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Todd Apfel is nominee for five music awards

-Is only Iowan headed to Atlanta finals

June 10, 2019
Special to the News-Herald , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

The International Singer Songwriter Association has released their list of Finalists for this year's 2019 Award Show, Saturday August 3rd in Atlanta, GA. The ISSA Awards for Singer Songwriters is similar to what the ACM Awards are for Country music artists.

Todd Apfel from Vining, has garnered 5 nominations in the categories of: Entertainer of the Year; Rising Star of the Year; Song of the Year; Male Vocalist of the Year; and Songwriter of the Year

Todd a Tama County resident is the only artist from Iowa out of over 650 nominee's in 37 categories for this years' awards.

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Todd Apfel
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Todd said "I'm humbled and extremely grateful for being nominated for these great honors from the most prestigious Singer Songwriter Association in the World! Although we won't know who the winners are until Aug. 3, I already feel like a winner by being grouped with some of the best singer/songwriters in the world!"

Todd is the environmental health officer in the Tama County Public Health and Home Care office in Toledo.

Music has always played an important part in Todd's life. From his first grade Christmas recital to playing in front of over 15,000 people at the University of Iowa last year. Todd always enjoys entertaining! The road to where Todd is today has been long and interesting,

If you'd like the full length Bio you can go to and click on his Bio section.

Founded by Tamanie Dove, the ISSA (International Singer Songwriter Association) is a non-profit organization made up of over 6,000 members worldwide.

These members consist of Singer Songwriters, Radio Stations, Photographer's/Videographers, Sound Engineers, Promoters, A&R Representatives, Artist Management and more.

Nominee's for the yearly awards are chosen based upon the work they've produced during the past year including live shows and recorded material.



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