For Immediate Release June 16th, 2020


Backhand Sally, Texas Rock/Americana duo, with Ginger Grace and Brock Hard, has been nominated for 6 music awards for the Josie Music Awards and 2 ISSA Awards. The 6th edition of the world’s largest independent music awards will be held on September 5th, 2020. NASHVILLE, TN, USA,. The ISSA Awards show will be available on their YouTube channel August 15th, 2020 (the in person awards show was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.) 

The Texas rock/Americana duo Backhand Sally Josie Music Award nominations include: Duo of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Musician of the Year (Brock D. Hard) Folk/Americana Vocalist of the Year (Ginger Grace), Album of the Year (No Instructions), Folk/Americana Single of the Year (No Instructions). 

ISSA Award nominations include: US Vocal Duo of the Year and Us Band Single of the Year for No Instructions. 



The Josie Music Awards is a brand of The Josie Network, LLC owned by the highly-respected partnership team of Josie Passantino and Tinamarie Passantino.  This team set out and successfully created an award show where winners are selected on their talent, skill, material, professionalism, and more and NOT by button pressing voting.  Nominee suggestions go through a lengthy review process by a team of industry leaders and the official nomination list is created from their final decisions.  Winners are also selected by this industry leader team (this review team has no connection to independent artists). Nominees were chosen from more than 30,000 submissions. For a full list of announced nominees, please visit

The International Singer Songwriters Association was founded by Tamanie Dove, a singer songwriter from Nashville, now residing in Atlanta who is dedicated to supporting and serving independent artists, and encouraging aspiring and professional singers and songwriters in all genres of music worldwide. For a complete list of announced nominees, please visit

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What people are saying

BHS has been called among the last of the ‘classic rock-n-rollers’, but their blend of country, soul, roots, Americana and blues influences, with scruffy vocals and sharp guitar riffs, stands out.” - Evelin

Music Trails

 " The track, Tragic Love, has a breezy, natural-sounding appeal to it, coming across as very catchy without sounding forced. Sonically it kind of blends a modern sound with some throwback elements, in particular, those treasured hits of the 80s. The guitar that comes in about halfway through features some nice unexpected crunch."” - Equisite Noise Records
The singing on Text You When I Drink is great and there are some nifty guitar licks on here as well. Plus I think the lyrics and the subject matter are vivid material that a listener would remember.” - Equisite Noise Records

Backhand Sally has been rocking audiences with their variety mix of top 40 country, rock, pop, dance, R&B, and blues hits for over 7 years. The duo Ginger and Brock front the group with powerful, rock vocals and an edgy rock guitar. With influences that range from Eric Clapton to Dolly Parton, their mix of upbeat party songs and "get you on the dance floor" tunes promise a fun, dance filled night of entertainment. 

They recently released their first album, No Instructions, and it is available everywhere you can download and stream music. 




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