Detroit Music Awards

The Detroit Music Awards Foundation is a Michigan 501(c)(3) organization, whose mission is to recognize Detroit area musicians working on a national, regional, and local level. The Foundation supports and nurtures the musical community in Detroit and the Detroit metropolitan area to create a network for musicians that cuts across genres and styles.

Detroit Music Awards
Detroit Music Awards
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Detroit Music Awards 2020 logo
Awarded forOutstanding achievements in the music industry
CountryUnited States
Presented byDetroit Music Awards Foundation
First awarded1988
Websitehttp://www.detroitmusicawards.net

Initially proposed in 1988, and first presented by the Motor City Music Foundation, the multi-genre awards ceremony was established to bring recognition to Detroit area musicians. The first awards show was held at the Detroit Music Hall, and later moved to the State Theatre, now called The Fillmore Detroit. In 1998, the organization merged with the Metro Times-sponsored Detroit Music Awards to become one organization with one awards show for the Detroit Music community.

Since its inception, the Detroit Music Awards has celebrated Detroit's vibrant music scene, including some of Detroit's most notable artists; including Alice Cooper, Aretha Franklin, Big Sean, Bob Seger, The Clark Sisters, Diana Ross, Eminem, The Four Tops, George Clinton, Glenn Frey, Grand Funk Railroad, Greta Van Fleet, Iggy Pop, Insane Clown Posse, Jack White, Kid Rock, Laith Al-Saadi, Madonna, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, MC5, Mike Posner, The Miracles, Mitch Ryder, Parliament Funkadelic, The Raconteurs, The Romantics, Sixto Rodriguez, Smokey Robinson, Sponge, Stevie Wonder, The Stooges, The Supremes, Ted Nugent, The Temptations, Thornetta Davis, Uncle Kracker, Was Not Was and The White Stripes.

CategoriesEdit

Award winners are selected by music industry professionals, with award categories covering the following genres:[1]

AwardsEdit

GeneralEdit

Outstanding Anthology/Compilation/ReissueEdit

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Year Artist Ref
2004
Bob Seger
2005
The Best of the Funk Brothers by The Funk Brothers
2006
Curtain Call: The Hits by Eminem
2007
20th Century Masters - Millennium Collection: The Best of Iggy Pop by Iggy Pop [2]
2008
Here, My Dear by Marvin Gaye (Motown/UMe)
2009
Motown: The Complete Number 1’s by Motown/Universal
2010
Early Seger, Volume 1 by Bob Seger (Hideout Records)
2011
The Best of Aretha Franklin: Quadrophonic Mix by Aretha Franklin (Rhino Handmade)
2012
Live Bullet by Bob Seger (Capitol Records)
2013
Searching for Sugar Man: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by Rodriguez (Light in the Attic/Legacy)
2014
50th Anniversary: Singles Collection 1962-1972 by Four Tops (Motown/UMe)
2015
Revolutionary Action by Scott Morgan (Easy Action) [2]
2016
Live at the Gold Dollar Vol. III by The White Stripes (Third Man Records)
2017
Acoustic Recordings 1998–2016 by Jack White [2][3]
Live at the Gold Dollar 9-16-99 by Jack White and the Bricks
Life, Love and Leaving by The Detroit Cobras
Live at the Gold Dollar 11-25-98 by The Go
Live From the Gold Dollar Vol. III by The White Stripes
The Peel Sessions by The White Stripes
The Green Book by Twiztid
Live at the Gold Dollar 1-16-98 by Two-Star Tabernacle
2018
Kick Out the Jams by MC5
Live With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra by Aretha Franklin
2 + 2 = ? by Bob Seger
Hot Coffey in the D: Burnin' at Morey Baker's Showplace Lounge by Dennis Coffey
Saturday Night Special by Lyman Woodard Organization
The Stooges by The Stooges
2019
Atlantic Singles Collection 1967/70 by Aretha Franklin
Heavy Music: The Complete Cameo Recordings 1966-67 by Bob Seger & the Last Heard
One Night at Morey's 1968 by Dennis Coffey
Early Recordings: Detroit & Beyond Vol. 1 & Vol 2 by John Lee Hooker
Out of the Closet by Trash Brats
Motor City Gems by WHFR
2020
Live at Baker's 2006 by Dennis Coffey [4][5]
Strawberry Cheesecake EP by Algebra Mothers
Amazing Grace: The Complete Recordings by Aretha Franklin
You're the Man by Marvin Gaye
Motown: The Complete No. 1's
XX by The White Stripes

Outstanding Live PerformanceEdit

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Year Artist Ref
2004
Detroit Women In R&B
2005
Detroit Women
2006
Detroit Women with Motor City Express
2007
Brothers Groove [2]
2008
The Hard Lessons
2009
2010
Hot Club of Detroit
2011
Howling Diablos
2012
Satori Circus
2013
The Ruiners
2014
The Infatuations
2015
Howling Diablos [2]
2016
The Infatuations
2017
Thornetta Davis [2][3]
Chrissii Key
Corktown Popes
Elsie Binx
Jagged Edge
Rio and the Rockabilly Revival
The Seatbelts
Warhorses
2018
Jill Jack Band
Artificial Agent
Chrissii Key
RTG Righteous Through God
The Luddites
The Ruiners
Warhorses
2019
Thornetta Davis
Chrissii Key
Gasoline Gypsies
Kris Kurzawa Group
Laith Al-Saadi
Motor City Horns
Theatre Bizarre Orchestra
Warhorses
2020
Motor City Josh & The Big 3 [4][5]
Buggs Beddow & The Good Stuff
Chrissii Key
Corktown Popes
Jill Jack
Sean Blackman's In Transit
Warhorses

Outstanding Live Sound TechnicianEdit

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Year Artist Ref
2004
Neil T Sever
2005
Neil T Sever
2006
2007
Donnie Davenport [2]
2008
Neil T Sever
2009
2010
2011
Peter Jay
2012
Neil T Sever
2013
Peter Jay
2014
2015
Neil T Sever [2]
2016
Tom Lubinski
2017
Peter Jay [2][3]
Adam Busuttil
Bill Kozy
Bryan Reilly
C. B. "Craiger" Sias
Kevin Sharpe
Neil T Sever
Peter Jay
2018
Neil T Sever
Adam Busuttil
Bill Kozy
C. B. "Craiger" Sias
Dave Miseveth
Peter Jay
2019
Neil T Sever
Bill Kozy
Chris Panackia
Mikey Woo
Peter Jay
Rob Muccino
2020
Kelly Tucker [4][5]
Adam Busuttil
Bill Kozy
Glenn Preston
Mike Carr
Peter Jay

Outstanding Local Record LabelEdit

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Year Artist Ref
2005
Time Beach Records
2006
Mack Avenue Records
2007
[2]
2008
2009
No Cover Productions
2010
Mack Avenue Records
2011
2012
2013
Funky D Records
2014
2015
Detroit Music Factory [2]
2016
Detroit Music Factory
2017
Funky D Records [2][3]
Detroit Techno Militia
Drum Dancer
Got The Key Records
Jett Plastic Recordings
M1 Records
No Cover Productions
Smokin' Sled Dog Records
2018
Detroit Music Factory
Detroit Techno Records
Funky D Records
Got The Key Records
Jett Plastic Recordings
Smokin Sleddog Records
2019
Funky D Records
Detroit Techno
Got The Key Records
Jett Plastic Recordings
Middle Finger Music
Planet E
2020
Detroit Music Factory [4][5]
Detroit Techno
Funky D Records
Got The Key Records
Jett Plastic Recordings
Reel II Real

Outstanding National Major Record Label RecordingEdit

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Year Artist Ref
2004
The White Stripes
2005
Encore by Eminem
2006
A Time to Love by Stevie Wonder
2007
Face the Promise by Bob Seger [2]
2008
Rock n Roll Jesus by Kid Rock (Top Dog/Atlantic)
2009
Consolers of the Lonely by The Raconteurs
2010
Preliminaries by Iggy Pop (Astrel Works/Virgin)
2011
Recovery by Eminem (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
2012
Hell: The Sequel by Bad Meets Evil (Shady/Interscope)
2013
Blunderbuss by Jack White (Third Man/XL)
2014
The Marshall Mathers LP 2 by Eminem (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)
2015
Ride Out by Bob Seger (Capitol) [2]
2016
First Kiss by Kid Rock (Warner Bros.)
2017
Post Pop Depression by Iggy Pop [2][3]
Twenty88 by Big Sean and Jhené Aiko
La Petite Mort or a Conversation with God by King 810
Man About Town by Mayer Hawthorne
At Night, Alone by Mike Posner
2018
From the Fires by Greta Van Fleet (Republic)
Paranormal by Alice Cooper (earMUSIC)
I Knew You When by Bob Seger (Capitol)
Let Them Fall in Love by CeCe Winans (PureSprings EMI Gospel)
Revival by Eminem (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope/Goliath)
Sweet Southern Sugar by Kid Rock (BBR Music Group)
2019
Anthem of the Peaceful Army by Greta Van Fleet
Music Is Life by David McMurray
Kamikaze by Eminem
Boarding House Reach by Jack White
I Was Born In Detroit by Mike Posner
All the Time by The Temptations
2020
Breadcrumbs by Alice Cooper [4][5]
Stacked by Kash Doll
Madame X by Madonna
A Real Good Kid by Mike Posner
Keep Going by Mike Posner
From Michigan, With Love by Quinn XCII

Outstanding National SingleEdit

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Year Artist Ref
2004
The White Stripes
2005
"You're My Everything" by Anita Baker
2006
"Blue Orchid" by The White Stripes
2007
"Wait for Me" by Bob Seger [2]
2008
"Icky Thump" by The White Stripes
2009
"All Summer Long" by Kid Rock
2010
"Smile" by Uncle Kracker
2011
"Not Afraid" by Eminem
2012
"The Walk" by Mayer Hawthorne
2013
"I'm Shakin'" by Jack White
2014
"Come in From the Rain" by Sponge
2015
"Detroit Made" by Bob Seger [2]
2016
"That Black Bat Licorice" by Jack White
2017
"The Letter" by Laith Al-Saadi [2][3]
"Bounce Back" by Big Sean
"Go (Let Me Save You)" by Citizen Zero
"Campaign Speech" by Eminem
"Gardenia" by Iggy Pop
"You Are the Sunshine of My LIfe" by Jack White
"Love Like That" by Mayer Hawthorne
"Tabernackle" by Royce da 5'9"
"City Lights"/"Love Is the Truth" by The White Stripes/Jack White
2018
"Highway Tune" by Greta Van Fleet
"Paranoiac Personality" by Alice Cooper
"Busload of Faith" by Bob Seger
"Never Have to Be Alone" by CeCe Winans
"Walk on Water" by Eminem
"Asshole Blues" by Iggy Pop
2019
"When the Curtain Falls" by Greta Van Fleet
"Finding Out" by Bob Seger
"Get Your Shirt" by Iggy Pop & the Underworld
"Connected By Love" by Jack White
"American Rock 'n' Roll" by Kid Rock
"Earned It" by The Temptations
2020
"Lover, Leaver" by Greta Van Fleet [4][5]
"Freedom Ain't Freel" by Dave McMurray
"Pawn Shop Blues" by Eliza Neals
"Living With Ghosts" by John 5
"Carrie Got Married" by Mike Skill
"Help Me Stranger" by The Raconteurs

Outstanding National Small/Independent Record Label RecordingEdit

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Year Artist Ref
2004
The Romantics
2005
Seldom Blues by Alexander Zonjic
2006
Car Wash by Howling Diablos
2007
Hot Club of Detroit by Hot Club of Detroit [2]
2008
Spill At Will by Paradime (Beats At Will)
2009
George Clinton & his Gangsters of Love by George Clinton (Shanachie)
2010
The Gentleman Is Back by Johnnie Bassett (Mack Avenue)
2011
It's About That Time by Hot Club of Detroit (Mack Avenue)
2012
Dennis Coffey by Dennis Coffey (Strut)
2013
I Can Make it Happen by Johnnie Bassett (Sly Dog)
2014
Ready to Die by Iggy Pop & The Stooges (Fat Possum)
2015
Secret Evil by Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas [2]
2016
Grab the Next Train EP by Marshall Crenshaw (Red River Entertainment)
2017
Acoustic In Idaho by Jack White [2][3]
Wanna Go Back to Detroit City by Andre Williams
State of Mind by Citizen Zero
Atrocity Exhibition by Danny Brown
Fresh Blood for Tired Vampires by Electric Six
The Diary by J Dilla
Pretending 2 Run by Tiles
Chariot by Victoria Reed
2018
Sonic Ranch by Whitey Morgan and the 78's
The Lucky Ones Forget by Craig Brown Band
Captives of the Wine Dark Sea by Discipline
Broke Royalty by Flint Eastwood
Enter the Kingdom by Frontier Ruckus
Cold Like War by We Came as Romans
2019
Things Have Changed by Bettye LaVette
Something's Happening! A Christmas Album by CeCe Winans
The Handbook (This Is a Coping Mechanism for a Broken Heart) by Flint Eastwood
On the Edge by Frijid Pink
Dub Encounters by Iggy Pop with Underworld Teatime
It's Alive by John 5
2020
Free by Iggy Pop [4][5]
What More by The Detroit Cobras
Stay Down/Lightning Bird by The Detroit Cobras/Kenny Tudrick
Pawn Shop Blues by Eliza Neals
Detroit Breakout by Mitch Ryder
No Control by Suzi Quatro

Outstanding Record ProducerEdit

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Year Artist Ref
2004
Brian "Roscoe" White
2005
Martin "Tino" Gross
2006
2007
Martin "Tino" Gross [2]
2008
Nolan Mendenhall
2009
Al Sutton
2010
2011
Martin "Tino" Gross
2012
2013
2014
Al Sutton
2015
Martin "Tino" Gross [2]
2016
Martin "Tino" Gross
2017
Thornetta Davis [2][3]
Al Sutton
Andy Patalan
Bryan Reilly
Chuck Alkazian
Dave Feeny
"Motor City Josh" Ford
Tony Hamera
2018
"Motor City Josh" Ford
Al Sutton
Chuck Alkazian
Kevin Sharpe
Martin "Tino" Gross
Tony Hamera
2019
Tony "T-Money" Green
Al Sutton
Chuck Alkazian
Dave Feeny
"Motor City Josh" Ford
Martin "Tino" Gross
2020
Chuck Alkazian [4][5]
Brian "Roscoe" White
Bryan Reilly
"Motor City Josh" Ford
Martin "Tino" Gross
Tony "T-Money" Green

Outstanding Recording StudioEdit

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Year Artist Ref
2004
Roscoe's Recording
2005
The Tempermill Studios
2006
Studio A
2007
Studio A and The Tempermill Studios [2]
2008
Studio A
2009
The Tempermill Studios
2010
Rustbelt Studios
2011
Harmonie Park
2012
2013
The Tempermill Studios
2014
Rustbelt Studios
2015
Pearl Sound Studios [2]
2016
Pearl Sound Studios
2017
The Tempermill Studios [2][3]
Big Sky Recording
Funky D Studios
Metro 37 Recording
Roscoe's Recording
Rust Belt Recording Studio
Sound Shop Studio
The Loft
2018
The Tempermill Studios
Funky D Studios
Metro 37 Studios
Pearl Sound Studios
Rustbelt Studios
The Sound Shop
2019
Rustbelt Studios
Funky D Studios
Pearl Sound Studios
Sound Shop Studio
The Disc
The Loft
2020
The Tempermill Studios [4][5]
Big Sky Recording
Pearl Sound Studios
Rustbelt
Sound Shop Studio
The Loft

Outstanding Video (Limited Budget)Edit

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Year Artist Ref
2005
"Around Your Love" by Nicole Jeffers
2006
"Rattle Your Cage" by Detroit Women and Motor City Express
2007
"Swing One" by Hot Club of Detroit [2]
2010
"Motown Still Our Town" by Paul Miles
2011
"Slow Curve" by The Muggs
2012
"Mr. Right Now" by Howling Diablos
2013
"Eat Your Heart Out" by The Ruiners
2014
"Yesterday Morning" by The Infatuations
2015
"What You've Given" by Ben Sharkey
2016
"Funk Hand" by Howling Diablos (dir. Tony D'Annunzio)
2017
"Sister Friend Indeed" by Thornetta Davis [2][3]
"Detroit Guy" by Bugs Beddow & The Good Stuff
"Vermin Mentality" by Child Bite
"360" by Chrissii Key
"Hey There Miss" by Eric Smith
"Trouble In Paradise" by Kaleido
"6 to Midnite" by The Muggs
"Weightless" by Tiles
"Flint Talkin Blues" by Tino G
"Cold In Detroit" by Tosha Owens
2018
"I Believe (Everything Gonna Be Alright)" by Thornetta Davis
"Devil in the White Dress" by Artificial Agent
"Friendship Never Dies" by Danny D and the Vagabonds
"Say You Will" by Elsie Binx
"Queen" by Flint Eastwood
"Detroit Strong" by Tosha Owens
2019
"Freaks & Nonbelievers" by Gasoline Gypsies
"Roll This Way" by Ali McManus
"Summer Song" by Bob & April
"Selfie" by Chit
"Monster" by Flint Eastwood
"The Man Who Built Your Hot Rod" by Horse Cave Trio
2020
"One Nation: Detroit's Tribute to the Funk" by Detroit Academy of Arts & Sciences Choir [4][5]
"Out of My Control" by Chrissii Key
"Why" by Julianne Ankley
"Limbo" by Steffanie Christi'an
"This Part of Town" by The Beggars
"I Had Problems Last Week" by Tino G's Dumpster Machine

Outstanding Video (Major Budget)Edit

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Year Artist Ref
2005
"Black Math" by The White Stripes
2006
"When I'm Gone" by Eminem
2007
"Wait for Me" by Bob Seger [2]
2010
"Kissing My Love" by The Motor City Horns and The Brothers Groove featuring Thornetta Davis
2011
"Not Afraid" by Eminem
2012
"Care" by Kid Rock
2013
"We Almost Lost Detroit" by Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
2014
"Berzerk" by Eminem
2015
"Detroit Made" by Bob Seger
2016
"California Stars" by Bob Seger
2017
"Gardenia" by Iggy Pop [2][3]
"No More Interviews" by Big Sean
"Go (Let Me Save You)" by Citizen Zero
"You Are the Sunshine of My LIfe" by Jack White
"Love Like That" by Mayer Hawthorne
"I Took a Pill in Ibiza" by Mike Posner
"Tabernackle" by Royce da 5'9"
"City Lights" by The White Stripes
2018
"Highway Song" by Greta Van Fleet
"The Sound of A" by Alice Cooper
"Bounce Back" by Big Sean
"Walk on Water" by Eminem
"Die Tryin" by Kaleido
"The Greatest Show on Earth" by Kid Rock
2019
"When the Curtain Falls" by Greta Van Fleet
"Fall" by Eminem
"Connected By Love" by Jack White
"Corporation" by Jack White
"Over and Over and Over" by Jack White
"Dumptruck" by Wilson
2020
"Help Me Stranger" by The Raconteurs [4][5]
"Freedom Ain't Free" by Dave McMurray
"The Best Thing" by JoAnne Shaw Taylor
"Crank It/Living With Ghosts" by John 5
"Black Savage" by Royce da 5'9"
"Cocaine" by Royce da 5'9"

Outstanding Tribute BandEdit

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Year Artist Ref
2012
Danny D & the Vagabonds (Rod Stewart tribute) [2]
2013
Fifty Amp Fuse: Your Generation
2014
Fifty Amp Fuse: Your Generation
2015
Whoremones (All Girl Ramones)
2016
Fifty Amp Fuse
2017
Bobby Murray Presents "The Music of Etta James" [2][3]
Air Margaritaville
Danny D and the Vagabonds
In the Flesh
Live Bullet Detroit
Magic Bus
Mega 80's
Motor City All Stars
The Whoremones
2018
Magic Bus
Bon Johnsons
Crazy Babies
Major Dudes
Rattlesnake Shake: A Peter Green/Fleetwood Mac Tribute
Wreking Crue
2019
Major Dudes - A Steely Dan Tribute
Crazy Babies
Danny D & the Vagabonds
Magic Bus
Rockstar 80's Band
Wreking Crue - The Mötley Crüe Experience
2020
Major Dudes - A Steely Dan Tribute [4][5]
Crazy Babies
Dr. Pocket
Rockstar
The Santana Project
Wreking Crue

Outstanding Family Music Artist/GroupEdit

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Year Artist Ref
2017
The Verve Pipe [2][3]
Candy Bandits
Cast Iron Cornbread
Finvarra's Wren
Gemini
Groove Council
Metro Detroit Jazz Voices
The Farleys

Outstanding Family/Children's MusicEdit

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Year Artist Ref
2018
Chrissy Morgan and Sandy Mulligan [2][3]
Candy Bandits
Gemini
Mr. Bob’s Rubber Band
Stuart Benbow
The Farleys
2019
Miss Paula and the Candy Bandits
Bob & Coltrane
Cast Iron Cornbread
Gro-Town
2020
Miss Paula and the Candy Bandits [4][5]
Bob & Coltrane
Gemini
Gro-Town
Mr. Bob's Rubber Band
People's Choice Award 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Artist/Group Nuandré The Infatuations The Infatuations Mike Leslie Band Steve Scott Country
Sponsor VitaminWater VitaminWater VitaminWater VitaminWater Opportunity Detroit

AmericanaEdit

Outstanding Americana/Acoustic/Folk/GroupEdit

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Year Artist Ref
2004 Tangerine Trousers [2]
2005 Grievous Angel
2006 Jill Jack
2007
Jill Jack
2008
Jill Jack
2009
Ty Stone (Acoustic)
Billy Brandt (Folk)
2010
Jill Jack (Acoustic)
Billy Brandt & Sarana VerLin (Folk)
2011
Jill Jack (Acoustic)
Carolyn Striho (Folk)
2012
Doop and the Inside Outlaws (Acoustic)
Jill Jack (Folk)
2013
Billy Brandt (Acoustic)
Jill Jack (Folk)
2014
Emily Rose (Acoustic)
Jill Jack (Folk)
2015
Rio and the Rockabilly Revival
2016
Rio and the Rockabilly Revival
2017
Jill Jack
2018 The Gasoline Gypsies
2019 Jill Jack
Acoustic Madness [3]
Billy Brandt & The Sugarees
Ali McManus
Rio & The Rockabilly Revival
Thunderwude
2020 Billy Brandt & The Sugarees [4][5]
Acoustic Madness
Jill Jack
The Keynote Sisters
Audra Kubat
Carmel Liburdi

Outstanding Americana/Acoustic/Folk InstrumentalistEdit

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Year Artist Ref
2004 Jeremy Kittel (fiddle) [2]
2005 David Mosher (mandolin/guitar)
2006 Billy Brandt (guitar)
2007
Paul Miles (Guitar)
2008
Billy Brandt (Guitar)
2009
Sarana VerLin (Violin)
2010
Carolyn Striho (Piano / Guitar)
2011
Sarana VerLin (Violin)
2012
Billy Brandt (Guitar/ Mandolin)
2013
Billy Brandt (Guitar / Mandolin)
2014
Scott Dailey (Guitar)
2015
Audra Kubat (Guitar)
2016
Dave Feeny (Pedal steel/guitar) (American Mars and David Bierman Overdrive)
2017
Brett Lucas
2018 Brett Lucas (Guitar)
2019 Billy Brandt (Multi)
Dave Falk (Dobro) [3]
Bob Monteleone (Guitar)
Pete Peltier (Guitar)
Devin Scillian (Guitar)
Ron Wolf (Percussion)
2020 Chris Codish (Multi) [4][5]
Billy Brandt (Multi)
Dave Falk (Dobro)
Erik Gustafson (Guitar)
Mary McGuire (Guitar)
Bob Monteleone (Guitar)
Pete Peltier (Guitar)


Acoustic/Folk 2004 2005 2006 2009 2010 2011 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Outstanding Americana/Acoustic/Folk Recording Tangerine Trousers Jill Jack Jill Jack Live And Unplugged Jill Jack Moon And The Morning After Luke Sayers & the Last to Know Radio Flower Jill Jack Songwriter Sessions Sarana VerLin Bats & Butterflies Carolyn Striho Word Attack Billy Brandt & the Sugarees The Time is Now Rio and the Rockabilly Revival Testify TIE - Billy Brandt & The Sugarees Moon Over My Head and Escaping Pavement The Night Owl Emily Rose Wake Up Brave
Outstanding Americana/Acoustic/Folk Songwriter Liz Larin Stacia Petrie Jill Jack Emily Rose Emily Rose Jill Jack Jill Jack Jill Jack Mary McGuire Emily Rose . Billy Brandt
Outstanding AAmericana/Acoustic/Folk Vocalist Liz Larin Stacia Petrie Jill Jack Billy Brandt Jill Jack Jill Jack Tosha Owens Gia Warner Gia Warner Jill Jack . Jill Jack
Outstanding Americana/Acoustic/Folk Group Grievous Angel Jeremy Kittel Jeremy Kittel Billy Brandt Billy Brandt & Sarana VerLin Carolyn Striho Jill Jack Rio and the Rockabilly Revival Rio and the Rockabilly Revival Jill Jack Gasoline Gypsies . Jill Jack

BluesEdit

Blues R&B 2004 2005 2006 2009 2010 2011 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Outstanding Blues Artist/Group Thornetta Davis Al Hill and The Love Butlers Thornetta Davis Jim McCarty & Mystery Train Johnnie Bassett Johnnie Bassett & the Blues Insurgents Bobby Murray Bobby Murray
Outstanding Blues/R&B Instrumentalist Brett Lucas guitar - Thornetta Davis Dennis Burr guitar - Detroit Women Johnnie Bassett guitar - Johnnie Bassett Jim McCarty guitar & Brett Lucas guitar Johnnie Bassett guitar - Johnnie Bassett Johnnie Bassett guitar - Johnnie Bassett Howard Glazer guitar Bobby Murray
Outstanding Blues/R&B Recording Detroit Women In R&B Detroit Women Rattle Your Cage Alberta Adams Detroit's Queen Of The Blues Alberta Adams Detroit is My Home Motor City Josh " Forty Four: A Tribute to Howlin' Wolf " Motor City Josh & The Big Three " It's A Good Life " The Infatuations Yesterday Morning Paul Miles Truth, Peace and Justice
Outstanding Blues/R&B Songwriter Brett Lucas Kate Hart Kate Hart Paul Miles Chris Codish Motor City Josh Tino Gross Eliza Neals
Outstanding Blues/R&B Vocalist Thornetta Davis Lady T - Detroit Women Thornetta Davis Alberta Adams Thornetta Davis Thornetta Davis Thornetta Davis Thornetta Davis
Outstanding R&B Artist/Group Detroit Women in R&B Detroit Women Detroit Women With Motor City Express Howling Diablos Howling Diablos Groove Council The Infatuations

ClassicalEdit

Classical 2004 2005 2006 2009 2010 2011 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Outstanding Classical Composer James Hartway James Hartway William Bolcom Michael Daugherty Scott Gwinnell Carolyn Striho
Outstanding Classical Instrumentalist Robert Demaine - cello Erv Monroe - flute Detroit Symphony Orchestra Patricia Masri-Fletcher - harp Detroit Symphony Orchestra Dennis Carter - flute Kenneth G. Robinson - Trumpet John Rutherford trombone
Outstanding Classical Recording Kerstin Allvin and James Hartway An Affair Of The Harp William Bolcom Songs Of Innocence And Of Experience Kenneth Robinson & Dave Wagner Let The Trumpet Sound Kenneth Robinson & Lawrence Przybysz - The Perfect Day Carolyn Striho & Bonnie Kaye Minuet
Outstanding Classical Small Ensemble Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings Let the Trumpet Sound: Kenneth Robinson & Special Guests Il Segreto String Quartet
Outstanding Classical Vocalist Dana Lentini James Moore, Jr. - Detroit Concert Choir Abha Dearing - The Dearing Concert Duo Trish Shandor Trish Shandor Eva Marie Evola Eva Marie Evola
Outstanding Community Orchestra Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra International Symphony Orchestra Warren Symphony Orchestra

CountryEdit

Country 2004 2005 2006 2009 2010 2011 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Outstanding Country Artist/Group The Wrenfields Terrie Lea and The Wild Mustangs Orbitsuns Grievous Angel Orbitsuns Ty Stone & The Truth Julianne Ankley & The Rogues /The Orbitsuns
Outstanding Country Instrumentalist David Mosher - guitar/mandolin Grievous Angel David Mosher - mandolin/fiddle/guitar Grievous Angel Sir Tim Duvalier - guitar Orbitsons Dave Feeny - pedal steel Drew Howard - pedal steel Brian "Roscoe" White - guitar Joey Spina - Guitar and Bass
Outstanding Country Recording Forbes Brothers Volebeats - Country Favorites The Hummingbirds - Depot Town Whitey Morgan and the 78's - Honky Tonks and Cheap Motels Doop and the Inside Outlaws - Everett Belcher Whitey Morgan and the 78's - I Ain't Drunk Steve Scott Country - Those Tears I've Cried - the Album
Outstanding Country Songwriter Scott and Dennis Forbes Terrie Lea Dennis/Scott Forbes Whitey Morgan Billy Brandt Ty Stone Julianne Ankley
Outstanding Country Vocalist Terrie Lea - Terrie Lea and The Wild Mustangs Terrie Lea - Terrie Lea and The Wild Mustangs Terrie Lea - Terrie Lea and The Wild Mustangs Whitey Morgan Vinnie Dombrowski Ty Stone Maggie McCabe

Electronic/DanceEdit

Electronic/Dance 2004 2005 2006 2009 2010 2011 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Outstanding Electronic/Dance Artist/Group Carl Craig Amp Fiddler Amp Fiddler The Jesus Chainsaw Massacre Detroit Techno Militia Liz Larin Cybertrybe
Outstanding Electronic/Dance DJ Derrick May Kevin Saunderson Kevin Saunderson DJ Linda Lexy DJ Linda Lexy DJ Linda Lexy DJ Linda Lexy
Outstanding Electronic/Dance Recording Various artists Detroit Electronica Coalition Various artists Movement: Detroit Electronic Music Festival 2004 Adult Gimme Trouble Daestro Parallelogram Carolyn Striho Promised Land - Techno Cybertrybe - Little Monkey - Pain Mix remix Eprom Colony featuring Meridith Lorde If I Stay I Die
Outstanding Electronic/Dance Writer/Producer Kevin Saunderson Amp Fiddler Amp Fiddler Liz Larin Carl Craig Liz Larin Sean Mooer

GospelEdit

Gospel 2004 2005 2006 2009 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Outstanding Gospel Choir St Thomas More Church Choir Fred Hammond and Radicals For Christ
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Artist/Group Cece Winans Beth Stalker Fred Hammond God's Army David Winans pi
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Musician Danny Cox - drums/percussion Day 41 Bob Meyer - organ St Thomas More Choir Ron English - guitar Marq Andrew Speck - keyboards
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Recording Beth Stalker Here With You J Moss The J Moss Project God's Army Y R U Ashamed of Me David Winans pi Troubled Waters
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Songwriter Amy Heard Beth Stalker Sunnie Day Danny Cox Marq Andrew Speck
Outstanding Gospel/Christian Vocalist Amy Heard Beth Stalker J Moss Beth Stalker Marq Andrew Speck

JazzEdit

Jazz 2004 2005 2006 2008 2009 2010 2011 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Outstanding Jazz Composer Marcus Belgrave Marion Hayden Jeremy Kittel Scott Gwinnell Scott Gwinnell Chris Codish Scott Gwinnell Alexander Zonjic
Outstanding Jazz Instrumentalist Marcus Belgrave - trumpet Alexander Zonjic - flute Alexander Zonjic - flute Marcus Belgrave - trumpet Skeeto Valdez - drums
Outstanding Jazz Recording Detroit Experiment Tumbao Montuno Salad Jeremy Kittel Jazz Violin Paul Keller Ensemble Michigan Jazz Suite Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra - Brush Fire Planet D Nonet - We Travel The Spaceways; the Music of Sun Ra & Paul Keller Trio - We Like To Riff (TIE) Planet D Nonet Swingin' The D
Outstanding Jazz Vocalist Ursula Walker - Buddy Budson and Ursula Walker Ping Spells - Jazzarray Jesse Palter - Jesse Palter Quartet Jesse Palter - Jesse Palter Quartet Tracy Kash Thomas Chris Codish Ursula Walker Sky Covington
Outstanding Modern Jazz Artist/Group Marcus Belgrave Marcus Belgrave Alexander Zonjic Scott Gwinnell Tracy Kash Thomas Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra Skeeto's Funhouse
Outstanding Traditional Jazz Artist/Group Straight Ahead Johnny Trudell Orchestra Hot Club Of Detroit Scott Gwinnell Jazz Orchestra Metro Jazz Voices

Rock/Pop/AlternativeEdit

Rock/Pop/Alternative 2004 2005 2006 2009 2010 2011 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Outstanding Alternative/Indie Artist/Group The Fags The Fags Crud André
Outstanding Hard Rock/Metal Artist/Group Forge Broadzilla Broadzilla
Outstanding Industrial Artist/Group Haf/Life The Impaler Crud Cybertribe Crud CyberTrybe
Outstanding Pop Artist/Group Liz Larin Jill Jack Jill Jack Ty Stone André / Serena Knight (tie) The Muggs
Outstanding Rock Artist/Group The Kingsnakes The Reefermen Liz Larin Broadzilla André Wilson
Outstanding Rock/Pop Instrumentalist Jimmy Paluzzi - drums The Fags Bobby East - guitar The Reefermen Bobby East - guitar The Reefermen Rachel May - guitar Larry Fratangelo - percussion Jimmy Bones - keyboards Johnny "Bee" Badanjek - drums
Outstanding Rock/Pop Recording Sista Otis and The Wholly Rollers Mindcandy Recognize Liz Larin Wake Up, Start Dreaming The Muggs On With The Show Carolyn Striho Honesty André 3 Soldiers Howling Diablos Return of the Funk Hand
Outstanding Rock/Pop Songwriter Liz Larin Tim Diaz Liz Larin Vinnie Dombroski Vinnie Dombroski André The Infatuations
Outstanding Rock/Pop Vocalist Liz Larin Jezter Soot Liz Larin Vinnie Dombroski Ty Stone Ty Stone Bootsey X

Urban/Funk/Hip HopEdit

Outstanding Hip-Hop Artist/GroupEdit

WinnersEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Year Artist Ref
2004
Black Bottom Collective
2005
Buddha Fulla Rhymez
2006
Paradime
2007
Trick-Trick [2]
2008
Black Bottom Collective
2009
Hush
2010
Insane Clown Posse
2011
Paradime
2012
Hush
2013
Sean Forbes
2014
Critical Bill

Outstanding Rap Artist or GroupEdit

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Year Artist Ref
2019
Tony "T-Money" Green's Roadwork [2][3]
Blaze Ya Dead Homie
Pam "P-Dot" Willis
Ryn Scott
The R.O.C.
V-Stylez
2020
Trick-Trick [4][5]
Dirty White
Dope Rhyme Villanz
Finale
Icewar Vezzo
REDD

Outstanding Hip-Hop DJEdit

WinnersEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Year Artist Ref
2004
Black Bottom Collective
2005
DJ House Shoes
2006
2007
DJ House Shoes [2]
2008
DJ Invisible
2009
2010
2011
Paradime
2012
DJ Psycho
2013
2014

Outstanding Rap Producer/DJEdit

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Year Artist Ref
2015
Volcano [2]
2016
Tony "T-Money" Green
2017
Tony "T-Money" Green [2][3]
DJ Invisible
Doc Illingsworth
Freezabag
Jake Bass
Nate Harasim
Nick Speed
Volcano
2018
Gabe Gonzalez
Freezabag
Hush
Mark Milez a.k.a. Profit
Nick Speed
Twiztid
2019
Tony "T-Money" Green
Foul Mouth
Freezabag
Jake Bass
Mark Milez a.k.a. Profit
Tim Blackman
2020
Tony "T-Money" Green [4][5]
Ilajide
Jake Bass
MCV Mowl
REDD
Tim Blackman

Outstanding Rap ComposerEdit

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Year Artist Ref
2015
Mark Milez a.k.a Profit [2]
2016
Hush
2017
Tony "T-Money" Green [2][3]
Chrissii Key
Eddie Logix
Khary Frazier
Mark Milez a.k.a. Profit
Pierre Anthony
Sean Forbes
Volcano and The New Radio Standard
2018
Sean Forbes
Chrissii Key
Hush
Mahogany Jones
Mark Milez a.k.a. Profit
Supa Emcee
2019
Supa Emcee
Jake Bass
Mark Milez a.k.a. Profit
REDD
Shogun
Tim Blackman
2020
REDD [4][5]
Foul Mouth
Illy Maine
Jake Bass
K-Squeez
Tim Blackman

Outstanding Hip-Hop MCEdit

WinnersEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Year Artist Ref
2004
Paradime
2005
2006
2007
King Gordy and Shadow [2]
2008
Miz Korona
2009
Hush
2010
2011
Paradime
2012
Hush
2013
Hush and Paradime
2014
Volcano

Outstanding Rap MCEdit

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Year Artist Ref
2015
Hush [2]
2016
Mark Milez a.k.a Profit
2017
Hush [2][3]
Chrissii Key
Christina Criss
Khary Frazier
K-Squeez
Mark Milez a.k.a. Profit
Pierre Anthony
Volcano
2018
Mahogany Jones
Doc Waffles
Kash Doll
Mark Milez a.k.a. Profit
Miz Korona
Sean Forbes
2019
Sean Forbes
Big Gov
Leaf Erickson
Mark Milez a.k.a. Profit
Supa Emcee
REDD
Supa Emcee
2020
Leaf Erikson [4][5]
Baybro
Bryan "Powerdise" Davis
Icewar Vezzo
Jashua Smith
K-Squeez

Outstanding Rap RecordingEdit

Winners and nomineesEdit

Winners are listed first and highlighted in bold.

Year Artist Ref
2015
"Motor City Miracles" by Mark Milez a.k.a. Profit [2]
2016
"Detroit-vs-Everybody" by Big Herk, Big Gov, Chedda Boy Malik, Poppa D, Awesome Dre, Wil Louchi, Dirty Bird, Poe Whosaine, Latavia Parker and Seven the General
2017
"The Ghetto" by Tony "T-Money" Green [2][3]
"From the Way" by Christina Criss
"Say Ho!" by Def By Stereo featuring DMC
"Free" by Khary Frazier, Scott Dailey and Carolyn Striho
"Bump and Grind" by K-Squeez featuring Voyce
"Gettin' $$" by Magnanomus featuring Volcano and Powerdise (of Critical Bill)
"Sugar Water" by Mahogany Jones
"Vibe With You" by Mark Milez a.k.a. Profit
"First Day Out" by Tee Grizzley
2018
"D Cyphered" by Nick Speed
"Gettin' $$" by Magnanomus featuring Volcano and Powerdise (of Critical Bill)
"Legend in the Making" by Mark Milez a.k.a. Profit featuring Powerdise
"Set Fire" by Miz Korona
"Digital Vodoo" by The R.O.C.
"The Continuous Evilution of Life's ?'s" by Twiztid
2019
"Summer Night" by Mark Milez a.k.a. Profit
"Line King" by Aztek The Barfly
"Betrayal" by Big Gov featuring Pierre Anthony
"Chopped Suei" by Chise 3269
"No Free Tickets" by REDD
"Heavy on Your Mind" by Roadwork Crew
"Cha$e the Bag" by Seven the General
2020
"Drip 2 Clean" by REDD [4][5]
"No One Is Coming" by Baybro
"It Comes in Threes" by The Chinchillionaires
"A Canvas of Hope" by Leaf Erickson
"Bottom of the Bottle" by K-Squeez
"I'm Free" by Ryn Scott featuring Jon Connor
Hip hop/Urban/Funk 2004 2005 2006 2009 2014 2016
Outstanding Urban/Funk Artist/Group The Brothers Groove Black Bottom Collective Black Bottom Collective The Brothers Groove Howling Diablos The Infatuations
Outstanding Urban/Funk Musician Chris Codish - keyboard The Brothers Groove Freeman Spells - bass Nadir/Distorted Soul Larry Lee - bass Larry Lee And Back In The Day Larry Fratangelo - percussion Skeeto Valdez -drums Pete Peltier - guitar
Outstanding Urban/Funk Songwriter Chris Codish Nadir Nadir Chris Codish Tino Gross The Infatuations
Outstanding Urban/Funk Vocalist Valerie Barrymore - Foundation Of Funk Nadir - Nadir/Distorted Soul Nadir - Nadir/Distorted Soul Tosha Owens Thornetta Davis
Outstanding Urban/Funk/Hip-Hop Recording Sista Otis and The Wholly Rollers Nadir/Distorted Soul Distorted Soul 2.0 Black Bottom Collective People Mover Nadir/Distorted Soul Working For The Man Howling Diablos Return of the Funk Hand Mainstreet Soul - "In Detroit", Eminem - "Detroit-vs-Everybody" (Remix)
Reggae/World 2004 2005 2006 2009 2014
Outstanding Reggae/Ska Artist/Group Immunity Immunity Ras Kente And Take No Prisoners Posee Roots Vibrations 1592
Outstanding World Artist/Group Atlantez Blackman and Arnold Orquesta Sensacional Lola Morales The Corktown Popes
Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Instrumentalist Eileen Orr - keyboards Atlantez Kerry Lundquist - keyboards Orchestra Sensational James Rodriguez - percussion Orquesta Sensacional Steve Caldwell - guitar Muruga Booker - Drums & Percussion
Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Recording Brazil And Beyond Nomo Nomo Brazil And Beyond Sounds Of The Holidays Nomo Ghost Rock Muruga Booker, Pandit Samar Saha, & John Churchville Joty Drums
Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Songwriter David Asher Rick Matle Lola Morales Joe Kidd & Sheila Burke
Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Vocalist Gail Baker - 47Uma Benny Cruz - Benny Cruz Y La Buena Vida Pablo Ovalles - Orquesta Sensacional Lola Morales Harper (Peter D. Harper)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Detroit Music Awards". Detroit Music Awards Foundation. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw "Detroit Music Awards Foundation - Winners Archive". www.detroitmusicawards.net. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "Detroit Music Awards Foundation - Nominees". www.detroitmusicawards.net. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Detroit Music Awards Foundation - 2020 Winners". www.detroitmusicawards.net. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t "Detroit Music Awards Foundation - 2020 Nominees". www.detroitmusicawards.net. Retrieved June 3, 2020.

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