Monday, January 22, 2024

...and the 10th Lexi Music Awards Nominees Are...

...and with another HUGE thanx to our sponsors (without whom this event wouldn't be a reality), The Botany Bay, Highbridge Springs Water, Ale-8-One, Three Chord Bourbon, Feels Right, and Goodwood Brewing (with nod to our small private donors, also), our media partner WLEX-TV, and our event partner Lyric Theatre, I'm honored to announce the nominees for the 10th Lexi Music Awards!

 
Looking forward to seeing you ALL at the gorgeous Lyric Theatre, Sunday, March 3, 2024, at 6pm!

NOMINEES - please send your email contact (with your name/band/org) to lexingtonmusicawards@gmail.com so you get all the info!


INDUSTRY awards nominees

Venue of the Year
Austin City Saloon 
The Burl
Manchester Music Hall
Proud Mary BBQ

Music Store
Doowop Shop - Lexington
Drum Center of Lexington
Earl Brooks Music Center (Somerset)
Willis Music - Lexington

Music Company
Black Mountain Management
CD Central
Indie Artist Booking & Management
Overtones/Listen Locally

Recording Studio/Engineer/Producer
Austin Jones - Burgundy Box
Chris Wheeler - Anagram Media
Jason Groves - Sneak Attack
April Edwards - Raven Records

Live Sound Tech
Mike Hulliger
Wallace "Gator" Harrison
Nolan Dunn
Matthew Florez

Radio DJ
Adam Banks - WLXU
Kenny C Cummings - TMV Cafe
"Deadair" Dennis Dillon 
Deidre Ransdell - WVLK

Gear Repair
Don Brandenberg
Frazzell Guitars
Isaac Bane 
Willcutt Guitars 

Jay Flippin Music Educator Award
Tripp Bratton 
Vanessa Davis
Trish Torline
Paulie Felice


PERFORMANCE awards nominees

Female Vocal
Dolly Burnett
Taylor Hughes
Trish Torline
Vanessa Davis

Male Vocal
Cam Davis 
Kevin Kross
Tanner Whitt
Jeremy Zeller

Bass Guitar
Justin Conn
Tom Covello
Jackson Ward
Dalton Rose

Brass/Wind
Kirby Davis
Jacob O'Donnell
Matthew Polashek
Jordan Robson

Drums/Percussion
Ned Bellau
Tripp Bratton
Blake Phelps
Peyton Whitt

Keyboard
Lee Carroll
Raleigh Dailey
Andrew Moore
Steven Miller

Strings (including pedal steel, madolin, etc)
Lucy Becker
Maggie Lander
Emily Miller
Logan Henry

Ben Lacy Guitar Excellence Award
Tanner Blevins
Gabe Crockett
Stephen Lynch
Connor Wilson


STYLE awards nominees

Americana/Folk
Katie Burkhardt 
Anthony Joe Highley
D. Boone Pittman & the Fugitives
Jeremy Zeller

Bluegrass
EKU Bluegrass Ensemble
Goodwin Brothers
Mama Said String Band
McLain Family Band

TeeDee Young Blues Excellence Award
Rachel Crowe
Robert Frahm
Treyvon King
Dane Sadler

Classical
EKU Guitar Ensemble
Keith McCutchen
UK Symphony Orchestra
Whit Whitaker

Country
Blacktop Rodeo
Cody Lee Meece
Paint Creek
Taylor Hughes

Funk/R&B/Reggae
Boogie G & the Titanics
Honey Child 
Martia Gill
Rob Dread & the KMA

Hip-Hop/Rap
Slyme Bucci
Kevin Kross
StarBookie Msp
Tony Wavy

Jazz/Latin/Big Band/World
Big Sugg &The Jazz Funkers
Lee Carroll's C The Beat
Enrique Gonzales & No Rulez Banda
The MetroGnomes Big Band

Metal
Graveyard Romeos
Gravel Switch 
Storm Toker
Taylor Road

Pop
Andrew Moore & Hooch
Rags & Riches
Shantelly Lace 
Vinyl Richie

Punk
Ciggy Tuna
Sempervivi
Whalerus
Urameshi

Rock
Bedford Band
Five Below Band
Mojo Thunder
Wicked Peace

Singer-songwriter
Vanessa Davis
Anthony Joe Highley
Taylor Hughes
Kevin Kross
Trish Torline
Jeremy Zeller

Variety/Cover
Andrew Moore & Hooch
Five Below Band
Second Hand News
Vinyl Richie

SPECIALS awards nominees

Song of the Year
"Anxiety" - Kevin Kross
"B-List Celebrity" - Vanessa Davis
"Girl's Night Out" - Trish Torline
"Hey Dad" - Andrew Moore & Hooch
"Holiday" Rags & Riches
"Jesus & Jail" - Taylor Hughes

Album of the Year
"Anxious Always" - Kevin Kross
"I Need a Holiday" - Rags & Riches
"Resurrection Noise" - D. Boone Pittman & the Fugitives
"The Triplets" - Vanessa Davis

Critics' Choice
Cam Clark
Bryce Ernest Taylor
Garrick Howell & John McHugh
Jeremy Zeller

Community Service
Devine Carama
Ned Bellau/Canvas
Five Below Band
Renee Collins Cobb

Lifetime Achievement

TBA soon!!







14 comments:

  1. The Twisted Cork is a wonderful Venue that has so many songwriters and musicians. I think they have been overlooked. Please consider them. They are a icon in the Lexington music industry!

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    1. Nominate them next year!! We don’t know what we don’t know! 🤷‍♀️

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    2. Thanx for taking time to comment!
      Yes, the Twisted Cork is an outstanding venue and has actually been nominated in the past. Are you familiar with the nominations process?
      The public ballot is open for a couple months every year!

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  2. WHY is it the SAME people every year??? There are sooooo many more AND better performers and songwriters around. These award shows are a joke…….Do you all ever look at the other artists???

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    1. I agree 100%. Same people every year and so many more better Venues,(Twisted Cork for one, The Nook) performers, songwriters and better songs than the ones these bozoo’s nominate.

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    2. Hellooooo… They have to be NOMINATED! How ‘bout you make that change!??

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    3. I’ve never been nominated, and was nominated this year due to the support of a lot of my friends and family. So, this take is bogus.

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    4. The Twisted Cork and The Nook have been nominated in previous years. I actually put them both on my ballot this year but they didn’t get enough votes to be nominated. I hope that the people complaining are at least filling out a ballot and putting up their favorite artists and venues for nomination.

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    5. There are certainly repeat nominees from year to year, but I would assume it is because they mobilize their fan base during the open public ballot window (which last a couple months). Are you familiar with the voting process?
      In short, we have a public vote (selects 2) AND a panel vote (selects 2) for a total of 4 nominees in each category.

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  3. It’s the same thing in Nashville. There more talent on the streets than in the radio.

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  4. IM SORRY BUT THIS LIST IS HORRIFYING. THERE ARE PLENTY OF PEOPLE BEING OVERLOOKED AND IT SEEMS THAT THIS IS ONE BIG POPULARITY CONTEST. I AM A MUSICIAN OF LEXINGTON MYSELF AND HAVE NOT EVEN HEARD OF OR SEEN HALF OF THESE PEOPLE. THIS IS SAD.

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    1. How about you help publicize for next year and nominate some new artists, INSTEAD OF YELLING AT EVERYONE!??

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    2. Thanx for taking the time to comment!
      Are you familiar with the voting process? We have both a public vote AND a panel vote, so the best way for folks to not be "overlooked" is to mobilize the fans, customers, etc when the public ballot opens.
      Those of us who run the awards have NO VOTE at all - we leave it to the public and a pro panel that changes every year.

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