And the Nominees Are…

Northwest Arkansas Music Awards Nominees Announced

Northwest Arkansas Music Awards Nominees Announced

Northwest Arkansas musicians who excelled in 2009 will be honored at the 15th annual Northwest Arkansas Music Awards, or NAMA, a Grammy-style event on April 29 at the Dickson Theater. Voting begins online today at to select the top performers in 21 categories. Nominees were selected based on talent, popularity and performances. The winners will be selected by popular vote. The voting will end on April 19.

Singer/songwriter male: Jason Paul, Jeff Kearney, Justin Brasher, Keith Nicholson, Randall Shreve, Wade Ogle, Zach Ryan.

Singer/songwriter female: Candy Lee, Darlene, Shannon Wurst, Tiffany Christopher.

Female Vocalist in a band: Amyh Hart (Dreamfast), Bernice Hembree (3 Penny Acre), Elise Davis (Elise Davis), Leah Spears (Leah & The Mojo Doctors), Opal Fly (Opal Fly), Tanya Shylock (Mountain of Venus).

Male Vocalist in a band: Ben Wardlaw (Charliehorse), Benjamin Del Shreve (Benjamin Del Shreve), Brandon George (Christmas Fuller Project), Eddie Love (A Good Fight).

Jam/World Music: 1 Oz. Jig, Crazy Neighbor, Guta, Kahula Gypsy Band, Mountain of Venus.

Funk: Fayetteville Funk Ensemble, Groovement, LaFuSo, The OneUps, Wes Hart Band.

Jazz: Claudia Burson Trio, Drew Packard, Matt Smith Trio, Nathan McLeod, Walter Savage Trio.

Electronic/Groove: Beat Bachs, Baby Armie, DJ Shortfuze, Tanner Beam.

Indie/Alternative: Apartment 5, Christmas Fuller Project, David’s Pegasus, Dreamfast, The Great Scotts, Hosta, Jarris, Memphis Pencils, Timber!.

Rock: A Good Fight, Benjamin Del Shreve, Family Dogs, The Poggs, Randall Shreve.

Southern Rock: Big Uns, Bob Kramer Incident, Joe Giles and the Homewreckers, Maud Crawford, Traveling Wheelbearings, Bill Dollar & Loose Change.

Metal/Hard Rock: Auger, The Battle Within, Calling Tokyo, Deadbird, Sinking South,Vessels of Wrath.

R&B/Blues: Nathan Aronowitz, Buddy Shute, Eoff Brothers, Isayah’s Allstars, Kory Montgomery Band, Leah & the Mojo Doctors, R.J. Mischo.

Roots/Americana/Country: 1 Oz. Jig, 3 Penny Acre, Charliehorse, Cletus Got Shot, Jamie Wolfe & The Wranglers, Mountain Sprout, Pope County Bootleggers, Shout LuLu, The Smithstonians.

Punk: The Counterlife, Egyptr, Fire Don’t Care, Genome Chomsky, Perpetual Werewolf, The Plaid Jackets, Well Well Well.

Party Band: Boom Kinetic, Full House, Big Bad Gina, LaFuSo, Strange Heroes.

Urban: Hardaway and the Commoners, Lucio.

Best New Band: Adelle & the Matts, Big Bad Gina, The Bobby Drivers, Ctrl+Alt+Delete, High Magic, Jason Paul & New Wine, LaFuSo, Monster Heart, The Rox, Where’s Lawrence.

Band of The Year: 3 Penny Acre, A Good Fight, Benjamin Del Shreve, Hardaway and The Commoners, Randall Shreve, R.J. Mischo.

Album Of The Year: 3 Penny Acre — 3 Penny Acre; Don’t Think It Hasn’t Been Fun — Emily Kaitz; Green & Lonely — Christmas Fuller Project; Lovers and Fighters — Wade Ogle; Off the Record — Hardaway and The Commoners; The Radio Sky — The Radio Sky.

Best Producer/Studio: Adam Putman — Insomniac Studios; Chris Moore — East Hall; Darren Crisp — Crisp Studios; Dwight Chalmers — Listen Laboratory; Eric Schabacker — Winterwood Studios; Mike Bailey — Dream Makers Productions; Mustin — OneUp Studios.

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