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Detroit Music Awards
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2017 DMA logo designed by Bette Chapelle
Background Information

Awarded for

Outstanding achievements in the music industry

Location

The Fillmore Detroit

Presented by

Detroit Music Awards Foundation

First Presented

1992

Official Website

www.detroitmusicawards.com

About

The Detroit Music Awards (DMA) was initially proposed in 1988. Presented by Detroit Music Awards Foundation, the multi-genre awards ceremony was established to bring recognition to Detroit area musicians. The first award show was held in 1992 at Detroit's Music Hall, and moved to the State Theater in 1993. In 1998, the organization merged with the Metro Times-sponsored Detroit Music Awards. It is now held at The Fillmore Detroit theater annually in April. Since its inception, the DMA has featured some of Detroit's most notable musical artists; including Bob Seger, The Clark Sisters, Eminem, George Clinton and Parliament, Glenn Frey, Grand Funk Railroad, Kid Rock, Martha Reeves, The Miracles, Insane Clown Posse, Smokey Robinson, Ted Nugent, and Was Not Was.



Due to a scheduling conflict with The Detroit Music Awards longtime venue partner, The Fillmore Detroit, The Detroit Music Awards have agreed to accommodate their request for a change in dates. The new date for The 2017 Detroit Music Awards is May 5th, Cinco de Mayo, a great night to hold a celebration.






Awards 2011 - 2017

General

General 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
National Major Label / Distribution Album Eminem Recovery Bad Meets Evil ( Eminem & Royce da 5’9” “ Hell: The Sequel “ ( Shady/ Innerscope ) Jack White, "Blunderbuss" (Third Man / XL) Eminem The Marshall Mathers LP 2 Bob Seger - "Ride Out" (Capitol) Kid Rock, "First Kiss" (Warner Bros.) Iggy Pop, "Post Pop Depression"
National Single Eminem Not Afraid Mayer Hawthorne “The Walk “ Jack White "I'm Shakin'" Sponge Come in From The Rain Bob Seger - "Detroit Made" Jack White "That Black Bat Licorice" Laith Al-Saadi "The Letter"
National Small/Independent Label Recording Hot Club of Detroit It's About That Time Dennis Coffey “Dennis Coffey ( Strut ) Johnnie Bassett "I Can Make it Happen" (Sly Dog) Iggy & the Stooges Ready to Die Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas - "Secret Evil" Marshall Crenshaw, "Grab The Next Train" EP ( Red River Entertainment) Jack White, "Acoustic In Idaho"
Record Producer Tino Gross Tino Gross Tino Gross Al Sutton Tino Gross Tino Gross Thornetta Davis
Recording Studio Harmonie Park Harmonie Park The Tempermill Rustbelt Studios Pearl Sound Studios Tempermill Studios
Anthology/Compilation/Reissue Bob Seger “ Live Bullet “ ( Capital ) Rodriguez, "Searching For Sugar Man: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (Light in the Attic / Legacy) Four Tops, "50th Anniversary: Singles Collection 1962-1972" (Motown/UMe) Scott Morgan "Revolutionary Action" (Easy Action) White Stripes, "Live at the Gold Dollar Vol. III " (Third Man Records) Jack White, "Acoustic Recordings" 1998-2016"
Live Performance Howling Diablos Satori Circus The Ruiners The Infatuations Howling Diablos The Infatuations Thornetta Davis
Live Sound Technician Peter Jay Neil “T’ Sever Peter Jay Peter Jay Neil T Sever Tom Lubinski Peter Jay
Local Record Label Mack Avenue Records Mack Avenue Records Funky D Records Funky D Records Detroit Music Factory Detroit Music Factory Funky D Records
Video/ Independent Budget (Under $ 10,000) André (André Djuan) - 3 Soldiers Howling Diablos “Mr. Right Now The Ruiners "Eat Your Heart Out" The InfatuationsYesterday Morning Ben Sharkey - "What You've Given" Howling Diablos - "Funk Hand" by Tony D' Ann unzio Thornetta Davis, "Sister Friend Indeed"
Video / Major Budget ( Over $10,000) Eminem Not Afraid Kid Rock “Care “ Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. "We Almost Lost Detroit" Eminem Berzerk Bob Seger - "Detroit Made" Bob Seger " California Stars" Iggy Pop, "Gardenia"
Family Music Artist/Group The Verve Pipe
Tribute Band Danny D & the Vagabonds ( Rod Stewart tribute ) Fifty Amp Fuse : Your Generation Whoremones (All Girl Ramones) Fifty Amp Fuse Bobby Murray Presents "The Music Of Etta James"

People's Choice Award

People's Choice Award 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Artist/Group Robots in the Garden The Infatuations Mike Leslie Band Steve Scott Country Bulletproof Snow
Sponsor VitaminWater VitaminWater VitaminWater VitaminWater Opportunity Detroit Opportunity Detroit

Americana

Americana 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Americana Artist/Group Rio and the Rockabilly Revival Jill Jack
Americana Instrumentalist Dave Feeny --pedal steel/guitar (American Mars and David Bierman Overdrive) Brett Lucas
Americana Recording Rio and the Rockabilly Revival - "Testify" Billy Brandt & The Sugarees, "Moon Over My Head"

Escaping Pavement, "The Night Owl"

Americana Songwriter Mary McGuire Emily Rose
Americana Vocalist Gia Warner Jill Jack

Acoustic/Folk

Acoustic/Folk 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Acoustic Artist/Group Jill Jack Billy Brandt Emily Rose
Acoustic/Folk Instrumentalist Sarana VerLin (violin) Billy Brandt ( guitar/ mandolin ) Billy Brandt ( guitar / mandolin ) Scott Dailey (guitar)
Acoustic/Folk Recording Sarana VerLin Bats & Butterflies Billy Brandt “ Way Down the Hole “ Jill Jack "Sunflower Girl" Carolyn Striho Word Attack
Acoustic/Folk Songwriter Jill Jack Jill Jack Emily Rose Jill Jack
Acoustic/Folk Vocalist Jill Jack Jill Jack Jennifer Westwood Tosha Owens
Artist/Group Carolyn Striho Jill Jack Jill Jack

Blues R&B

Blues R&B 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Blues Artist/Group Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents Thornetta Davis Barbara Payton & the Instigators Bobby Murray Bobby Murray Laith Al-Saadi Thornetta Davis
Blues/R&B Instrumentalist Johnnie Bassett guitar Jim McCarty ( guitar ) Bobby Murray ( guitar ) Howard Glazer guitar Bobby Murray - guitar Laith Al-Saadi - guitar Laith Al-Saadi
Blues/R&B Recording Motor City Josh & The Big Three " It's A Good Life " Jim McCarty & Friends “ Live at Callahan’s “ Eliza Neals "Messin with a Fool" The Infatuations Yesterday Morning Paul Miles - "Truth, Peace and Justice" Eliza Neals Breaking and Entering Thornetta Davis "Honest Woman"
Blues/R&B Songwriter Motor City Josh Eliza Neals Tino Gross Tino Gross Eliza Neals Thornetta Davis Thornetta Davis
Blues/R&B Vocalist Thornetta Davis Thornetta Davis Barbara Payton Thornetta Davis Thornetta Davis Tosha Owens Thornetta Davis
R&B Artist/Group Groove Council The Howling Diablos Howling Diablos The Infatuations

Classical

Classical 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Classical Composer Scott Gwinnell Scott Gwinnell Scott Gwinnell Carolyn Striho Michele Ramo Michele Ramo Paul Riser
Classical Instrumentalist Kenneth G. Robinson – Trumpet Bugs Beddow ( trombone ) John Rutherford ( trombone ) John Rutherford trombone Takashi Iio - double bass John Rutherford trombone Luis Resto
Classical Recording Kenneth Robinson & Lawrence Przybysz - The Perfect Day Sarana VerLin “ Rivers of Fire Carolyn Striho & Bonnie Kaye Minuet Stephen Vaglica - "Chopin" Bugs Beddow -Trombone Bach Unaccompanied Cello Suite Sonata No. 1 – Prelude Bryan Reilly, "29 Trips Around The Sun"
Classical Small Ensemble The Motor City Brass Quintet Vanguard Voices Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings Il Segreto String Quartet Motor City Horns
Classical Vocalist Eva Marie Evola Trish Shandor Trish Shandor Eva Marie Evola Anamaria Ylizaliturri Jill Fitzgerald Trish Shandor
Community Orchestra International Symphony Orchestra Michigan Philharmonic Dearborn Symphony Orchestra Warren Symphony Orchestra Motor City Symphony Orchestra Dearborn Symphony Orchestra Motor City Symphony Orchestra

Country

Country 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Country Artist/Group Ty Stone & The Truth Ty Stone & The Truth Doop and the Inside Outlaws Julianne Ankley & The Rogues /The Orbitsuns The Orbitsuns Jennifer Westwood The Orbitsuns
Outstanding Country Instrumentalist Brian "Roscoe" White - guitar Brian "Roscoe" White - guitar Brian "Roscoe" White - guitar Joey Spina - Guitar and Bass Brian "Roscoe" White - guitar Joey Spina - Guitar Chuck Bartels
Country Recording Whitey Morgan and the 78's - I Ain't Drunk TIE: Julianne Ankley “Vivid” The Orbitsuns “Give the Orbitsuns What They Want” Katie Grace "Best Bad Girl" Steve Scott Country - Those Tears I've Cried - the Album Whitey Morgan and the 78's - "Whitey Morgan Born Raised & Live from Flint" The Orbitsuns -X's Over My Eyes The Orbitsuns and Jennifer Westwood, "Lalar V"
Country Songwriter Ty Stone Ty Stone Don "Doop" Duprie Julianne Ankley Don Duprie Julianne Ankley Jennifer Westwood
Outstanding Country Vocalist Ty Stone Ty Stone Vinnie Dombroski Maggie McCabe Julianne Ankley Jennifer Westwood Jennifer Westwood

Electronic/Dance

Electronic/Dance 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Electronic/Dance Artist/Group Liz Larin Cybertrybe Cybertrybe Cybertrybe Eprom Colony featuring Meridith Lorde Detroit Techno Militia Flint Eastwood
Electronic/Dance DJ DJ Linda Lexy DJ Pleasure Kitten DJ Linda Lexy DJ Linda Lexy DJ Pleasure Kitten DJ Linda Lexy DJ Linda Lexy
Electronic/Dance Recording Cybertrybe - Little Monkey - Pain Mix remix Cybertrybe “ White Rabbit Viagra Mix “ Cybertrybe"Kitty Get Your Gun" - Got A Gun Remix Eprom Colony featuring Meridith Lorde If I Stay I Die Flashcash - "Listen to the Music" DJ Psycho - Wires Flint Eastwood, "Small Victories"
Electronic/Dance Writer/Producer Liz Larin Gabe Gonzalez The Motor City Sound Machine Sean Mooer DJ Maestro Eprom Colony featuring Me ridith Lorde - Cole Pirahnahead

Gospel

Gospel 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Gospel Choir/ Christian Vocalist Sonnie Day Ortheia Barnes Motown Legends Gospel Choir
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Artist/Group Sweet Crystal David Winans p1 Sweet Crystal Danny Cox
Gospel/Christian Musician Tie Demetrius Krayon Nabors ( keyboards )

Marq Speck ( keyboards )

Tie bugs Beddow ( flute )

Marq Speck ( keyboards )

Marq Andrew Speck – keyboards David Winans II
Gospel/Christian Recording David Winans II “ Find the Water “ Sweet Crystal "Nothing Here (For You To Fear)" - From the motion picture soundtrack "War Flowers" David Winans p1 Troubled Waters Ortheia Barnes I was the One [[Sweet Crystal[[, "5 Carat Rock"
Gospel/Christian Songwriter God’s Army Marq Andrew Speck Marq Andrew Speck Marq Andrew Speck Sweet Crystal & Ortheia Barnes - Paul Miles David Winans II
Gospel/Christian Vocalist Sonnie Day Marq Andrew Speck Marq Andrew Speck TIE Greg C Brown

Marq Andrew Speck

Jazz

Jazz 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Jazz Composer Scott Gwinnell Scott Gwinnell Scott Gwinnell Alexander Zonjic Scott Gwinnell Paul Keller Kris Kurzawa
Jazz Instrumentalist TIE: Phil Hale( keyboards )

Damon Warmack ( bass )

Keith Kaminski ( saxophones ) Skeeto Valdez – drums Ralphe Armstrong - bass Ralphe Armstrong - bass Takashi Iio
Jazz Recording Planet D Nonet - We Travel The Spaceways; the Music of Sun Ra & Paul Keller Trio - We Like To Riff (TIE) Patrick Prouty “ New American Daydream “ Scott Gwinnell "Cass Corridor Story" Planet D Nonet Swingin' The D Planet D Nonet - "Just A Sittin and a Rockin Kris Kurzawa - Sly Jill Jack, "Pure Imagination"
Jazz Vocalist Ursula Walker Sky Covington Sky Covington Sky Covington Meri Slaven Sky Covington Sky Covington
Modern Jazz Artist/Group Skeeto's Funhouse Brothers Groove Skeeto's Funhouse Hot Club of Detroit Kris Kurzawa Skeeto's Funhouse
Outstanding Traditional Jazz Artist/Group Hot Club of Detroit Planet D Nonet Metro Jazz Voices Planet D Nonet Planet D Nonet Johnny Trudell Big Band

Rock/Pop/Alternative

Rock/Pop/Alternative 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Rock/Pop/ Artist/Group André / Serena Knight (tie) The Muggs Wilson Kaleido The Infatuations The Infatuations
Rock Instrumentalist Jimmy Bones – keyboards Skeeto Valdez ( drums ) Tony Muggs ( bass ) Johnny Bee Badanjek – drums Jim McCarty - guitar Erik Gustafson - Guitar – Howling Diablos Laith Al-Saadi
Rock Recording André 3 Soldiers Howling Diablos “ Ultra Sonic Gas Can “ Citizen Zero "Life Explodes" Howling Diablos Return of the Funk Hand Kaleido - "Unbreakable" Flint Eastwood “Small Victories” The Muggs, "Straight Up Boogaloo"
Rock Songwriter André Tino Gross Eliza Neals The Infatuations Carolyn Striho Carolyn Striho Danny Muggs
Rock Vocalist Ty Stone Rachel May Barbara Payton Bootsey X Laura Mendoza Barbara Payton Vinnie Dombrowski
Heavy Rock ( Metal, Industrial, Goth, Thrash, et al.) Artist/Group Crud 60 Second Crush White Shag(Metal/Hard Rock) Crud(Industrial) CyberTrybe Critical Bill Critical Bill Kaleido
Alt/Punk/Indie Artist/Group André The Ruiners The Ruiners White Shag
National Indie Label Rock Artist/Group Sponge

Hip hop/Urban/Funk

Hip hop/Urban/Funk 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Urban Artist/Group Hush Howling Diablos Critical Bill Dennis Coffey
Hip-Hop DJ DJ Psycho DJ Psycho
Outstanding Hip-Hop MC Hush Volcano
Urban/Funk Artist/Group Howling Diablos Howling Diablos Howling Diablos Dennis Coffey
Outstanding Urban/Funk Musician Skeeto Valdez -drums Skeeto Valdez -drums
Outstanding Urban/Funk Songwriter Tino Gross Tino Gross Amp Fiddler
Urban/Funk Vocalist Nadir Tosha Owens Tosha Owens Thornetta Davis
Urban/Funk/Hip-Hop Recording Howling Diablos “ Ultra Sonic Gas Can” Seven the General "Detroit vs Everybody" The Infatuations - "Detroit Block Party" Amp Fiddler, "Motor City Booty"

Reggae/World

Reggae/World 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Reggae/Ska Artist/Group 1592
World Artist/Group Michele Ramo The Corktown Popes Zap Toro Liz Larin
World/Reggae/Ska Instrumentalist Muruga Booker - Drums & Percussion Sean Blackman - guitar Sean Blackman
Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Recording Muruga Booker, Pandit Samar Saha, & John Churchville Joty Drums The Muruga Band - "Michigan Mud" Bugs Beddow & The Good Stuff, "Just What I Needed"
World/Reggae/Ska Songwriter Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke Kris Kurzawa Sean Blackman
World/Reggae/Ska Vocalist Harper (Peter D. Harper) Maggie McCabe Liz Larin
Rap Recording Profit - "Motor City Miracles" T Money Green, "The Ghetto"
Rap MC Hush Hush
Rap Composer Profit T Money Green
Rap Producer / DJ Volcano T Money Green

Awards 2004-2010

General

General 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
National Major Label Recording White Stripes Eminem Encore Stevie Wonder A Time To Love Bob Seger " Face The Promise" Kid Rock "Rock N Roll Jesus" (Top Dog/Atlantic) Raconteurs Consolers of the Lonely Iggy Pop Preliminaries
Outstanding National Single White Stripes Anita Baker You're My Everything White Stripes Blue Orchid Bob Seger "Wait For Me" White Stripes "Icky Thump" Kid Rock All Summer Long Uncle Kracker Smile
National Small/Independent Label Recording The Romantics Alexander Zonjic Seldom Blues Howling Diablos Car Wash Hot Club Of Detroit "Hot Club Of Detroit " Paradime "Spill At Will" (Beats At Will) George Clinton George Clinton & his Gangsters of Love Johnnie Bassett The Gentleman is Back
Record Producer Roscoe Martin Tino Gross Martin Tino Gross Martin Tino Gross Nolan Mendenhall Al Sutton Al Sutton
Recording Studio Roscoe's Recording Tempermill Studio A Studio A Tempermill Studio A Tempermill Rustbelt Studios
Anthology/Compilation/Reissue Iggy Pop "20th Century Masters-Millennium Collection: The Best Of Iggy Pop" Marvin Gaye "Here My Dear" (Motown/Ume) Various Artists, “ Motown: The Complete Number 1’s ( Motown/ Universal ) Bob Seger " Early Seger, Volume 1 " ( Hideout )
Live Performance Brothers Groove The Hard Lessons The Hard Lessons Hot Club of Detroit
Live Sound Technician Donnie Davenport Neil T. Sever Neil T. Sever Neil T. Sever
Local Record Label Mack Avenue Records Mack Avenue Records No Cover Productions Mack Avenue Records
Video / Limited Budget Nicole Jeffers Around Your Love Detroit Women And Motor City Express Rattle Your Cage Hot Club Of Detroit "Swing One" Paul Miles Motown Still Our Town The Infatuations Yesterday Morning
Video / Major Budget White Stripes Black Math Eminem When I'm Gone Bob Seger "Wait For Me" The Motor City Horns & The Brothers Groove with Thornetta Davis Kissing My Love

Acoustic/Folk

Acoustic/Folk 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Acoustic Artist/Group Tangerine Trousers Grievous Angel Jill Jack Jill Jack Jill Jack Ty Stone Jill Jack
Acoustic/Folk Instrumentalist Jeremy Kittel (fiddle) David Mosher (mandolin/guitar) - Grievous Angel Billy Brandt (guitar) - Grievous Angel Paul Miles, (Guitar (Acoustic)) - Paul Miles Billy Brandt (guitar(Acoustic)) Sarana VerLin (violin) Carolyn Striho (piano/guitar)
Acoustic/Folk Recording Tangerine Trousers Jill Jack Jill Jack Live And Unplugged Jill Jack Moon And The Morning After Jen Cass, "Accidental Pilgrimage" John D. Lamb, "Feel That" Billy Brandt, "Mission Band" Luke Sayers & the Last to Know Radio Flower Jill Jack Songwriter Sessions"
Acoustic/Folk Songwriter Liz Larin Stacia Petrie Jill Jack Jill Jack Jill Jack Emily Rose Emily Rose
Acoustic/Folk Vocalist Liz Larin Stacia Petrie Jill Jack Jill Jack Jill Jack Billy Brandt Jill Jack
Folk Artist/Group Grievous Angel Jeremy Kittel Jeremy Kittel Jeremy Kittel Billy Brandt Billy Brandt & Sarana VerLin

Blues R&B

Blues R&B 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Outstanding Blues Artist/Group Thornetta Davis Al Hill and The Love Butlers Thornetta Davis Thornetta Davis Thornetta Davis Jim McCarty & Mystery Train Johnnie Bassett
Outstanding Blues/R&B Instrumentalist Brett Lucas guitar - Thornetta Davis Dennis Burr guitar - Detroit Women Johnnie Bassett guitar - Johnnie Bassett Phil Hale (Keyboards) - Thornetta Davis Paul Miles, (Guitar (Acoustic)) Jim McCarty guitar & Brett Lucas guitar Johnnie Bassett guitar
Outstanding Blues/R&B Recording Detroit Women In R&B Detroit Women Rattle Your Cage Alberta Adams Detroit's Queen Of The Blues Various Artists, "Blues For Katrina & The Mcdowell Family" Paul Miles, "Steppin Out" Alberta Adams Detroit is My Home Motor City Josh " Forty Four: A Tribute to Howlin' Wolf "
Outstanding Blues/R&B Songwriter Brett Lucas Kate Hart Kate Hart Luther Badman Keith Paul Miles Paul Miles Chris Codish
Outstanding Blues/R&B Vocalist Thornetta Davis Lady T - Detroit Women Thornetta Davis Thornetta Davis Thornetta Davis Alberta Adams Thornetta Davis
Outstanding R&B Artist/Group Detroit Women in R&B Detroit Women Detroit Women With Motor City Express bugs Beddow Band bugs Beddow Band Howling Diablos Howling Diablos

Classical

Classical 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Classical Composer James Hartway James Hartway William Bolcom Michael Daugherty James Hartway Michael Daugherty
Classical Instrumentalist Robert Demaine - cello Erv Monroe - flute Detroit Symphony Orchestra Patricia Masri-Fletcher - harp Detroit Symphony Orchestra bugs Beddow (Trombone) - Pebble Creek Chamber Orchestra Robert Demaine, (Cello) - Dso Dennis Carter - flute
Classical Recording Kerstin Allvin and James Hartway An Affair Of The Harp William Bolcom Songs Of Innocence And Of Experience Kenneth Robinson & Dave Wagner Let The Trumpet Sound Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings "Mozart Serenade No. 10 "Gran Partita"
Outstanding Classical Small Ensemble Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings Let the Trumpet Sound: Kenneth Robinson & Special Guests Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings Il Segreto String Quartet
Classical Vocalist Dana Lentini James Moore, Jr. - Detroit Concert Choir Abha Dearing - The Dearing Concert Duo Chamber Music At The Scarab Club Trish Shandor (Pebble Creek Chamber Orchestra) Trish Shandor Trish Shandor
Community Orchestra Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Dearborn Symphony Warren Symphony Dearborn Symphony Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra

Country

Country 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Outstanding Country Artist/Group The Wrenfields Terrie Lea and The Wild Mustangs Orbitsuns Hummingbirds Hummingbirds Grievous Angel Orbitsuns
Outstanding Country Instrumentalist David Mosher - guitar/mandolin Grievous Angel David Mosher - mandolin/fiddle/guitar Grievous Angel Sir Tim Duvalier - guitar Orbitsons Stephen Grant Wood (Guitar (Acoustic)) Stephen Grant Wood, (Guitar (Electric)) - Hummingbirds Dave Feeny - pedal steel Drew Howard - pedal steel
Outstanding Country Recording Forbes Brothers Volebeats - Country Favorites The Hummingbirds - Depot Town Redhill "You Get What You Get" Hunter Brucks "Motorcity Soul Meets Southern Rock & Roll" Whitey Morgan and the 78's - Honky Tonks and Cheap Motels Doop and the Inside Outlaws - Everett Belcher
Outstanding Country Songwriter Scott and Dennis Forbes Terrie Lea Dennis/Scott Forbes Vinnie Dombroski Vinnie Dombroski Whitey Morgan Billy Brandt
Outstanding Country Vocalist Terrie Lea - Terrie Lea and The Wild Mustangs Terrie Lea - Terrie Lea and The Wild Mustangs Terrie Lea - Terrie Lea and The Wild Mustangs Rachel Lynn Hercula (Hummingbirds) Vinnie Dombroski (Orbitsuns) Vinnie Dombroski (Orbitsuns) Whitey Morgan Vinnie Dombrowski

Electronic/Dance

Electronic/Dance 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Outstanding Electronic/Dance Artist/Group Carl Craig Amp Fiddler Amp Fiddler Amp Fiddler Derrick May The Jesus Chainsaw Massacre Detroit Techno Militia
Outstanding Electronic/Dance DJ Derrick May Kevin Saunderson Kevin Saunderson Mike Clarke Kevin Saunderson DJ Linda Lexy DJ Linda Lexy
Outstanding Electronic/Dance Recording Various artists Detroit Electronica Coalition Various artists Movement: Detroit Electronic Music Festival 2004 Adult Gimme Trouble Detroit People Mover "Model One" Nadir "Slave: The Remixtape" Daestro Parallelogram Carolyn Striho Promised Land - Techno
Outstanding Electronic/Dance Writer/Producer Kevin Saunderson Amp Fiddler Amp Fiddler Amp Fiddler John Arnold Liz Larin Carl Craig

Gospel

Gospel 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Gospel Choir St Thomas More Church Choir Fred Hammond and Radicals For Christ
Gospel/Christian Artist/Group Cece Winans Beth Stalker Fred Hammond Cece Winans God's Army God's Army God's Army
Gospel/Christian Musician Danny Cox - drums/percussion Bob Meyer - organ St Thomas More Choir Calvin Cooke - (Steel Guitar) Calvin Cooke Sacred Steel Ensemble Danny Cox - drums/percussion Ron English - guitar bugs Beddow - ( flute )
Gospel/Christian Recording Beth Stalker Here With You J Moss The J Moss Project Commissioned "Praise & Worship" Gideon Crew "You Shoulda Killed Me When You Had Me" God's Army Y R U Ashamed of Me Danny Cox " In All Things "
Gospel/Christian Songwriter Amy Heard Beth Stalker Sonnie Day Cheryl Wilson/Nick Steudle/Steve Goddard Sonnie Day Danny Cox Danny Cox
Gospel/Christian Vocalist Amy Heard Beth Stalker J Moss Penny Wells Sonnie Day Beth Stalker Karen Newman

Jazz

Jazz 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Jazz Composer Marcus Belgrave Marion Hayden Jeremy Kittel Tie Jesse Palter/Marion Hayden/Scott Gwinell Scott Gwinnell Scott Gwinnell Chris Codish
Jazz Instrumentalist Marcus Belgrave - trumpet Alexander Zonjic - flute Alexander Zonjic - flute Evan Perri, (Guitar (Acoustic)) - Hot Club Of Detroit Chris Codish (Keyboards) - Brothers Groove Marcus Belgrave - trumpet
Jazz Recording Detroit Experiment Tumbao Bravo Montuno Salad Jeremy Kittel Jazz Violin Jesse Palter Quartet "Beginning To See The Light" Patrick Prouty, "The Charmed Life" Paul Keller Ensemble Michigan Jazz Suite Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra - Brush Fire
Jazz Vocalist Ursula Walker - Buddy Budson and Ursula Walker Ping Spells - Jazzarray Jesse Palter - Jesse Palter Quartet Jesse Palter - Jesse Palter Quartet Jesse Palter - Jesse Palter Quartet Tracy Kash Thomas Chris Codish
Modern Jazz Artist/Group Marcus Belgrave Marcus Belgrave Alexander Zonjic Brothers Groove Scott Gwinnell Tracy Kash Thomas Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra
Traditional Jazz Artist/Group Straight Ahead Johnny Trudell Orchestra Hot Club Of Detroit Hot Club Of Detroit Hot Club Of Detroit Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra

Rock/Pop/Alternative

Rock/Pop/Alternative 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Alternative/Indie Artist/Group The Fags The Fags Crud The Paybacks The Dirtbombs
Hard Rock/Metal Artist/Group Forge Broadzilla Broadzilla Broadzilla 60 Second Crush
Industrial Artist/Group Haf/Life The Impaler Crud Crud Crud Cybertribe
Pop Artist/Group Liz Larin Jill Jack Jill Jack Liz Larin Liz Larin Ty Stone
Outstanding Rock Artist/Group The Kingsnakes The Reefermen Liz Larin Hard Lessons The Muggs Broadzilla
Rock/Pop Instrumentalist Jimmy Paluzzi - drums The Fags Bobby East - guitar The Reefermen Bobby East - guitar The Reefermen Bobby East - guitar The Reefermen Danny Methric (Guitar (Electric)) The Muggs Rachel May - guitar Larry Fratangelo - percussion
Rock/Pop Recording Sista Otis and The Wholly Rollers Mindcandy Recognize Liz Larin Wake Up, Start Dreaming Hard Lessons "Wise Up" The Go "Howl On The Haunted Beat You Ride" The Muggs On With The Show Carolyn Striho Honesty
Outstanding Rock/Pop Songwriter Liz Larin Tim Diaz Liz Larin Liz Larin Liz Larin Vinnie Dombroski Vinnie Dombroski
Outstanding Rock/Pop Vocalist Liz Larin Jezter Soot Liz Larin Liz Larin Liz Larin Vinnie Dombroski Ty Stone

Hip hop/Urban/Funk

Hip hop/Urban/Funk 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Hip-Hop Artist/Group Black Bottom Collective Buddha Fulla Rhymez Paradime Trick Trick Black Bottom Collective Hush
Hip-Hop DJ White Boy Ric DJ Houseshoes DJ Houseshoes DJ Houseshoes DJ Invisible DJ Invisible
Outstanding Hip-Hop MC Paradime Paradime Paradime King Gordy - Shadow Miz Korona Hush
Outstanding Urban/Funk Artist/Group The Brothers Groove Black Bottom Collective Black Bottom Collective Trick Trick Hotsauce The Brothers Groove
Outstanding Urban/Funk Musician Chris Codish - keyboard The Brothers Groove Freeman Spells - bass Nadir/Distorted Soul Larry Lee - bass Larry Lee And Back In The Day James Simonson (Bass) - The Brothers Groove T Money Green (Bass) - T Money Green's Roadwork Larry Fratangelo - percussion
Outstanding Urban/Funk Songwriter Chris Codish Nadir Nadir Nadir T Money Green Chris Codish
Outstanding Urban/Funk Vocalist Valerie Barrymore - Foundation Of Funk Nadir - Nadir/Distorted Soul Chef (Funkilinium) Nadir - Nadir/Distorted Soul Nadir - Nadir/Distorted Soul
Outstanding Urban/Funk/Hip-Hop Recording Sista Otis and The Wholly Rollers Nadir/Distorted Soul Distorted Soul 2.0 Black Bottom Collective People Mover Amp Fiddle "Afro Strut" Nadir/Distorted Soul Working For The Man

Reggae/World

Reggae/World 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Outstanding Reggae/Ska Artist/Group Immunity Immunity Ras Kente And Take No Prisoners Posee The Process Roots Vibrations Roots Vibrations Roots Vibrations
World Artist/Group Atlantez Blackman and Arnold Orquesta Sensacional Orquesta Sensacional Orquesta Sensacional Lola Morales Lola Morales
World/Reggae/Ska Instrumentalist Eileen Orr - keyboards Atlantez Kerry Lundquist - keyboards Orchestra Sensational James Rodriguez - percussion Orquesta Sensacional Xavier Rosario - (Timbales/Congas/Percussion) - Orquesta Sensacional Bill Koggenhop, (Bass) - Orquesta Sensacional Steve Caldwell - guitar Liz Larin - ( guitar )
World/Reggae/Ska Recording Brazil And Beyond Nomo Nomo Brazil And Beyond Sounds Of The Holidays Tumbao Bravo Amigos: From Our Hands Zebula Avenue, "Life Will Be Fine" Nomo Ghost Rock 1592 - " That's It "
World/Reggae/Ska Songwriter David Asher Rick Matle Rick Matle Xavier Rosario Lola Morales Lola Morales
World/Reggae/Ska Vocalist Gail Baker - 47Uma Benny Cruz - Benny Cruz Y La Buena Vida Pablo Ovalles - Orquesta Sensacional Pablo Ovalles - (Orquesta Sensacional) Lola Morales Lola Morales Lola Morales

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