2017 NIMA Winners & Ballot

The official list of nominees for the 11th annual (2017) Nashville Industry Music Awards. The winners will be announced on August 26th, 2017 at 3rd and Lindsley

Best R&B/Soul Artist: Nicole Boggs

Kyshona Armstrong
Nicole Boggs
Jess Nolan

Best Country Solo Artist Female: Karen Waldrup

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Lockwood Barr
Andrea Pearson
Karen Waldrup
Kelly McGrath
Julia Capogrossi
Amanda Colleen Williams

Best Country Solo Artist Male: Keith Walker

Keith Walker
Matt Kennon
Kaleb Hensley
George Shingleton

Best Jazz Vocalist: Dara Tucker

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Dara Tucker
Jim Ferguson
Joe Freel
Kevin Whalum
Marcela Pinilla

Best Jazz Instrumentalist: Rahsaan Barber

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Bruce Dudley
Don Aliquo
Jonathan Wires
Matt Endahl
Rahsaan Barber

Best Jazz Group: Nashville Jazz Orchestra

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David Williford Group
Jody Nardone Trio
Nashville Jazz Orchestra

Best Country Duo or Group: The Morrison Brothers

The Morrison Brothers
The Lovers

Best Hip-Hop/Rap Artist or Group: Rashad Tha Poet

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L Roy da Boy
Fluid Outrage
Rashad Tha Poet

Best Blues Band: Eight O’Five Jive

Shaun Murphy Band
Eight O’Five Jive
Cara Being Blue
Kerry Duane Johnson Project
Big Shoes

Best Funk/Reggae/Fusion Band: Muddy Magnolias

Stealing Oceans
The Giant & The Tailor
Roots Of A Rebellion
Soul Radics
Muddy Magnolias

Best Hard Rock/Metal Band: Killing Grace

Killing Grace
I Am The Law
Silent Monolith
The Nearly Deads
Chariot The Moon
Lights of Marfa

Best ALT Rock Band: Wooly Mamas

Fable Cry
Jace Everett
Liz Cooper & the Stampede
Creature Comfort
Them Vibes
Wooly Mamas

Best Pop/Punk Band: Lonesome Town Drifters

Pet Envy
El Escapado
The Foxies
Lonesome Town Drifters

Best Urban Album: Virghost – “No Sleep Under The Circumstances”

J. Whaley – “The Soul Revival”
L Roy da Boy – “Break The Cycle”
Virghost – “No Sleep Under The Circumstances”
Fluid Outrage – “Before Rap Est. 1996”
Hella Yella – “NikiPedia”

Best Jazz Album: Dara Tucker – “Oklahoma Rain”

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Dara Tucker – “Oklahoma Rain”
Evan Cobb – “Hot Chicken”
Joe Freel – “All This Love”
David Williford “Possible Futures”
Wee Trio – “Wee+3”

Best Rock Album: Killing Grace – “Speak with a Fist”

Pet Envy – “Pet Envy”
Killing Grace – “Speak with a Fist”
Them Vibes “Electric Fever”
Elmyra – “Everything Changes”
Ashes of Folly – “A Rich Man’s Pile”
Oblivion Myth – “Inside the Mirror”

Best Live Rock Performer(s): Jasmine Cain

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Jasmine Cain
Wooly Mamas
Fable Cry
Killing Grace
The Nearly Deads
State of Sleep

Best Live R&B/Soul Performer(s): Jess Nolan

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Morgan Bosman
Cojo Ko
Jason Eskridge
Kyshona Armstrong
Mike Hicks
Alicia Michilli
Jess Nolan

Best Live Hip-Hop/Rap Performer(s): Rashad Tha Poet

Tim Gent
Priestess Of Planet X
Rashad Tha Poet

Best Live Blues Performer(s): Tim Gonzalez

Miranda Louise
Roguie Ray LaMontagne
Shaun Murphy
Tim Gonzalez
Donnie Miller
Ted Drozdowski

Best Live Country Performer(s): Karen Waldrup

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Lockwood Barr
George Shingleton
The Morrison Brothers
Kaleb Hensley
Karen Waldrup
Amanda Colleen Williams

Best Live Music Venue: 3rd & Lindsley

The Country
The Basement East
3rd & Lindsley

Best Visual Art: Lyn Stevens Photography

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Cam Volkert
Charles M. Robinson
Bob Welch Photography
Hy Def Imaging
Lyn Stevens Photography
Alan Messer Photography
Tavell Brown
Casey Moore Photo/Design
David Hulbert Films

Best Studio: SweetSong Nashville

Sound Emporium
Axis 1 Productions
The Bomb Shelter
SweetSong Nashville
Tha Underground Studio

Best Producer: Chris Wright

Brent Rawlings
David Williford
Ian Miller
Bobby Holland
Chris Wright

Best Video: Karen Waldrup – “I’ve Got That Kind Of Time” Directed by Billy Brown

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Fluid Outrage – “First Day On The Set” Directed by David Hulbert
Karen Waldrup – “I’ve Got That Kind Of Time” Directed by Billy Brown
The Morrison Brothers – “Party At My House” Directed by Dusty Barker
Lil Vac – “Differences” Directed by Charles M. Robinson
Kelly McGrath – “You and Me Today” Directed by Billy Gomes

Rawlow B Grinder of the Year: Capo

Thalia “Muziqueen” Ewing
D’Llisha Davis (2Ls on a Cloud)
Marco Charco
Grown Man Hustle

Promoter of the Year: Jay Gregory of Sad Spaceman Promotions

Jay Gregory of Sad Spaceman Promotions
Grown Man Hustle
Alan Ladd
Cindy “Cyd” Blanchard
Marco Charco

Album of the Year: Eight O’ Five Jive – “Swing Set”

Virghost – “No Sleep Under The Circumstances”
Eight O’ Five Jive – “Swing Set”
Them Vibes – “Electric Fever”
David Williford – “Possible Futures”

Song of the Year: Dara Tucker – “Radio”

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Lockwood Barr – “Signs Along The Way”
The Nearly Deads – “My Evil Ways”
Dara Tucker – “Radio”
Keith Walker – “Friends With Boats”
Jace Everett – “Woke Up In This Town”

Artist of the Year: Amanda Colleen Williams

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The Nearly Deads
Kyshona Armstrong
Them Vibes
Amanda Colleen Williams

Voting is now open!

The time has almost arrived, NIMA voting is officially open! This is your opportunity to vote for your favorites and help them take home a Nashville Industry Music Award! Click the VOTE button to have your voice heard!