Eminem, Funk Brothers Lead Detroit Music Awards Winners

    DETROIT, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Eminem and the Motown session group the
 Funk Brothers led the winners list at the annual Detroit Music Awards, held
 Friday night, April 11, at the State Theatre in downtown Detroit.  Eminem's
 hit "Lose Yourself" from the soundtrack to his film "8 Mile" was named
 Outstanding National single, while the Grammy-winning soundtrack to "Standing
 in the Shadows of Motown," the documentary about the Funk Brothers, received
 the Outstanding National Album trophy.  Detroit singer-songwriter Liz Larin
 was the evening's top awards recipient, taking home trophies in six of the 10
 categories in which she was nominated: Outstanding Rock/Pop Recording for "The
 Story of O-Miz," Outstanding Rock/Pop Vocalist, Outstanding Rock/Pop
 Instrumentalist, Outstanding Rock/Pop Artist, Outstanding Acoustic/Folk
 Vocalist and Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Songwriter.
     Other multiple winners at Friday's ceremony included Sista Otis, Chris
 Codish of the Brothers Groove, the country group The Wrenfields and country
 singer Tracy Leigh Bechard.
     The Detroit Music Awards also presented Distinguished Achievement Awards
 to techno pioneer Kevin Saunderson, veteran rock radio DJ Karen Savelly (now
 with WCSX-FM) and the local music publication the Jam Rag.
     The ceremony featured performances by AudioMatriX, Black Bottom
 Collective, Calvin Cooke, the Detroit Experiment, the Forbes Brothers,
 Hemigod, Hush and Liz Larin & Tamara Bedricky.  The full list of 2003 Detroit
 Music Awards winners follows:
     *  National Album -- FUNK BROTHERS -- Standing In The Shadows of Motown
     *  National Single -- Eminem -- Lose Yourself
     *  Outstanding Acoustic Artist/Group -- Sister Otis and The Wholly Rollers
     *  Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Instrumentalist -- Sista Otis, Guitar --
 Sista Otis and The Wholly Rollers
     *  Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Recording -- Sista Otis -- We Ain't Never
 Gonna Die
     *  Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Songwriter -- Liz Larin  -- Liz Larin
     *  Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Vocalist -- Liz Larin
     *  Outstanding Alternative/Indie Artist/Group -- The Fags
     *  Outstanding Blues Artist/Group -- Thornetta Davis
     *  Outstanding Blues/R&B Instrumentalist -- Johnnie Bassett, Guitar --
 Johnnie Bassett
     *  Outstanding Blues/R&B Recording -- Robert Jones -- In the Tradition
     *  Outstanding Blues/R&B Songwriter -- Robert Jones
     *  Outstanding Blues/R&B Vocalist -- Thornetta Davis
     *  Outstanding Classical Composer -- James Lentini
     *  Outstanding Classical Instrumentalist -- Peter Soave
     *  Outstanding Classical Recording -- University of Michigan Symphony Band
 H. Roberts Reynolds: The Retirement Concert
     *  Outstanding Classical Small Ensemble -- The Dearing Concert Duo
     *  Outstanding Classical Vocalist -- Dana Lentini
     *  Outstanding Community Orchestra -- Warren Symphony Orchestra
     *  Outstanding Country Artist/Group -- The Wrenfields
     *  Outstanding Country Instrumentalist -- Tim Duvalier, Slide
 Guitar/Guitar -- The Orbitsuns
     *  Outstanding Country Recording -- The Wrenfields -- Seconds
     *  Outstanding Country Songwriter -- Tracy Leigh Bechard -- Tracy Leigh
     *  Outstanding Country Vocalist -- Tracy Leigh Bechard
     *  Outstanding Electronic/Dance Artist/Group -- TWILIGHT BABIES
     *  Outstanding Electronic/Dance DJ -- Derrick May
     *  Outstanding Electronic/Dance Recording -- TWILIGHT BABIES -- If You
 Want Me
     *  Outstanding Electronic/Dance Writer/Producer -- Carl Craig
     *  Outstanding Folk Artist/Group -- Tangerine Trousers
     *  Outstanding Gospel Choir -- CHURCH OF TODAY
     *  Outstanding Gospel/Christian Artist/Group -- Spirit of David
     *  Outstanding Gospel/Christian Musician -- Selecia Hinton, keyboards
     *  Outstanding Gospel/Christian Recording -- The Winans -- The Best of the
     *  Outstanding Gospel/Christian Songwriter -- Derrick Starks
     *  Outstanding Gospel/Christian Songwriter -- Selecia Hinton
     *  Outstanding Gospel/Christian Vocalist -- Kem Owens -- Gospel Truth
     *  Outstanding Gospel/Christian Vocalist -- Michael Brock -- Gospel Truth
     *  Outstanding Hard Rock/Metal Artist/Group -- Broadzilla
     *  Outstanding Hip-Hop Artist/Group -- Paradime
     *  Outstanding Hip-Hop DJ -- D.J. Stezo -- Buddha Fulla Rymez
     *  Outstanding Hip-Hop MC -- Hush -- Hush
     *  Outstanding Industrial Artist/Group -- The Impaler
     *  Outstanding Jazz Composer -- Robert Tye -- Robert Tye
     *  Outstanding Jazz Instrumentalist -- Marcus Belgrave, Trumpet -- Marcus
     *  Outstanding Jazz Recording -- Robert Tye -- Virtues of the Well
     *  Outstanding Jazz Vocalist -- Sheila Landis -- Sheila Landis
     *  Outstanding Live Performance -- Riot in Progress
     *  Outstanding Live Sound Technician -- Terry Cox
     *  Outstanding Modern Jazz Artist/Group -- Marcus Belgrave
     *  Outstanding Pop Artist/Group -- Liz Larin
     *  Outstanding R&B Artist/Group -- BUGS BEDDOW BAND
     *  Outstanding Record Label -- Static Records
     *  Outstanding Record Producer -- Nolan Mendenhall
     *  Outstanding Reggae/Ska Artist/Group -- Immunity
     *  Outstanding Rock Artist/Group -- The Paybacks
     *  Outstanding Rock/Pop Instrumentalist -- Liz Larin, Guitar/Bass -- Liz
     *  Outstanding Rock/Pop Recording -- Liz Larin -- The Story of O-Miz
     *  Outstanding Rock/Pop Songwriter -- Vinnie Dombroski --
     *  Outstanding Rock/Pop Vocalist -- Liz Larin -- Liz Larin
     *  Outstanding Studio -- Tempermill
     *  Outstanding Traditional Jazz Artist/Group -- Matt Michaels Trio
     *  Outstanding Urban/Funk Artist/Group -- Brothers Groove
     *  Outstanding Urban/Funk Musician -- Chris Codish, keyboards -- Brothers
     *  Outstanding Urban/Funk Songwriter -- Chris Codish -- Brothers Groove
     *  Outstanding Urban/Funk/Hip-Hop Recording -- Black Bottom Collective --
 Stay Low Keep Moving
     *  Outstanding World Artist/Group -- Blackman and Arnold
     *  Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Instrumentalist -- Sean Blackman, Guitar -
 - Blackman and Arnold
     *  Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Recording -- Immigrant Suns -- Supernova
     *  Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Songwriter -- Tom Varga -- Immunity
     *  Outstanding World/Reggae/Ska Vocalist -- Benny Cruz -- Benny Cruz y La
 Buena Vida

SOURCE Motor City Music Foundation

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