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OUTMUSIC nominations released
From a News Release, posted Nov. 4, 2010
2010-11-10

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20TH ANNUAL OUTMUSIC AWARDS NOMINATIONS ONCE AGAIN REFLECT A WIDE ARRAY OF ESTABLISHED AND RISING TALENT FROM ACROSS THE LGBT COMMUNITY

American Idol Conestant RJ Helton's "Blessing" Chosen as this Year's Theme Song

Winners To Be Revealed on Dec. 1 When the 20th Annual OUTMUSIC Awards

Take Center Stage from Town Hall in New York City

LOS ANGELES ( November 1, 2010 ) — The journey to the road of equality in the music industry for LGBT artists began today when nominations for the 2010 Annual OUTMUSIC Awards ( www.outmusic.com ) were announced at a press conference attended by national and international media at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hill, Calif. Announcing nominations today included LA Talk Radio hosts Tony Sweet and Kim Yarborough. This year's nominations highlight an eclectic mix of well-known and emerging performers and creative professionals. The 2010 OUTMUSIC Awards, set for December 1 at Town Hall in Times Square, the awards ceremony will begin at 8 p.m. ET.

I'm so very proud to continue the 20 years of the organization in recognizing the best and the brightest in the LGBTQ music community and spotlight the quintessential group of LGBTQ music makers that work so hard to highlight their talent in an industry that often overlooks us," said Diedra Meredith, chairwoman of the board of directors for the LGBT Academy of Recording Arts ( LARA ) home of the OUTMUSIC Awards.

Comedians Julia Goldman and Jonny McGovern as well as classical pipe organist T. Desiree Hines made appearances at the press conference addressing attendees on the importance of organizations like OUTMUSIC in the fight for equality in the music industry. The foundation also announced it has selected American Idol contestant RJ Helton's song "Blessing" as it theme song for this year's awards.

The Foundation also unveiled its Sponsor A Young Person initiative public service announcement, which features Melissa Etheridge, Carol Channing, Bishop Gene Robinson, Chely Wright, Tammy Peay, Tony Sweet, Yetta Kurland, Calpernia Adams, Kamora Herrington, Shangela of RuPaul's Drag Race, Julie Goldman, Jonny McGovern, the cast of Drama Queenz, Deepa Soul, Momma and Melange Lavonne among others. With nearly 2.5 million young homeless young people in America and the rapid increase of new HIV/AIDS infections among young people between the ages of 13-25 in the U.S., the organization launched its Sponsor A Young Person initiative to shine a spotlight on the next generation to help raise crucial awareness and offer solutions to eradicate this increasing pandemic.

OUTSTANDING ROCK SONG

2010 NOMINEES

Ariel Aparicio "People Who Died"

Christine Martucci Ocean Ave

Dylan Rice Homewrecker's Lament

Hunter Valentine Revenge

Melissa Li & The Barely Theirs The Beginning

OUTSTANDING POP SONG

2010 NOMINEES

Avi Wisnia New Year

Chad D Life Is A Ride

Jen Urban & the Box 21

Matthew David Masquerade

Rachael Sage Big Star

OUTSTANDING HIP HOP/RAP SONG

2010 NOMINEES

Chad D Human Link

I.K.P. ( The Infamous King of Positivity ) Let It B. Known

INFINITE ft baron why u hate me

Tim'm West fly-brotha

Foxxjazell Ride or die boy ( Pride remix )

OUTSTANDING R & B/SOUL SONG

2010 NOMINEES

Jesse O All That I Can Say

Kalup Linzy presents In My Head aka Techno Rumba

Marck Angel Go Baby Go ( Remix ) - ft. Bry'Nt & Kaoz

Nhojj The Gay Warrior Song

Tyrangem Human Beings

OUTSTANDING ELECTRO/DANCE SONG

2010 NOMINEES

Chadwick Intoxicated

Jen Urban & the Box 21

JONATHAN LUKE JOY TOY ( TWISTED DEE REMIX )

Killian Wells V.I.P.

Lori Michaels REBOUND

OUTSTANDING FOLK/COUNTRY SONG

2010 NOMINEES

Backseat Bordello Drag Me

Christine Havrilla Waiting

Feature Film - FALL AWAY Stillness ( Title Track )

Jill Knight Don't make me cry

Justin Utley Stand For Something

OUTSTANDING JAZZ SONG

2010 NOMINEES

Avi Wisnia The Back of Your Hand

Shaynee Rainbolt I Only Have Eyes For You

Terese Genecco I Ain't Got Nobody

OUTSTANDING INSTRUMENTAL/SOUNDTRACK SONG

2010 NOMINEES

Christian Andreason Exiting Eden

Feature Film - FALL AWAY The Humiliation

Feature Film - FALL AWAY The Walk

Feature Film - FALL AWAY Jakes Misery

Mark Barnes Alive - Summer

OUTSTANDING CHORAL SONG

2010 NOMINEES

Boston Gay Men's Chorus A Love That Will Never Grow Old

Heartland Men's Chorus We Shall Overcome

OUTSTANDING CONTEMPORARY SPIRITUAL SONG

2010 NOMINEES

Christine Havrilla Take Me to the River

Gary Floyd Behold

Heartland Men's Chorus I Will Stand With You

lindsey kane You'll Be Whole

Ray Boltz I Will Choose To Love

OUTSTANDING THEATRE/CABARET/COMEDY SONG

2010 NOMINEES

Paul James Frantz Think of What Could Happen

Vontanner Tranny Angel

OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL SONG

2010 NOMINEES

KID AKIMBO Disco Berimbau ( Riera Remix )

Mark Barnes Aztec Calling

Matthew David Masquerade

OUTSTANDING PRODUCER

2010 NOMINEES

Brian Kent I'll Find A Way

KID AKIMBO Fun Boyz

Rachael Sage Hope's Outpost

TwinkleU Make Up Your Mind

OUTSTANDING SONGWRITER

2010 NOMINEES

Christine Martucci Child Inside

Justin Utley Stand For Something

Nhojj The Gay Warrior Song

Rachael Sage Hope's Outpost

Ray Boltz Don't Tell Me Who To Love

OUTSTANDING SINGLE OF THE YEAR

2010 NOMINEES

Brian Kent I'll Find A Way

Justin Utley Stand For Something

Ray Boltz Don't Tell Me Who To Love

SONiA of disappear fear who i am

Terese Genecco If I Was A Boy

OUTMUSICIAN OF THE YEAR ( Music + Activism )

2010 NOMINEES

Heartland Men's Chorus MLK

Justin Utley Stand For Something

Linq Oh Bully

Melange Lavonne Gay Parenting "I've Got You"

Ray Boltz Swimming Hole

OUTSTANDING VIDEO

2010 NOMINEES

Athena Reich The Logical Song

Avi Wisnia Rabbit Hole

Hunter Valentine Revenge

Melange Lavonne Gay Marriage

Rachael Sage Big Star

OUTSTANDING ALBUM OF THE YEAR

2010 NOMINEES

Gary Floyd Behold The Gospel of Zen

Heartland Men's Chorus MLK Freedom

Hunter Valentine The Stalker Lessons From the Late Night

Rachael Sage Hope's Outpost Delancey Street

Ray Boltz True True

The Martin Biello Love Song Award with CASH PRIZE

2010 NOMINEES

Gary Floyd Love Of My Life

Phil Putnam Paris

Phyllis A Travis Troubador of Woes ( Oh Peggy, My Love )

Ray Boltz You Came To Me

Terese Genecco If I Was A Boy

Sonicbids OUTMUSIC Awards Humanitarian Songwriter of the Year:

Backstreet Bordello - "Rise Up"

Candice Anitra - "We Are Love"

Van Rissegham - "Run and Hide"

Silvina - "No Se Porque"


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