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2017 Winners

Album of the year: “Little Circles,” The Wooks

Song of the year: “County Girl,” The Wooks

Critic’s choice award: University of Kentucky Wildcat Marching Band

Community service: WUKY-FM

Best Female Vocalist: Gail Wynters

Best Male Vocalist: Corey Cross

Best Drummer/Percussionist: Ryan McQuerry

Best Guitarist: Ben Lacy

Best Bassist: Robert Trott

Best Keyboardist: Raleigh Dailey

Best Wind/Brass: Miles Osland

Best Strings: Maggie Lander

Best American/Folk act: Tyler Childers

Best Blues act: Tee Dee Young

Best Classical act: Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra

Best Country/Bluegrass act: The Wooks

Best Funk/R&B/Reggae act: Driftwood Gypsy

Best Hip-Hop/Rap act: Hybrid-the-rapper

Best Jazz/Latin/Big Band/World act: Miles Osland

Best Pop act: Rhyan Sinclair

Best Rock act: Bent Penny Band

Best Singer-Songwriter: Tyler Childers

Best Cover Band/Variety act: Lexington Lab Band

Best Live Music Venue: Willie’s Locally Known

Best Music Store (instruments): Wilcutt Guitars

Best Music Store: CD Central

Best Recording Studio/Producer/Engineer: Sneak Attack (Jason Groves)

Jay Flippin Music Educator Award: Beth Dean Mankel

Best Live Sound Technician: Matthew Florez

Best DJ (radio): Kenny Cummings

Best Instrument Repair/Builders/Customization: Wilcutt Guitars

Lifetime Achievement Awards:

Nick Lawrence

Homer Ledford

John Michael Montgomery

Gail Wynters

Dwight Yoakam

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/entertainment/ent-columns-blogs/copious-notes/article129542104.html#storylink=cpy