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    In its third year, the Louisville Music Awards aims to celebrate the musicians and artists at the forefront of Louisville's diverse and talents music scene. This year is the first year that the awards show will take place at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts. Today, WFPK DJ Kyle Meredith and Do502 announced those that were chosen by the general public as nominees for Louisville Music Awards.

    The winners will then be chosen by a combination vote from the general public and an academy comprised of Louisville music and press professionals. Awards will be handed out on Thursday, November 5 in the Bombhard Theater at the Kentucky Center. Tickets will be available soon on Louisville Music Awards website. You can vote for your favorites in the Louisville Music Awards here. 

    Here are the nominees:

    Americana Award


    Maiden Radio

    Murder by Death

    Nellie Pearl

    Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper

    Folk Artist of the Year

    Alanna Fugate

    Ben Sollee

    Bridge 19

    Bonnie "Prince" Billy

    Joan Shelley

    Live DJ of the Year

    Sam Sneed

    Kim Sorise

    Matt Anthony

    JP Source

    Dwight Johnson

    Cover Band of the Year

    Tony and the Tanlines

    The Dark Side of the Wall



    I Heart Heart

    Hip Hop Artist of the Year

    Dr. Dundiff

    JaLin Roze (Roze has now removed himself from the running)

    Skyscraper Stereo



    Jazz/Avant Garde Artist of the Year

    Small Time Napoleon

    Cher Von

    Wilder Stallions

    Rachel Grimes

    Jonathan Glen Wood

    Metal/Hardcore/Punk Award


    Tropical Trash

    Young Widows

    Anwar Sadat


    Pop/Rock Artist of the Year

    White Reaper

    My Morning Jacket

    Quiet Hollers



    Singer/Songwriter of the Year

    eremy Jirvin

    Joan Shelley

    Zach Longoria

    Shadwick Wilde

    Justin Paul Lewis

    Song of the Year

    Houndmouth "Sedona"

    Twin Limb "Long Shadow"

    Joan Shelley "Over And Even"

    JaLin Roze and 1200 "1200 Rozes"

    White Reaper "I Don't Think She Cares"

    Tropical Trash "UFO Rot"

    Quiet Hollers "Liar Song"

    Howell Dawdy "Summer Creams"

    My Morning Jacket "Believe (Nobody Knows)"

    Nellie Pearl "Canoe"

    Album of the Year

    My Morning Jacket-- "The Waterfall"

    White Reaper-- "White Reaper Does It Again"

    Joan Shelley-- "Over And Even"

    Rachel Grimes-- "The Clearing"

    Houndmouth-- "Little Neon Limelight"

    Photo courtesy of Maiden Radio's Facebook page, photo by Amber Thieneman

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    About Will Ford

    Covering Louisville music like it's the 6 o' clock news. I've covered Forecastle, Louder Than Life, Moontower, Starry Nights, and Louisville music news for 3 years. Follow me @parasiticnoise

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