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MUSICAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Albums Recorded, Awards and Recognitions

Awards, Recognition and CD Library: List

2023 SYRACUSE AREA MUSIC AWARDS "SAMMY"

"Nominated for "Best Country Album"

Tink's new CD "Collaborations" with other well known Central NY musicians was nominated once again for the "Best Country Album" category! With 8 new songs, be sure to check this album out by going to the Tailor MAde Music Page on this website!

SYRACUSE AREA MUSIC AWARD

2021 SAMMY Award for "Best Country Recording"

Tink Bennett & Tailor Made's "Hate The Game" CD release won out over some tough competition to garner this prestigious award. This category is voted on by members of the music and radio industry from all over the region! All original songs written by members of the group and produced and mastered at Barn Castle Studios by owner Lonnie Park. We appreciate and honor this recognition of our efforts!

INTERSTATE MUSIC AWARDS

National Video Contest Winner
Runner Up - 2021

This contest, sponsored by Interstate Music Company accepted videos from groups all over the U.S. in all genres. Afterhundreeds of entries, Judges named Tink Bennett & Tailor Made finalists in this National Contest. Thank you to Interstate Music for this honor and opportunity!

SYRACUSE AREA MUSIC AWARDS

People's Choice Awards

Tink Bennett and Tailor Made have finished in the top 16 acts in the "People's Choice" categories EVERY YEAR since 2018! This award is voted on social media by fans and is not a musical award, but a popularity award contest conducted each year by the SAMMYS. We are very grateful for our loyal fans who voted and kept us in this category for all these consecutive years!

NEW YORK STATE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION

Tink and the band competed and came out on top in the annual NYS CMA association awards for best country group.

Band of the Year 1987

NEW YORK STATE COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION

Tink Bennett was voted by the association at the annual award ceremony as the "Instrumentalist of the Year".

 Instrumentalist of the Year 1987

TRUE VALUE COUNTRY SHOWDOWN NATIONAL TALENT CONTEST

Tink Bennett and his band "Mason Dixon" won the local, NY State and Regional finals in this national contest. They finished runner up in the National Semi-Finals, ranking in the top 6 acts in the country that year

 National Semi Finalists 1986

ALBUM LIBRARY

1998 to 2021

Tink and Tailor Made have recored and distributed six CD's since 1998. They are:

"We'e Here" - 1998

"It Never Ends" - 2000

"Burnin The Playhouse Down" - 2006

"Hate The Game" - 2021

"Tailor Made Christmas" - 2021

"Collaborations" - 2023

N1M NATIONAL INTERNET MUSIC

Independent Internet Music Streaming Site

Tailor Made has more than 69,000 plays on the N1M Internet Music site, and has had numerous songs staying in the top 25 in New York State as well as the top 100 in the United States for many years, and continues to have a strong following and hundres of plays each week.

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