The 2012 Georgia Country Awards will be held, Saturday night, November 10th, at The 120 Tavern & Music Hall in Marietta, Ga. This will be the 4th Annual Awards show, honoring the best in country music throughout the state. In the last ten years, Georgia has become the hotbed for country music stars for the nation. From Sugarland to Jason Aldean to Luke Bryan, these stars follow Alan Jackson, Trisha Yearwood and others that make Georgia an unequaled state for producing country music talent. Georgia-Country.com promotes talent throughout the state and the Georgia Country Awards rewards the hard working singers, songwriters, bands and musicians in this field. Past winners such as Ty Bates, Thomas Tillman, Hannah Thomas and Rachel Farley, have moved on to make a name for themselves, not only in Georgia but in Nashville and around the country. They will honor the top Male, Female, Band and Teen Artist of the Year as well as fan favorites in Country Bar, Small & Large Venues and Radio Station of the Year. And at the end of the evening, they will announce the Overall Artist of the Year, the act, they feel has done the most in the past year, to further their career. The Georgia Country Awards has grown to be the premier country awards event of the year.
The evening will include performances from Virginia Runnin’, Mandy Gawley, Cole Taylor, Justin Gee, Catherine Kimbro, Young America and more!
The Nominees for the 2012 Georgia Country Awards are:
Male Artist Of The Year: Justin Gee, Ricky Gunn, Andrew James, Daniel Johnson, Cole Taylor and Nathan Ware
Female Artist Of The Year: Lauren Ashley, Catherine Kimbro, Mandy Gawley, Holly Hardin, Hope Sonam and Kris Youmans
Band Of The Year: Daniel Williams & Honky Tonk Deluxe, Haley & Alexis, Highway 55, Man Made, Virginia Runnin and Young America
Teen Artist Of The Year: Dustin Bragg, Aspen Countryman, Courtney Dickerson, Trent Ewing, Jordan Grassi, Paige McCauley and Madison Shea
Other awards to be presented will be: Regional Artist of the Year, Country Bar of the Year, Small Venue for Country Music, Large Venue for Country Music and Radio Station of the Year