And The Nominees Are…

And The Nominees Are…

Announcing the NAMA XIV nominees


The annual spring event that honors all Northwest Arkansas musicians, the Northwest Arkansas Music Awards, is scheduled for 8 p.m. April 23 at the Dickson Theater. Awards will be given in 22 categories at the Grammy-style event. Masters of ceremonies for the evening will be KUAF’s Kyle Kellams and music historian Robert Cochran. This is the 14th anniversary of the awards.
The nominees are selected by committee based on talent, popularity and the number of performances or accomplishments in 2008.
The winners are selected by popular vote. Voting begins today and will close on April 8. To vote go to the NAMA Web site, Only one vote per person.
Keep watching the Web site for more information and announcements about this year’s event including performances and Lifetime Achievement and Hall of Fame recipients.

NAMA XIV Nominees

Singer/songwriter male
Kevin Bennoch
Paul Boatright
Jeff Fox
Wade Ogle
Ben Rector

Singer/songwriter female
Tiffany Christopher
Jori Costello
Opal Fly
Candy Lee
Susan Shore
Shannon Wurst

Female Vocalist in a band
Amyh (Dreamfast)
Leah Spears (Leah and the Mojo Doctors)
Liz Lottman (LaFuSo)
Tanya Shylock (Mountain of Venus)

Male Vocalist in a band
Benjamin Del Shreve (Benjamin Del Shreve)
Sam Dudley (The Darksuits)
Jeff Kearney (1 Oz Jig)
Eddie Love (A Good Fight)
Randy Soller (Randy Soller and the System)
Ben Wardlaw (Charliehorse)

Crazy Neighbor
Mountain of Venus
Velcro Moonshoe

World Music
Joseph Israel

Fayetteville Funk Ensemble
The OneUps
Wes Hart Band

Al Gibson Trio
Andrew Sieff Group
Claudia Burson Trio
Nathan McCloud Group
Walter Savage Trio
Matt Smith Trio

Lucio Baldomero
Sound Crew Child
Smurf G
Souled Out
Hardaway and the Commoners

Beat Bachs
DJ Soulfree
DJ Shortfuze
Tanner Beam

Christmas Fuller Project
David’s Pegasus
Memphis Pencils

Pop Rock
Army of Birds
Apartment 5
The Darksuits
The Good Fear
Truth about Movie Stars

Power Pop
After the Scars
Benjamin Del Shreve
Family Dogs
A Good Fight
Indiana and the Byrds
Jesus Chrysler Supercar
Well, Well, Well

Southern Rock
Big Uns
Bob Kramer Incident
Joe Giles and the Homewreckers
Maud Crawford
Thanks for Nothing

Metal/Hard Rock
The Battle Within
Calling Tokyo
The Counterlife
Open Addiction

Adam Posnak
Eoff Brothers
Isayah’s Allstars
Kory Montgomery Band
Leah & the Mojo Doctors
R.J. Mischo

3 Penny Acre
Cletus Got Shot
Jamie Wolfe & The Wranglers
Pope County Bootleggers
Shout Lulu

Party Band
Big Uns
Boom Kinetic
Full House
Use Curtis
Wes Hart Band

Best None Of The Above
1 Oz Jig
Earth Society
The Nick Noltes
Very Special Guests

Best New Band
3 Penny Acre
Hardaway and the Commoners
Indiana and the Byrds
The Smithstonians
Cletus Got Shot
The Poggs

Band Of The Year
Benjamin Del Shreve
Boom Kinetic
Cletus Got Shot
A Good Fight
Kory Montgomery Band

Album Of The Year
Paul Boatright — Plays Music
The Good Fear — Dirty Lowdown Adventure
Wade Ogle — Songs from Winter
The Poggs — The Poggs
Shout LuLu — Ridin’ A Buggy
Trout Fishing in America — Big Round World
XNA Allstars

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