Troy Vollhoffer receives ACM nomination in promoter category

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Regina native Troy Vollhoffer has been nominated for an Academy of Country Music award in the promoter category.

Vollhoffer who now lives in Nashville, is the founder of Nashville based staging company Premier Global Production.

He is also known as the force behind the Country Thunder festivals that can be found across all of North America including in Craven every July.

He said he didn’t think this could ever happen when he first started in the festival business.

“I’m so proud to be from Regina, and I love Regina and the province of Saskatchewan so much, and to have (this) honour bestowed upon me, I just want to represent that you can come out of any city, any town, and be honoured,” Vollhoffer said. “I’m really fortunate.”

Vollhoffer says this nomination will help shine a light on what Country Thunder has to offer.

“Country Thunder has won ‘Festival of the Year’ two times in the last six years of the ACM’s, and we’re very honoured to have those awards,” Vollhoffer said. “It’s a North American ring we’re playing in, it’s not just America or Canada, so we were very fortunate to get those two ACM’s and hopefully there’s more to come.”

Vollhoffer said he’s glad to be representing Saskatchewan and Canada at this major music stage.

“We don’t have enough Canadians right now who are being honoured, and I believe that’s something that we really need to work on,” Vollhoffer said. “I’m here to wave that flag as high as I possibly can, and I speak very highly of all of the Canadian artists, and just wish there was a little more attention paid to them in the global network of the entertainment business.”

The 55th annual ACM Awards will be live from Las Vegas on April 5th.

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