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2011 WINNERS

 

Outstanding Acoustic Artist/Group
Jill Jack

Outstanding Folk Artist/Group
Carolyn Striho

Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Instrumentalist
Sarana VerLin ( violin )

Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Recording
Sarana VerLin - "Bats & Butterflies"

Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Songwriter
Jill Jack

Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Vocalist
Jill Jack

Outstanding Blues Artist/Group
Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents

Outstanding Blues/R&B Instrumentalist
Johnnie Bassett - ( guitar )

Outstanding Blues/R&B Recording
Motor City Josh & The Big 3 - "It's a Good Life"

Outstanding Blues/R&B Songwriter
Motor City Josh

Outstanding Blues/R&B Vocalist
Thornetta Davis

Outstanding R&B Artist/Group
The Groove Council

Outstanding Classical Composer
Scott Gwinnell

Outstanding Classical Instrumentalist
Kenneth Robinson - ( trumpet )

Outstanding Classical Recording
Kenneth Robinson - "The Perfect Day"

Outstanding Classical Small Ensemble
The Motor City Brass Quintet

Outstanding Classical Vocalist
Eva Marie Evola

Outstanding Community Orchestra
International Symphony Orchestra

Outstanding Country Artist/Group
Ty Stone & The Truth

Outstanding Country Instrumentalist
Brian "Roscoe" White - ( guitar )

Outstanding Country Recording
Whitey Morgan and the 78s - "I Ain't Drunk"

Outstanding Country Songwriter
Ty Stone

Outstanding Country Vocalist
Ty Stone

Outstanding Electronic/Dance Artist/Group
Liz Larin

Outstanding Electronic/Dance DJ
DJ Linda Lexy

Outstanding Electronic/Dance Recording
Cybertrybe - "Little Monkey - Pain Mix" remix

Outstanding Electronic/Dance Writer/Producer
Carl Craig

Outstanding Anthology/Compilation/Reissue
Aretha Franklin, The Best of Aretha Franklin: Quadrophonic Mix (Rhino Handmade)

Outstanding Live Performance
Howling Diablos

Outstanding Live Sound Technician
Peter Jay (Callahans)

Outstanding Local Record Label
Mack Avenue Records

Outstanding National Major Label Recording
Eminem, Recovery (Shady / Aftermath / Interscope)

Outstanding National Single
Eminem, "Not Afraid"

Outstanding National Small/Independent Label Recording
Hot Club of Detroit, "It's About That Time" (Mack Avenue Records)

Outstanding Record Producer
Tino Gross

Outstanding Recording Studio
Harmonie Park

Outstanding Video / Independent Budget (Under $10,000)
The Muggs - "Slow Curve"

Outstanding Video / Major Budget (Over $10,000)
Eminem - "Not Afraid"

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Act
Sweet Crystal

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Musician
Demetrius "Krayon" Nabors - ( piano )

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Recording
Marvin Sapp - "Here I Am (Verity)"

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Songwriter
God's Army

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Vocalist
Sonnie Day

Outstanding Jazz Composer
Scott Gwinnell

Outstanding Jazz Instrumentalist
Skeeto Valdez - ( drums )

Outstanding Jazz Recording (TIE)
Planet D Nonet - "We Travel The Spaceways; the Music of Sun Ra"

Paul Keller Trio - "We Like To Riff"

Outstanding Jazz Vocalist
Ursula Walker

Outstanding Modern Jazz Artist/Group
The Brothers Groove

Outstanding Traditional Jazz Artist/Group
Hot Club of Detroit

Outstanding Rock/Pop Instrumentalist
Jimmie Bones ( keyboards )

Outstanding Rock/Pop Recording
Critical Bill - "Underground Kingdom"

Outstanding Rock/Pop Songwriter
Ty Stone

Outstanding Rock/Pop Vocalist
Ty Stone

Metal/Hard Rock Artist/Group
60 Second Crush

Industrial Artist/Group
Crud

Rock/Pop Artist/Group
Ty Stone & the Truth

National Indie Label Rock Artist/Group
Sponge

Outstanding Hip-Hop Artist/Group
Paradime

Outstanding Hip-Hop DJ
Paradime

Outstanding Hip-Hop MC
Paradime

Outstanding Urban/Funk Artist/Group
The Brothers Groove

Outstanding Urban/Funk Musician
Skeeto Valdez - ( drums )

Outstanding Urban/Funk Songwriter
Tino Gross

Outstanding Urban/Funk Vocalist
T Money Green

Outstanding Urban/Funk/Hip-Hop Recording
T Money Green's Roadwork - "One Shot"

Outstanding Reggae/Ska Artist/Group
The Polka Floyd Show

Outstanding World Artist/Group
Liz Larin

Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Instrumentalist
Sean Blackman - ( guitar )

Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Recording
1592 - "This One's For You All" LP

Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Songwriter
Kris Kurzawa

Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Vocalist
Toko Shiki-Santos