NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March XX, 2017) - Webster Public Relations is proud to be recognized as the 2017 New Music Awards ‘Publicity Firm of the Year’ by New Music Weekly Magazine. Award winners also include Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Kelsea Ballerini and Parmalee, just to name a few of the honorees.

“What an honor to be recognized as one of the best in the business by New Music Weekly Magazine. I moved to Nashville more than 20 years ago to chase my dream of working with music artists. I’m so proud of what we’ve accomplished with iconic and emerging acts,” said Kirt Webster, President/CEO of Webster PR.

2017 New Music Awards honor artists, songs, radio stations (and their programmers) as well as industry executives in which NMA has recognized as noteworthy, ground-breaking and exceptional across multiple music genres. These selections were determined by open ballot voting throughout the radio industry and supporting fans within the music industry.

“Our team is thrilled to receive this recognition and be included with some of the best in the music business. Every day we strive to exceed client expectations and deliver unparalleled PR/publicity representation,” said Scott Adkins, VP Publicity of Webster PR.

"The NMAs are based on worldwide voting from the music community and demonstrates our commitment to music discovery and radio talents," added Larry Weir, New Music Weekly Magazine Editor.

Publicity Firm of the Year
Webster Public Relations

Country Single of the Year
“My Church” Maren Morris

Country Male Artist of the Year
Tim McGraw

Country Female Artist of the Year
Kelsea Ballerini

Country Group/Duo of the Year
Old Dominion

Best New Country Artist of the Year
Maren Morris

Best New Country Group/Duo of the Year

Country Record Label of the Year
Big Machine/Universal

NMW is proud to be the first and only award show not weighted down with the politics and corruption of the corporate world, but an award show showing the true talent which exists in the music industry today. NMW's motivation for providing the most updated and fairly tracked radio airplay information is owed to the philosophy of radio pioneer and legend Bill Gavin, who started Gavin as a weekly tip-sheet for radio programmers in the 1950s. It wasn't until the early 1990's that Gavin's philosophy was finally archived with the bureaucracy of major label politics . .thus the founding of New Music Weekly magazine.

New Music Weekly, has graced the pages of Billboard, R&R, Gavin, Friday Morning Quarterback, Music Connection, Inside Connection and most recently Soap Digest has found great success with their charting system which includes Top40, Adult Contemporary, Country, College, Americana, and Rock radio stations. Most recently with the formation of Backstage Entertainment's newly developed Spins Tracking System (STS) it has already impacted over 450 radio stations since the beginning of 2005. New Music Weekly has also been honored as "Magazine of the Year" award at the Los Angeles Music Awards. The weekly music trade magazine which has fast become the top chart breaking publication for new music and artists scored top honors during the event held in Hollywood, California. The magazine, founded in 1999, boasts over 1500 reporting radio stations in the genres of Top40, Adult Contemporary, Country, College, Jazz and Alternative/Rock. New Music Weekly has also found success with its Future Hits compilation CDs. This multi-format music sampler enables recording artists to get their music to the hands of radio station program directors that will support new artists regardless of label affiliation. In addition, New Music Weekly owns and operates the New Music Radio Network which services its syndicated radio specials to hundreds of Country and Mainstream radio stations.