So there’s this new thing called The Central Arkansas Music Awards. You know the drill: lots of categories, lots of performances, and everyone’s honored just to be nominated. Personally, I think this has been a long time coming and I’d like to shake the hand of the person who finally made it happen. One gripe: My album was released on September 17th, 2016, apparently two weeks prior to the cut-off time for eligibility for these awards. Hell, that’s just the day I had my CD release party. Maybe the release date was a short time later when it became available on the interwebs. It’s too late to argue for my inclusion now because it seems like they had already decided on nominees by the time news of this whole thing became public. Either way, I’m still happy that I’ll be there performing “Crowded”, a composition by Brian Nahlen, as part of the Brian Nahlen Band. If not for that I’d be really sad. Rock on, Hale out!