2017
26th Annual RAMI Awards Winners

Acoustic Rock/Folk - Three Good Men
Acoustic Rock/Folk - Originals - Paul Bronson
Album of the Year - Grain of the Sky - Starlite Radio
Album of the Year - Heavy Metal - Miles Nielsen & the Rusted Hearts
Blues - Harpo’s Revue
Blues - Justin “Boots” Gates
Christian/Gospel - Tania Nicholson
Classic Rock/Retro - Shifty Shafer
Compose of the Year - Emily Bear - Into the Blue
Country/Bluegrass - Olivia Dvorak
Female Vocalist; Jazz, Funk/R&B - Gina Meeks
Female Vocalist; Rock, Pop, Country - Melissa Ridgeway
Funk/R&B - Can’t Touch This
Hard Rock/Metal - Kilbourn
Hard Rock/Metal - Originals - On My Six
Indie/Alternative - Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts
Lighting Technician - Laura Walton
Live Sound Engineer - Russ Kutak
Male Lead Vocalist; Jazz, Funk/R&B - Arik Jenkins
Male Vocalist; Rock, Pop, Country - Zach DeCarlo
Music Teacher; Guitar, Percussion, Vocals (Pop/Rock) - Jill Tartaglia
Music Teacher; Strings, Horns, Vocals (Jazz/Classical) - Joel Ross
People's Choice - Artist of the Year - Back Country Roads
People's Choice - Radio Station - 104.9 The X
People's Choice - Special Event - Byronfest
People's Choice - Venue - Whiskey’s Roadhouse
Pop - Minimal
Rap/Hip Hop - Xen
Recording Studio - Midwest Sound
Rock-a-Billy - Dirty Fishnet Stockings
Song of the Year - Gold - Weep & Willow (Miles Nielsen and Kelly Steward)
Stage Hand/Rigger - Jamie Veldman
Stage Manager - Chris Smith
Studio Sound Engineer - Daniel James McMahon
The Show Must Go On Award - Belvidere H.S. choir
Traditional Jazz - Frank Calvagna
Traditional Jazz - Groove Hotel
Tribute Band - Sunset Strip

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