Daphne Lee Martin wins Best Country Artist


Our own Daphne Lee Martin took the prize for Best Country Artist at the inaugural Connecticut Music Awards at the Bushnell in Hartford this past Wednesday, September 12. Accepting the award, Martin was joined on stage by producer and occasional bandmate Jim Carpenter.  Launched by Chip McCabe of Chip’s Unnamed Local Band Show and CT.com and inspired in part by New London’s own Whalie Awards, the awards ceremony was an extension and celebration of the Grand Band Slam sponsored by the Advocate newspapers and celebrating musicians throughout Connecticut.  Martin wasn’t the only New London act to being home a statue as The Suicide Dolls took the Best Rock Act prize and Apathy landed Best Hip Hop.

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