Tennessee Music Award Recipients

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Recipients of the Tennessee Music Awards

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Entertainer of the Year

2019 - No Time Flatt

2018 - Coopertheband

2017 - Bryan Moffitt 


Americana Artist of the Year

2019 - Mandy Vixen & Gas Station Chicken

2018 - Patrick O'Connor

2017 - The Old Spirits 


Blues Artist of the Year

2019 - Joshua Singleton

2018 - Ghost Town Blues Band

2017 - Little Boys Blue 


Bluegrass Artist of the Year

2019 - No Time Flatt

2018 - No Time Flatt

2017 - No Time Flatt 


Choir of the Year

2019 - Lexington High School Choir

2018 - Munford High School 

2017 - Renaissance Choir of Bethel University 


Country Artist of the Year

2019 - Cotton Clifton

2018 - Rev. Jessie & the Holy Smokes

2017 - Bryan Moffitt 


Hip Hop Artist of the Year

2019 - Kijon

2018 - Tin Tenn

2017 - The Runaway Rocketship 


Indie/Roots Artist of the Year

2019 - The Skeleton Krew

2018 - Cotton Clifton & the Pickers

2017 - The Skeleton Krew 


Inspirational Artist of the Year

2019 - Joanne Cash

2018 - Rob Carona

2017 - Travis Cottrell 


Marching Band of the Year

2019 - South Gibson County High School

2018 - Gibson County High School

2017 - Lexington High School 


Metal Band of the Year

2019 - Artifas

2018 - Roses Unread

2017 - Insect to Monarch 


Rock Artist of the Year

2019 - One Nyte Stand

2018 - Jupiter Stone

2017 - The Genre Band 


Female Vocalist of the Year

2019 - Lauren "Lolo" Pritchard

2018 - Alexis Taylor

2017 - Kimberlie Helton 


Male Vocalist of the Year

2019 - Josh Smith

2018 - Skyelor Anderson

2017 - Bryan Moffitt 


Bass Player of the Year

2019 - Andy Dixon

2018 - Justin Coffman

2017 - Colton Parker 


Drummer of the Year

2019 - Will Kwasigroh

2018 - Kris Dickerson

2017 - Brandon Hutcheson 


Guitarist of the Year

2019 - Ian Bennett

2018 - Hunter Cross

2017 - Hunter Cross 


Keyboard Player of the Year

2019 - David Michael Thomas

2018 - Dave Thomas


Steel/Dobro Player of the Year 

2017 - Tim Young 


Producer of the Year

2019 - David Cowell

2018 - Wes Henley

2017 - Dr. Jeremy Tubbs 


Video of the Year

2019 - "Evil" by The Skeleton Crew

2018 - "Making Wishes on a Black Dendelion" by The Skeleton Crew

2017 - "Gasoline" by Bryan Moffitt 


Songwriter of the Year

2019 - Will Burton

2018 - Josh Smith

2017 - Bryan Moffitt 


Song of the Year

2019 - "Run Out of Road" by Will Burton and Cody Criswell

2018 - "Running Back to You" by Skyelor Anderson

2017 - "Gasoline" by Bryan Moffitt 


Album of the Year

2019 - "Heart of Stone" by David Ashley Trent

2018 - "Hard Blue Space" by Little Boys Blue

2017 - "Perfectly Imperfect" by Kaley Pearson & Kimberlie Helton 


Radio Station of the Year

2019 - WWYN 106.9 FM 

2018 - The Rocket 102.3 FM WZDQ

2017 - Froggy 104.1 FM WOGY 


Radio DJ of the Year

2019 - Julie Cooke

2018 - Buzz Blackburn

2017 - Shane Connor 


Publication of the Year

2019 - Our Jackson Home

2018 - The Tennessee Magazine

2017 - VIP Jackson 


Music Venue of the Year

2019 - East Tennessee: Barley's Taproom, Knoxville

2019 - Middle Tennessee: Exit/In, Nashville

2019 - West Tennessee: The Downtown Tavern, Jackson

2018 - The Amp

2017 - Redbones 


Early Achievement

2017 - Jonathan Singleton 


Lifetime Achievement

2019 - Tina Turner

2018 - Carl Perkins

2018 - W.S. "Fluke" Holland


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Lifetime Achievement

Tina Turner - 2019 Lifetime Achievement

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Turner has won 12 Grammy Awards, sold more than 200 million records worldwide, and performed for a world-record of 180,000 paid ticket holders at just one of her concerts. Tina Turner is a Tennessee native. Born Anna Mae Bullock in Nutbush, Tennessee. She began her career in 1958 as a featured singer with Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm, first recording under the name "Little Ann". Her introduction to the public as Tina Turner began in 1960 as a member of the Ike & Tina Turner Revue with the single "A Fool In Love." In the United Kingdom, Turner is the first female artist to have a top 40 hit in six consecutive decades; she has had a total of 34 UK top 40 hits.

Carl Perkins - 2018 Lifetime Achievement

Carl Perkins Photo Credit:Michael Ochs/GettyImages

Carl Perkins was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Born in Tiptonville, Tennessee, Perkins's songs were recorded by artists (and friends) as influential as Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Johnny Cash, which further established his place in the history of popular music. Paul McCartney claimed that "if there were no Carl Perkins, there would be no Beatles." 

W.S. Holland - 2018 Lifetime Achievement

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W.S. Fluke Holland was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Born April 22, 1935, in Saltillo, Tennessee, Holland notably played drums on the 1955 Sun Records recording of "Blue Suede Shoes" and performed on the "Million Dollar Quartet" session that featured Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash. 

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Official 2018 Tennessee Music Award Nominees

1. Americana Artist of the Year

Patrick O'Connor

Travis Bigwood and the Lonesome Doves

Lady Sundown

The Old Spirits

Mandy Vixen & Gas Station Chicken


2. Blues Artist of the Year

Jerry Grant and The Corruptors

The Hi-Jivers

Joshua Singleton

Little Boys Blue

Brian Golden Blues Experiment


3. Bluegrass Artist of the Year

Mickey Boles

Billy Droze

Wayne Jerrolds

No Time Flatt

Tennessee Borderline Bluegrass


4. Choir of the Year

Riverview Baptist Choir

Lexington High School Choir

Englewood Baptist Choir

Volunteer State Mass Choir

Munford High School Choir


5. Country Artist of the Year

Rev. Jessie & the Holy Smokes

Cotton Clifton

Buckshot Daisy

Cash Creek Band

The Dimestore Cowboys


6. Hip Hop / Rap Artist of the Year

Tyke T

Kijon

Ice Mic 360

Nobigdyl.

Tori WhoDat


7. Inspirational Artist of the Year

Benjamin Gilbreath

Real Southern Grace

David Ashley Trent

Ezella Robinson

Joanne Cash


8. Indie / Roots Artist of the Year

The Skeleton Krew

Josiah and the Greater Good

The Kernal

Benjamin Gilbreath

Cotton Clifton


9. Marching Band of the Year

McNairy Central High School

South Gibson County High School

Oneida High School

Lexington High School

Adamsville High School


10. Metal Band of the Year

Ōbleak

Sons of Orion

Roses Unread

Artifas

Faith Head


11. Rock Artist of the Year

Caging Elliot

Affliction of the Absent

Herz

One Nyte Stand

Jupiter Stone


12. Female Vocalist of the Year

Phoebe Scott

Anna Johnson

Lauren Pritchard

Chloe Lawson

Allison Purifoy


13. Male Vocalist of the Year

Josh Smith

Patrick O'Connor

David Ashley Trent

Will Burton

Brandon Clifton


14. Bassist of the Year

Elijah Provencio

Larry Griffin

Justin Coffman

Andy Dixon

Anthony Maddox


15. Drummer of the Year

Kris Dickerson

Jared Wainscott

Will Kwasigroh

Tyler Jerrolds

Charlie Maitland


16. Guitarist of the Year

Columbus Conley

Wes Henley

Caden Barnhill

Ian Bennett

Jason Stewart


17. Keys Player of the Year

David Michael Thomas

Liza Smith

Tim Atwood

David Gaines

Luke Comer


18. Producer / Engineer of the Year

Wes Henley

Ethan Nicholas

Jessie Rae Maness

Caden Barnhill

David Cowell


19. Video of the Year

Could've Been a Country Song - Taylon Hope

My One and Only Weakness - Cash Creek

Stay - Josiah Atchley & the Greater Good

Evil - The Skeleton Crew

Living Water - David Ashley Trent


20. Songwriter of the Year

Brandon Hutcheson

John Spears

David Ashley Trent

Will Burton

Patrick O'Connor


21. Song of the Year

My One and Only Weakness - Cash Creek

Living Water - David Ashley Trent

Drive - The Hutcheson Brothers

Run Out of Road - Will Burton

Inhuman - Artifas


22. Album of the Year

Are You Listening - Jack Pearson

Duality - Cash Creek

The Chronicles of Time - Central Power

Capricorn - The ShotGunBillys

Heart of Stone - David Ashley Trent


23. Radio Station of the Year

WWYN 106.9 FM - Jackson

WXNA 101.5 FM - Nashville

WZDQ 102.3 FM - Humboldt

WQUT 101.5 FM - Johnson City

WQAK 105.7 FM - Union City


24. Radio DJ of the Year

Keith Shirley

Devon O'Day

Scott Wyatt

Julie Cooke

Buzz Blackburn


25. Publication of the Year

Sports and Entertainment Nashville

East Nashvillian

VIP Magazine

Cypress Magazine

Our Jackson Home


26. East TN Venue of the Year

Growlers

Barley's Taproom

Open Chord

Capone's

The Spot


27. Middle TN Venue of the Year

Grand Ole Opry

Exit/In

Rhyman Auditorium

Marathon Music Works

Nudie's Honky Tonk


28. West TN Venue of the Year

Minglewood Hall

The Downtown Tavern

South Main Sounds

The Amp

The Tap Bar & Grill


29. Entertainer of the Year

Bryan Moffitt

Rev. Jessie & the Holy Smokes

No Time Flatt

David Ashley Trent

The Skeleton Krew


Lifetime Achievement

Tina Turner