Looks like “Folk Hop n’ Roll” is everyone’s new favorite genre, because Judah & the Lion, who describes their music as this style (and named their second album by this term), has won the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist of the Year!
While on tour, the band sent in their acceptance speech and said of their win:
"Just wanted to say if you’re shocked out there, we are as well. Just blown away by the love and support that iHeart has shown us. And obviously big thanks to our team that’s been working hard, putting in the ground work in all these years. And to our family of fans that have supported us since our first Kickstarter to now, or maybe hearing our song on the radio that are jumping on our family now, big thank you so much from us. We love you guys so much. And to all the artists that made that list, huge congratulations to a great year."
Judah & the Lion has had an amazing year. The band found tremendous success with their Gold certified, chart-topping single "Take It All Back," which appears on their second studio album Folk Hop n’ Roll. The guys also went on tour with twenty one pilots, as well as their own headlining tour, and performed during the 2017 Daytime Village at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas.
Fans can tune in to the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 11th, live on TBS, TNT and truTV at 8pm ET/5pm PT, as well as on iHeartMedia radio stations across the country and on the iHeartRadio app. Hosted by Hailey Baldwin and DJ Khaled, the show will feature live performances from Ed Sheeran, Cardi B, Maroon 5, Camila Cabello, and Charlie Puth, with more to be announced.
Congratulations to Judah & the Lion!