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…I for one am delighted to welcome and to promote the SAY Award. It says a lot about us, as a nation and as a creative force, much more at ease with ourselves, less ashamed of success, delighted to rejoice in our musical talents and achievements, happy to strut our stuff and encourage the world to look at us and how great we are.
Let’s hope that this inaugural Scottish Album of the Year award is the first of many.
It beggars belief, given Scotland’s strong musical heritage and output, that we’ve never had a competition to promote great albums of the year and ultimately, find the stand-out.
We are extremely honoured to be on the short list of contenders for the inaugural Scottish Album of the Year Award. This is a fantastic platform for Scottish artists who are sometimes overlooked for more UK wide accolades. We hope this award that will grow to rival the UK’s more established awards.
Ross McNae, Twin Atlantic
“Free” by Twin Atlantic made the SAY Award shortlist, coming out as the users’ favourite in Monday’s public vote.
I am so very honoured and flabbergasted to be considered for the short list. This recognition will go a long way to cradling the miniscule and spontaneous genre I represent. Many congratulations to the SMIA for supporting Scotland with this brave new initiative. I wish everyone great success and many thanks for the vote of confidence.
“Karma” by Tommy Smith also made the SAY Award shortlist of 10 albums.
Super happy to be considered for this award, recognition is always nice but this is particularly special as it’s from my homeland.
“Glass Swords” from Rustie made it onto the SAY Award shortlist.
Regardless of who wins, I just hope that the award brings all of these great albums (short and longlisted) into the homes of people across the world who otherwise might not have ever heard of them. This is so surreal, I feel like Susan Boyle”.
Graeme Ronald, Remember Remember
Remember Remember - “The Quickening” - making its makers feel like Susan Boyle on the SAY Award shortlist.