North Dakota Music Awards Winners

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Best Country Original Band:

* Winner: Tigirlily, Hazen

​32 Below, Fargo

​Jessie Veeder & Outlaw Sippin’, Watford CIty

​Toppler DIxon, Minot

 

Best Country Cover Band:

​Tigirlily, Hazen

​* Winner: 32 Below, Fargo

Jacked Up, Fargo​

Rock Creek, Bismarck 

​Silverado, Fargo

All Aces, Bismarck

 

​Best Rap/Hip-Hop/R&B Group:

​Money Stakz, Minot

Jantzonia, Grand Forks

* Winner: Young Therobreds, Bismarck

D Mills & The Thrills, Fargo

​Heart & Soul, Fargo

JJ Hasselstrom, Bismarck

 

Best Original Rock Band:

Chaos In Question, Fargo

​Emissary Echo, Bismarck

​Hangmans Joke, Bismarck

​* Winner: Dirty Word, Fargo

 

​Best Cover Rock Band:

​* Winner: Tripwire, Fargo

​​Dirty Word, Fargo

​Hangmans Joke, Bismarck

​Rift, Bismarck

​Dirty Blonde, Bismarck

 

​Best Alternative Band:

Pickle, Bismarck

​Anonymous Phenomenon, Bismarck

​* Winner: Harbor Hills, Bismarck

​Copperlight, Bismarck

​Golden Ratio, Bismarck

 

Best Christian Group:

Seven Day Jones, Bismarck

​The Dreyfus Affair, Williston

​* Winner: The Last Echo, Bismarck

Generosity Encouraged, Minot

 

​Best Original Folk Band:

​Wild Hands, Minot

​* Winner: Ben Suchy, Bismarck

​Boots, Fargo

​Kids with Beards, Bismarck

 

​Best Cover Folk Band:

Prairie Meddlers, Bismarck

​* Winner: Boots, Fargo

​Frog Holler String Band, Bismarck

​Golden Ratio, Bismarck

​McMahon Brothers, Bismarck

Midnight Noise Orchestra, Bismarck

 

Best Metal Band (only five votes separated 1st & 2nd so both were awarded):

* Winner: Chaos In Question, Fargo

​The Dreyfus Affair, Williston

​* Winner: Stone Cloud Sunday, Mandan

​Strychnos, BIsmarck

Hangmans Joke, Bismarck

Methusalah, Fargo

​MOSH, Bismarck

 

​Best Blues Band:

The Levee, Bismarck/Mandan

​Wild Hands, Minot

​ND 22, New Town

​* Winner: Randy James Band, Bismarck

​Soulshine, Minot

Black Cat Rumble, Bismarck

Best Native American Group:

* Winner: ND 22, New Town

Mic Jordan, Belcourt

Young Bear Singers, Mandaree

Native Souljaz, Spirit Lake

Ree Ride Band, Ft Berthold

 

Best Bluegrass Band:

Cotton Wood, Washburn

* Winner: Flea Bitten Tramps, Bismarck

Wild Hands, Minot

Johnson Family Band, Fargo

 

​Best Instrumental Group:

​​* Winner: Anonymous Phenomenon, Bismarck

​Echos Answer, Minot

​The Ravens, Hazen/Linton/Bismarck

Carluster Crumplebee Orchestra, Fargo

​Best Acoustic Group:

​Gefroh Brothers, Bismarck

Harbor Hills, Bismarck

​* WInner: Kids with Beards, Bismarck

Low Down Dirty Dogs, Mandan

 

Best Female Singer:

* Winner: Kendra Slaubaugh, Hazen (Tigirlily)

Jessie Veeder, Watford City (Outlaw Sippin’,  Frog Holler String Band, Lonesome Willy)

Chelsey, Dietz, Bismarck  (Husband and Wife)

Amber Rae Keller, Beulah

 

Best Male Singer:

* Winner: Joel Porter, Bismarck (Harbor Hills)

Aaron Butcher, Bismarck (Hangmans Joke)

Micah Scott, Rugby

Tom Lunde, Fargo (Chaos In Question)

Tommy Nelson, New Town (ND 22)

 

Best Guitar Player:

Keith Big Crow, New Town (ND 22)

* Winner: Krista Slaubaugh, Hazen (Tigirlily)

Micah Scott, Rugby

Lee Queen, Bismarck (Hangmans Joke)

 

Best Percussionist:

Ian Ridenhour, Bismarck (Ian Ridenhour & the Sonic Screwdrivers)

* Winner: Roger Nordquest, Bismarck (Anonymous Phenomenon)

Tessa Breitbach, Fargo (Chaos in Question)

Mark Hovland, Bismarck (Harbor Hills)

 

Best Keyboard:

Barb Roberts, Bismarck

* Winner: Kendra Slaubaugh, Hazen (Tigirlily)

Ian Ridenhour, Bismarck (Ian Ridenhour & the Sonic Screwdrivers)

Michael Gilchrest, Bismarck (Harbor Hills)

 

Best Bass Player:

* Winner: Darren King, Bismarck (Tigirlily)

Nils Aardahl, Bismarck (Ian Ridenhour & the Sonic Screwdrivers)

Stu Magnusson, Fargo (Chaos In Question)

Brandon Clayson, Bismarck (Anonymous Phenomenon)

 

Best Wind/Brass/Other Player:

* Winner: Weston Schick, Bismarck (Anonymous Phenomenon, Midnight Noise Orchestra)

Andrew Laravee, Bismarck (Boreal Gardens)

Donald Geiger, Bismarck

Sam Kroll, Bismarck

Jim McMahon, Bismarck (McMahon Brothers)

 

Best Stage Show:

Chaos In Question, Fargo

* Winner: Tigirlily, Hazen

Hangmans Joke, Bismarck

Tripwire, Fargo

 

Best Light Tech:

* Winner: Jory Berge, Bismarck (Nightlife)

Phil Feser, Bismarck (String Bean)

Tom Hug, Bismarck

Correy Pierce, Bismarck (String Bean)

 

Best Sound Tech:

* Winner: Jory Berge, Bismarck (Nightlife)

​Phil Feser, Bismarck (String Bean)

Amy Park, BIsmarck

George Welder, Bismarck

 

​Best Video:

Song of Us, Tigirilily, Hazen

* Winner: North Dakota, Tigirlily, Hazen

Same Old Hoodie, Jantzonia, Grand Forks

Iron Man 3, Big Reeno, Fargo

 

Best Song:

* Winner: North Dakota, Tigirlily, Hazen

​Oh River, Wild Hands, Minot

​Parachute, Harbor Hills, Bismarck

No Sunrise, Chaos In Question, Fargo

 

Funniest Band Name:

Hangmans Joke, Bismarck

Flea Bitten Tramps, Bismarck

Duffy and the Beer Slayers, Minot

* Winner: Kids with Beards, Bismarck

 

Best Venue:

Laughing Sun, Bismarck

​Aquarium, Fargo

​Original Bar, Minot

​* Winner: Belle Mehus, Bismarck

 

Best High School Garage Band:

​​Copperlight, Bismarck

​Black Jack, Fargo

Beyond the CIty, Bismarck

​* Winner: Ian Ridenhour & the Sonic Screwdrivers, Bismarck

 

Best College Band:

* Winner: NDSU Wind Symphony, Fargo

UND Wind Ensemble, Grand Forks

U Mary Jazz Band, Bismarck

Bismarck State College Jazz Ensemble, Bismarck

 

Best Marching Band:

* Winner: NDSU Gold Star Marching Band, Fargo

Bismarck High School Marching Band, Bismarck

Century High School Marching Band, Bismarck

Mandan High School Marching Band, Mandan

 

Best Swing Choir/Jazz Choir/Glee Club:

* Winner: Bismarck High School New Generation Jazz Choir, Bismarck

U Mary Vocal Jazz, Bismarck

Century Jazz Choir, Bismarck

St Mary’s Blues, Bismarck

 

Best Drumline:

Century High School Drumline, Bismarck

Bismarck High School Drumline, Bismarck

* Winner: NDSU Gold Star Drumline, Fargo

Mandan High School Marching Braves Drumline, Mandan

St Mary’s Steel Drum Band, Bismarck

 

Best Music Store:

* Winner: Eckroth, Bismarck

String Bean, Bismarck

​Budget Music & Video, Minot

​Rhythm Records, Bismarck

 

​U Can Do It Award (College Senior Majoring in Music):

​Nikkita Starr, U Mary

Kristen Bakke, U Mary

* Winner: Christian Boechler, NDSU

David Sorenson, U Mary

Dillon Parker, UND

Eric Wanek, UND

Sami Breiland, U Mary

 

U Rock Award (Band that Gives Back):

Cotton Wood, Washburn

* Winner: Tigirlily, Hazen

Rocky Top/RT3 , BIsmarck

​​32 Below, Fargo

 

Breakout Award:

* Winner: Kat Perkins, Scranton/Minneapolis

​Gwen Sebastian, Hebron/Nashville

Tigirlily, Hazen

​Big Reeno, Fargo

 

Music Educator of the Year:

* Winner: Mark Perkins, Scranton

Tom Porter, Bismarck

Brian Saylor, Bismarck

Michael Seil, Bismarck

Michael Johnson, Bismarck

Brad Stockert, Bismarck

 

Lifetime Achievement Award:

* Winner: Louise Zuern, Bismarck

* Winner: Chuck Suchy, Bismarck

* Winner: Clyde Bauman, Bismarck

* Winner: Richard Torrance, Bismarck

 

ND Music Hall of Fame Inductees:

* Lawrence Welk

* Bobby Vee

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