Evie Archer Scores Second HMMA Award Nomination, Two LA Music Critic Noms
In what is shaping up to be a very exciting summer for Evie Archer, the fast rising New Jersey based pop songstress has just received her second Hollywood Music in Media Award (HMMA) nomination in the Pop category for her song "Bad Behavior."
Earlier, she scored a nod in the same category for her popular Adult Contemporary single "Close To You."
The accolades don't stop there. Archer is also up for two nominations by the LA Music Critic Awards, as announced by Los Angeles Music Examiner Bob Leggett. Her debut album Life In Sand is in the Best CD Female category with new recordings by Jo Dee Messina, DiDi Benami, Melissa Polinar and Alisha Zalkin.
The singer's video for "Close To You" is nominated for Best Video in a category with Elyse & The Aftermath, Frank Shiner, Alisha Zalkin, Olivia Millerschin, Lucy Schwartz and Todd Carey.
Archer's approximately 45-minute set on the Main Entertainment Stage will begin at 5:45 p.m. Her performance is part of an all-star weekend entertainment lineup that includes all-star artists from several generations, including Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, America, 3 Doors Down and Hot Chelle Rae. Archer's participation in the festival is particularly appropriate because she grew up (as Melissa Rosenberg) in Readington Township, where the event is taking place.
Archer broke through the Adult Contemporary (A/C) music charts this year with her "Close To You", which in the top 30 on both the Mediabase and BDS A/C charts. She was recognized by both as the #1 most active new independent A/C artist.
Life in Sand is available on ITunes, CD Baby, and Amazon.
The Examiner gave it a rave review, noting that" "Archer pours her heart out and you can hear it in the lyrics, the aching tone in her vocals, and in the emotional dynamic of each song." The album was introduced by Archer to a packed house at a CD release and industry showcase party at The Cutting Room in New York City.
Archer made her radio debut last holiday season with "On Christmas Day," which played on Sirius XM (as well as many other radio stations) and all Macy's stores throughout the country. It was also the basis for a moving YouTube video by Full Circle Home, a military spouse support organization.