Silver Wave Awards

The consistent high quality of Silver Wave recordings is well documented by the numerous awards our artists have received throughout our history.

Starting with the GRAMMY’s, the most widely recognized award in the music industry, we have five Grammy Winning recordings out of ten nominations. Of special note are Mary Youngblood’s two Grammy trophies, Johnny Whitehorse is both a Grammy winner and a nominee, and both Joanne Shenandoah and Peter Kater have two Grammy nominations each.

The Native American Music Awards (NAMMY) were established in 1997 to honor many categories of Native music. Silver Wave artists have been at the top of the winners list with Joanne Shenandoah winning 10 NAMMY’s over the years, more than any other artist. Robert Mirabal has twice been Artist of the Year, and Mary Youngblood has 5 NAMMY’s, proving Silver Wave artists are truly the best in the genre. In 2007 Joanne Shenandoah was honored with a Nammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

The INDIE Awards are presented by the Association For Independent Music (AFIM) and are known as the Grammy’s of independent record labels. Silver Wave has won 5 INDIE awards, along with many nominations, showing our strength as a leader among independent record labels.

Here is a select list of these and other awards we have received over the years:

Best Native American Music Album – GRAMMY NOMINATION! 2010

Best Native American Music Album – GRAMMY WINNER! – 2008

Debut Artist of the Year – NAMMY Awards – 2007
Best Rock Album- Indian Summer Music Awards 2007
Best Native American Record- New Mexico Music Awards 2007

Best Native American Music Album – GRAMMY WINNER! – 2007
Outstanding Musical Achievement- First Americans in the Arts 2007

Best Native American Music Album – GRAMMY WINNER! – 2006
Song of the Year (Bill Miller “Sacred Ground” title track) NAMMY 2006

Best International Album
Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards 2005

Best Native American Music Album- GRAMMY Nominee 2005
Best Producers (Tom Wasinger/Mary Youngblood) – NAMMY 2005

Best Holiday Album – New Age Reporter Lifestyle Awards 2004

Best Religious Recording – Indian Summer Music Awards 2004

Artist of the Year- NAMMY 2003
Indian Summer Music Award 2004

Best New Age Album- INDIE nominee 2001
Best New Age Album- Finalist New Age Voice Music Awards 2001

Best Native American Music Album – GRAMMY WINNER! – 2003
Best Native American Music Album – INDIE Awards 2003

Artist of the Year- NAMMY 2001
Album of the Year- NAMMY 2001
Songwriter of the Year- NAMMY 2001
Outstanding Musical Achievement- First Americans in the Arts 2002

Best Compilation Recording- NAMMY nominee 2001

Best Native American Music Album- GRAMMY nominee 2001
Best Native American Music Album- INDIE Awards 2001
New Age Album of the Year- NAMMY 2001
Producer of the Year- NAMMY 2001 (Tom Wasinger/Joanne Shenandoah)
Native American Recording of the Year- New Age Voice Music Awards 2001
Outstanding Musical Achievement- First Americans in the Arts 2001

Songwriter of the Year- NAMMY 2000
Artist of the Year- NAMMY nominee 2000
Best Male Artist- NAMMY nominee 2000
Record of the Year- NAMMY nominee 2000

Best Native American Music Album – INDIE Awards 2000
Best Female Artist- NAMMY 2000
Best New Age Recording- NAMMY 2000
Flutist of the Year- NAMMY 2000
Best Native American Recording- New Age Voice Music Awards 2000
Best New Age Album – Amazon.com 1999

Best World Music Recording- NAMMY nominee 2000

Best Female Artist- NAMMY 1999
Best Traditional Recording- NAMMY 1999
Best Native American Recording- Visionary Awards 1999

Flutist of the Year- NAMMY 1999

Notable Children’s Recording – American Library Association 1999

Best Native American Recording- INDIE Awards 1997
Best Female Artist- NAMMY 1998