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Outstanding Acoustic Artist/Group

Billy Brandt


Outstanding Folk Artist/Group

Jill Jack


Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Instrumentalist

Billy Brandt ( guitar / mandolin )


Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Recording

Jill Jack "Sunflower Girl"


Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Songwriter

Emily Rose


Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Vocalist

Jennifer Westwood


Outstanding Blues Artist/Group

Barbara Payton & the Instigators


Outstanding Blues/R&B Instrumentalist

Bobby Murray ( guitar )


Outstanding Blues/R&B Recording

Eliza Neals "Messin with a Fool"


Outstanding Blues/R&B Songwriter

Tino Gross


Outstanding Blues/R&B Vocalist

Barbara Payton


Outstanding R&B Artist/Group

Howling Diablos


Outstanding Classical Composer

Scott Gwinnell


Outstanding Classical Instrumentalist

John Rutherford ( trombone )


Outstanding Classical Small Ensemble

Vanguard Voices


Outstanding Classical Vocalist

Trish Shandor


Outstanding Community Orchestra


Dearborn Symphony Orchestra



Outstanding Country Artist/Group

Doop and the Inside Outlaws


Outstanding Country Instrumentalist

Brian "Roscoe" White ( guitar )


Outstanding Country Recording

Katie Grace "Best Bad Girl"


Outstanding Country Songwriter

Don "Doop" Duprie


Outstanding Country Vocalist

Vinnie Dombroski


Outstanding Electronic/Dance Artist/Group



Outstanding Electronic/Dance DJ

DJ Linda Lexy


Outstanding Electronic/Dance Recording

Cybertrybe "Kitty Get Your Gun" - Got A Gun Remix


Outstanding Electronic/Dance Writer/Producer

The Motor City Sound Machine


Outstanding Anthology/Compilation/Reissue

Rodriguez, "Searching For Sugar Man: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack" (Light in the Attic / Legacy)


Outstanding Live Performance

The Ruiners


Outstanding Live Sound Technician

Peter Jay


Outstanding Local Record Label

Funky D Records


Outstanding National Major Label / Distribution Album

Jack White, "Blunderbuss" (Third Man / XL)


Outstanding National Single

Jack White "I'm Shakin'"


Outstanding National Small / Independent Label Distribution Album

Johnnie Bassett "I Can Make it Happen" (Sly Dog)


Outstanding Record Producer

Tino Gross


Outstanding Recording Studio

The Tempermill


Outstanding Video / Independent Budget (Under $10,000)

The Ruiners "Eat Your Heart Out"


Outstanding Video / Major Budget (Over $10,000)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. "We Almost Lost Detroit"


Outstanding Tribute Band

Fifty Amp Fuse : Your Generation


Outstanding Gospel/Christian Act

Sweet Crystal


Outstanding Gospel/Christian Musician


bugs Beddow ( flute )

Marq Speck ( keyboards )


Outstanding Gospel/Christian Recording

Sweet Crystal "Nothing Here (For You To Fear)" - From the motion picture soundtrack "War Flowers"


Outstanding Gospel/Christian Songwriter

Marq Speck


Outstanding Gospel/Christian Vocalist

Marq Speck


Outstanding Jazz Composer

Scott Gwinnell


Outstanding Jazz Instrumentalist

Keith Kaminski ( saxophones )


Outstanding Jazz Recording

Scott Gwinnell "Cass Corridor Story"


Outstanding Jazz Vocalist

Sky Covington


Outstanding Modern Jazz Artist/Group

Skeeto's Funhouse


Outstanding Traditional Jazz Artist/Group

Planet D Nonet


Outstanding Rock/Pop Instrumentalist

Tony Muggs ( bass )


Outstanding Rock/Pop Recording

Citizen Zero "Life Explodes"

Outstanding Rock/Pop Songwriter

Eliza Neals


Outstanding Rock/Pop Vocalist

Barbara Payton


Metal/Hard Rock Artist/Group

White Shag


Industrial Artist/Group



Rock/Pop Artist/Group

The Muggs


National Indie Label Rock Artist/Group



Outstanding Hip-Hop Artist/Group

Sean Forbes


Outstanding Hip-Hop DJ

DJ Psycho


Outstanding Hip-Hop MC






Outstanding Urban/Funk Artist/Group

The Infatuations


Outstanding Urban/Funk Musician

Emily Rogers ( bass )


Outstanding Urban/Funk Songwriter

Nadir Omowale


Outstanding Urban/Funk Vocalist



Outstanding Urban/Funk/Hip-Hop Recording

The Infatuations - Recorded Live in Front of a Studio Audience


Outstanding Reggae/Ska Artist/Group

Roots Vibration


Outstanding World Artist/Group

Michele Ramo


Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Instrumentalist

bugs Beddow ( trombone / flute )


Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Recording

Tumbao Bravo "Casa Versailles"


Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Songwriter

Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke


Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Vocalist

Maggie McCabe