The Music Industry of the Motor City gathers each year to honor its outstanding performers at The Fillmore Detroit.

This year’s celebration of Detroit music was hosted by comedian J Chris Newberg, with several Detroit local music acts providing entertainment. Leading off the Detroit Music Awards performances was Terrie Lea & the Mustangs–which was their final performance as a band.  The entertainment continued with the Infatuations, Los Hermanos, and Phredley Brown (Music director for Bruno Mars).  Following Bettye LaVette’s touching award acceptance, Bettye took the stage and gave a powerful performance.  Jimmie Bones, (Kid Rock / Twisted Brown Trucker Band) performed with some help from Derek St. Holmes on “Stranglehold” with Twiztid closing out the night.



Americana Artist/Group
Rio and the Rockibilly Revival
Americana Instrumentalist
Audra Kubat – guitar
Americana Recording
Billy Brandt and the Sugarees – “The Time is Now”
Americana Songwriter
Jill Jack
Americana Vocalist
Gia Warner
Blues Artist/Group
Bobby Murray Band
Blues Instrumentalist
Bobby Murray – guitar
Blues Recording
Paul Miles – “Truth, Peace and Justice”
Blues Recording
Paul Miles – “Truth, Peace and Justice”
Blues Vocalist
Thornetta Davis
Live Performance
Howling Diablos
Live Sound Technician
Neil T Sever
Local Record Label
Detroit Music Factory
National Single
Bob Seger – “Detroit Made”
National Major Label/Distribution Album

Bob Seger – “Ride Out” (Capitol)

National Small/Independent Label Distribution Album
Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas – “Secret Evil”
Record Producer
Tino Gross
Recording Studio
Pearl Sound
Video / Major Budget ( Over $10,000 )
Bob Seger – “Detroit Made”
Tribute Band
Whoremones (All Girl Ramones)
Rock Instrumentalist
Jim McCarty – guitar
Rock Recording
Kaleido – “Unbreakable”
Rock Songwriter
Carolyn Striho
Rock Vocalist
Laura Mendoza
Heavy Rock Artist / Group
Critical Bill
Alt/ Punk/ Indie Artist/ Group
The Ruiners
Rock/ Pop Artist Group
Urban Artist / Group
Howling Diablos
Urban Musician
Tmoney Green – bass
Urban Songwriter
Tino Gross
Urban Vocalist

Tosha Owens

Urban Recording

The Infatuations – “Detroit Block Party”

A complete list of winners can be seen on the Detroit Music Awards website.

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