The 2014 Georgia Country Awards
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The 2014 Georgia Country Awards will be held November 15th at The 120 Tavern & Music Hall in Marietta, Ga. This is the "CMAs" of Georgia as we honor the best in Georgia country music. The categories are listed below. Starting June 1st with the Nominee Round, the public will VOTE for their favorite local acts on Georgia-Country.com. There will be a semi finals and final round of each category and then the winners will be announced on November 15th. Votes will be a combination of fan voting and a special select awards panel of industry and music leaders in Georgia.
All nominees must be an ACTIVE artist. Active, meaning, you are pursing your career, still on a local level. You have regular bookings at music "venues", festivals & events. You may have original material. You have a Facebook MUSIC page, or listed on Reverbnation or have your own website. You MUST be based in Georgia and play at least HALF your shows IN Georgia. Any artist that has MOVED to Nashville is not elligible. If any artist MOVES to Nashville, during the voting process, they will be elliminated. Also, any artist that is signed to any development, entertainment, recording or agency in Nashville, will not be nominated ( We feel any artist in or working with Nashville agency, MAY have an advantage and also, may no longer be called a "local" act).
Below are the categories for this years awards and the definitions of each.
Overall Artist of the Year ( This award is NOT fan voted on. This is elected by the GC Awards panel. The nominees will be announce in Sept and nominees could be from any category except Teen. The winner is the artist that the GC Panel felt had done the most in the year to further their career).
Male Artist of the Year (Can be any male that markets themselves in name. I.e. Billy Smith - Artist. You must be at least 18 as of June 1st)
Female Artist of the Year (Can be any female that markets themselves in name. I.e. Julie Jones - Artist. You must be at least 18 as of June 1st)
Duo, Trio or Band of the Year (A duo or trio is any act that presents themselves as a duo or trio. Nominees will be any act that is NOT named after the lead singer or anyone in the act. I.e. Billy Smith will be nominated in the MALE category, the Billy Smith Band is NOT in Band of the Year. But the "Georgia Thunder Band" would be in the Band category)
Teen Artist of the Year (Any artist that is 12 years of age or no older than 18 on June 1st)
Favorite Traditional Act of the Year ( New category this year. This will be any act; Male, Female or Band that performs more a traditional country sound. Each write in nominee will be subject to this standard.)
Country Bar of the Year (Any bar that is "called" a country bar and plays predominantly country music).
Favorite Country Dance Venue (Any venue that promotes and has a combination of couple and line dancing, country style).
Small Venue of the Year (Any venue that is not a "concert" venue that holds less than 1000 people and has at least 50% country music).
Large Venue of the Year (Any venue (indoor or outdoor) that holds concerts for more than 1000 people and has regular country concerts).
Radio Station of the Year (Any station in Georgia that is registered as country genre).
The Voting for the 2014 Georgia Country Awards has now ended. Be sure to attend the Awards show, Saturday, Nov 15th at The 120 Tavern & Music Hall in Marietta to see who wins. You can purchase tickets by returning to the home page and clicking on the awards poster. Thanks, GC