Hollywood Music in Media Awards 2019
I was fortunate enough to be nominated for a 2019 Hollywood Music in Media Award for Best Rock Song, for which the band and I are very grateful! Now, we were up against very stiff competition and we didn't win. However trite it may sound, I honestly believe that just being nominated was quite an honor and I want to congratulate all of the nominees and thank everyone for helping us take Rock Star to the top of the charts! Although I never had an opportunity to read my "thank yous," I still want to thank the many people who helped us with the Firestorm album, so here's what I was planning to say had we won:
First off, I want to thank the HMMAs for the nomination and for giving exposure to up and coming artists. A big thank you to Kim Richards for believing in me since my beginnings here in LA, the late Stephan Bauer for signing me and John Velasco for taking over his role as president of Allied Artists Music Group; Sandra Hahn for helping out in so many different ways and being my surrogate mom all these years; my band, Alejandro Mercado, Michael Dwyer and Matt Grossman, for hanging in there since the beginning and most importantly, my late mom Ingjerd, my dad Bjørn Arne and brother Ståle, who put up with a basement rocker for all of my life! And all the others time doesn't permit me to thank, but are no less important. Please know that I love you all!
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