James Hand, is sure to please a wide range of listening audiences.

Stormclouds In Heaven debuts Oct 14th of this year, with a single digital release of WHY OH WHY on September 14th. How can you help spread the word and enjoy this much anticipated release? All you have to do is buy an advance copy HERE and you'll actually get it before it's even available for purchase!!! How's that for a bargain?! If you're a collector of vinyl, we're offering the limited edition (250) first-pressing w/ alternate cover and artwork on a first-come first-served basis via this campaign, and for the first 250 people who order the CD, you'll get 2 additional bonus tracks included as well!!!. And for those die-hard James Hand fans, we have the limited edition collector's package which includes many bonus items that you won't want to miss!!! RESERVE YOUR COPY TODAY!!!!!!!

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