Carolina Music Awards Announce Nominees and Voting Has Opened
Over 22 awards and 300 nominees were announced exclusively on the award's Instagram. The awards show is the only and longest running award show honoring artists in the North and South Carolina in a plethora of genres.
"We cherish the opportunity to bring people together from all walks of life and music in the name of and for the love of music," says Omar McCallop, the music awards founder. "We are extremely excited to be an intricate part of the Carolina music tapestry."
Events leading up to the awards show will begin taking place in early August. Votes can be cast for nominees right now at www.CarolinaMusicAwards.com until July 6th.
The 2018 nominees are:
Hip Hop Male: SHAME, J Alta, Rise Rashid, Cross Town Beezy, 3AM, Harvey J, Jooselord, LVitto
Hip Hop Female: Krissie KaCey, Chyna Vonne, ZenSoFly, Ivy Monae, Armani Caesar, Lena Jackson, Poetic J, Venomiss
Hip Hop Group: FTO, NACYNZE, Facts About Bob, Trap Beatlez, Da Foundation, U.N.I.T.Y, The Spiffz, 9 Ten Mobb
Best New Artist: Kash Addition, Kwest, Ozthehitmaker, Lady Si, Ray Lansing, Jones McShine, Tae Brisko, Ty Harriz
R&B Male: Trez Falsetto, Dre Murro, Sam Harmonix, Ethan Taylor, Raphael Ratliff, Lover Boy Vo, Will Wildfire, Mally Evans
R&B Female: Amanda Pollard, Imani Pressley, Hasina, Mballa, Ashley Marshell, Sa/mone, Paris Natoria, Sara Kaboom
R&B Group: N'Kogniito, Young Bull, D. Shawn & Soul, Jus Once Band, Soultrii, Blame the Youth
Rock Male : CJ Bauckham, Mike Little, Matt Thies, Drake Murphy, Brad Pruette, Adam Nelson, Mark Cloos, Jason Damico
Rock Female: Nikki Hill, Lionnir, Logan Christopher, Nannette Garrett, Tonya Wood, Denise Masters, Rei Haycraft, Courtney Sapp
Rock Band: Bridge To Breakdown, Mightier Than Me, Open Wire, Trailer Park Orchestra, Apples & Airplanes, Reason Define, Smoke From All The Friction, Break The Skyline, Desired Redemption, Weight Of Whispers
Country Male: Tayler Vaden, Brandon Bailey, Tim Elliott, Tim Cifers, Darrell Harwood, Luke Combs, Jonathan Parker, David Lee Jones
Country Female: Lauren McLamb, Paige Johnson, Faith Bardill, Tiffany Ashton, Anna Leigh, Christiane Smedley, Crystal Fussell, Morgan Riley
Country Band: Louis Waymore, Moonshine Band, Crossing Avery, Southbound 17, Reverend Ruckus and His Heathen Deacons, Megan Doss Band, Southbound 85
Americana: 9 Day Trip, Henry River Honey, Caroline Keller Band, Delta Son, The Parks Brothers, Grapefruit Moon, Vaughan Penn
DJ: DJ RNB, DJ Barry Bee, DJ Dellmatic, Fin the DJ, DJ Wade Banner, DJ Fannie Mae, DJ Danny Ocean, DJ Complex, DJ Double J, DJ Damu
Producer: Loso Corleone, Oak City Slum, Gav Beats, Chaka Harley, Karen Kane, Janxx, Doc Junya, Raymond Maxwell
Hip Hop/R&B Video: Rita Rabbit "2 Fly to be a Side Chick", Nitres/Ike Ellis "Sorry", Armani Caesar "Sprung", Sofree Wisdom "The Only One", J Harris "Bleed Like You", Justin The Beloved "If I Could Give You My…", Reef Marley "Shinin", D-Way "Famous"
Country/Rock Video: Christina Taylor "Don't Look Good In Your T-Shirt Anymore", Justin West "Baby Lie", Paige Johnson "Gold Rings", Lauren Nicole "Have Another", Cody Webb "She's Carolina"
Youth: Trenice Atkinson, Caroline Dare, Kennedy James, Abby Stephens, King Jaden, Anna Cibbarelli, Marye Amanda, The Fandinos, Kaylin Roberson, Abby Davis
Youth Video: King Jaden "Bodak Yellow Remix", The Fandinos "Hello" By Sugarbomb", Kaylin Roberson "Fighter In Me", Makyn'ze "Turn Up For My City"
Model: Mellie White, Brianna Graves, Ivanna, Aracat Cannady, Rori, Mahogany Jones, Jessica Monroe, Briana Gonva
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Chelsey Bentley Holts