So All the Rage is running a "Rage Music Awards" contest. The winners will be presented live Dec. 2 at the War Memorial Auditorium. But in the mean time, you can vote for your favorite bands/artists/venues/ratio stations (coughPickWRVUcough) here.
I tried to choose the least over-publicized act that actually relates to Nashville and didn't come from a reality show, get a little too commercial or represent music industry nepotism for "Artist of the Year," but then I realized oh wait, there isn't one. So then I went by which album I liked the best, and I picked Be Your Own Pet. Kyle Andrews for "Best Rock/Pop Album"—I really like him. And I'm definitely going to have to go with the Ryman, the Basement and Grimey's over the other concert venue, live music venue and record store options. What do you think?