Thursday, February 10, 2022

8th Lexi Music Awards Wrap-up (w/ pics/vid)

Amazing show...amazing musical performances....amazing atmosphere! 

My undying gratitude to Bill Meck and Dave Medley of WLEX TV-18, the entire staff & crew of the Lyric Theatre, Linda & Roy at Highbridge Springs, Sheila at Ale-8-One, Ginny & Melissa at Botany Bay, Molly, Chris, & Richard at Goodwood, and Laura, Michael, & Neil at Three Chord Bourbon, as well as our private sponsors Ian Dix and Bill Quinn and a big salute to Thompson Law Office, UPS Store at Beaumont Center, and Parrott Trophy!

In addition, a monster thanx & huge hugs to Edd MacKey & The Lexington Fashion Collaborative, Angelee Feltner for managing performance flow, Teresa for being ready for anything, Jay Hamon for video, and Damien McLean for graphics and photography...and to Rachel & Eric at Lexenomincs!

Also thanx for getting our "paid gigs for the artists" goals off the ground to everyone at Blues Between the Bridges, Hot August Blues, and Master's Music Festival! Hopefully that list will be MUCH bigger by the 9th Lexi Music Awards!

Ohh...lots of photos & video links at the bottom of the page!

And your award recipients for 2022 are:

(INDUSTRY awards)

Venue of the Year
The Burl

Music Store of the Year
Doo Wop Shop

Music Company of the Year
CD Central

Recording Studio/Engineer of the Year
Sneak Attack/Jason Groves

Live Sound Tech of the Year
Wallace "Gator" Harrison

Radio DJ of the Year
Deadair Dennis

Instrument Repair of the Year
Bob Willcutt - Willcutt Guitars

Jay Flippin Music Educator Award
Vanessa Davis - Vanessa Davis Music


Female Vocal of the Year
Vanessa Davis

Male Vocal of the Year
Cody Morgan

Bass Player of the Year
Aaron White

Brass/wind Player of the Year
Matthew Polashek

Drums/percussionist of the Year
Todd Copeland

Keyboard Player of the Year
Lee Carroll

String Player of the Year
Blakeley Burger

Ben Lacy Award for Guitar Excellence
Todd Stricklin

(STYLE awards)

Americana/folk Artist of the Year
Trippin' Roots

Bluegrass Artist of the Year
Mama Said String Band

TeeDee Young Blues Excellence Award
Rachel Crowe

Classical Artist of the Year
Lexington Singers

Country Artist of the Year
Paul Groves

Funk/R&B/Reggae Artist of the Year
Brett Higgins

Hip-Hop/Rap Artist of the Year
Brett Higgins

Jazz/Latin/Big Band/World Artist of the Year
Bigg Sugg & the Jazz Funkers

Metal Artist of the Year
Grave Yard Romeos

Pop Artist of the Year
Rags and Riches

Punk Artist of the Year
NP Presley

Rock Artist of the Year
Magnolia Boulevard

Singer-Songwriter of the Year
Vanessa Davis

Cover/Variety Artist of the Year
Eight Daze Sober


Song of the Year
"Outlaw" - Rags and Riches

Album of the Year
"Pretty Little Cabin" - Vanessa Davis

Critics Choice
Overtones LIVE

Community Service
Ted Messer

Lifetime Achievement
Paul M. Osborne

Kevin Holm-Hudson

Todd Copeland

Check the VIDEO PLAYLIST on YouTube!

Check the PHOTO ALBUM at our official FB group!


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