Former lakecity resident and worship leader Becky Thomas has been nominated for a Native American Music Award.
The final awards are presented on the basis of public vote.
Thomas is nominated in two categories, Best Female and Gospel/Inspirational Recording. Thomas has two CDs to her credit, I Delight In You and Miracles of the North. She also appears on Glorious.
Some of her popular songs on the CDs are Spread Your Wings and Fly, Spirit Way, Do Not Gloat, I Will Remember, In Jesus Name, Creator Healer and Elsie’s Grizzly Bear, Fish Every Morning, God of the Moose and Little Native Church.
To vote for Thomas go to www.nativeamericanmusicawards.com/votenow.cfm.
Thomas says she has had a few people say they didn’t have time to listen to all the songs.
She says not listening to all the songs is not a problem. “Just click ‘no’ on whether or not you listened to all the artists. I did the same and the vote still went through. Or you can click ‘yes’ and just vote in the categories you listened to.”
Thomas thanks everyone for their votes so far.
“It is much appreciated. Just to be in the nomination line-up is such an honour,” Thomas says. “I’ll be taking my daughter Kim to celebrate with me in New York on Oct. 7 and am so excited to meet all the other artists and she the show.
“Regardless of the outcome, we are thrilled to be going and are praying we can somehow bring glory to the Great Chief.”
Thomas made a stop in Williams Lake this spring while on tour in British Columbia during May and June.
“We had some really powerful times especially at Ness Lake Women’s Retreat,” Thomas says. “Of all the wonderful times we had, my favourite concert and memory happened in Williams Lake when a native lady fell into my arms weeping because of God’s presence on her. She was so sweet and somehow touched my heart in a deep way.”
The Native American Music Awards will be held, Friday, Oct. 7 at the Seneca Niagara Hotel and Casino in Niagara Falls, New York.