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By: Jair McElveen

This past weekend on Sunday, November 13, was the Carolina Beach Music Awards held in North Myrtle Beach, SC. The Carolina Beach Music Awards takes place each November at The Alabama Theatre. According to MyrtleBeach.com, the event is to “honor the songwriters, producers, performers, engineers, promoters, DJs, dancers, radio personalities, and others who have been involved integrally with the music’s success.” 

This November, Bladen County residents from the Pink Slips Band left their mark in CBMA history. 

After being nominated in 2020, 2021, and again this year, they were shocked. The band’s lead vocalist, Townsend Link, stated on his Instagram page, “As a whole, we have put our heart and soul along with blood, sweat, and tears into what Pink Slip Band is. It has become a part of who we are.”

As the revealing of what band was going to be allocated, the honors feelings climaxed, and the tension built. When the Pink Slip Band was pronounced the Rising Star Award winner, a brandish feeling took over the group. 

Link mentioned appreciation for the support their families, friends, and fans have given them. The thought that the Pink Slips Band has touched enough people that the music industry saw fit for the band to take home an award, Link added, is beyond humbling and overwhelming.

This past weekend for the Pink Slip Band was dreamlike; Link explained they could not have done it without each other, and they would not want it any other way. They consider each other more than friends or just a band. They are brothers.