Best Singer-Songwriter of the Year, Anitra Jay Nominated

Just Announced!  Charlotte, North Carolina based R&B/Soul singer-songwriter, Anitra Jay has been nominated for Best Singer-Songwriter of 2013 with the Charlotte Music Awards.  

With roots in Jazz, Soul, and Gospel, Anitra Jay showcases an energetic mix of head bopping grooves, spoken word, and musical story telling. Inspired by a range of artists from Bill Withers to Erykah Badu, her music brings a down-to-earth blend of neo-soul, poetry, and soul-catching melodies. The self-proclaimed singing bard is currently working on recording her third album, a concept project all about the beauty of Natural Hair. 

"I'm both excited and humbled by this opportunity.  After doing my thing in Charlotte for only 3 years, it's hard to believe that I will be competing with some of the greatest singer-songwriters in Charlotte," says Anitra Jay on the news.

The Charlotte Music Awards showcases all aspects of music in Charlotte and the Carolinas. Jeff Cheen, the founder says his goal is to enhance the profile of the music community in the region and support local music and local artists.

"We have the talent base. And the region has a rich musical tradition," says Cheen.

Only a select few of talented artists are nominated per year for this honorable award.  Anitra Jay along with other hopefuls will be showcasing for judges in front of a live audience on Sunday September 15, 2013 at the Comedy Zone at NC Music Factory (900 NC Music Factory Blvd).  The show will run from 5:00PM to 9:00PM.

Tickets are only $8.  They can be purchased directly from Anitra Jay by e-mailing her at or calling 586.330.9183.  

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