Press Release: John Michael Ferrari Named AC Breakthrough Artist of the Year 2022

by Missy Wolf / 759 days ago / Comments

John Michael Ferrari Named AC Breakthrough Artist of the Year 2022

Another win to his musical popularity, John Michael Ferrari is named AC Breakthrough Artist of the Year by the New Music Awards


Pepper Jay and John Michael Ferrari

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 30, 2022 ( -  Multiple award-winning singer, songwriter, entertainer John Michael Ferrari was voted AC Breakthrough Artist of Year on the heels of his 2022 release of an adult contemporary soulful country cross-over single, "Masquerading in the Night" from his album "My Heart Can't Breathe."  "Masquerading in the Night," with the assistance of radio promoter Loggins Promotion, is climbing several country, Top 40, and AC radio charts in the U.S. and internationally. John Michael Ferrari's music producer, Pepper Jay, was named "Outstanding AC Music Producer of the Year" for Ferrari's previous single "My Heart Can't Breathe" by the Producers Choice Honors. Their independent record label is Cappy Records.

"I am humbled by the awards and the welcoming attention to my music." - John Michael Ferrari

And the accolades are many. Just recently, John Michael Ferrari was voted "Fan Favorite 2022" for his song "My Heart Can't Breathe" by the Independent Music Network; named winner of the United Kingdom Radio contest Ignition Country Radio 3/10/22; named "Country CrossOver Artist of the Year 2021" by the New Music Awards; voted "Rising Star 2021" at the eZWay Magazine Gala; awarded "Outstanding Triple A Album 2020" for his album "Be the Smile on Your Face" by the Producers Choice Honors; awarded "Best Peace Song" 2020 at the Hollywood Tribute to the Oscars by Art 4 Peace for his song "Like a Rock n Roll Band"; and named Singer Songwriter of the Year at the 2019 Fame Awards.   

John Michael Ferrari loves performing and he's no stranger to the spotlight. Presently, when in-between gigs, Pepper Jay and John Michael Ferrari are in pre-production on their next album they plan to record this fall in Nashville.

New Music Weekly magazine, producer of The New Music Awards, announces the winners of the New Music Awards (NMAs) at the beginning of each year. The NMAs honor artists/bands, radio programmers, radio stations and the "behind the scene" music industry folks, which include radio promotion, publicity/PR and record labels. NMA Winners were selected from the nominated list of Finalists by radio personnel, music industry executives, fans and industry panelists.


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From an early age I knew music and entertainment were in my blood. I have always been enamored with the idea of being in this industry, though I never wanted to be a front and center "Star". Taking the audience behind the scenes for up close conversations with the artists they love is where I want to be. Life in lyrics has always been my style, so as my favorite country artist Wade Hayes sings, I am living my life and chasing my dreams! Conducting interviews, meeting talented people and sharing stories and adventure are my passion. My new favorite hashtag is #iaskyouanswer, so stay tuned for more interviews, articles and adventures!