(WKBN) – Country music artist Bobby Ocean, of Warren, is receiving national recognition.
He was nominated for Best Male Artist as part of the Interstate Music Awards.
He says this is a step closer to some of the well-known award shows like the Grammy Awards and the Country Music Awards.
Ocean said just being nominated has kept him motivated.
“First, I’m always working as hard as I can, but it gives you that little bit extra. This morning, I got up, and I’m going to write a song. I had a dream about something, I’m going to write a song,” he said.
The Interstate Music Awards is on June 2.
Ocean will be also performing at the Warren Community Amphitheater on July 2.