Godsmack, Carly Simon, Aerosmith win Boston Music Awards


Godsmack, Staind, Carly Simon, Aerosmith, American Hi-Fi win at The Boston Music Awards.  Reveille, Dropkick Murphy’s, Tribe of Judah, & Kay Hanley also take home awards.

Mission Of Burma inducted into Hall of Fame And the Winners Are… Boston winners for the 15th annual Boston Music Awards at The Orpheum, on Thursday, April 11th, 2002 were announced last night. Bostonπs loud rock acts lead the awards this year, with Staind, Godsmack and Aerosmith all taking home two Boston Music Awards each. Staind takes home Act of The Year and Single of the Year for their chart-topping “Itπs Been Awhile”. Godsmack walks with Outstanding Rock Band and Male Vocalist of the Year (for lead singer Sully Erna). Aerosmith won the coveted Album Of the Year award, as well as Video of the Year. Other big winners include American Hi-Fi, Tribe Of Judah (featuring Gary Cherone), Carly Simon, and Dropkick Murphyπs. Alternative music pioneers, Mission of Burma, were inducted into the BMA Hall of Fame.

The BMA’s, which are part of the NEMO Music Showcase & Conference, celebrate the diversity that is the Boston music scene. The 38 nominated categories cover a broad range of genres, including rock, folk, rap, hip-hop, blues, country, pop, world, jazz, and funk. All nominees are closely associated with the Boston area music scene: some were born or raised here, some developed their careers here, and some currently live and play here in the clubs. Even though the careers of some of the nominees have taken them out of the area, their roots are still here and they consider Boston to be their home. Nominees for the BMAπs were selected by a committee of 500 music industry professionals.

The Boston Music Awards is presented by WAAF107.3 in association with The Boston Globe additional sponsors include Disc Makers, Guitar Center, Metavera, SESAC, and Sonicbids. A portion of the tickets to The Boston Music Awards are donated to the local charities, Aids Action Committee, Big Brother, Big Sister, and the U.S.O. The Boston Music Awards also works with the Make a Wish Foundation.

  1. Act of the Year: Staind
  2. Rising Star: Reveille
  3. Album of the Year: Just Push Play — Aerosmith
  4. Outstanding Rock Band: Godsmack
  5. Single of the Year: “It’s Been Awhile” — Staind
  6. Male Vocalist of the Year: Sully Erna of Godsmack
  7. Female Vocalist of the Year: Carly Simon
  8. Song of the Year: “Flavor of the Weak” — American Hi-Fi
  9. Video of the Year: “Jaded” — Aerosmith
  10. Outstanding Album (Indie Label): Where Have My Countrymen Gone — The Sheila Divine
  11. Outstanding Debut Album (Indie Label): On Your Way — Flynn
  12. Outstanding Single (Indie Label): “Blizzards, Buzzards, & Bastards” — Scissorfight
  13. Outstanding Song (Indie Label): “Kiss That Counted” — Catie Curtis
  14. Outstanding Male Vocalist (Indie Label): Gary Cherone of Tribe of Judah
  15. Outstanding Female Vocalist (Indie): Kay Hanley
  16. Outstanding Rock Band (Indie Label): Bleu
  17. Outstanding New Rock Band (Indie Label): Tribe of Judah
  18. Outstanding Hard Rock Band: Cracktorch
  19. Outstanding Punk Band: Dropkick Murphys
  20. Outstanding Roots Rock Band: Dennis Brennan
  21. Outstanding Funk Band: Superhoney
  22. Outstanding Club Band: Dropkick Murphys
  23. Outstanding Rap/Hip-Hop Act: Virtuoso
  24. Outstanding Rap/Hip-Hop Album: The Soul Purpose — 7L & Esoteric
  25. Outstanding Rap/Hip-Hop Single: Cro-Magnon — Mr. Lif
  26. Outstanding New Rap/Hip-Hop Act: D-Tension
  27. Outstanding Jazz Act: Dead Cat Bounce
  28. Outstanding Jazz Album: Eventuality: The Music of Roswell Rudd ñ Charlie Kohlhase Quintet
  29. Outstanding Singer/Songwriter Album: Sweet Mistakes — Ellis Paul
  30. Outstanding Male Singer/Songwriter: Howie Day
  31. Outstanding Female Singer/Songwriter: Melissa Ferrick
  32. Outstanding New Singer/Songwriter: Rachael Davis
  33. Outstanding Blues Act: Weepin’ Willie
  34. Outstanding Blues Album: Wake Up Call — Michelle Willson
  35. Outstanding New Blues Act: The Chris Fitz Band
  36. Outstanding Country Act: Dave Foley Band
  37. Outstanding World Music Act: John Brown’s Body
  38. Outstanding Producer: Scott Riebling

HALL OF FAME: Mission Of Burma



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