2020 NIMA Ballot

The official list of nominees for the 14th annual (2020) Nashville Industry Music Awards. The winners will be announced at the 14th annual award show.

Best R&B/Soul Solo Artist
Bryant Taylorr
Jason Eskridge
Jade Million
Kyshona
John Tucker


Best Country Solo Artist Female
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Karen Waldrup
Morgan Myles
Callie Cash
Brinn Black
Aubrey Wollett
Taylon Hope Miller


Best Country Solo Artist Male
Jimmy Charles
Adam Searan
Keith Burns
Andy Buckner
Will Dakota


Best Hip-Hop/Rap Solo Artist Female
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Sweet Poison
Pretty Shy
Tripleplay Squeek
Daisha McBride
Blasian B3
J. Marie


Best Hip-Hop/Rap Solo Artist Male
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Luh Stain
2 Live Bre
Petty
Lotis Music
K.I.N.G. the MC
Virghost


Best Jazz Vocalist
Laura Mayo
Abigail Flowers
Bethany Merritt
Anna Arata
Nikki Elias
James Richardson
Stephanie Adlington
Alayna Anderson


Best Jazz Instrumentalist
David Rodgers
Emmanuel Echem
Sofia Goodman
Matt Endahl
Don Aliquo
Miguel Alvarado
Jimmy Sullivan
Chris Walters


Best Jazz Group
Cosmic Collective
Ryan Middagh Jazz Orchestra
Giovanni Rodriguez & 12 Manos
David Williford Quartet
Brian Salad
Lori Mechem Quartet
Marcus Finnie Band
Diane Marino Quartet


Best Country Duo or Group
Presley & Taylor
Carvin Walls
Wilson Brothers Band
The Lovers
Lockeland


Best Alternative Rock Band
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Year of October
The Weird Sisters
HER
Dinzy
Volk
The Ivins


Best Pop/Punk Band
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Pretty Ravens
Taco Mouth
The Down Squad
Shelter Cove
Ghost Town Remedy
Panda Forces


Best Hard Rock/Metal Band
Autumn Lies Buried
Howling Giant
I Am The Law
Sydewynder
Mr. Grey
Sons of our Fathers


Best Urban Album
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K.I.N.G. the MC – “The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.”
Chuck iNDigo – “Indigo Cafe”
Ayanna Jahnee – “Gemini”
SS Lil Goldie – “Acceptance”
Petty – “Bubba”
Rashad ThaPoet x The Beathead “Jefferson Street Blues”
Brian Brown – “Journey”


Best Jazz Album
David Rodgers – “Doorways”
Pat Coil – “Music For Humans & Other Species”
Cosmic Collective – “Self-Titled”
Dara Tucker – “The Seven Colors”
Duo Tachoir – Shades of Blue”
Kyle Etges – “Vow”
Don Aliquo – “The Innocence of Spring”
Ryan Middagh Jazz Orchestra – “Live From Nashville”


Best Rock Album
Framing Hanley – “Envy”
I am the Law – “The New Age Devil”
Look What I Did – “Sympathy Porn”
Night Talkers – “Code 1079!”
Rusty Shipp – “Liquid Exorcist”
The Weird Sisters – “The Weird Sisters”


Best Live Rock Performer(s)
Sons of our Fathers
Taco Mouth
The Weird Sisters
Look What I Did
Framing Hanley
Wuden


Best Live R&B/Soul Female Performer(s)
Kyshona
Lindsey Kaye
Ayanna Jahnee
Vyrgo
B. Marie
D’Wynter Cold


Best Live R&B/Soul Male Performer(s)
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Mike Hicks
Bryant Taylorr
Jason Eskridge
John Tucker
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Best Live Hip-Hop/Rap Performer(s)
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Tim Gent
Lord Goldie
Teddy Rose
Chuck iNDigo
FU Stan
Daisha McBride


Best Live Country Performer(s)
Carvin Walls
Wilson Brothers Band
Morgan Myles
Keith Burns
Callie Cash
Brinn Black


Best Visual Art
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Flyer Chic
Karl Weidman
Kyro Ink
Joshua Mendez
Wesley Crutcher
Axtion/CorVision


Best Photographer
Barbara Potter Photography
Cidal Vision
Jordan Roepke Photography
Zane Dumont


Best Studio
The Studio Nashville
Leeds Recording Studio
OMG Nashville
Studio Three-Forty
SweetSong Studio Nashville
Tha Underground Studio


Best Producer
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Chino
Jon Estes
Bridgette Tatum
Dennis Money
Nasty NYSE
Ryan Rossebo
Mark Oliverius
Kangaroo


Best Video
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Karen Waldrup – “Nobody’s Running Away” Directed by Aaron Conner
Rusty Shipp – “Breaking Waves” Directed by Aaron Scott
BeHoward feat. Nasty NYCE – “BNA” Directed by Wesley Crutcher Films
Carvin Walls – “Hippie” Directed by Karl Weidman
Howling Giant – “Cybermancer and the Doomsday Express

Rawlow B Grinder of the Year
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Capo
Dope Sh!t Only Crew
Capital Minds Entertainment
KDezy
2L’s On A Cloud
4Ward Entertainment
DJ Coop


Promoter of the Year
Dope Sh!t Only Crew
Jay Gregory of Sad Spaceman Promotions
Lovenoise
Capo


Best DJ
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DJ Wrightful
DJ Svnny
DJ Bravo
DJ Marko
SpiffyBoy Danny
DJ Tru DaVan
DJ C-Wiz


Best Radio Personality
PIWA Buffet – Asset Report 103.7 & 107.1 WRFN-PASCO•FM
Andy Herrin – The Local Buzz 102.9 The Buzz – WBUZ•FM
Greg Pogue – Nashville Jazz | Acme Radio Live
Joe Major – 101.1 The Beat WUBT•FM


Album of the Year
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Morgan Myles – “Therapy”
K.I.N.G. the MC – “The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.”
Framing Hanley – “Envy”
David Rodgers – “Doorways”
Chuck iNDigo – “Indigo Cafe”
The Lovers – “The Lovers”
Chris Walters – “Whisper and Howl”


Song of the Year
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Luh Stain – “Errthang Lil Nutty”
Brinn Black – “72’s” Written by Briana Tyson, Brinn Black, Britney Kennell
Jimmy Charles – “Never Had a Bad Day” Written by Jimmy Charles, Cale Hoelzeman
Keith Burns – “Everyone Loves A Come Back” Written by Keith Burns, Lisa Guerrero


Artist of the Year
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The Weird Sisters
2 Live Bre
Chris Walters
Brinn Black
Jason Eskridge
Morgan Myles