Written by Lindsey Jo Hand
Featured photo by Ellen Eldridge
This June marks the second annual Georgia Music Awards in which Georgia’s finest musicians come together to honor and recognize accomplishments of Georgia artists across several genres. Over 200 nominees in Rock, Hip Hop, Alternative, Latin, Country, and R&B will be recognized through the awards ceremony. The event has a very clear objective, which is to encourage the development of the music industry in Georgia while encouraging growth in music, both present and future. While the GA Music Awards will focus on the most prominent and hottest musicians and artists in Georgia, artists outside of Georgia will be honored as well.
All awards through this event are chosen by you, the fans. First, nominations are taken on the GA Music Awards website. The top nominated artists are reviewed by a panel, and from those nominations the Awards Nominees are announced. From those nominees, the people and their fans get to vote. If your favorite artist does not get nominated, do no fret, you can still write in that person’s or band’s name! The awards ceremony is truly by the people and for the people.
If you would like to vote, click here.
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DON’T FORGET TO VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE ARTISTS!!!
2013 GA Music Awards Nominees
Male: Sevon, Fase, Dez Nado, Hummarabi Bone, Jalon Blac, King Malachi, Titanium, Yung Thor
Female: Chi Chi Diva, Contanek, Adonis, Summer Azul, Oso Krispie, Shana VonShe, Divinity Roxx, T Starr
Group: Unbreakable Bloodline, Jubee and the Morning After, B.U.D.S (Brothers Under Different Skin), Clan Destined, Kid Sync & Brandy wine, Tizzle and Streetz
Male: JStavo, Xavier Lewis, Chris Cauley, Winston Warrior, Norwood, Chris Rich, Will Preston, Jebron
Female: Lexxi, Tia Michelle, D’Amber Renee, Marcierra Crockett, Miss Grenique aka Lady Bella, Repunza, Elle Jae, Tocarra
Group: Final Draft, Kazual, Vincent Clark, Lissen, Dukes of Daville
Male: SEICH, Eduardo Villalona, Waldy El Creador, Nickie Jon, Fabio Legarda, Cano El Canoso, Platano “El Gerente”
Female: Eva Fe, Christina Quinones, Rachel Villalona, Zara Sky
Group: Border Hoppers, Flako & Jonah, Javy & Latin, Nalee, Los Electro Musicales
Male: Davin McCoy, Jonathan Pruitt, Kenny Hathorne, Ralph Roddenbery, Byron Hatcher, Marc Philips, Bonz
Female: Kadria, Ginger Fawcett, Amber Taylor, Lauren Betty, Deb Carter, Paris Luna aka Heather Russell, Eryn Woods, Donna Hopkins
Band: Liquid Ginger, Scarlet Stitch, Best Brothers Band, Blind By Sight, Fallacy, All The Locals, The Six Shot Revival, The Dreaded Marco
Bands: Inviolate, Legion X, ThroatpuncH, 82mm,VainGlory, Enders Game, Uncrowned, Eye Empire
Male: Jared Wade, Scott Brantley, Tyler Brant Harrison, Chuck Courtenay, Ben Wells, Ricky Gunn, Cole Taylor, Alex Hall
Female: Amy Taylor, Angela Reign, Faith Jackson, Kelly Ballard, Crista Lynn, Rebecca Collins, Lauren Ashley, Mandy Gawley, Hope Sonam
Bands: Laughlin, Lyn Avenue, Georgia Red Clay, Highway 55, Brock, Southside of the Tracks, Cottonwood Canyon, Reluctant Saints
Americana / Blue Grass
Bands: Barbwire Bluegrass, BlueBilly Grit, Frances Mooney & Fontanna Sunset, Kate & Corey, The Law Band, Travis Denning, Kris Youmans, East Dixie Boys, Train Wrecks
Hip Hop and R&B–Youth
Brian Alben, J’Plus The Entertainer, Miss Mulato, YNCK, Big Kory, Shandria Elliott, Ryan Burke
Rock & Country–Youth
Athens Band, Gabbie Rae, Madison Shea, Emily Vance, Caitlin Gutierrez, Jordan Grassi, Aspen Countryman, Cheyenne Knight, Katie Belle Akin
Andy Reilly, Mike Froedge, Joey Stuckey, John Briglevich, Slash Major, DJ I.O.P, Zaytoven
The Marie Effect, Ioana Rotaru, Olivia Burnett, Jasmin Adams, Ashanti Minter, Chris Richardson
Inviolate – Condemned, Kelly Ballard – When You Go, Jstavo – Fancy, The Law Band – Crazy Lonesome, Chuck Courtenay- Good Side Of This Bar, Rittz – Like I Am, Dio$a Stevenson – Contagious, Young Noble – Welcome To Real Life
Caitlin Gutierrez – Country Air, J’Plus the Entertainer – Get Ya Swag On, Gabbie Rae – Don’t Look Down, Emily Vance – Something Stupid, Miss Mulatto – Link Up