The East Coast Music Awards announced the nominee’s for awards last week, with many locals picking up nominations. One musician is Pictou County’s Dave Gunning. He picked up three nods for the awards show, including Folk Recording of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Fan’s Choice Entertainer of the Year.
To date, Gunning has been nominated for 22 ECMA’s and has won 8. Gunning says that the weeks leading up to the ECMA’s is always a great time for a retrospective on ones career:
In total, the nominations include 113 people or acts from Nova Scotia, 44 from New Brunswick, 27 from Prince Edward Island and 27 from Newfoundland and Labrador. The 2017 East Coast Music Awards show will take place on April 27 in Saint John.