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Congratulations to all of the nominees honored in this year’s Detroit Music Awards, held last Friday at the State Theatre.

And the winners of this year’s Detroit Music Awards are:


Outstanding National Album: Kid Rock, Devil Without A Cause

Outstanding National Single: Kid Rock, "I Am The Bullgod"


Local Rock/Pop Recording: Stewart Francke, Sunflower Soul Serenade

Local Rock Artist: Stewart Francke

Local Pop Artist: Jill Jack

Alternative/Indie Artist: Twitch

Hard Rock/Metal Artist: Speedball

Industrial Artist: Forge

Rock/Pop Songwriter: Stewart Francke

Rock Instrumentalist: Tim Diaz

Rock Vocalist: Jill Jack

Artist/Group Deserving Wider Recognition: GRR


Acoustic/Folk/Bluegrass Recording: The Luddites, 100 Years of Lunacy

Acoustic Artist: The Luddites

Folk Artist: The Luddites

Acoustic vocalist: Jo Serrapere

Acoustic Instrumentalist: Jere Stormer

Acoustic/Folk Songwriter: Mike Dorn

Artist Deserving Wider Recognition: The Luddites

Bluegrass Artist: K.C. Groves


Recording: Willie D. Warren & Mystery Train, Live

Artist/Group: Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents

Vocalist: Thornetta Davis

Instrumentalist: Chris Codish

Songwriter: Bob Codish

Artist/Group Deserving Wider Recognition: Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents


Recording: Forbes Brothers w/ Earl Klugh, Learning to Live

Artist/Group: Forbes Brothers

Vocalist: Scott Forbes

Instrumentalist: Dennis Forbes

Songwriter: Forbes Brothers

Hip Hop/Rap

Recording: Eminem, Slim Shady EP

Artist/Group: Eminem

DJ: Wax Tax’n Dre

MC: Eminem

Writer/Producer: Kid Rock

Artist/Group Deserving Wider Recognition: Esham/Natas


Recording: Jazzhead, Jazzhead

Traditional Artist/Group: Sheila Landis

Modern Artist/Group: Jazzhead

Big Band/Swing Ensemble: Twistin’ Tarantulas

Vocalist: Sheila Landis

Instrumentalist: Marcus Belgrave

Composer: Sheila Landis & Rick Matle

Artist/Group Deserving Wider Recognition: Jazzhead


World Music Recording: Immunity, Live

Reggae Artist/Group: Immunity

Ska Artist/Group: The Articles

World Artist/Group: Immunity

World Music Vocalist: Jonathan Pettus

World Music Instrumentalist: Bill Koggenhop

World Music Songwriter: Immigrant Suns

Artist/Group Deserving Wider Recognition: Immunity


R&B/Urban/Funk Recording: Sun Messengers, Late Night Cruise

R&B Artist/Group: Thornetta Davis

Urban Artist/Group: Tie – Aaliyah & Knee Deep Shag

Funk Artist/Group: Howling Diablos

R&B/Urban/Funk Songwriter: Martin Gross

R&B/Urban/Funk Instrumentalist: Chris Codish

R&B/Urban/Funk Vocalist: Thornetta Davis

Artist/Group Deserving Wider Recognition: Sun Messengers


Recording: Aux 88, Play It Loud

Artist/Group: Aux 88

DJ: Derrick May


Recording: Tie – Deitrick Haddon & Unity Praise, This Is My Story & Radicals For Christ, Pages of Life Chapters 1 & 2

Choir: Fred Hammond & Radicals for Christ

Artist/Group: Fred Hammond & Radicals for Christ

Instrumentalist: Tim Bowman

Songwriter: Fred Hammond

Artist/Group Deserving Wider Recognition: Fred Hammond & Radicals for Christ


Recording: Flavio Varani, Cartas a Posteridade

Community Orchestra: Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra

Small Ensemble: Detroit Chamber Winds & Strings

Instrumentalist: Kerstin Allvin

Vocalist: Glenda Kirkland

Composer: James Hartway


Anthology/Compilation/Re-issue: Various Artists, Pop OD: The Songs of Iggy Pop

Producer: George Canterbury

Studio: Tempermill

Local Record Label: Static Records

Live Performance: Howling Diablos

Band Name: Immortal Winos of Soul

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