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
- 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
- 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
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
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NEWCASTLE MUSIC AWARDS
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
Ph/fax 02 4285 1461 (m) 0439 730 460
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
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
"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.
Tommy The UK Cowboy
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.
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