CNA alumna nominated for 2018 Canadian Folk Music Award

10/22/2018 2:56:30 PM

Kellie Loder performing as a part of Harbourside Concert Series this past August in St. John’s, NL with guitarist and bassist, Tiber Reardon.

CNA alum and Badger native Kellie Loder proudly holding a CD of the album Benefit of the Doubt, which was recently nominated under the Contemporary Singer of the Year category for the 14th Canadian Folk Music Awards.

STEPHENVILLE, NL – “I didn’t choose music; music chose me.”
Those simple, but heartfelt, words from Kellie Loder sum up her journey as a singer, musician, and songwriter, and how she has become an inspiration for many.
Loder, a College of the North Atlantic (CNA) Music: Performance, Business and Technology alumna, has been nominated under the Contemporary Singer of the Year category for her album Benefit of the Doubt for the 14th annual Canadian Folk Music Awards.
The award nominees were announced September 20, 2018, during which the organization celebrated 96 nominees in 19 categories from across Canada. The winners will be announced at the two-day Awards Weekend Concert in Calgary, Alberta Nov. 30-Dec. 1.
“This is my first Canadian Folk Music Award nomination. I am really excited and look forward to the award celebrations,” said Loder.
Benefit of the Doubt
Loder’s Benefit of the Doubt was carefully crafted over two years, during which she worked alongside producers Ian Foster in St. John's and Justin Gray in Los Angeles to co-produce eight of the 10 tracks.
Each song of the album highlights the Badger native’s skillful piano and guitar skills, as well as her soulful voice.
Anyone who has heard Loder or watched her perform knows one thing is certain: she is a gifted talent who is taking the entertainment industry by storm!
“I really did not expect to get nominated in the singing category,” she said. “Yet, it is such a fantastic acknowledgment because sometimes I feel like I do not have a voice that could compete with all the competition out there, and I should focus on songwriting only. I guess I was wrong.”
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