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Outstanding Acoustic Artist / Group

Ty Stone


Outstanding Folk Artist / Group

Billy Brandt


Outstanding Acoustic / Folk Instrumentalist

Sarana VerLin ( violin )


Outstanding Acoustic / Folk Recording

Luke Sayers & the Last to Know “Radio Flower “


Outstanding Acoustic / Folk Songwriter

Emily Rose


Outstanding Acoustic / Folk Vocalist

Billy Brandt


Outstanding Blues Artist / Group

Jim McCarty & Mystery Train


Outstanding Blues / R&B Instrumentalist

Jim McCarty ( guitar )

Brett Lucas ( guitar )


Outstanding Blues / R& B Recording

Alberta Adams , “ Detroit is My Home “


Outstanding Blues / R&B Songwriter

Paul Miles


Outstanding Blues / R&B Vocalist

Alberta Adams


Outstanding R&B Artist / Group

Howling Diablos


Outstanding Classical Composer

Michael Daugherty


Outstanding Classical Instrumentalist

Dennis Carter ( flute )


Outstanding Classical Recording

Kenneth Robinson &Dave Wagner “ Let the Trumpet Sound “


Outstanding Classical Small Ensemble

Let the Trumpet Sound: Kenneth Robinson & Special Guests


Outstanding Classical Vocalist

Trish Shandor


Outstanding Community Orchestra

Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra


Outstanding Country Artist / Group

Grievous Angel


Outstanding Country Instrumentalist

Dave Feeny ( pedal steel )


Outstanding Country Recording

Whitey Morgan and the 78’s “ Honky Tonks and Cheap Motels “


Outstanding Country Songwriter

Whitey Morgan


Outstanding Country Vocalist

Whitey Morgan


Outstanding Electronic Dance Artist / Group

The Jesus Chainsaw Massacre


Outstanding Electronic / Dance DJ

DJ Linda Lexy


Outstanding Electronic / Dance Recording

Deastro “ Parallelogram


Outstanding Electronic / Dance Writer Producer

Liz Larin


Outstanding Gospel / Christian  Act

God’s Army


Outstanding Gospel / Christian Musician

Ron English ( guitar )


Outstanding Gospel / Christian Recording

God’s Army “ Y R U Ashamed of Me “


Outstanding Gospel / Christian Songwriter

Danny Cox


Outstanding Gospel / Christian Vocalist

Beth Stalker


Outstanding  Jazz Composer

Scott Gwinnell


Outstanding Jazz Instrumentalist

Marcus Belgrave ( trumpet )


Outstanding Jazz Recording

Paul Keller Ensemble “ Michigan Jazz Suite “


Outstanding Jazz Vocalist

Tracy Kash Thomas


Outstanding Modern Jazz Artist / Group

Brothers Groove


Outstanding Traditional Jazz Artist / Group

Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra


Outstanding Reggae / Ska Artist / Group

Roots Vibrations


Outstanding World Artist / Group

Lola Morales


Outstanding World / Reggae / Ska Instrumentalist

Steve Caldwell ( guitar )


Outstanding World / Reggae / Ska Recording

Nomo “ Ghost Rock “


Outstanding World / Reggae / Ska Songwriter

Lola Morales


Outstanding World / Reggae / Ska Vocalist

Lola Morales


Outstanding Anthology / Compilation / Reissue

Various Artists, “ Motown: The Complete Number 1’s ( Motown/ Universal )


Outstanding Live Performance

The Hard Lessons


Outstanding Live Sound Technician

Neil T. Sever ( Memphis Smoke/ Various )


Outstanding Local Record Label

No Cover Productions


Outstanding Major Label Recording

Raconteurs - Consolers of the Lonely


Outstanding National Single

Kid Rock , “ All Summer Long”


Outstanding National Small / Independent Label Recording

George Clinton, “ George Clinton & his Gangsters of Love “ ( Shanachie )


Outstanding Record Producer

Al Sutton


Outstanding Recording Studio



Outstanding Hip-Hop Artist / Group



Outstanding Hip-Hop DJ

DJ Invisible


Outstanding Hip-Hop MC



Outstanding Urban / Funk Artist/ Group

The Brothers Groove


Outstanding Urban / Funk Musician

Larry Fratangelo ( percussion )


Outstanding Urban / Funk Songwriter

Chris Codish


Outstanding Urban / Funk Vocalist



Outstanding Urban / Funk / Hip-Hop Recording

Nadir / Distorted Soul,  “ Working for the Man “


Outstanding Rock / Pop Instrumentalist

Rachel May ( guitar )


Outstanding Rock / Pop Recording

The Muggs, “ On With the Show “


Outstanding Rock / Pop Songwriter

Vinnie Dombroski


Outstanding Rock / Pop Vocalist

Vinnie Dombroski


Outstanding Hard Rock Artist / Group



Outstanding Industrial Artist / Group



Outstanding Rock / Pop Artist / Group

Ty Stone


Outstanding National Indie Label Rock Artist / Group

The Hard Lessons