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THE NOMINEES...
SOUTHERN SOUL ALBUM OF THE YEAR
THUNDER UNDER YONDER Ms Jody
GROWN & SEXY Ricky White
IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT Lomax
BORN 2 DO THIS Bigg Robb
SOUL CERTIFIED J-Red
NOBODY BUT YOU Uvee Hayes
SWING ON WITH OB Buchana
SOUL OF A WOMAN Shay Denise
THE BLUES IN ME Stan Butler
BEAR SEASON Pokey Bear
CROSSROAD OF THE BLUES Willie Clayton
MR. SEXY MAN THE ALBUM Neillie Tiger Travis
CHOCOLATE SOUL Tre Williams
MIND GONE Lacee
LAST MAN STANDING Jaye Hammer
WORDS LEFT UNSAID Chairmen Of The Board
CAN'T WALK AWAY Sweet Angel
A TASTE OF ME GREAT AMERICAN SONGS Latimore
LYRICAL GUMBO THE ESSENCE OF THE BLUES Crystal Thomas
SIDEPIECE MOTEL David Brinston
SOUTHERN SOUL MIXTAPE VOL. 2 Various Artists
DARKEST HOUR Big G
MAKE TIME (FOR HER) Mr. Sam
TRAILRIDE CERTFIED Jeter Jones
GAME CHANGER El Willie
I BLUEZ MYSELF C-Wright
LOVE JOURNEY Black Diamond
Other:


BEST SOUL BLUES ALBUM OF THE YEAR
KNOCK A HOLE IN IT Mr. Sipp
GROWN ASS MAN Sharon Jones & Texas Fire
TWO CATS Lindsey Alexander
WAITING FOR THE TRAIN Johnny Rawls
TAJMO Taj Mahal Keb Mo
BLUES BEEN GOOD TO ME James Armstrong
BLUES YOU CAN USE Gregg A. Smith
CROSSROAD OF THE BLUES Willie Clayton
SEE WHAT I WANT TO SEE Travis Haddix
BACK 2 BLUES Stevie J.
Other:


SOUTHERN SOUL SONG OF THE YEAR
I NEED A DRINK Bigg Robb
I CAN'T BE FAITHFUL Pokey & Bishop Bullwinkle
KISS IT GOODBYE Lomax
GROWN FOLKS SPOT Donnie Ray
SNEAKING & CREEPING Willie Clayton
TRAILRIDE CERTFIED (I'm Looking For A Cowgirl) Jeter Jones & Crystale
THERE'S A RIGHT WAY TO DO WRONG O.B. Buchana
FIX A FLAT Nellie Tiger Travis
COUNTRY GURL Crystal Thomas
SHE SAID OH Lenny Williams
DON'T LET THE CLEAN UP WOMAN Lacee
I'M GOIN DOWN SLOW Sir Charles Jones & Wendell B.
LIVING IN A ROOMING HOUSE Carl Sims
SIDEPIECE MOTEL David Brinston
3 ROUNDS Tre Williams
STILETTOS AND JEANS Sharnette Hyter & JJ Callier
I'LL TAKE YOUR WORD FOR IT Vick Allen
BROKE AS HELL Mr. Sam
WORKAHOLIC Jeff Floyd
DON'T DO IT FOR THE MONEY TJ Hooker Taylor
TRUE LOVE Black Diamond
Other:


BEST SLOW JAM
I'M GOIN' DOWN SLOW Sir Charles Jones & Wendell B
I WANNA BE YOUR MAN Donnie Ray
I WONNA HOLD MY BABY TK Soul
WALKIN IN THE RAIN IN MEMPHIS Nellie Tiger Travis
DARKEST HOUR Big G
DO YOU THINK ABOUT ME Wendell B & Lacee
TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT Willie Clayton
SHE DON'T WANT ME NO MORE Mr. Sam
I DRINKS MY WHISKEY David Brinston
THAT CHICK AIN'T ME Karen Wolfe
BACK DOOR LOVER Stephanie Pickett
STAY OUT OF MY BUSINESS Ricky White
I'M IN LOVE BY MYSELF Peggy Scott-Adams
PREACHER WAS A HOMEWRECKER Stan Butler
ADDICTED Shay Denise
IN THE MOOD Pokey & Cupid
IT AIN'T GONE WORK Pokey & Miss Portia
STEPS TO LOVE Sweet Angel
NOBODY El Willie
KNOCKING AT MY DOOR RINGING MY BELL Tyree Neal
Other:


BEST DANCE OR FUNK SONG
LET'S PARTY Ghetto Cowboy
TRAILRIDE CERTIFIED Jeter Jones
I HAD TO LIE Ms. Jody
I NEED A DRINK Bigg Robb
WHAT'S THAT DANCE Rhomey
CALL ME Nelson Curry
I TOOK MY GRANDMA TO THE CLUB Stan Butler
BOBALAGABOOM Wendell B. & Royal
WATCH MY BOOTS Pt. 2 Deacon Dukes, Jeter Jones, Big Lee, Pokey Bear
Z.B.T. ANTHEM Pokey Bear, Jeter Jones, Crystal Thomas, Miss Portia, Blu 3 Black, Gangsta
GROWN FOLKS SPOT Donnie Ray
I'M READY, WILLING & ABLE Chairmen Of The Board
STEP OUT J Red
POWER STROKE Ms. Jody
SIDEPIECE MOTEL David Brinston
SWING ON (REMIX) O.B. Buchana
Other:


BEST DOWNHOME BLUES SONG
SNEAKING AND CREEPING Willie Clayton
DON'T CRY NO MORE Gregg A. Smith
HOLD BACK THAT BOOGA BEAR Sweet Angel
KNOCK A HOLE IN IT Mr. Sipp
LET ME DISAPPOINT YOU Travis Haddix
CALIFORNIA SHAKE Johnny Rawls
GOOD GOOD Sevie J.
FULL FIGURED WOMAN Joe Blues Butler
WHERE I COME FROM Ms. Jody
MISSISSIPPI STYLE Jaye Hammer
BEAR MEAT Bigg Robb
RIGHT MAN WRONG DOCTOR Jim Bennett
Other:


BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE MALE
DONNIE RAY for Grown Folks Spot
WILLIE CLAYTON for Sneaking And Creeping
J WONN for Pretty Girl
TK SOUL for I Wonta Hold You Baby
LENNY WILLIAMS for She Said Oh
WENDELL B for Sunshine
AVAIL HOLLYWOOD for I Could Use A Drink
SIR CHARLES JONES for Goin' Down Slow
POKEY for I Can't Be Faithful
VICK ALLEN for I'll Take Your Word For It
GREGG A. SMITH for Don't Cry No More
CARL SIMS for Living In A Rooming House
JIM BENNETT for Right Man Wrong Doctor
SIMONE DE for Something To Talk About
NELSON CURRY for Call Me
TYREE NEAL for Knocking At My Door Ringing My Bell
Other:


BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE FEMALE
PEGGY SCOTT-ADAMS for In Love By Myself
SHARNETTE HYTER for Stilettos And Jeans
NELLIE TIGER TRAVIS for Walkin' In The Rain In Memphis
STEPHANIE PICKETT for Back Door Lover
MS. JODY for I Had To Lie
MISS PORTIA for It Gon Cost You
KATRENIA JEFFERSON for He's Got That Body
CRYSTAL THOMAS for Country Gurl
LACEE for Three Way Love Affair
SWEET ANGEL for Steps To Love
UVEE HAYES for Mr. Fix-It-Upper
KAREN WOLFE for That Chick Ain't Me
SHAY DENISE for Addicted
BIG CYNTHIA for Swing Out (with Pokey Bear)
Other:


BEST PERFORMANCE BY A DUO OR GROUP
CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD for I'm Ready, Willing & Able
SHARNETTE HYTER & JJ CALLIER for Stilettos & Jeans
SIR CHARLES JONES & WENDELL B. for I'm Goin' Down Slow
BLACK DIAMOND for True Love
POKEY & BISHOP BULLWINKLE for I Can't Be Faithful
J RED & SIR CHARLES JONES for Turn It Out
J WONN & TUCKA for Pretty Girl
SHARNETTE HYTER & BIG CYTNHIA for I Need A Do Right Man
POKEY, CRYSTAL THOMAS, JETER JONES, MISS PORTIA, BLUE3 BLACK & GANGSTA for The ZBT Anthem
BIG YAYO & OMAR CUNNINGHAM Boots On Song
BIG YAYO, GENTRY JONES & OMAR CUNNINGHAM for Bedroom Rodeo
ALONZO REID & LA'KEISHA for Do You Want
COLUMBUS TOY MS LADY BLUES for Shake Something (Remix)
POKEY & MISS PORTIA It Ain't Gon' Work
JETERS JONES & CRYSTALE Trailride Certified
Other:


BEST NEW ARTIST
BLACK DIAMOND
C-WRIGHT
MELODY GOLD
AUDI YO
KING FRED
COUP DEVILLE
CANDICE G
D WHIT
EMERSON HILL
GENTRY-JONES


BEST RECORD PRODUCER
JOHN WARD (Ms. Jody, OB Buchana, Jaye Hammer, Mr. Sam)
BIGG ROBB (Bigg Robb, others)
BEAT FLIPPA (DANIEL ROSS) (The Louisiana Blues Brothas, Big Cynthia. Lady Soul)
RICKY WHITE (Ricky White, Donnie Ray, Stephanie Pickett, Ghetto Cowboy)
MICHAEL LOCKETT (Sharnette Hyter, Patrick Henry)
BIG YAYO (CHRIS MABRY) (Big Yayo, Omar Cunningham & Gentry Jones)
CARL MARSHALL (Carl Marshall, Patrick Henry, Rue Davis)
LOMAX SPAULDING (Lomax, others)
SIMEO (Simeo, Lenny Williams, others)
RON G. (Miss Lady Blues, Columbus Toy, Napoleon Demps, Big Ro Williams, Adrena, others)
FLOYD HAMBERLIN JR. (Nellie Tiger Travis, others..)
JETER JONES (Jeter Jones, others)

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