New Hampshire Band wins National Recognition

The Shana Stack Band wins 2 national awards
Band of the Year and the Fans Choice Award

Nashville, TN, Monday, July 1, 2013: The Independent Country Music Association, located in Nashville, Tennessee, the Country Music Capital of the World, announced today the winners of their 2nd Annual Independent Country Music Association Awards.

The Independent Country Music Association (ICoMA) exists to educate, evaluate, and promote indie country music. The Shana Stack Band, comprised of all New Hampshire musicians (Shana Stack, Ed Leavitt, John Sanchez, Kurt Ekstrom and Kevin Miller), was nominated in 3 categories: Country Band of the Year, Album of the Year, for their sophomore album, “What You See Is What You Get” along with the Fans Choice Award. The Band of the Year and Album of the Year categories were voted on by the Association while the Fans Choice Award was voted on and determined solely by the fans.

The Shana Stack Band began the journey of rallying their over 1,500 fans on Facebook and live audiences to begin voting for the Fans Choice Award. The fans began a grassroots campaign to win the Fans Choice Award. The voting began in April and ended on June 30, 2013.

In a press release on the evening of July 1, by Alan Shephard Sr., President of the Independent Country Music Association, written to all members and nominees (winners) of the vast array of awards, The Shana Stack Band was named for both the Fans Choice Award and Country Band of the Year.

The Shana Stack Band members were ecstatic about the news. They are also a humble group of musicians. “We couldn’t do this without all of our fans, friends and families. Our families give up a lot of family-time to allow us to play music.” They are appreciative of all of the support they receive during the year. “The Fans Choice Award means so much to us. It shows that the fans really approve of what we do. They are what make this adventure fun and exciting.”

Congratulations to The Shana Stack Band on all of their success. They are really moving forward in their endeavors. The band has just released their third album, “Every Now and Then”, which sold over 100 copies, prior to its release date in June 2013. The band will be performing 17 dates in July and will travel thousands of miles all across New England to perform for the fans. They have opened for Country Superstars, such as Reba McEntire, Sugarland, Travis Tritt and will be opening for Rascal Flatts on Saturday, August 2 at Meadowbrook in Gilford, New Hampshire. You can view their website and order their latest CD by visiting

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