The Louisville Music Awards has announced finalists, opened voting

The finalists for the Louisville Music Awards were announced on Wednesday and voting was also opened to the public, with the results to be announced at an event at the Bomhard Theater on Thursday, November 5. The event is free and features a collaborative performance by 1200 and Rachel Grimes — both are nominees in multiple categories. You can vote and RSVP for the event via Do502. The nominees for each of the 11 categories are below.

Americana Artist of the Year (Country, Bluegrass, Blues)

Maiden Radio
Nellie Pearl
Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper
Murder By Death

Folk Artist of the Year 

Alanna Fugate
Ben Sollee
Joan Shelley
Bonnie “Prince” Billy
Bridge 19

Live DJ of the Year 

Sam Sneed
Kim Sorise
JP Source
Dwight Johnson
Matt Anthony

Cover Band of the Year 

The Dark Side Of The Wall
Tony and the Tanlines
I Heart Heart

Hip Hop Artist of the Year 

Dr. Dundiff
Jalin Roze
Skyscraper Stereo

Jazz / Avant Garde Artist of the Year 

Small Time Napoleon
Cher Von
Wilder Stallions
Rachel Grimes
Jonathan Glen Wood

Rock / Pop Artist of the Year 

White Reaper
My Morning Jacket
Quiet Hollers

Metal / Hardcore Artist of the Year 

Tropical Trash
Young Widows
Anwar Sadat

Singer / Songwriter of the Year 

Eremy • Jirvin
Joan Shelley
Zach Longoria
Shadwick Wilde
Justin Paul Lewis

Song of the Year 

Houndmouth — “Sedona”
Twin Limb — “Long Shadow”
Joan Shelley — “Over And Even”
Jalin Roze and 1200 — “1200 Rozes”
White Reaper — “I Don’t Think She Cares”
Tropical Trash — “UFO Rot”
Quiet Hollers — “Liar Song”
Howell Dawdy — Summer Creams”
My Morning Jacket — “Believe”
Nellie Pearl — “Canoe”

Album of the Year 

My Morning Jacket — “The Waterfall”
White Reaper — “White Reaper Does It Again”
Joan Shelley — “Over and Even”
Rachel Grimes — “The Clearing”
Houndmouth — “Little Neon Limelight”