Nashville, TN (October 24, 2023) – Big congratulations are in order for singer/songwriter and recording artist Justine Blazer! Justine took home two awards at the 2023 Josie Music Awards, which took place on October 22 at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN.
Her best-selling hit record “Girl Singing the Blues,” co-written, produced, mixed, engineered and mastered by Blazer, won the coveted “Blues Album of the Year” award. Justine has been getting worldwide airplay for this album and has accumulated over 120K streams on Spotify.
“I was ecstatic when they called my name,” Justine exclaims. “Blues is a genre that I love so much and I pour my heart and soul into my music. It feels wonderful to be recognized. Standing in that iconic Grand Ole Opry circle, accepting this award – that is a moment I will cherish forever…
This award represents my personal journey, growth and all the obstacles I have faced. It also showcases my producing and mixing skills, my team and all my musical collaborators. I want to thank Josie, Tinamarie and the JMA judging panel. Also, I’d like to dedicate this award to my dad, who has passed on. He loved the Blues and would have been so proud of this moment!”
Justine also wants to thank and recognize her co-writers, Armand Hutton, Corey Lee Barker, Shay Watson, Tom Bender, Lou Molitch, her band tracking engineers, Bobby Balow and Bobby Holland at Pentavarit Studios in Nashville, her guitar players and musical partners of 10 years, Lou Molitch and Brian Jones, her publicist, Colleen Lippert (Anchor Publicity), her musicians and collaborators, Kerry Adams, Kitt Wakeley, Natalie Jean, Suzanne Grzanna, Larry Mitchell, Kezia Alford, Claudette King, Damian Wyldes, Alan Baker, Shay Watson, Isaac Velasquez, Jeff Bradshaw, Syreeta Thompson, Kirk Donovan, Paul Thacker, Diego Vasquez, Smith Curry, Nick Buda and more.
“Girl Signing the Blues” previously reached #1 on iTunes USA, #1 on iTunes Belgium, #18on Billboard’s Blues Albums Chart, #1 on Amazon’s Best Sellers Chart and #1 on Amazon’s New Releases Chart. The album has also won recognition from the Global Music Awards, InterContinental Music Awards, Radio Music Awards, Indie Music Channel Awards and World Songwriting Awards.
Justine also won Best Holiday Song of the Year for “Who Let the Jolly In,” written by Kezia Alford, Claudette King, Corey Lee Barker and Justine Blazer.
In addition, Justine produced the winning song for Social Impact Song of the Year, “Spread Hope Send Love Around The World,” by Amy McAllister.
About Justine Blazer:
Originally from Detroit, MI and currently based in Nashville, TN, Justine Blazer is a Billboard, Music Row, iTunes-charting and multi-award winning producer, singer, songwriter, composer and recording artist. She is a member of The Recording Academy (GRAMMYs), Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music. Having opened for the likes of JasonAldean, Justin Moore, Lee Brice, Kathy Mattea, Regis Philbin, Lonestar and more, Justine has also received endorsements from Luna Guitars, ProMedia Training, Dean Guitars, Ram Trucks, Chrysler Incorporated, Antares, RME and Mojave Microphones.
Justine has been on various TV shows, including American Super Group (MTV), and has had sync-licensing placements on The Young and the Restless (CBS), A Treasure for Christmas (Lifetime Network), the Telly-Award winning film Hashtag Blessed (Prime Video), Tubi, Redbox and more. Her music video for her popular single “Good Trouble” was also aired on both CMT and TCN.
Her upcoming song, “Holiday Heart” (written by Blazer, April Henry, Corey Lee Barkerand performed by April Henry), will be featured on the GAC TV network in the new holiday film ‘Journey to Christmas’ on Sunday, October 29th.
Justine is a voting member of the Recording Academy and attended the 64th and 65th GRAMMY ®️ Award Shows as a balloted artist.