The 2015 Georgia Country Awards

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The 2015 Georgia Country Awards are the "CMAs" of Georgia. We honor the best in Country Music in Georgia in similar categories. Best Male Singer, Female Singer, Duo, Group or Band. Teen Artist, Traditional Artist (can be male, female or band). We also honor the industry with having Best Country Bar, Best Music venues, Best Concert venues, Best Country Dance Venue, Best Country Radio station, Best National artist and more might be added.

The Georgia Country Awards are held every November and we are currently looking to book the show.

NOMINATIONS

We are currently taking nominations via email for any of of the above categories. An artist can NOT nominate themselves. Please have someone nominate you in this process. They can nominate you at info@georgia-country.com. Please include artist name and website (or Reverbnation or Facebook music page).

RULES FOR NOMINATIONS

1. You must be a country music singer. You must CALL yourself a country artist. You can NOT be a "variety" band (that plays a little of everything). GC always researches every artist nominated and i.e. if that artist has a set list on a website of NON country songs (or non country rock)., or several videos of NON country music, that artist will NOT be accepted.

2. You must be BASED in Georgia and play most of your shows in Georgia. Several artist will list Nashville on their FB page or website. If you are now LIVING in Nashville, you can not be nominated. We feel by living in Nashville and the connections possibly made there, could give you an unfair advantage over true local acts in Georgia.

3. You must play at least 50% of your shows IN Georgia. We are fine with acts that play in neighboring states or make the occasional road trip, but our awards honor "local" acts. We feel once an artist is playing all around the south or nationally, that artist is now progressed beyond being a "local" artist.

4. You MUST be an active serious artist. This means you must have either a website, Reverbnation or Facebook Music page. You must be playing out regularly. You have to be able to prove this by having a calendar of upcoming shows. The only exception for this is for any artist that is in the process of recording demo or a cd and not performing in the immediate future. Thus, you'll need to show shows from the past twelve months. You can NOT be a singer that just sings at the local open mike once a week or at church every Sunday night. You MUST be a serious active artist.

5. These are the things that will disqualify any artist: A. If any artist signed a national recording, publishing or development deal. We feel such a deal could give that act an unfair advantage. (Note: The Georgia Country Awards' mission is to honor local artist but we hope by recognition from the awards, artist proceed in the progression of their careers. Once that happens, this opens up more visibility to other artist).

Male & Female nominees are accepted if they are the NAME of the act. I.e. The Billy Smith Band. But if a singer is the lead singer of a "band", with a name such as "Cherokee Fire",, the BAND is nominated, not the lead singer. A singer can be part of only one nomination. Example. John Smith can be the lead singer of Cherokee Fire, but cant be nominated for Male Artist. Also, any artist 18 or older before May 1st, 2015, is nominated in the adult categories.

Traditional Artist: This can be a male, female or band that performs mostly older or traditional country

Even though we have a Teen Artist of the Year category, this category is not on the ballot. But all teen nominations are still accepted. Any teen can be nominated if they do NOT turn 18 before August 1st, 2015. Any teen that turns 18 after August 1st, will be in the Teen category.

NOTES: Just because you are nominated will not mean you make the ballot in June for the 1st round. Georgia-Country.com reserves the right to research any artist to see if they meet the above criteria. You will be notified if you are to be listed on the June ballot.

If at anytime during the nomination process, if any artist changes their situation and then no longer fit the criteria above, they will have to be removed from the ballot. This also applies during the voting process, which will end mid October.

The Voting Process: On June 1st, the BALLOT for the 1st round will be posted below. The ballot will consist of early nominations from Georgia-Country.com. If you are an act that feel should be on this ballot, please contact us right away. Nominations will NOT be taken after June 29th at noon. The ballot will be locked.

On voting: Anyone can vote using a pc, tablet, smart phone, etc. There is only ONE VOTE per ISP address, or Internet service provider. If there are multiple devices using just ONE ISP, then only ONE vote can come from that ISP. If you feel you have NOT voted from your ISP but our ballot is not allowing you, you can WRITE IN your vote at Vote@Georgia-Country.com.

Voting for the FIRST ROUND will END at noon on July 12th. We then will announce on this page, the cadidates that move on the next round.