2015 Nominees

Adult Contemporary Song of the Year
Carry On – Sam Hankins – Written by: Sam Hankins, Catherine Sarah Manna
Comin’ My Way – Ed Roman – Written by: Ed Roman
Cry Over You – Sam Hankins – Written by: Sam Hankins, Catherine Sarah Manna
Down – Nic Nassuet – Written by: Nic Nassuet
Even – Andre Gimaranz – Written by: Andre Gimaranz
Stronger – DeDe Wedekind – Written by: DeDe Wedekind
Will of a Fisherman – Dylan Galvin – Written by: Dylan Galvin

Adult Contemporary Artist of the Year
Andre Gimaranz
Billy Grima
Dylan Galvin
Ed Roman
Nic Nassuet

Alternative Song of the Year
Dream Girl – Me, Like Many – Written by: Thomas D’Ademo
The Giver – Nic Nassuet – Written by: Nic Nassuet
Thirsty For Stress – Mr. Kito – Written by: Eric Michot

Alternative Album of the Year
Eleutherios – Nic Nassuet
In The Moment – Me, Like Many
The State of Presence – Mr. Kito

Americana Album of the Year
Hope – Imagination – Love – Meadows Fortune
Fire & Wine – Erin McLendon
Ghosts In The Field – Shantell Ogden
Sugar & Cream – Billy Grima

Americana Song of the Year
Fly – Lily Lambert – Written by: Lily Lambert
Ghosts In The Field – Shantell Ogden – Written by: Shantel Ogden, Bill DiLuigi
Pleasure To Have Met You – Billy Grima – Written by: Billy Grima
Temporary Solution – Meadows Fortune – Written by: Jeffrey D. Todd
You’re The Only One – Erin McLendon – Written by: Erin McLendon, Britton Cameron

Bluegrass Group of the Year
Chosen Road
Kathy Boyd & Phoenix Rising
Ned Crisp & Bottomline

Blues Artist of the Year
Erisa Rei
Justin Pietrowski
Stacy Jones

Blues Song of the Year
About Love – Erisa Rei – Written by: Erisa Rei Kopp
Can’t Do Nothing Right – Stacy Jones – Written by: Stacy Jones
Devil’s Slave – Justin Pietrowski Trio – Written by: Justin Pietrowski
Not Going Anywhere – Sovereign Dame – Felicia Andrews, Nick Arnhols, Jason Rosenblatt

Christian/Gospel Artist of the Year
James Basnet
Jason Marion
Kebra Moore
Nicole Thomas
Randy Fisher
Samie Bisaso
Samuel Elias

Christian/Gospel Group of the Year
Bradley Clark Band
CrossTie
Epouranios
FOLLOWER
My Only Safe Haven
Spoken For

Christian/Gospel Song of the Year
Appleday – Jason Marion ft. Bradley Clark Band – Written by: Jason Marion, Bradley Paul Clark, Alex Anisov
Be Still – Samuel Elias – Written by: Samuel Colon
Completely – Samie Bisaso – Written by: Samie Bisaso
Get Up – Kebra Moore – Written by: Kebra Moore
Heaven In My Hands – Epouranios – Written by: Robert A. Young
Just The Way You Are – James Basnet – Written by: James Basnet
Make Us New – J. Douglas Wright – J. Douglas Wright, Brandon Swafford
Skies Tonight – FOLLOWER – Written by: Dean Rebhorn

Christian/Gospel Album of the Year
Armor of Rock – Epouranios
Brand New Day (2nd Edition) – James Basnet
Break Through The Noise – Samuel Elias
Hole In The Sky – J. Douglas Wright
Tell Them Who I AM – FOLLOWER

Classical Song of the Year
Because I Need You – Giuseppina Torre – Written by: Giuseppina Torre
Illumination – Jennifer Thomas – Written by: Jennifer Thomas
When We Meet Again – Michael Stanlake – Written by: Michael Stanlake

Country Entertainer of the Year
Curtis Braly
Hicks
Katie Perkins
Tenasie

Country Male Artist of the Year
Cody Joe Hodges
Curtis Braly
Doug Briney
Hicks
Lance Carpenter
Marcum Stewart
Matthew Huff
Sean Ward

Country Female Artist of the Year
Alisa Star
Erin McLendon
Karianne Jean
Katie Belle Akin
Katie Perkins

Country Album of the Year
All About the Ride – Curtis Bray
Put It In Drive – Marcum Stewart
Slim, Take Me Dancin’ – Kris Youmans Band
The Good Stuff – Cody Joe Hodges
When Love Collides – Alisa Star

Country Song of the Year
Cactus – Karianne Jean – Written by: Karianne Jean, Craig Stull
Daydreamer – Tenasie – Written by: Tenasie Bowe, Matt Keyler
Georgia Moon – Katie Belle Akin – Written by: Katie Belle Akin, Kipp Williams
I Belong To You – Hicks – Written by: Miqael Persson, Erik Martensson, Jorgen Elofsson
Me Before You – Marcum Stewart – Written by: Marcum Stewart, Shantell Ogden, Bill DiLuigi
This Is Our Home – Matthew Huff – Written by: Matthew Huff, Lance Carpenter
When Love Collides – Alisa Star – Written by: Alisa Star

Folk Artist of the Year
Kaitlin Andrews
Lily Lambert
Nic Nassuet
Sonnet Cottage

Folk Song of the Year
Be Here Now – Kristen Grainger – Written by: Kristen Grainger
Goodnight, Goodbye – Nic Nassuet – Written by: Nic Nassuet
Miss You – Lily Lambert – Written by: Lily Lambert
Prime of Life – DeDe Wedekind – Written by: DeDe Wedekind, Joey Leone

Folk Album of the Year
Half Written Story – Sonnet Cottage
Home to Me – PJ Brunson
So Far – Lily Lambert

Hip Hop / Rap Artist of the Year
Black Jewelz
Justice
Summer Azul

Hip Hop / Rap Song of the Year
Believe – Justice – Written by: Justice
Hometown – B-L33 ft. Matthew Huff – Written by: Brandon Lee Peters, Nathan Travis Plueard
Kiss The Night – Summer Azul – Written by: Summer Azul
The D – Black Jewelz – Written by: Black Jewelz

Holiday Album of the Year
A Jazzy Christmas – Thisbe Vos
That’s What I Love About Christmas – Rick Lang

Holiday Song of the Year
It’s Beginning To Snow – Thisbe Vos – Written by: Thisbe Vos
That’s What I Love About Christmas – Rick Lang – Written by: Rick Lang, Stephen Mougin

Jazz Song of the Year
Boxed – Natalie Jean – Written by: Natalie Jean
Midnight Love – Vinnis Bryant – Written by: Vinnis Bryant
Take A Walk With Me – The PR Experience – Written by: Dr. Marvin A. Pryor, Nelson L. Render

Metal Group of the Year
Barrun/Runes
Foreshadow
Lions Among Us

Pop Entertainer of the Year
Abigail Budak
AnnMarie Fox
Kory Bard
Nikkole

Pop Artist of the Year
Abigail Budak
AnnMarie Fox
Celeste Buckingham
Kory Bard
Nikkole
Stage Republic

Pop Song of the Year
Big Blue River – Stage Republic – Written by: Corjan de Raaf
Fatal Attraction – AnnMarie Fox – Written by: AnnMarie Fox, Jason Chu
Take Me Higher – Abigail Budak – Written by: Cristian Faur
Unpredictable – Celeste Buckingham – Written by: Celeste Buckingham, Jeff Gueritey, J. Glaze, Earl Cohen
With You – Kory Bard – Written by: Kory Bard
Zero – Nikkole – Written by: Derek Bramble, Jeanette Olsson

R&B / Soul Artist of the Year
Chloe Moore
Efinxace
Natalie Jean
Tamika Dunning
Victorious Marcus

R&B / Soul Song of the Year
Everything I Need – Tamika Dunning – Written by: Jonathan Dunning, Tamika Dunning
Excuses – Efinxace – Written by: Efinxace
Fighting for Love – Tamika Dunning – Written by: Jonathan Dunning, Tamika Dunning
Hands Up – Natalie Jean – Written by: Natalie Jean
The Right Track – Victorious Marcus – Written by: Victorious Marcus
Yesterday – Chloe Moore – Written by: Chloe Moore

Rock Group of the Year
Barrun/Runes
Falling Through April
McClinton
Redefining Normal
The Band Hennessy
The Giant & The Tailor
The Jacob Cade Project

Rock Song of the Year
A Hill Too High – Barrun/Runes – Written by: Barry D. Anderson
Ball and Chain – The Jacob Cade Project – Written by: Jacob Cade
Born Beautiful – Jon Mullane – Written by: Jon Mullane, Creighton Doane
Broken Feet – Falling Through April – Written by: Dan Candia, Matt Carlson, Taylor Foster, Dave Piontek, Jim Siani
Crumble – McClinton – Written by: Michael McClinton
Dark Room – The Majolly Project – Written by: Neecia Majolly
The Fall – Redefining Normal – Written by: Evan Dvorak, Trey Geier, Zack Wallace, Christian Waltermire
What If I Never See You Again – Sarantos – Written by: Sarantos

Rock Album of the Year
Final Closure – McClinton
Monsters and Fantasy – Redefining Normal
Prince of Rock N Roll – The Jacob Cade Project
Reaper-Cussion – Barrun/Runes
Risks & Rewards – Falling Through April

Songwriter of the Year
Billy Grima
Cody Joe Hodges
Ed Roman
Keith Kouns
Marcum Stewart
Matthew Huff
Shantell Ogden

Music Video of the Year
Beautiful Life – Randy Fisher
Daydreamer – Tenasie
Miss You – Lily Lambert
Temporary Solution – Meadows Fortune ft. Jennifer Carrillo
Unpredictable – Celeste Buckingham
Zero – Nikkole

Record Label of the Year
Creative and Dreams Music Network
Global Infinity Records
MTS Records
Presence Records
Verb Records

Management Company of the Year
Briley Media Group
Divided Sky Entertainment LLC
MTS Management Group

Outstanding Production of a Musical
Cats – Paramount Players
Guys On Ice – Kettle Moraine Players
Gypsy – Our Gang Players
Les Miserables – CharACTers Theatrics
Nice Work If You Can Get It – Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre

Outstanding Direction of a Musical
Cody Carlton – Les Miserables – CharACTers Theatrics
Jessica O’Brien – Gypsy – Our Gang Players
John Brandl – Guys On Ice – Kettle Moraine Players
Melanie Cornelison and Joshua Jannotta – Cats – Paramount Players
Melanie Cornelison – White Christmas – Paramount Players
Sam Frenkel – Nice Work If You Can Get It – Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre

Outstanding Leading Actor in a Musical
Eric McDonough – Peter Pan – Our Gang Players
Kyle Rodgers – Nice Work If You Can Get It – Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre
Mark Price – Les Miserables – CharACTers Theatrics
Neil Goldstein – Gypsy – Our Gang Players
Rick Payne – Cats – Paramount Players
Steve Paykel – Guys On Ice – Kettle Moraine Players

Outstanding Leading Actress in a Musical
Alicia Landis – Nice Work If You Can Get It – Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre
Alison Endee – The Sound of Music – Our Gang Players
Ariana Centamore – Peter Pan – Our Gang Players
Kim Cooper – White Christmas – Paramount Players
Nancy Jackson – Cats – Paramount Players
Shana Acray – Les Miserables – CharACTers Theatrics

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Musical
Alan Jordan – Guys On Ice – Kettle Moraine Players
Glenn Parker – Gypsy – Our Gang Players
Jason Bozeman – Les Miserables – CharACTers Theatrics
Michael Powell – Nice Work If You Can Get It – Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre
Rick Mellerup – The Sound of Music – Our Gang Players

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical
Carly Sica – Peter Pan – Our Gang Players
Denise Monahan – Nice Work If You Can Get It – Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre
Hannah Noel – Cats – Paramount Players
Paige Fraley – White Christmas – Paramount Players – HONORABLE MENTION
Rebekah Wall – Les Miserables – CharACTers Theatrics
Stacey Schnepp-Stoops – The Sound of Music – Our Gang Players

Outstanding Choreography
Ariana Centamore – Peter Pan – Our Gang Players
Melanie Cornelison – Cats – Paramount Players
Nicole Calabrese – Nice Work If You Can Get It – Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre
Santana McKinney-Carlton – Les Miserables – CharACTers Theatrics

Outstanding Scenic Design of a Musical
Cody Carlton & Jeremy Acray – Les Miserables – CharACTers Theatrics
George Kinsley – Nice Work If You Can Get It – Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre
John Brandl – Guys on Ice – Kettle Moraine Players
Melanie Cornelison and Josh Jannotta – Cats – Paramount Players
Stacey Schnepp-Stoops, Brian Remo-Fearless Productions, Matt Burton, Dr. James Suddeth – The Sound of Music – Our Gang Players

Outstanding Sound Design of a Musical
Blake Roberts – Cats – Paramount Players
Cody Carlton – Les Miserables – CharACTers Theatrics
Joe Lopez – Nice Work If You Can Get It  – Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre
Mark Keeler/MK Productions – Gypsy – Our Gang Players

Outstanding Lighting Design of a Musical
Bobby Rufalo – The Sound of Music – Our Gang Players
Bob Reinke – Guys On Ice – Kettle Moraine Players
Cody Carlton – Les Miserables – CharACTers Theatrics
Jean Ulkloss – Nice Work If You Can Get It – Neshaminy Valley Music Theatre
Cats – Ritch Collins – Paramount Players