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Godsmack, Rob Zombie, & Aerosmith top Nominees of the Boston Music Awards.
Boston  may not be recognized as the hotbed of rock n roll. But Bean town has given the world many memorable rock acts like Aerosmith, Rob Zombie, Boston, Buffalo Tom, Extreme, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, and Phish to name a few. 

In recognition of these Boston Artist every year The Boston Music Awards are held. 

This year rock artist like Aerosmith, Rob Zombie, Phish, and newcomers Godsmack are among the top nominees. 

Godsmack, Rob Zombie, and Aerosmith Each garnered 4 nominations each. 

without further ado here are the nominees courtesy of MSN.

Act of the year: Aerosmith, Paula Cole, Jo Dee Messina, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Rob Zombie.

Rising Star: Big Wreck, Godsmack, Guster, The Push Stars, Rubyhorse, Martin Sexton, Susan Tedeschi.

Album of the Year: 10¢ Wings (Jonatha Brooke), Smitten (Buffalo Tom), Go! (Letters To Cleo), I'm Alright (Jo Dee Messina). Live From The Middle East (The Mighty Mighty Bosstones), The Story of the Ghost (Phish), Fool's Parade (Peter Wolf).

Debut Album of the Year: The Amazing Royal Crowns (Amazing Crowns), In Loving Memory Of... (Big Wreck), Godsmack (Godsmack), Goldfly (Guster), Dopebox (Jack Drag), No One Is Really Beautiful (Jude), Got No Shadow (Mary Lou Lord), The Red Telephone (The Red Telephone), The American (Martin Sexton), Hellbilly Deluxe (Rob Zombie).

Rock Band: Aerosmith, Buffalo Tom, Letters to Cleo, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Morphine, Orbit.

Debut Rock Band: The Amazing Crowns, Big Wreck, Godsmack, Guster, Jack Drag, The Push Stars, The Red Telephone, Talking To Animals.

Single of the Year: "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" (Aerosmith), "The Oaf" (Big Wreck), "Me" (Paula Cole), "Whatever" (Godsmack), "Airport Song" (Guster), "Stay The Same" (Joey McIntyre), "Bye Bye" (Jo Dee Messina), "Royal Oil" (The Mighty Mighty Bosstones), "Dragula" (Rob Zombie).

Female Vocalist: Tracy Bonham, Jonatha Brooke, Paula Cole, Patty Grifffin, Kay Hanley (Letters To Cleo), Jennifer Kimball, Jo Dee Messina.

Male Vocalist: Dicky Barrett (The Mighty Mighty Bosstones), Bobby Brown, Gary Cherone (Van Halen), Bill Janovitz (Buffalo Tom), Martin Sexton, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Peter Wolf.

Song/Songwriter: "That Song" (Ian Thornley/Big Wreck), "Me" (Paula Cole), "Demons" (Guster w/Phil Roy), "You Framed Yourself" (Matt Hutton/The Red Telephone), "Everything Shines" (Chris Trapper/The Push Stars).

Album of the Year (Indie Label): Taint (Cherry 2000), Bed (Juliana Hatfield), Strange Angels (Kristen Hersh), The Northeast Kingdom (Cheri Knight), Journey (The Mighty Sam McClain), Translucent Soul (Ellis Paul), Just Won't Burn (Susan Tedeschi).

Debut Album of the Year (Indie Label): Monkeypuzzle (Baby Ray), Moustache (Betwixt), On Holiday (My Favorite Relative), Overcome By Happiness (Pernice Brothers), The Sheila Divine (The Sheila Divine).

Single of the Year (Indie Label): "Favorite" (Gravel Pit), "What Are You Gonna Do" (My Favorite Relative), "She Loves A Girl" (Ellis Paul), "Monkey Suit" (Pernice Brothers), "It Hurt So Bad" (Susan Tedeschi).

Female Vocalist (Indie Label): Leah Blesoff (Cherry 2000), Melissa Ferrick, Laurie Geltman, Jennifer Kimball, Joan Pimental-Flynn (SuperHoney), Ramona Silver, Susan Tedeschi.

Male Vocalist (Indie Label): Adrien Hierholzer (My Favorite Relative), Bob Logan (Vic Firecracker), Ellis Paul, Aaron Perrino (The Sheila Divine), Kevin Stevenson (The Shods).

Song/Songwriter (Indie Label): "It Hurt So Bad" (Tom Hambridge), "Feelin' Groovy" (Jim Infantino), "What You Gonna Do" (My Favorite Relative), "Take Me Down" (Ellis Paul), "Crestfallen" (Joe Pernice/Pernice Brothers).

Video of the Year: "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing" (Aerosmith), "Rachael" (Buffalo Tom), "Me" (Paula Cole), "I'm Alright" (Jo Dee Messina), "Dragula" (Rob Zombie).

Local Rock Band: Cherry 2000, Elevator Drops, Ghost of Tony Gold, Gigolo Aunts, Gravel Pit.

New Rock Band: Chapter In Verse, Dropkick Murphys, Honeyglazed, Lunar Plexus, Ms. Pigeon, My Favorite Relative, 7 Acres, The Sheila Divine, Vic Firecracker.

New Rock/Hardcore Band: Honkeyball, Reveille, Sam Black Church, Scissorfight, Staind, Tree.

Club Band (Best Live Show): Chapter In Verse, Gravel Pit, My Favorite Relative, The Strangemen, Two Ton Shoe.

Ska Band: The Allstonians, Beat Soup, Big D & The Kids Table, Bim Skala Bim, Skavoovie & The Epitones.

New Ska Band: The Agents, The Brass Monkeys, The Infamous Shoeless Joe, Dion Knibb & The Agitators, Kicked In The Head, The Sellouts.

Rockabilly Band: The Cranktones, The Racketeers, The Raging Teens, The Speed Devils, The Strangemen.

Reggae Act: Dub Station, John Brown's Body, Mighty Charge, The Pressure Cookers, Danny Tucker.

Rap/Hip-Hop Act: Akrobatik, Ed O.G., Mr. Lif, Seven L. & Esoteric, Virtuoso.

R&B Act: Chivalry, Ray Greene, LFO, Phajja, Three Deep.

Swing/Lounge Act: Bellevue Cadillac, Combustible Edison, Electric Logs, Four Piece Suit, Lars Vegas.

Jazz Act: The Greg Abate Quintet, Dominique Eade, Joe Maneri, Pat Metheny Group, Danilo Perez, Bill Pierce.

Jazz Album: For Your Pleasure (Walter Beasley), Like Minds (Gary Burton), Dancing On My Bed Post (Charlie Kohlhase), A Cloud of Black Birds (Joe Morris Quartet), Central Avenue (Danilo Perez), Raw (Gilson Schachnik), Spare Ribs (Nat Simpkins), Love In Exile (Salim Washington & RBA).

Jazz Vocalist: Chiara Civello, Dominique Eade, Maggie Galloway, Monica Lynk, Titilayo Ngwenya, Patrice Williamsen.

Contemporary Folk Act: Jonatha Brooke, Joel Cage, Patty Griffin, Jennifer Kimball, Jess Klein, Ellis Paul, Martin Sexton.

New Contemporary Folk Act: Kris Delmhorst, Janet Feld, Lori McKenna, Pamela Means, Colleen Sexton.

Folk Rock Band: Einstein's Little Homunculus, Melissa Ferrick, Jim's Big Ego, The Nields, Faith Soloway, Sara Wheeler.

Contemporary Folk Album: 10¢ Wings (Jonatha Brooke), Shaking Off Gravity (Vance Gilbert), Flaming Red (Patty Griffin), Translucent Soul (Ellis Paul), The American (Martin Sexton), Individual (Kevin So).

Debut Contemporary Folk Album: Soul Tube (Robby Baier), Appetite (Kris Delmhorst), Veering From The Wave (Jennifer Kimball), Wishes Well Disguised (Jess Klein), Paper Wings & Halo (Lori McKenna), Colored In Poetry (Jenny Reynolds), Step Outside (Colleen Sexton).

Blues Act: Mighty Sam McClain, Roomful of Blues, Susan Tedeschi, Mike Welch, Michelle Willson.

Country Act: The Darlings, Allen Estes Band, Jo Dee Messina, The Thompson Brothers Band, John Lincoln Wright.

World Music Act: Babaloo, Inca Son, Mango Blues, Mendes Brothers, Rumbafrica, Sankai, Sol Y Canto.

Producer: Mike Denneen, Tom Hambridge, David Minehan, Andrew Murdock, Anthony Resta.

Instrumentalist: Dana Colley (Morphine), Charlie Kohlhase, Duke Levine, Matt Maneri, Bobby Lee Rodgers, Ian Thornley (Big Wreck).    

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