Excited to announce Government Town’s Mike Harmel will be participating in the 2019 Canadian Songwriting Challenge May 1st - 3rd in Charlottetown, PEI.
'Diamonds' off III won second place in the 'Lyrics Only' category at the International Songwriting Competition. 'Nightingale' received Honorable Mention in the 'Americana' category.
This year's competition had over 16,000 entries worldwide. See www.songwritingcompetition.com for a list of the winners.
The following songs off III are International Songwriting Competition finalists:
- 'Nightingale' in the 'Americana' category;
- 'Diamonds' in the 'Lyrics Only' category.
'Godforsaken Town' was a finalist in the Lyrics Only category of the 2016 U.S.A. Songwriting Competition.
'Took a Train' off Government Town's latest album III has been nominated in the Alt. Country Song category at the 15th Independent Music Awards. Winners will be announced November 12th from the stage at The IMAs Independent Music Party at Lincoln Center for The Performing Arts in New York City.
Government Town is nominated for 'Group of the Year' at the 27th annual Saskatchewan Country Music Awards.
'Stand and Fall (Part 1)' was a finalist in the Lyrics Only category of the 2015 U.S.A. Songwriting Competition.
Government Town's latest album 'II' has been nominated for 'Best Album' at Prairie Dog Magazine's 'Best of Regina 2015'. Click the attached link to vote:
Voting is open until October 19, 2015.
'Seeds', track #4 off Government Town's latest album II, was #7 on the DMDS 'Top Downloads' chart, and #4 on the DMDS 'Most Active Indies' chart, the week of June 29th, 2015 http://blog.dmds.com/?p=5268
Excited to announce that 'Wrong Side of the Gun' off our new album II has been selected as a semi-finalist in the 'AAA' category at the International Songwriting Competition. This year's competition had over 18,000 entries worldwide. See www.songwritingcompetition.com for a list of all the semi-finalists.
II debuted at #19 on CFBU 103.7 FM's (St. Catherine, Ontario) Top 30 Album Chart for the week ending February 3rd, 2015.
Government Town's sophomore album II was named to the following "Best Albums of 2014" lists:
Brad Prosko (#2 Best Album of 2014):
Taron Cochrane (#5 Best Album of 2014):
J.J. Remone (#23 Best Album of 2014):
Government Town is excited to announce that its new album II is now available on iTunes. You can find it at the following link (click on the link to view):