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And the 2013 Nashville Independent Music Award Winners are…


Best R&B Solo Artist Male – Mike Hicks

Best R&B Solo Artist Female – Maureen Murphy

Best Country Solo Artist Male – Brad Puckett

Best Country Solo Artist Female – Brenda Best

Best Blues Artist – Tyrone Carreker

Best Hip Hop/R&B Group – Squikee Diesel & Hella Yella

Best Hard Rock/Metal Band – WHEATHOUSE

Best Funk/Soul Band – Mike Hicks & The Funk Puncs

Best Video – Haley & Michaels “The Price I Pay”

Best Live Country Performer(s) – Haley & Michaels

Best Live Rock Performer(s) – Black Market Research

Best Live Spoken Word Artist – Rashad Tha Poet

Album Of The Year – Mike Hicks “This Is Life”

Artist Of The Year – Haley & Michaels

Best Hip Hop Solo Artist Male – Rob Dee

Best Hip Hop Solo Artist Female – Nina Ross

Best Contemporary Gospel Artist – Keesha Rainey

Best Urban Gospel Artist – Kyla Jade

Best Country Duo or Group – Tenasie

Best Pop Rock Band – Black Market Research

Best Rap Act – Jelly Roll

Best Rap Release – Starlito “Funerals & Court Dates”

Best Live Hip Hop Performer(s) – Rob Dee

Best Live R&B Performer(s) – J. Whaley

Rawlow B “Grinder Of The Year” – Mic Wise

Song Of The Year – Haley & Michaels “The Price I Pay”

2013 NIMA Timeline

May 31, 2013

Nominations Begin

The official nomination process begins, the public has the chance to nominate their favorite independent artists, and help them make the 2013 voting ballot.
June 30, 2013

Nominations End

Nominations end, and the process of forming the 2013 ballot beings.
July 19, 2013

Voting Begins

The official voting will open, and the public will have the opportunity to help decide the 2013 award recipients.
Aug 20, 2013

Voting Ends

The official voting ends and the anticipation begins.
Aug 27, 2013

NIMA Week Begins

Tues: Industry Night Meet & Greet
Wed: Rhythm & Blues Revue
Thur: Rock Meets Country LIVE!
Fri: Pre Party & Hip Hop Concert

Aug 31, 2013

Nashville Independent Music Awards

The 7th Annual NIMA ceremony. The independent artists of Nashville will be honored on this day.
Nov 23, 2013

2013 Turkey Drive

Providing Turkeys to families in need for the holiday season.