South African singer, Hunter Leite is nominated for The Josie Music Awards USA and fall in the list of 11 worldwide out of 23 000 entries!

Photo Credit : Marihes van Rooyen

The Josie Music Awards packs the Celebrity Theater in Dollywood for an incredible full production show. A weekend just for the independent music community starting with red carpet and media to a breath-taking production.

Olka Bolka will share an article about HunTer soon.

Look at the list of nominations here:…

Read this media report about this amazing Music Rewards:

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – Sept. 11, 2018 – PRLog — The Josie Music Awards, the largest independent music award organization, part of The Josie Network, LLC of Brands held its 4th Annual award ceremony event this past Saturday, September 8, 2018 at the Celebrity Theater inside the Dollywood Theme Park.  The Josie Music Awards also known as the “JMAs” and the “Josies” celebrates those in the independent music industry like no one else can.  This is a huge event just for amazing talents within the independent community of many different genres. The exposure nominees receive from this event cannot be matched. The show was opened fittingly by Josie Passantino’s fiance’ singer/songwriter/performer and multi-award winner Matt Boone.  He pumped up the crowd and announced owners Josie and Tinamarie Passantino.

The JMA weekend gave those in the independent community a red-carpet entrance as Dollywood greeters welcomed all in attendance, the flashing lights of the cameras filled the red carpet as nominees posed for their photos by a team of outstanding photographers.  Then with several media outlets ready the nominees had the opportunity for several interviews prior to the start of the show.  The show was a full production event including award presentations and unforgettable performances.  Attendees were also treated to special guest performances from two incredibly talented performers Heidi Parton and Chris Golden.  The full stage production included lighting effects that were out of this world and left attendees wanting more.  The weekend also included a full day at the Dollywood Theme Park to have fun with family and friends. This was a weekend that attendees won’t forget.

The red carpet included attendees taking photos with the Free2Luv anti-bullying sign.  Free2Luv was awarded with The Josie Show Humanitarian Award this year with its presentation on the red carpet. Also announced or presented on the red carpet were the Hall of Fame Inductees Jimmy Parker (Traditional Country), Steve Owen (Bluegrass), Donna Ray (Gospel). Josie and Tinamarie were honoured with Hall of Fame inductions for their work to continually support Bluegrass and Gospel music within the industry and throughout their musical brands.

The “Josies” went to 86 amazing talents and the stage show included 14 unbelievable performances.  Modern Country Entertainer of the Year Band winners Tobi Lee and Mustang Sally’s performance was met with a standing ovation. Performances by Rio & The Rockabilly Revival, Under The Radar, Kevin B Klein, Amy McAllister, Hanah & Hailee, Cherish Lee, Jessie-Rose, Kathryn Shipley with Chuck Thomas, The Tennessee River Boys, Rebecca Mae & Jack Lawless, and Tom Euler had attendees dancing in their seats, inspired, and hearts touched. The Josie Network Owners, Josie and Tinamarie Passantino, were out mingling with the crowd and taking photos before and after the show as well as at The Island After Party Gathering location.  Photographer photos will be released within the upcoming weeks.

This hugely successful event can only be described as magical. To become involved in the Josie Music Awards or any of The Josie Network of 9 brands visit or for details.

Media Contact
Tinamarie Passantino; COO/CFO
The Josie Network, LLC

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