NAMA 2009 Nominees Announced

It’s that time of year again, Fayettevillers. It’s time to recognize all the local musicians that we’ve been talking about all year who’ve kept our toes tapping, rumps shaking, and who give us an excuse to change out of our sweatpants and oversized-beer-stained-cheeto-encrusted t-shirts (optional), and get out into the bars (or houses) for some tunes. That’s right. It’s NAMA time. Baby.

The Northwest Arkansas Music Awards (or the NAMAs, duh) are in their 14th year, and will be held at the Dickson St. Theatre on April 23rd at 9:00 pm.

This year’s nominees represent a lot of our favorite local bands, and several that we’ve talked to or about here on the Flyer. The voting this year is a little more secure too, so the Counterlife can’t stuff the ballot box like they always do (just kidding, Roger).

Another improvement this year is that some of the categories that are tough to quantify (Best Guitar Player, Best Bassist, Best Drummer, etc) and the one that I never really understood (Best Home Away From Home Band) are gone. This year’s ballot is more about the best bands in certain categories, the best vocalists, and album of the year.

To vote, register here, verify the link that will be sent to your email, login, and go to town.

So, what do you say? Who got snubbed? Who are your favorites for this year’s awards?