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Surprise guests a big hit at Magic City Music Awards


In an awards show packed with youthful energy and frenetic performances, the hit of the night at the 17th annual Magic City Music Awards on Sunday might have been Norrine “The Outlaw Queen” Linderman, who’s been performing in the Billings area since the late 1940s. Linderman, winner of last year’s Freeman Lacy Award, created to recognize musicians with a long history of contributing to the Billings music scene, was just well enough to pick up her award last year, but too ill to sing. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Voting already at record level for Magic City Music Awards


Voting is underway for the 17th annual Magic City Music Awards. It’s not just underway, it’s going gang-busters. Between the opening of voting, which was announced Tuesday morning on the MCMA Facebook page, and Friday morning, more than 1,700 people had already voted. That’s well ahead of the 1,318 votes cast last year, which was itself a record, and this year’s voting doesn’t close until Sept. 25. Continue Reading →

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Big show, sad news mark Magic City Music Awards


The 16th annual Magic City Music Awards on Sunday drew big crowds, threw off waves of youthful energy and included a sad, shocking announcement from Jared Stewart, the guitar master who has won more of the awards than anyone else. The evening also included a tribute to Norrine “The Outlaw Queen” Linderman, who has been singing, yodeling and playing guitar in these parts since the late 1940s. She was this year’s recipient of the Freeman Lacy Award, established to recognize musicians with a long history of contributing to the Billings music scene. (more…) Continue Reading →

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Deadline nears for music award nominations

Tomorrow is the last day to make your nominations for the 2016 Magic City Music Awards. You can click on the MCMA ad on top of this page (it rotates with a Tumbleweed ad) or just go here to make your nominations. There are 60 categories to choose from, and you can also suggest a new category you’d like to see in the future. Voting will then be conducted on the same site, Oct. 6 through Oct. Continue Reading →

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