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2008 WINNERS

ACOUSTIC/FOLK
OUTSTANDING ACOUSTIC/FOLK ARTIST/GROUP
JILL JACK

OUTSTANDING ACOUSTIC/FOLK INSTRUMENTALIST
BILLY BRANDT, (GUITAR (ACOUSTIC)) - BILLY BRANDT

OUTSTANDING ACOUSTIC/FOLK RECORDING
BILLY BRANDT, "MISSION BAND"

OUTSTANDING ACOUSTIC/FOLK SONGWRITER
JILL JACK

OUTSTANDING ACOUSTIC/FOLK VOCALIST
JILL JACK, (JILL JACK)

BLUES / RHYTHM & BLUES (R&B)
OUTSTANDING BLUES ARTIST/GROUP
THORNETTA DAVIS

OUTSTANDING BLUES/R&B INSTRUMENTALIST
PAUL MILES, (GUITAR (ACOUSTIC)) - PAUL MILES

OUTSTANDING BLUES/R&B RECORDING
PAUL MILES, "STEPPIN OUT"

OUTSTANDING BLUES/R&B SONGWRITER
PAUL MILES

OUTSTANDING BLUES/R&B VOCALIST
THORNETTA DAVIS, (THORNETTA DAVIS)

OUTSTANDING R&B ARTIST/GROUP
BUGS BEDDOW BAND

CLASSICAL
OUTSTANDING CLASSICAL COMPOSER
JAMES HARTWAY

OUTSTANDING CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTALIST
ROBERT DEMAINE, (CELLO) - DSO

OUTSTANDING CLASSICAL RECORDING
DETROIT CHAMBER WINDS & STRINGS, "MOZART SERENADE NO. 10 "GRAN PARTITA""

OUTSTANDING CLASSICAL SMALL ENSEMBLE
DETROIT CHAMBER WINDS & STRINGS

OUTSTANDING CLASSICAL VOCALIST
TRISH SHANDOR, (PEBBLE CREEK CHAMBER ORCHESTRA)

OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY ORCHESTRA
DEARBORN SYMPHONY

COUNTRY
OUTSTANDING COUNTRY ARTIST/GROUP
HUMMINGBIRDS, THE

OUTSTANDING COUNTRY INSTRUMENTALIST
STEPHEN GRANT WOOD, (GUITAR (ELECTRIC)) - HUMMINGBIRDS, THE

OUTSTANDING COUNTRY RECORDING
HUNTER BRUCKS, "MOTORCITY SOUL MEETS SOUTHERN ROCK & ROLL"

OUTSTANDING COUNTRY SONGWRITER
VINNIE DOMBROSKI

OUTSTANDING COUNTRY VOCALIST
VINNIE DOMBROSKI, (ORBITSUNS)

ELECTRONIC/DANCE
OUTSTANDING ELECTRONIC/DANCE ARTIST/GROUP
DERRICK MAY

OUTSTANDING ELECTRONIC/DANCE DJ
KEVIN SAUNDERSON

OUTSTANDING ELECTRONIC/DANCE RECORDING
NADIR, "SLAVE: THE REMIXTAPE"

OUTSTANDING ELECTRONIC/DANCE WRITER/PRODUCER
JOHN ARNOLD

GENERAL
OUTSTANDING ANTHOLOGY/COMPILATION/REISSUE
MARVIN GAYE, "HERE MY DEAR" (MOTOWN/UME)

OUTSTANDING LIVE PERFORMANCE
HARD LESSONS, THE

OUTSTANDING LIVE SOUND TECHNICIAN
NEIL T. SEVER

OUTSTANDING LOCAL RECORD LABEL
MACK AVENUE RECORDS

OUTSTANDING NATIONAL MAJOR LABEL RECORDING
KID ROCK, "ROCK N ROLL JESUS" (TOP DOG/ATLANTIC)

OUTSTANDING NATIONAL SINGLE
WHITE STRIPES, "ICKY THUMP"

OUTSTANDING NATIONAL SMALL/INDEPENDENT LABEL RECORDING
PARADIME, "SPILL AT WILL" (BEATS AT WILL)

OUTSTANDING RECORD PRODUCER
NOLAN MENDENHALL

OUTSTANDING RECORDING STUDIO
STUDIO A

GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN
OUTSTANDING GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN ARTIST/GROUP OR CHOIR
GOD'S ARMY

OUTSTANDING GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN MUSICIAN
DANNY COX, (DRUMS/PERCUSSION)

OUTSTANDING GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN RECORDING
GIDEON CREW, THE, "YOU SHOULDA KILLED ME WHEN YOU HAD ME"

OUTSTANDING GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN SONGWRITER
SONNIE DAY

OUTSTANDING GOSPEL/CHRISTIAN VOCALIST
SONNIE DAY, (SONNIE DAY)

JAZZ
OUTSTANDING JAZZ COMPOSER
SCOTT GWINELL

OUTSTANDING JAZZ INSTRUMENTALIST
CHRIS CODISH, (KEYBOARDS) - BROTHERS GROOVE, THE

OUTSTANDING JAZZ RECORDING
PATRICK PROUTY, "THE CHARMED LIFE"

OUTSTANDING JAZZ VOCALIST
JESSE PALTER, (JESSE PALTER QUARTET)

OUTSTANDING MODERN JAZZ ARTIST/GROUP
BROTHERS GROOVE, THE

OUTSTANDING TRADITIONAL JAZZ ARTIST/GROUP
HOT CLUB OF DETROIT

ROCK/POP
OUTSTANDING ALTERNATIVE/INDIE ARTIST/GROUP
DIRTBOMBS, THE

OUTSTANDING HARD ROCK/METAL ARTIST/GROUP
60 SECOND CRUSH

OUTSTANDING INDUSTRIAL ARTIST/GROUP
CRUD

OUTSTANDING POP ARTIST/GROUP
LIZ LARIN

OUTSTANDING ROCK ARTIST/GROUP
MUGGS, THE

OUTSTANDING ROCK/POP INSTRUMENTALIST
DANNY METHRIC, (GUITAR (ELECTRIC)) - MUGGS, THE

OUTSTANDING ROCK/POP RECORDING
GO, THE, "HOWL ON THE HAUNTED BEAT YOU RIDE"

OUTSTANDING ROCK/POP SONGWRITER
LIZ LARIN

OUTSTANDING ROCK/POP VOCALIST
LIZ LARIN, (LIZ LARIN)

URBAN/FUNK/HIP-HOP
OUTSTANDING HIP-HOP ARTIST/GROUP
BLACK BOTTOM COLLECTIVE

OUTSTANDING HIP-HOP DJ
DJ INVISIBLE

OUTSTANDING HIP-HOP MC
MIZ KORONA

OUTSTANDING URBAN/FUNK ARTIST/GROUP
HOTSAUCE

OUTSTANDING URBAN/FUNK MUSICIAN
T MONEY GREEN, (BASS) - T MONEY GREEN'S ROADWORK

OUTSTANDING URBAN/FUNK SONGWRITER
T MONEY GREEN

OUTSTANDING URBAN/FUNK VOCALIST
NADIR, (NADIR/DISTORTED SOUL)

OUTSTANDING URBAN/FUNK/HIP-HOP RECORDING
BLACK BOTTOM COLLECTIVE, "LOVE"

WORLD MUSIC/REGGAE/SKA
OUTSTANDING REGGAE/SKA ARTIST/GROUP
ROOTS VIBRATION

OUTSTANDING WORLD ARTIST/GROUP
ORQUESTA SENSACIONAL

OUTSTANDING WORLD/REGGAE/SKA INSTRUMENTALIST
BILL KOGGENHOP, (BASS) - ORQUESTA SENSACIONAL

OUTSTANDING WORLD/REGGAE/SKA RECORDING
ZEBULA AVENUE, "LIFE WILL BE FINE"

OUTSTANDING WORLD/REGGAE/SKA SONGWRITER
XAVIER ROSARIO

OUTSTANDING WORLD/REGGAE/SKA VOCALIST
LOLA MORALES, (VARIOUS ARTISTS)