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  Nick Cesta
December 2006
2006 has seen Nick take his musical career to a new level with a return to live performing and the release of his self titled debut album NICK CESTA. The album features 10 original tracks and has been taken on board by the Australian Country Music establishment with singles from the cd having been added to playlists of radio stations in Australia and Europe.

2007 is shaping up to be an even bigger year with appearances at the Tamworth Country Music Festival and finalist nominations in major national music awards.

Since the release of Nickís debut album highlights have included:
- Finalist 2007 TSA Songwriters Salute to Australia for New Songwriter Of The Year
- Finalist 2007 VIC & NAT Country Music Awards for Male Vocalist Of The Year and Hawking Brothers Best New Talent
- Being only one of two Australians nominated in the 2006 European Country Music Association Awards as Male Vocalist Of The Year, with the other Australian nominee Keith Urban.

- How Did Your Love Slip Through My Hands reached #3 on the European Country Music Top 100 Charts spending 17 weeks on the charts (Jan 2006)

- No Time Like Now reached #8 on the European Country Music Top 100 Charts (Oct 2006)
- Past And Future charted #24 on the ECMA charts spending 15 weeks in the top 100
- How Did Your Love Slip Through My Hands named single of the month in Denmark. (Nov 2005)
- Ordinary Man & How Did Your Love Slip Through My Hands charted on the Top 100 Country Hits chart (Australia) and were added to many Australian playlists including CMR (Country Music Radio Network) and ABCís Saturday Night Country

- Nicks album has featured in national CM magazines Country Update and Capital News
ď(Nick Cesta) full of memories and timeless moments from a manís experience. His songs reveal a life of happiness and simple regrets.Ē Deborah Minter, Country Music Capital News

Ph/fax 02 4285 1461 (m) 0439 730 460
ENQUIRIES: Nick Cesta 0418 611768
RUM Entertainment is happy to announce two finalists in the 2006 1233 ABC Newcastle Music Awards for Country Artist Of The Year
Gary Shearan with the track SILLY DUFFER
from his debut ep TWO BUFFALO
Nick Cesta with his track ORDINARY MAN
from his self-titled album
The awards feature artists from the Hunter, Newcastle and Central Coast regions, in all genres, and will be announced at the Civic Theatre Newcastle, Friday October 20. For further information go to www.abc.net.au/newcastle/musicawards
RUM Entertainment
Ph/fax 02 4285 1461 (m) 0439 730 460
rum@rumentertainment.com  www.rumentertainment.com
Newcastle artist Nick Cesta received a huge surprise this morning when he opened his emails and learnt that he made the first round nominations of the prestigious European ECMA Male Vocalist of the Year awards. The biggest surprise however was the who's who on the list.

Nick is one of only two Australian artists who made the initial nominations. Keith Urban is the other.
Nick's response to all the excitement has been generally laidback. "I can't believe that what started out as releasing a single could have such an impact on listening audiences."

"I was excited when How Did Your Love Slip Through My Hands was the powerplay hit of the week and made no 3 on the Top 100 Charts last year when it was first released. To make this nomination round is unbelievably surprising."

"To see your name beside Keith Urbanís is unexpected enough but to see other names on the list like Jerry Reed Mark Chestnutt Rascal Flatts Billy Yates and Todd Fritsch is even more amazing and you know the competition is tough."
The first round nominations are:
Troy Cook Jr.
Roy Rivers
Todd Fritsch
Arly Karlsen
Billy Yates
Lonnie Spiker
Andrew Dean
Patrick Glenn
Keith Urban
Mark Chesnutt
Toby Keith
Rascal Flatts
Jerry Reed
Nick Cesta
Mike Lee
Rick Stancil
Tommy The UK Cowboy
Mike Clifford
Brad Kepler
John Byron Haynie
"While I'm optimistic and I'm happy to be considered in the company I think it would be unlikely that I would progress further. It's good stuff though and I'm stoked."
The Awards presentation will be held on June 24 2006 in Palafrugell Costa Brava Spain.
Media Contacts:
Nick Cesta - Mobile 0418-611768
Rhonda Sinclair - Mobile 0438-902413

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