Richard Lynch and Tia McGraff Nominated for HIMAwards

The inaugural awards, founded by Hollywood Music in Media Awards Executive Producer Brent Harvey, will take place this summer in Hollywood, CA.

HOLLYWOOD, CA – March 13, 2023 – The Hollywood Independent Music Awards (HIMAwards) is the premiere global platform for Independent music. Emerging and established artists, songwriters, composers and audio recording professionals around the world are recognized for outstanding contributions and content creation. Founded by Brent Harvey, Executive Producer of the Hollywood Music in Media Awards, the HIMAwards Advisory Board is composed of some of the industry’s most respected and seasoned professionals.

With the inaugural HIMAwards slated to take place this summer in Hollywood, CA, the first round of nominees has been announced. MTS Management Group is happy to recognize their clients Richard Lynch and Tia McGraff among the nominated artists. Lynch is nominated in the Classic Country category for his song, “Radio Friend.” McGraff is nominated in the Americana/Roots category for “With Love.” Other nominees include Billboard chart-toppers and Grammy Award winners.  For a full list of first round nominees, visit

The HIMAwards will take place on August 17th, 2023 at The Avalon Hollywood.

“MTS is honored to have these two talented and hard-working artists recognized for their crafts,” said Michael Stover, MTS President.  “Both Tia and Richard are tremendous people, and they deserve all the accolades.”

ABOUT RICHARD LYNCH: Over the past 4 decades, Richard Lynch has compiled a long list of country hits and chart-toppers on both domestic and international sales and radio airplay charts. Richard has been in Billboard Magazine, Taste Of Country, The Boot, CCM Magazine, Country Music People, Maverick, and countless others. He has also appeared on WSM Radio Nashville, RFD TV, Fox TV and more. He has recorded popular duets with legendary artists like Ronnie McDowell and Leona Williams, as well as Grammy Winner, Rhonda Vincent. Lynch is the owner of Keepin’ It Country Farm in Waynesville, OH and co-founder of Love Tattoo Foundation that assists veterans.

ABOUT TIA MCGRAFF: Tia McGraff is a multi-talented, award-winning singer, songwriter, performer, author and podcast host from Southern Ontario, Canada. Along with her husband and co-writer Tommy Parham, the skilled songstress has been making impactful and thought-provoking art for well over a decade. Bringing together a burning passion for the art of music and an honesty that is long lost on today’s modern charts, Tia McGraff is a trailblazer in her genre; one whose efforts have made her a beloved figure on the international music scene.