But more to the point, our annual BON issue features both readers' poll results and writers' picks for the best things in the city. In the Arts, Music and Entertainment section of the readers' poll, you may be shocked to find what group was voted Kings of the local bands. (Huge day for the Followills, obviously. Congrats to them, and nice going, voters.) Also, where's the best place to see live music? Who is Nashville's best music celeb — is it a tall, fair-skinned young blonde lady, or a tall, fair-skinned garage-rocking dude? Was the biggest concert of the summer also voted the best? It's all in there. And if you drift on over to the Media and Politics section of the readers' poll, you'll find out who was voted Best Music Blog (no surprise there — undisputed champs!), Best Music Writer and Best Local Media Celebrity You Love to Hate (that's a good one!).
Now, if you have a look at the Arts, Music and Entertainment section of the writers' choices (and most of the music blurbs are on page 2, by the way), you'll see what we, your humble scribes, selected as the Best Local Band, Most Improved Band, Best Local Rockers, Best Venues We'll Miss (both Nashvillian and Murfreesboroan), Most Entertaining Live Band, Best Hip-Hop Video, Best Shattered Sales Record and so, so many more. Take it from the man who was voted Nashville's third-best music writer with an alarmingly paltry number of votes (I think I just barely beat out "Bart Simpson" and "Your Mom"): It's a good read.