THUNDER BAY – Singer-songwriter Shy-Anne Hovorka is at it again, nominated for four major awards for this year’s prestigious Aboriginal People’s Choice Awards. Hovorka has been
announced as a nominee for: Aboriginal Female Entertainer of the Year, Best Pop Album, Single of the Year, and Best Produced Album. Hovorka says; “I am absolutely thrilled and honored to be nominated among such talented artists. I am having such an incredible year and I have a lot to be thankful for.”
Hovorka is nominated for her new album which was released this spring titled “Pseudo”. It is the young artist’s second album. Pseudo was produced in Thunder Bay Ontario by company RawBeats in collaboration with Hovorka, and was also recorded in the Northern city by Dining Room Studios. After the album dropped, it quickly climbed to the top position of many charts and was recognized across the continent after the release of the music video for “Can’t Change the World”. Hovorka says; “It would be amazing if Thunder Bay can be recognized for the work that has been done to make this album such a success. We have so much talent in the community.”
Hovorka needs more than just the music to gain the top position at the November 5th Awards show held in Winnipeg Manitoba. The winners of the awards are selected by the fans. People can vote by visiting: www.aboriginalpeopleschoice.com with final voting closing on October 6th, 2010.
Hovorka says; “As a child I was always told I couldn’t do it…when I finally had the courage to believe in myself, that is when things started to fall into place. I want every young person out there to know as long as they believe in themselves they can succeed. That is one of the key messages in the album.”
The nominations come just a week after Hovorka learned that she will be heading to Washington State Capital to participate at the “Ancient Indigenous Knowledge Round Table”. This is a very unique event that only a select group of participants from around the globe are able to attend says.
Hovorka has also recently been selected to perform at an Earth Day celebration in Rio, Brazil in the new year. At the event Hovorka will take the stage with artists and musicians like U2 and Bob Dylan.