Gary Burk III Wins Big At World’s Largest Indie Music Awards - Local Chicora Musician

Left to Right: Ange Giavedoni (Bass Guitar), Gary Burk III (Lead Singer/Lead Guitarist), Robert Mead (Rhythm Guitar), Jason Rusiewicz (Drums).

PIGEON FORGE, TN, — MTS Management Group is proud to announce  country music artist Gary Burk III was a winner at Saturday night’s 6th Annual Josie Music Awards ceremony, held in Pigeon Forge, TN. Burk won Contemporary Country Male Song of the Year for “Like That", written by Betsy Walter. Burk was also a performer at Saturday night’s event.

“Woo! We won! Contemporary (Country Male) Song of the Year! Thank you to everyone for making this possible: (Band Members) Robert Mead, Jason Rusiewicz, Ange Giavedoni, John Puckett III . . . and to my label, MTS Records (based in Pittsburgh), my producer Eric Gunderson of Love and Theft, and my entire family! We are bringing a JMA back to Pittsburgh.”

Originally scheduled to be held at Dollywood’s Celebrity Theater for the 3rd year in a row, the world’s largest Indie Music Awards show was moved to the Country Tonite Theater, due to COVID-19 closures of Dollywood Theaters.

The Josie Music Awards is an all genre music award show ceremony which includes a lavish red carpet and many performances. Since its inaugural celebration in 2015, the Josie Music Awards was, is, and remains the largest independent artist award show globally. Certainly, the most gala from the red carpet to the breathtaking venues the award show has been held in such as The Gaylord Opryland Resort “The Springs” building and the world-renowned Schermerhorn Symphony Center Concert Hall, The Nissan Stadium (all located in Nashville, Tennessee) and The Celebrity Theater in Dollywood (Pigeon Forge, Tennessee). Thousands of people from around the globe attend such as independent artists, songwriters, record labels, talent agencies, promotion companies, producers, engineers, management companies, press, music industry businesses, family/friends/fans, and more come out each year to enjoy the performances, award recognition, and the elaborate celebration.

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