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FOUR YAMAHA ARTISTS RECEIVE 2015 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD NOMINATIONS

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Oct 21, 2015 – Yamaha Entertainment Group of America is proud to announce that four Yamaha artists received nominations for the 2015 American Music Awards (AMA), including Luke Bryan, Paul McCartney, Zac Brown and Casting Crowns.

AMA nominations are based on album and digital sales, radio airplay, streaming, social activity and tour data, but winners are voted entirely by fans. Voting is currently open at AMAvote.com. Fans can also vote on Facebook and Twitter by simply mentioning the artist and hash-tagging the category name and AMAs. Hosted by Jennifer Lopez for the first time, ABC will air the AMAs live from Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater on November 22.

“I am always thrilled to see our Yamaha artists’ acknowledged for their hard work,” said Chris Gero, founder and vice president of Yamaha Entertainment Group. “It is an honor to support them in their musical endeavors and we wish them the best of luck.”

Yamaha artists are nominated in the following categories:

Artist of the Year
Luke Bryan

Collaboration of the Year Un-leashed by T-Mobile
Rihanna & Kanye West Featuring Paul McCartney “FourFiveSeconds”

Favorite Male Artist – Country
Luke Bryan

Favorite Duo or Group – Country
Zac Brown Band

Favorite Artist – Contemporary Inspirational
Casting Crowns  

ABOUT YAMAHA ENTERTAINMENT GROUP:

Yamaha Entertainment Group of America is a boutique, one-stop shop, record label developed to be the champion of the musician with the backing power of the largest music manufacturer in the world. Yamaha Entertainment Group is branding, promotion, concert production, content development, product placement, tour support, piano logistics and artist relations, all rolled into one. Home to more than 3,600 talented artists, Yamaha Entertainment Group is responsible for the development and advancement of the Yamaha brand name through numerous artist related activities worldwide.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Michelle Cusator/ Yamaha Entertainment Group
714.228.3387
mcusator@yamaha.com