Nominees for the 2012 Inaugural GA Music Awards are:
Country Male : Chase Bean, Mike McCarroll, Chuck Courtenay, Ty Bates, Ricky Gunn, Tyler Reeve and Jared Ashley.
Country Female: Abby Owens, Rachel Farley, Angela Reign, Lauren Ashley, Meagan Kerns, Faith Jackson and Jessi Scott.
Country Band: Reluctant Saints, BadHorse, Runnin Wild Band, Allatoona and The Big Money Band.
Country Youth Nominees: Rachel Starnes, Colt Chambers, Hunter Price and Madison Shea.
Rock Male: Mike Martin, Davin McCoy, Jason Lee Jones, Paul Warner and
Rock Female: Ginger Fawcett, Eryn Woods, Carly Kane, Seanna Turner, The DollDaze and Paris Luna.
Rock Band: The Six Shot Revival, Life & Limb, Almost Kings, ThroatPuncH, Crane, Greedy White Citizens and Southern Mischief.
Alternative Band: Blind By Site, Vortex Park, Sexual Side Effects, Wesley Cook Band, The Symphony Crack Orchestra, Ben Lovett and Hannah Thomas.
East Dixie Boys, Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out, Joe Mcguinness, Honey Blue and The Train Wrecks.
Hip Hop Male: Jalon Blac , GT Live, Syke Pachino, J Bar, King Malachi, Mykel Myers and Willie Hen.
Hip Hop Female: J Misses, KaSwiss, Contanek, Enna Red and Chi Chi Diva.
Hip Hop Youth: Ynck, New Knerds, OMG Girlz, Prince Nefew & Da Mill website and Big Korey.
R&B Male: Winston Warrior, Norwood, Chris Cauley, Xavier Lewis, Siergio, Steven Knight and Jovan Dais.
R&B Female: Hanan, Samantha Falk, Susan Tedeschi, Tia Michelle, Sheryl Boyd, Te Char and Tocarra Hamilton.
"With this being the first year for the show, getting the awareness out there across the state has been challenging. With the amount of response to the awards, it's evident each year will be bigger and better. We are excited to give artists a platform to be recognized", said: Christi Chambers, Director for the GA Music Awards. "The GA Music Awards supports music across the state, we are developing events in Macon, Athens, Savannah, and other cities so everyone has a chance to be heard! These artists work so hard and they deserve to be recognized for their talent".
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About GA Music Awards
The GA Music Awards Show and Red Carpet event will be held on June 16, 2012 at The Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, Ga. To become a sponsor, hear latest news or vote for your favorite Georgia artist, visit GA Music Awards at: http://www.georgiamusicawards.com. Inquiries can be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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