South Wales University, Cardiff Post grad singer songwriter Rebecca Hurn is now a global award winning artist after receiving the ‘Best Singer-Songwriter’ -Folk Song category at the International Independent Music Awards held in New York on 22nd June 2019 for her song ‘Waves’.
Rebecca has largely flown under the radar in the music scene – her genre is probably best described as cross over between Country / Folk / Americana /Pop
Other nominees in her category have large social media / digital platform listeners from 440,000 to 1.7 million (Dodi) Spotify users. So this award is, truly a validation of her songwriting ability.
In fact Rebecca is the only Welsh artist ever to be awarded this recognition over the past eighteen years or so although Martyn Joseph was nominated for his song ‘There’s always Maybe’ in 2012.
Previous winners in the folk category from the UK number just two – ‘Passenger’ and London based ‘Sam Sallon’.
Despite receiving many awards including the Cardiff music awards (nominated three years on the trot) and being awarded Best single – 2017 for ‘Lifeline’ and Best solo artist – 2018 Rebecca is still relatively unknown.