NAMA Winners

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Northwest Arkansas
Music Awards 2011

By Richard Davis

TFW Staff Writer

(Photos: Richard Davis) Ashlyn Metheny and her band performed some country tunes in George's lounge before the start of the Northwest Arkansas Music Awards.

If you weren’t there, you missed some spectacular performances by Cletus Got Shot and an utterly amazing number by brothers Benjamin and Randall Shreve at the Northwest Arkansas Music Awards last night (April 28). Also, you missed just an all-around great time. Aren’t you sorry you didn’t go?

In no particular order, here are the winners from the ceremony:

Best Female Singer/Songwriter: Candy Lee

Best Male Singer/Songwriter: Jeff Kearney

Best Jazz Band: Fayetteville Jazz Collective

Best Hip Hip/R&B Band: (tie) The Commoners and SoundChild Crew

Best New Artist: Messy Sparkles

Best Album Art: John Moore

Best Producer/Studio: Adam Putman of Insomniac Studios

Artist of the Year: Cletus Got Shot

Cletus Got Shot


Album of the Year: Benjamin Del Shreve for “Sleeping Sweetly”

Best Latin Band: Neta Band

Best Female Vocalist in a Band: Candy Lee (from Candy Lee and The Sweets)

Best Male Vocalist in a Band: Randall Shreve (from Randall Shreve and The Sideshow)

Benjamin and Randall Shreve


Best Spoken Word Performer: Zac Henderson

Best DJ: DJ Shortfuze

Best Blues Band: Kory Montgomery Band

Candy Lee Long accepts award from Kyle Kellams and Robert Cochran


Best Cover Band: (tie) Leah and The Mojo Doctors and LaFuSo

Best Indie/Alternative Band: Memphis Pencils

Best Metal/Hard Rock Band: Perpetual Werewolf

More of Cletus Got Shot


Best Punk/Hardcore Band: The Plaid Jackets

Best Jam/Funk Band: 1 Oz. Jig

Best Folk/Bluegrass Band: Cletus Got Shot

Best Country Band: Sarah Hughes Band

Best Rock Band: Randall Shreve

Ashlyn Metheney and her band


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