Rising folk-rock singer-songwriter Sierra West is celebrating her 2012 Out Music Award (OMA) nomination for Best Folk/Country Song for her song and title track to her new EP, "Hold Your Fire." Sierra and other nominees will contend for top honors at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on December 14-16, 2012.
The OMAs, together with its parent organization the LGBT Academy of Recording Arts (LARA), honors individuals who create and produce music with a message of inclusion, equality, and creative achievements. LARA and the OMAs support out and proud LGBT artists and performers in the entertainment and music industries.
"Hold Your Fire" along with her current radio single "In Your Hands," were also recently nominated for a 2012 Hollywood Music in Media Award (HMMA) for Best Folk/Acoustic Song. Sierra will also attend the Red Carpet event in Hollywood, California on November 15 at the Fonda Theater.
Hold Your Fire was released August 2012 via Sierra's publishing company, 21 Monkeys Music. Three of the five songs on the EP were penned by Sierra at one of the "Writing It Up In The Garden" artist retreats hosted several times a year by Nerissa Nields, a member of the folk band The Nields.
Steadily building up a following in the LGBT community, Sierra was recently spotlighted in interviews with Queer Women in Music Boston as well as Lezgetreal and CherryGrrl.
Her next show will be at The Go Lounge in San Diego on October 25 as part of their Homegrown Free Live Concert series.
The EP is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon, and CDBaby.
For the latest news and music from Sierra West, visit www.sierrarocks.com.
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