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Outstanding Acoustic Artist/Group
Doop and the Inside Outlaws

Outstanding Folk Artist/Group
Jill Jack

Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Instrumentalist
Billy Brandt ( guitar/ mandolin )

Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Recording
Billy Brandt “ Way Down the Hole “

Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Songwriter
Jill Jack

Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Vocalist
Jill Jack

Outstanding Blues Artist/Group
Thornetta Davis

Outstanding Blues/R&B Instrumentalist
 Jim McCarty ( guitar )

Outstanding Blues/R&B Recording
Jim McCarty & Friends “ Live at Callahan’s “

Outstanding Blues/R&B Songwriter
Eliza Neals

Outstanding Blues/R&B Vocalist
Thornetta Davis

Outstanding R&B Artist/Group
The Howling Diablos

Outstanding Classical Composer
Scott Gwinnell

Outstanding Classical Instrumentalist
bugs Beddow ( trombone )

Outstanding Classical Recording
Sarana VerLin “ Rivers of Fire “

Outstanding Classical Small Ensemble
The Motor City Brass Quintet

Outstanding Classical Vocalist
Trish Shandor

Outstanding Community Orchestra
Michigan Philharmonic

Outstanding Country Artist/Group
Ty Stone & the Truth

Outstanding Country Instrumentalist
Brian “Roscoe “ White ( guitar )

Outstanding Country Recording 
Julianne Ankley “Vivid”
        The Orbitsuns “Give the Orbitsuns What They Want”

Outstanding Country Songwriter
Ty Stone

Outstanding Country Vocalist
Ty Stone

Outstanding Electronic/Dance Artist/Group

Outstanding Electronic/Dance DJ
DJ Pleasure Kitten

Outstanding Electronic/Dance Recording
Cybertrybe “ White Rabbit Viagra Mix “

Outstanding Electronic/Dance Writer/Producer
Gabe Gonzalez

Outstanding Anthology/Compilation/Reissue
Bob Seger “ Live Bullet “ ( Capital )

Outstanding Live Performance
Satori Circus

Outstanding Live Sound Technician
Neil “T’ Sever

Outstanding Local Record Label
Mack Avenue

Outstanding National Major Label Album
Bad Meets Evil ( Eminem & Royce da 5’9” “ Hell: The Sequel “ ( Shady/ Innerscope )

Outstanding National Single
Mayer Hawthorne “The Walk “

Outstanding National Small/Independent Label Album
Dennis Coffey “Dennis Coffey ( Strut )

Outstanding Record Producer
Tino Gross

Outstanding Recording Studio
Harmonie Park

Outstanding Video / Independent Budget (Under $10,000)
Howling Diablos “Mr. Right Now “

Outstanding Video / Major Budget (Over $10,000)
Kid Rock “Care “

Outstanding Tribute Band
Danny D & the Vagabonds ( Rod Stewart tribute )

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Act
Sweet Crystal

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Musician
Demetrius Krayon Nabors ( keyboards )
Marq Speck ( keyboards )

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Recording
David Winans ll “ Find the Water “

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Songwriter
God’s Army

Outstanding Gospel/Christian Vocalist
Sonnie Day

Outstanding Jazz Composer
Scott Gwinnell

Outstanding Jazz Instrumentalist
Phil Hale ( keyboards )
        Damon Warmack ( bass )

Outstanding Jazz Recording
Patrick Prouty “ New American Daydream “

Outstanding Jazz Vocalist
Sky Covington

Outstanding Modern Jazz Artist/Group
Brothers Groove

Outstanding Traditional Jazz Artist/Group
Hot Club of Detroit

Outstanding Hip-Hop Artist/Group


Outstanding Hip-Hop DJ
DJ Psycho
Outstanding Hip-Hop MC

Outstanding Urban/Funk Artist/Group
Howling Diablos

Outstanding Urban/Funk Musician
Skeeto Valdez ( drums )

Outstanding Urban/Funk Songwriter
Tino Gross

Outstanding Urban/Funk Vocalist

Outstanding Urban/Funk/Hip-Hop Recording
Howling Diablos “ Ultra Sonic Gas Can”

Outstanding Rock/Pop Instrumentalist
Skeeto Valdez ( drums )

Outstanding Rock/Pop Recording
Howling Diablos “ Ultra Sonic Gas Can “

Outstanding Rock/Pop Songwriter
Tino Gross

Outstanding Rock/Pop Vocalist
Rachel May

Metal/Hard Rock Artist/Group
60 Second Crush

Industrial Artist/Group

Rock/Pop Artist/Group
The Hard Lessons

National Indie Label Rock Artist/Group
Carolyn Striho

Outstanding Reggae/Ska Artist/Group
Roots Vibration

Outstanding World Artist/Group
Luis Resto

Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Instrumentalist
Muruga Booker ( drums / percussion )

Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Recording
Sarana VerLin “ Kyrie “ ( world mix )

Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Songwriter
Luis Resto

Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Vocalist
Liz Larin