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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2009
Contact: Cornell Kinderknecht
4287 Belt Line Rd, Suite 172
Addison, TX 75001
CORNELL KINDERKNECHT NOMINATED FOR TOP TEXAS MUSIC AWARD
DALLAS, TEXAS — Cornell Kinderknecht, a musician
in the Dallas, Texas area, is one of five artists nominated for
Musician of the Year by the Academy of Texas Music for his 2008
release of the album Nightfall. The winner will be
announced at the 7th annual Texas Music Awards Show on
April 26, 2009 at the Palestine Civic Center in Palestine, Texas.
The public is invited to participate in the voting process, accounting
for ten percent of the final vote. The public voting period
for the award runs from February 2 through February 20 at www.TexasMusicAwards.org. The remainder of the
vote is determined by the Academy board and members.
Photography by Rick McDaniel
Native American flute, Anasazi flute, bansuri flute from India, Irish
whistle and ocarina in beautiful instrumental pieces composed and
performed by Cornell. The album has been well-received and has
garnered critical acclaim.
Cornell has recorded previous albums, both solo and in
collaboration with other musicians. His 2005 solo album, Returning Home, was an
award nominee at the 2006 Texas Music Awards.
Cornell's work can be heard on numerous other artists' recordings; he
has provided music for advertisements and documentaries; he and
his music were featured in the nationally broadcast television series,
"The Art of Living Gallery"; and he has performed the world premier
of two works for Native American flute and choir.
At ease in multiple genres, Cornell is a
regular performer at venues around Texas, is a frequent featured
performer and presenter at music festivals and workshops around the
U.S., and has a studio of flute students in Dallas, Texas.
"I am very honored to receive this nomination and I am grateful for
everyone's support and encouragement," Cornell stated. Awards are
presented in over ten categories. Each category is narrowed down to
five nominees out of thousands of entries received.
Nightfall and Cornell's other recordings, along with a concert
calendar, videos, and biographical information can be found at his
website www.cornellk.com. His music is also
available from Apple
iTunes and other digital music stores as well as from Amazon.com, CDBaby.com, MyTexasMusic.com, and other major vendors.
The Texas Music Awards are sanctioned by the Academy of Texas Music.
This year's awards program, now in its seventh year, will be hosted by
songwriting legend Michael Martin Murphey. Information about the
awards can be found online at www.TexasMusicAwards.org.
For further information, contact Cornell Kinderknecht online at www.cornellk.com.