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Southern Soul Blues

NOMINEES

SOUTHERN SOUL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
I'M DOIN' MY THANG Ms Jody
WELCOME TO THE BOOM BOOM ROOM P2K Dadiddy
MY SOUTHERN SOUL Donnie Ray
WORKING WITH A FEELING Tucka
J. RED & FRIENDS J-Red
CAUSE AND EFFECT NayCole
PARKING LOT LOVE AFFAIR OB Buchana
SOUTHERN SOUL MUSIC Corey Rudolph
I CAME TO PARTY Big Woo
DHIS HIM Jeter Jones
ARTISTRY Snatch Nelson
MAGIC ONE Magic Show
GOOD WHISKEY Avail Hollywood
THE MASTERPIECE Sir Charles Jones
STROKE THE CAT Val McKnight
KITTY WHIPPED David Brinston
TOO FAR GONE Peggy Scott-Adams
LONELY TEARS Big G
MAKING LOVE TO YOUR MIND J-Wonn
FACTS OF LIFE Wilson Meadows
I MISS YOU Krishunda Echols
LET'S PARTY Lebrado

BEST SOUL BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR
I'M STILL AROUND Johnny Rawls
OUT OF THE BLUE Willie Hightower
BACK IN LOVE Ms. Zeno The Mojo Queen
PLUM CRAZY Keith Little
TROUBLE WATERS Ellis Blake
WANTED FOR PLAYING NOTHING BUT THE BLUES Rue Davis & Jabo
DRANK OF MY LOVE Crystal Thomas
RECKONING Billy Price
I'M AFRAID TO ASK Travis Haddix
BACK IN BUSINESS Frank Bey

SOUTHERN SOUL SONG OF THE YEAR
MAKE ME WANNA DO WRONG Tucka
SWEET DICK JOHNNY Johnny Jones & Highway Heavy
I'LL PAY THE SHIPPING COST Ronnie Bell
SHE'S GOT THAT OOH WEE Donnie Ray
SIDEPIECE ON THE SIDE Willie Clayton
BASEMENT PARTY Uvee Hayes
PARKING LOT LOVE AFFAIR O.B. Buchana
FAMILY REUNION Corey Rudolph
HIGH HEELS & JEANS (REMIX) Magic One, Wendell B, Vick Allen, LJ Echols & Avail Hollywood
BLACK HORSE Jeter Jones
SOUL BROTHERS P2K Dadiddy & Sir Charles Jones
MY EVERYTHING Sir Charles Jones
THIS TIME Billy Soul Bonds
WORK IT GIRL Ricky White

BEST SLOW JAM
THIS TIME Billy Soul Bonds
TENNESSEE WHISKY Omar Cunningham
BLUES HEAVEN Jaye Hammer
I MISS YOU Krishunda Echols
THE BLAME Fat Daddy
PARKING LOT LOVE AFFAIR OB Buchana
DOWN LOW BROTHER Val McKnight
SQUEEZE ME Sir Charles Jones
TOO FAR GONE Peggy Scott-Adams
I COULD USE A DRINK Avail Hollywood
IN THE MORNING Cupid
BE PATIENT J Wonn
AINT NO GETTING OVER ME Tucka
REUNITED (COMING HOME) El Willie
GHETTO MAN Tyree Neal

BEST DANCE OR FUNK SONG
TIPSY Tucka
MISSISSIPPI LIT Chris Ivy
TIGHTEN UP William Calhoun
WORK IT GIRL Ricky White
SHE PUT THAT THANG ON ME Ghetto Cowboy
HOW LOW CAN YOU GO LJ Echols
THE MULE OB Buchana
I'LL DO ME A BIG GIRL David Brinston
HIGH HEELS & JEANS (REMIX) Magic One, Wendell B, Vick Allen, LJ Echols & Avail Hollywood
LUMBER JACK Lady Q
ROCK ME ALL NIGHT Lamar Brace
BLACK HORSE Jeter Jones
POKEY AT THE TRAIL RIDE Pokey
SOUTHERN SOUL BOUNCE Ms. Jody
I'M GONNA HIT THAT THANG Jaye Hammer
WANNA PARTY Solomon Thompson
TICKLE BOX C-Wright
SAME HOTEL (SOUL SWING REMIX) Nelson Curry
HOW LOW CAN YOU GO LJ Echols

BEST DOWNHOME BLUES SONG
ALABAMA FOLKS Rena Ree
STILL CALLED THE BLUES Donnie Ray
SHIRLEY GOT A GUN Omar Cunningham
BACK IN LOVE Ms Zeno The Mojo Queen
BLUES IS CALLING MY NAME Theodis Ealey
ROCK WITH ME BABY Johnny Rawls
PLUM CRAZY Keith Little & Nellie Tiger Travis
LOVERMAN Stevie J
DON'T DO IT FOR THE MONEY TJ Hooker-Taylor
I'M A HORNEY WOMAN Val McKnight
DON'T WANT TO LEAVE YOU BABY Carl Marshall & Rue Davis
THE BLUES IS ALRIGHT WITH ME Al Lindsey
MR AIN'T GONNA DO RIGHT Carolyn Staten

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE MALE
DONNIE RAY for Still Called The Blues
WILLIE CLAYTON for Sidepiece On The Side
J WONN for Be Patient
OB BUCHANA Parking Lot Love Affair
JAYE HAMMER for Blues Heaven
VICK ALLEN for I Want You
AVAIL HOLLYWOOD for Good Whiskey
SIR CHARLES JONES for 100 Years
LE VELLE for Big Beautiful Woman
NELSON CURRY for Same Hotel
ANDRE LEE for I Won't Give You Up
DAVID BRINSTON for Kitty Whipped
OMAR CUNNINGHAM for Tennessee Whisky
KING FRED for Dippin' In My Puddin'
WILSON MEADOWS for At-Ti-Tude
ELLIS BLAKE for Trouble Waters
CALVIN NAPPER for It Is What Is Is
BIG G for You're Not The Only One
STAN MOSLEY for People We Gotta Do Better
AL LINDSEY for Cotton Candy

BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE FEMALE
PEGGY SCOTT-ADAMS for Too Far Gone
NAYCOLE for Somebody Else Will
KRISHUNDA ECHOLS for Put It On Me
LADY Q for Lumber Jack
MS. JODY for Let's Play Hide & Seek
TOIA JONES for Sleeping With The Enemy
UVEE HAYES FOR Basement Party
CRYSTAL THOMAS for Drank Of My Love
VAL MCKNIGHT for Down Low Brother
SWEET ANGEL for That Good Good
MZ CONNIE for Why You Act Like That
MS ZENO THE MOJO QUEEN for Back In Love
LADY AUDREY for I Can Be Your Dream Girl
PAT COOLEY for I Need A Fix It Man
MISS LADY BLUES for Party Tonight
JUDY TONEY for Come Back Home To me
CAROLYN STATEN for Mr. Ain't Gonna Do Right
STEPHANIE LUCKETT Right Thing, Wrong Man

BEST PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP
MAGIC ONE, WENDELL B, VICK ALLEN, LJ ECHOLS, AVAIL HOLLYWOOD High Heels & Jeans (Remix)
OB BUCHANA & POKEY I'm Whipped Again
SIR CHARLES JONES, CALVIN RICHARDSON & OMAR CUNNINGHAM Call On Me
J WONN & KEITH SWEAT Feel Me
P2K DADIDDY, SIR CHARLES JONES & JETER JONES Soul Brothers
J RED & SHAY DENISE Rock With You
AUDI YO & TUCKA Can't Nobody
GENTRY-JONES Southern Soul Fresh
JETER JONES & OMAR CUNNINGHAM She Gone With Jody
JOHNNY JAMES & HIGHWAY HEAVY Sweet Dick Johnny
ADRIAN BAGHER, TYREE NEAL, JOHNNY JAMES Come Ride With Me
MR KEITH LITTLE & NELLIE TIGER TRAVIS Plum Crazy
DONNIE RAY With TONYA YOUNGBLOOD She's Got That Ooh Wee
P2K DADIDDY & VICK ALLEN Caught In The Middle

BEST NEW ARTIST
RENA REE
LAMAR BRACE
BEATRICE
FAT DADDY
MZ CONNIE
LADY Q
LE VELLE
MONTRELL
BIG WOO
P2K DADIDDY
JOHNNY JAMES & HIGHWAY HEAVY
ANNIE WASHINGTON

BEST RECORD PRODUCER
JOHN WARD (Ms. Jody, OB Buchana, Jaye Hammer, David Brinston, Ms. Jody)
BIGG ROBB (Bigg Robb, Toia Jones)
BEAT FLIPPA (DANIEL ROSS) (Jeter Jones, Vick Allen, More)
RICKY WHITE (Ricky White, Donnie Ray, Billy Soul Bonds)
CHARLES LEWIS (HIGHWAY HEAVY) (Highway Heavy, Adrian Bagher, others)
BIG YAYO (CHRIS MABRY) (Big Yayo, Nelson Curry, Others)
RONALD "SLACK" JEFFERSON (P2K Dadiddy, Jeter Jones, Magic One, others
LJ ECHOLS (LJ Echols, Krishunda Echols)
JETER JONES (Jeter Jones, Lady Q, etc)
J-RED (J-Red, Shay Denise, Naycole)

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