Richard Lynch And Jeremy Parsons Nominated For 16th Independent Music Awards

Posted by Michael Stover
February 14, 2018 - 1:39pm EST

Independent Country Music Hall of Fame recording artist, philanthropist, farmer and tv/radio host Richard Lynch has received his share of honors over the years.  From multiple wins at the Josie Music Awards (the world's largest indie awards show) to his nominations at the New Music Awards and a 2014 win at the Independent Country Music Awards for Best Male Artist, Lynch's craft has been recognized by peers and fans, alike.

Nashville-based singer-songwriter Jeremy Parsons' music has been called "infectious" and "well-crafted." His latest album, "Things I Need to Say," including the blistering lead single and video, "Burn This House Down" has been receiving worldwide airplay, and Jeremy has been on the interview circuit, promoting the release and gaining new fans.

Now, MTS Management Group is pleased to announce Richard Lynch and Jeremy Parsons have both been nominated in the 16th Independent Music Awards. Lynch has been nominated for Best Country Album, "Mending Fences." Parsons has been nominated for Best Americana Song, "Why Is The Bluebird Blue?" The awards ceremony will be held on March 31, 2018 at Lincoln Center for the Performing Artists in New York City.  Other nominees include Jane Siberry, Fiona Joy and Amiss O.mega (featuring Snoop Dogg.)  For a full list of nominees, please visit

Judges for the 16th Independent Music Awards include Amy Lee (Evanescence), Tom Waits, Slayer, Michael W. Smith, and others.

Now in its 17th year, The Independent Music Awards, produced by Music Resource Group honor the year's most exceptional & artistically daring music projects from self-released and indie label talent from around the globe. And connects them to new performance, promotion, distribution and fans. Program winners and nominees include extraordinary artists at every stage of their careers and include Amy Lee, Masta Ace, Valerie June, Meghan Trainor, Passenger, Jackson Browne, Team Me, Radio Radio, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Girl In A Coma, Apples in stereo, Pokey LaFarge, Killer Mike among many more.

Hailing from Waynesville, OH, Richard Lynch is an American country music artist who has compiled a long list of country hits and chart toppers in the world of traditional country music. His single, "A Better Place" topped the New Music Weekly AM/FM country chart, the IndieWorld Country Record Report, and spent an incredible 32 weeks atop the Roots Music Report True Country chart. His next single, "We're American Proud" also topped the charts. His last release, "Cut and Paste" also reached Number One the airplay charts. Richard is a multiple-award-winning artist and a member of the Independent Country Music Hall of Fame. He is also the founder of Love Tattoo Foundation for veterans. Richard Lynch hosts "Traditionally Lynch," currently airing on Cincinnati television stations.

Born in San Antonio, Texas, Jeremy Parsons grew up soaking in the sounds of Texas music in the dancehalls of the Lone Star State. Jeremy was always a fan of music, but it wasn't until his later high school years that he discovered his knack for it. Driven by his passion, he taught himself to play the guitar and began to write and perform music. Over the past decade, Jeremy has played all over the U.S. and in Europe, including numerous venues in Texas. Pulling from the example of Texas performance artists, Jeremy loves to interact with his audience. He captivates the crowd with his genuine personality, unique humor, and heart-felt love of his occupation.