The Big Event

Tennessee Music Awards

University of Memphis Lambuth

October 8, 2018

@TNMusicAwards

Thanks for Voting

About the Awards

We'll see you Monday, October 8th at the annual red carpet event! Location: University of Memphis Lambuth. Voting for the 2018 multi-genre event began June 17 and ended July 7. 


Inspired by the diverse music of Tennessee, the Tennessee Music Awards program is aimed at exposing truly incredible talent from Memphis to Jackson, Nashville to Knoxville, and Chattanooga to Johnson City. Voting The Tennessee Music Awards program is focused on all genres, providing a platform for artists, producers, venues, and more to synergize promotional efforts. 

About Voting

The public nomination round began April 12, 2018 and ended May 31. Eligible artists with the most nominations moved on to the final voting round. Voting is now underway. Award recipients will be revealed in the this fall during the annual Tennessee Music Awards event.

The Bryan Moffitt Band poses with their awards.

The Big Event

This year's red carpet event will take place October 8 at The University of Memphis Lambuth. Presenters last year included Mayor Jerry Gist, Dr. Niles Reddick, Miss Teen Rodeo Tennessee, Ms. Viars, and more, in Jackson, Tennessee. 

Official 2018 Tennessee Music Award Nominees

The main event: October 8, 2018


1. Americana Artist of the Year

  • Leather & Lace
  • Nathan Belt & The Buckles
  • Troy Breslow
  • Farewell Mourning
  • Patrick O'Connor

2. Blues Artist of the Year

  • Tyler Goodson
  • Ghost Town Blues Band
  • The Doublewides
  • Little Boys Blue
  • Eric Hughes Band

3. Bluegrass Artist of the Year

  • Billy Strings
  • No Time Flatt
  • Sierra Hull
  • Lacie Carpenter
  • The Copperheads

4. Choir of the Year

  • Munford High School Choir
  • Lee University Campus Choir
  • Englewood Baptist Choir
  • Bethel Renaissance Choir
  • Bellevue Baptist Choir

5. Country Artist of the Year

  • Will Burton 
  • Bryan Moffitt
  • Rev. Jessie & the Holy Smokes
  • Derrick Brantley
  • Skyelor Anderson

6. Hip Hop / Rap Artist of the Year

  • Yosaya
  • Tin Tenn
  • Ice Mic 360
  • Runaway Rocketship
  • Ethan Nicholas

7. Inspirational Artist of the Year

  • Rob Carona
  • Acappella
  • Travis Cotrell
  • Lizzy Cox Mulcahy
  • Bobby O'Neal

8. Indie / Rockabilly Artist of the Year

  • The Skeleton Krew
  • FM Silence
  • The Kernal
  • Cotton Clifton & the Pickers
  • St. John Band

9. Marching Band of the Year

  • Gibson County High School
  • Lexington High School
  • Bartlett High School
  • Peabody High School
  • Haywood High School

10. Metal Band of the Year

  • Insect to Monarch
  • Sons of Orion
  • Roses Unread
  • Evince
  • American Vyral

11. Rock Artist of the YearArtifas

  • Herz
  • Jupiter Stone
  • Where Moth and Rust Destroy
  • To Write With Embers

12. Female Vocalist of the Year

  • Kimberlie Helton
  • Blair Simpson
  • Alexis Taylor
  • Amber Rae Dunn
  • Christina Warren

13. Male Vocalist of the Year

  • Skyelor Anderson
  • Brandon Clifton
  • Bryan Moffitt
  • Garrett Pittman
  • Josh Smith

14. Bassist of the Year

  • Justin Coffman
  • Cameron Briley
  • Andy Dixon
  • Don McKnight
  • Colton Parker

15. Drummer of the Year

  • Josh Weaver
  • Matt Barncastle
  • Will Kwasigroh
  • Kris Dickerson
  • Ryan Armstrong

16. Guitarist of the Year

  • Chris Mitchell
  • Wes Henley
  • Jessie Joyner
  • Evan Dodd
  • Hunter Cross

17. Keys Player of the Year

  • David Gaines
  • Dave Thomas
  • Steve Short
  • Shane Perry
  • Newt Hall

18. Producer of the Year

  • Wes Henley
  • Wood Newton
  • John Purifoy
  • Jonathan King
  • Chris Love

19. Video of the Year

  • Making Wishes on a Black Dandelion by The Skeleton Krew
  • Rebels by Coopertheband
  • Tethered by 5 Stories
  • Jackson Is Still My Home by Josh Smith/Dave Thomas
  • Crazy Cat Lady by Mira Goto

20. Songwriter of the Year

  • Will Burton
  • Tamanie Dove
  • Mira Goto
  • Bryan Moffitt 
  • Josh Smith

21. Song of the Year

  • Hell Raizer by Herz
  • New Needle by The Old Spirits
  • Hard Blue Space by Little Boys Blue
  • Rebels by Coopertheband
  • Running Back to You by Skyelor Anderson

22. Album of the Year

  • Kingdoms by Coopertheband
  • Seed by Where Moth and Rust Destroy
  • Light Country by The Kernal
  • Live & Uncut by The Old Spirits
  • Hard Blue Space by Little Boys Blue

23. Radio Station of the Year

  • WZDQ 102.3 FM "The Rocket"
  • WOGY 104.1 FM "Froggy"
  • WXNA 101.5 FM "Low Power, High Voltage"
  • WYNU 92.3 FM "U92"
  • WWYN 106.9 FM "WYN" 

24. Radio DJ of the Year

  • Kevin Baird
  • Buzz Blackburn
  • Keith Shirley
  • Shane Connor
  • Greg Rivers

25. Magazine of the Year

  • VIP Jackson
  • The Tennessee Magazine
  • Our Jackson Home
  • Nashville Music Guide
  • Music Row Magazine

26. Venue of the Year

  • Exit Inn - Nashville
  • The Amp - Jackson
  • Boyd's Jig & Reel - Knoxville
  • The Downtown Tavern - Jackson
  • Redbones - Jackson

27. Entertainer of the Year

  • The Skeleton Krew
  • The Kernal
  • Bryan Moffitt
  • Amber Rae Dunn
  • Coopertheband

28. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented during the award ceremony.

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