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Female fiddler nominated for CMA Musician of the Year

Female fiddler nominated for CMA Musician of the Year

Female fiddler nominated for CMA Musician of the Year
Female fiddler nominated for CMA Musician of the Year

Blake Shelton’s Fiddle player Jenee Fleenor has becameĀ the first woman ever to be nominated for Musician of the Year. at the 2019 Country Music Awards in the USA.

For 10 of the last 11 years, the award has gone to revered guitarist Mac McAnally., but this year Jenee has a chance to break in to this All Boys Club. She’s nominated alongside McAnally, Ilya Toshinsky, Paul Franklin and Derek Wells.

“I just broke down in tears,” she told The Tennessean. “It’s been a dream of mine since I knew what the CMAs were, to be named with all of my peers and heroes.”

Read full stories:

https://www.tennessean.com/story/entertainment/music/2019/08/28/cma-awards-2019-jenee-fleenor-musician-year-blake-shelton-fiddle-player/2140469001/

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16yo refugee dreams of being a famous violinist

Aboud and his mother now settled safely in Australia
After fleeing war-torn Syria with his family for a safer and more prosperous life in Australia, the 16-year-old has dreams of one day being a famous violinist.

16yo Aboud Kaplo taught himself to play violin from YouTube videos in Syria’s civil war torn Aleppo. Despite being unable to read music when he first taught himself to play the violin, Aboud’s determination has led many to recognise his rare talent.

“It’s a safer place to live, where I don’t have to worry about bombs and war and all that kind of stuff.”

He now performs with the Sydney Youth Orchestra and the Western Sydney Youth Orchestra after auditioning and receiving a scholarship.

Read the full story here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-15/syrian-refugee-self-taught-violinist-dreams-of-being-famous/11418862

Thanks to ABC’s 7:30 Report