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 for the 2018 multi-genre event begins June 17. The Tennessee Music Awards program is focused on all genres, providing a platform for artists, producers, venues, and more to synergize promotional efforts.
When the community overall cross-promotes local music, everyone wins. We encourage you to go to local music events and buy locally produced music. We plan to see you on the red carpet at our next event!
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.
This year's red carpet event will be incredible. Last year's October event was a success. Presenters included Mayor Jerry Gist, Dr. Niles Reddick, Miss Teen Rodeo Tennessee, Ms. Viars, and more. We all came together to honor an unprecedented mix of Tennessee talent under one roof in Jackson, Tennessee.
1. Americana Artist of the Year
2. Blues Artist of the Year
3. Bluegrass Artist of the Year
4. Choir of the Year
5. Country Artist of the Year
6. Hip Hop / Rap Artist of the Year
7. Inspirational Artist of the Year
8. Indie / Rockabilly Artist of the Year
9. Marching Band of the Year
10. Metal Band of the Year
11. Rock Artist of the YearArtifas
12. Female Vocalist of the Year
13. Male Vocalist of the Year
14. Bassist of the Year
15. Drummer of the Year
16. Guitarist of the Year
17. Keys Player of the Year
18. Producer of the Year
19. Video of the Year
20. Songwriter of the Year
21. Song of the Year
22. Album of the Year
23. Radio Station of the Year
24. Radio DJ of the Year
25. Magazine of the Year
26. Venue of the Year
27. Entertainer of the Year
28. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented during the award ceremony.
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