TheFlorida Music Awards®
Don Felder Talks About his Florida Roots
Don Felder, renown guitarist of the Eagles and co-writer of their biggest hit 'Hotel California' talks
about growing up in Gainsville, Florida with schoolmates, Stephen Stills, Bernie Leadon also of
the Eagles and Tom Petty who he gave guitar lessons... Interview Question by Wayne Koss
- Journalist and Florida Music Awards President. ©2012 A Hard Rock Live Recording
The Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame - All Access BACKSTAGE PASS:
The Florida Music Awards Press Kickoff event.
Interviews - Burt Reynolds, Bertie Higgins, Rick Derringer, Lee Tiger
@ Ocean Manor Resort, Fort Lauderdale Beach
Some Great Points About The Florida Music Awards®
The Florida Music Awards encompasses thousands of the state’s finest musicians and industry personnel while creating harmony in the industry.
The Florida Music Awards raises the bar and stimulates aspiring artists while providing a benchmark for future generations of artists… recognizing artists, DJs/Broadcast personalities and personnel in the entertainment field of one of the most prolific states in the global music scene.
A highly substantial and valuable event for the entertainment industry to gather and interact, conduct business and look forward to annually.
Once in a lifetime music artists collaborations and interaction provides a once in a lifetime moments for all.
The event provides Cover Story’s for major publications alongside being Major Broadcast feature’s etc… throughout the U.S. and globally.
A most important recognition and major media blitz operation for the Florida music industry personnel top achievers of today and yesterday.
The Florida Music Awards provides major tourism support and vast attention to the Florida lifestyle and entertainment scene here in Florida, USA.
A foremost captivating and entertaining celebration for the public and media alike.
A great opportunity for artists to promote their music, videos, books, etc… to major media and fans…
A high quality broadcast video production of the event will be made to capture the moment in time – providing a significant sound and vision capsule for those in and not in attendance and for those living in a different time frame to enjoy.
An economic, educational and cultural benefit of for the people and state.
Relic museums are fine–yet capturing the true artist in motion in real time and space is the true essence of the artists!
Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame Inductees: Ray Charles, Bo Diddly, Rick Derringer, Bertie Higgins, and Dana Paul - South Florida regional artist
The Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame VOTING PROCESS:
Artists and music industry personnel receiving award nominations and subsequently awards were meticulously gathered from internet balloting to Florida entertainment industry club promoters and bookers, agent’s producers, engineers, musicians, radio personnel with an equal proportion of ballots in each area of the state in effort to provide fairness.
The voting ballots host national and local artists that divide nationwide prominence artists a separate category than club acts that are on local regions within the state. This provides local scene acts an opportunity to share in the awards that don’t have the broad notoriety yet are equally talented.
The selected recipients this year are among the top in voting yet not necessarily in order of the highest number of votes. Due to major Florida artists tour routing across the globe and their recording schedules we will be honoring the artists and personnel whose schedule permits them to be present this year and participate. Therefore, other artists chosen to be honored for a Hall of Fame – Lifetime Achievement Award can be honored next year or a following year.
This provides the artists, the Florida entertainment industry, fans and media to participate in honoring the chosen alongside capturing the moments on video for now and future generations of fans. The video will contain live performances from the event along with interviews and extra footage related to the awards recipients. The Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame concept is built around creating video for major broadcast and DVD that will chronical and represent the states significant artist other than having a brick in mortal building displaying their instruments or belongings.
We have expended multiple years of organizing artists, management and industry personnel on presenting this showcase the best way possible.
Each year we lay a stronger cornerstone where thousands of aspiring musicians, alongside seasoned devoted artists and music industry personnel from the state of Florida will be provided a substantial benchmark for industry honors and achievements.
Scenes from the Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame 2017 Kick Off Party
Tom Petty - Greg Allman
Sadly a very different Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame inductions will be forth coming with the death of Tom Petty and Greg Allman recent passing —Florida music icons that are gone much too soon. Allman Brother Butch Trucks also left us recently.
We have been working with their Tom and Greg's management for a planned live induction show in south Florida--which is difficult for they were always in high demand with performances worldwide and Tom was also interested in performing with Stephen Stills and Don Felder—High School mates from Gainsville, Florida for the planned event.
We will be announcing additional inductees later this month and planned tributes for our lost legends.
Wayne Koss – Chairman of the Florida Music Awards Hall of Fame.
“Without helping to nurture and recognize true talent, the vast majority of quality musicians often give up their craft.
It’s sad, it happens everywhere–shows like this help provide a platform to aspire too while providing important recognition
that helps sustain a creative energy flow.
Our objectives of being in our chosen field of arts reflect venerated reasons why we are steadfast in our pursuits in this industry. In view of the fact that it’s a road best known for hardships–we venture with a spirited passion that motivates our works. Sometimes the driving ethos is inexplicable. No industry like the arts has so many talented individuals that place importance of their work over higher monetary opportunities. Success is measured in many ways. Yet, an exceptional talent in the music business is no fluke or roll of the dice. It’s earned by long hours of dedication to the craft. That is the high note that should eventually lead to a sustainable future in the industry of choice–or at least a worthy note of recognition. Our extended mission is to lend a helping hand in facilitating this and provide them the opportunity to take a grand spotlight to observe their measure of musical brilliance that they have created for their community of arts and enjoyment for all that have ears. By nurturing these noble efforts we truly make a better community for all"
Wayne Koss - Chairman of The Florida Music Awards
"Truly honored and thrilled to be a part of such a wonderful effort. Thank you for what you are doing. Amazing" - Dr. Ed Calle
Dr. Ed Calle is a Latin Grammy® Award winner for Best Instrumental Album (2015) with Dr. Ed Calle Presents Mamblue and a five-time Grammy® nominee.
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