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Silver Wave Awards


The consistent high quality of Silver Wave recordings is well documented by the numerous awards our artists have received throughout our history.

Starting with the GRAMMY’s, the most widely recognized award in the music industry, we have five Grammy Winning recordings out of ten nominations. Of special note are Mary Youngblood’s two Grammy trophies, Johnny Whitehorse is both a Grammy winner and a nominee, and both Joanne Shenandoah and Peter Kater have two Grammy nominations each.

The Native American Music Awards (NAMMY) were established in 1997 to honor many categories of Native music. Silver Wave artists have been at the top of the winners list with Joanne Shenandoah winning 10 NAMMY’s over the years, more than any other artist. Robert Mirabal has twice been Artist of the Year, and Mary Youngblood has 5 NAMMY’s, proving Silver Wave artists are truly the best in the genre. In 2007 Joanne Shenandoah was honored with a Nammy Lifetime Achievement Award.

The INDIE Awards are presented by the Association For Independent Music (AFIM) and are known as the Grammy’s of independent record labels. Silver Wave has won 5 INDIE awards, along with many nominations, showing our strength as a leader among independent record labels.

Here is a select list of these and other awards we have received over the years:

Riders of the Healing Road by Johnny Whitehorse
Best Native American Music Album - GRAMMY NOMINATION! 2010
Come To Me Great Mystery produced by Tom Wasinger
Best Native American Music Album - GRAMMY WINNER! 2009
Totemic Flute Chants by Johnny Whitehorse
Best Native American Music Album - GRAMMY WINNER! - 2008
Faces of the Sun by Peter Kater
Best New Age Music Album - GRAMMY Nominee 2008
Out of the Ashes by Shelley Morningsong
Debut Artist of the Year - NAMMY Awards - 2007
Best Rock Album- Indian Summer Music Awards 2007
Best Native American Record- New Mexico Music Awards 2007
Dance With the Wind by Mary Youngblood
Best Native American Music Album - GRAMMY WINNER! - 2007
Outstanding Musical Achievement- First Americans in the Arts 2007
Sacred Ground
Best Native American Music Album - GRAMMY WINNER! - 2006
Song of the Year (Bill Miller "Sacred Ground" title track) NAMMY 2006
Skywoman by Joanne Shenandoah
Best International Album
Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards 2005
Feed the Fire by Mary Youngblood
Best Native American Music Album- GRAMMY Nominee 2005
Best Producers (Tom Wasinger/Mary Youngblood) - NAMMY 2005
Covenant by Joanne Shenandoah
Best Native American Music Album- GRAMMY Nominee 2005
Xmas Ecstasy by Peter Kater
Best Holiday Album - New Age Reporter Lifestyle Awards 2004
Sisters - Oneida Iroquois Hymns by Maisie Shenandoah and Elizabeth Robert, with Joanne Shenandoah
Best Religious Recording - Indian Summer Music Awards 2004
Indians Indians by Robert Mirabal
Artist of the Year- NAMMY 2003
Indian Summer Music Award 2004
Red Moon by Peter Kater (w/Nakai, Youngblood and more)
Best New Age Music Album - GRAMMY Nominee 2004
Native Spirit Award - Indian Summer Music Awards 2004
Peace and Power: The Best of Joanne Shenandoah
Best Compilation - NAMMY 2003
Through Windows & Walls by Peter Kater/R. Carlos Nakai
Best New Age Album- INDIE nominee 2001
Best New Age Album- Finalist New Age Voice Music Awards 2001
Beneath The Raven Moon by Mary Youngblood
Best Native American Music Album - GRAMMY WINNER! - 2003
Best Native American Music Album - INDIE Awards 2003
Bears IMAX Soundtrack by Various Artists
Song of the Year- Doris Day Music Award/Genesis Awards 2002
“Bearly Hangin’ On” track by Claude Carmichael and Pete Wasner
The Prophecy of the Eagle and the Condor by Tito La Rosa
Best World Music Recording- NAMMY nominee 2002
Music From A Painted Cave by Robert Mirabal
Artist of the Year- NAMMY 2001
Album of the Year- NAMMY 2001
Songwriter of the Year- NAMMY 2001
Outstanding Musical Achievement- First Americans in the Arts 2002
Prayer For Peace by Various Artists
Best Compilation Recording- NAMMY nominee 2001
Naturally Native by Various Artists
Song of the Year- NAMMY nominee 2001
"Dreamcatcher" track by Donna Summer
Peacemaker’s Journey by Joanne Shenandoah
Best Native American Music Album- GRAMMY nominee 2001
Best Native American Music Album- INDIE Awards 2001
New Age Album of the Year- NAMMY 2001
Producer of the Year- NAMMY 2001 (Tom Wasinger/Joanne Shenandoah)
Native American Recording of the Year- New Age Voice Music Awards 2001
Outstanding Musical Achievement- First Americans in the Arts 2001
Taos Tales by Robert Mirabal
Songwriter of the Year- NAMMY 2000
Artist of the Year- NAMMY nominee 2000
Best Male Artist- NAMMY nominee 2000
Record of the Year- NAMMY nominee 2000
Heart of the World by Mary Youngblood
Best Native American Music Album - INDIE Awards 2000
Best Female Artist- NAMMY 2000
Best New Age Recording- NAMMY 2000
Flutist of the Year- NAMMY 2000
Best Native American Recording- New Age Voice Music Awards 2000
Best New Age Album - Amazon.com 1999
Wolves IMAX Soundtrack by Various Artists
Best Compilation Recording- NAMMY 2000
Native Heart Award- NAMMY 2000
Obsidian Butterfly by Alice Gomez
Best World Music Recording- NAMMY nominee 2000
Orenda by Joanne Shenandoah & Lawrence Laughing
Best Female Artist- NAMMY 1999
Best Traditional Recording- NAMMY 1999
Best Native American Recording- Visionary Awards 1999
The Offering by Mary Youngblood
Flutist of the Year- NAMMY 1999
Under the Green Corn Moon by Various Artists
Notable Children’s Recording - American Library Association 1999
Native American Currents by Various Artists
Best Compilation Recording- NAMMY nominee 1998
Letter From the End of the 20th Century by Joy Harjo & Poetic Justice
Outstanding Musical Achievement - First Americans in the Arts 1998
Best Native American Recording- INDIE nominee 1998
Matriarch by Joanne Shenandoah
Best Native American Recording- INDIE Awards 1997
Best Female Artist- NAMMY 1998
The World Sings Goodnight by Various Artists
Best Children’s Album- INDIE nominee 1993
Migration by Peter Kater & R. Carlos Nakai
Best New Age Album- INDIE Awards 1992