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Best Local Country Music Act

Thewhiskeygentry
The best country music bands/acts in Atlanta.

Best local country music act BOA Award Winner

2017 » After Dark » Readers Pick
The Whiskey Gentry

Local country music act BOA Award Winner

2016 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Levi Lowrey

Best local country music act BOA Award Winner

2015 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Levi Lowrey

Best local country music act BOA Award Winner

2014 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Connor Christian & Southern Gothic

Best local country music act BOA Award Winner

2013 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Zac Brown Band

Best country music act BOA Award Winner

2012 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Blackberry Smoke

Best local country music act BOA Award Winner

2011 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Zac Brown Band

Best local country music act BOA Award Winner

2010 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Zac Brown Band

Best country music act BOA Award Winner

2010 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Sodajerk

Best local country music act BOA Award Winner

2009 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Sugarland

www.sugarlandmusic.com


Runners-up: Tie
Zac Brown Band
www.zacbrownband.com
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Slim Chance and the Convicts
www.myspace.com/slimchanceandtheconvicts

Best local country music act BOA Award Winner

2009 » After Dark » Critics Pick
The Whiskey Gentry

Best Local Country Music Act BOA Award Winner

2008 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Sugarland

Best Local Country Music Act BOA Award Winner

2008 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Anna Kramer

Best Local Country Music Act BOA Award Winner

2007 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Sugarland

Best Local Country Music Act BOA Award Winner

2007 » After Dark » Critics Pick
No River City
When Drew De Man sings about warding off bears on NO RIVER CITY’s second CD, Wolves and Fishes, one can almost see the teeth and claws of his personal demons swatting at his back. De Man leads an alienated procession on a path into country music’s richest, blackest soil. With everymore...

When Drew De Man sings about warding off bears on NO RIVER CITY’s second CD, Wolves and Fishes, one can almost see the teeth and claws of his personal demons swatting at his back. De Man leads an alienated procession on a path into country music’s richest, blackest soil. With every character he creates and every twist along the path, the group adapts its dark, bucolic twang to fit the mood. Sometimes songs tumble at a galloping pace, while others move much more slowly. What sets NRC apart from the rural-music masses is a penchant for infusing alt-country songcraft with lost-in-the-moment improvisation. Wielding a nontraditional approach gives a sense of spontaneity to each song, but never at the expense of delivering a genuinely heartbreaking performance.


www.norivercity.com

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Best Local Country Music Act BOA Award Winner

2006 » After Dark » Critics Pick
No River City
NO RIVER CITY is a rustic combo that sure has somethin’ flowin’. The actively touring quintet can range from twangy rue to resolute roots stomp, or it can marry the two. Equal parts the Band, Jon Brion, Will Oldham and Blue Rodeo, No River City plays from a wavering foundation of duskymore...

NO RIVER CITY is a rustic combo that sure has somethin’ flowin’. The actively touring quintet can range from twangy rue to resolute roots stomp, or it can marry the two. Equal parts the Band, Jon Brion, Will Oldham and Blue Rodeo, No River City plays from a wavering foundation of dusky folk as expansive as a Big Sky sunset, multihued and quietly heartbreaking. An upcoming full-length album — sessions of which are previewed on MySpace — exhibits artfully faded Americana and bucolic vistas. And a fertile No River City runs through it.
www.myspace.com/norivercity.

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Best Local Country Music Act BOA Award Winner

2006 » After Dark » Readers Pick
Sugarland

Best Country Act BOA Award Winner

2005 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Critics Pick
Sonoramic Commando
Sure, the band is named after Plymouth’s Ram-tough engine from the early ’60s, but SONORAMIC COMMANDO’s V-8 powered country can outrun any competitor on the street today. The unassuming gang of amiable roots enthusiasts has been pickin’ n’ grinnin’more...

Sure, the band is named after Plymouth’s Ram-tough engine from the early ’60s, but SONORAMIC COMMANDO’s V-8 powered country can outrun any competitor on the street today. The unassuming gang of amiable roots enthusiasts has been pickin’ n’ grinnin’ for years in various combinations. Together, the fellas make some of the sweetest back-porch harmonies you will find around town — even if you don’t catch them on an actual porch. Sure, they can rev it up when the time is right, but when they ease into their engaging dirt-road anthems, you’ll want the ride to last awhile. Old-school to the bone, them boys don’t care ’bout no “American Idol,” they’re the dual four-barrel heartbeat of rural Americana.
www.sonoramiccommando.com.

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Best Local Country Music Act BOA Award Winner

2005 » Poets, Artists, & Madmen » Readers Pick
Sugarland

Best Local Country Band/Artist BOA Award Winner

2000 » After Dark » Critics Pick
Star Room Boys
The Star Room Boys have studied the gospel according to Hank Williams and absorbed everything he had to teach them. Their recent album, Why Do Lonely Men and Women Want to Break Each Others Hearts?, couldn't be more aptly titled. The playing is immaculate, but more importantly it's gritty, honest andmore...
The Star Room Boys have studied the gospel according to Hank Williams and absorbed everything he had to teach them. Their recent album, Why Do Lonely Men and Women Want to Break Each Others Hearts?, couldn't be more aptly titled. The playing is immaculate, but more importantly it's gritty, honest and gut-wrenching — three things country music should never stray far from. If there's a better album to drink alone to this year, someone please send it over. less...

Best Local Country Band/Artist BOA Award Winner

2000 » After Dark » Readers Pick
One of the hardest rockin' "country" bands in town, Truckadelic are always a hit with the crowd, even when their audience can't see them. While headlining outdoors on Labor Day weekend at the Starlight Drive-In, these boys proved they're as unstoppable as a runaway Freightliner by playing their entiremore...
One of the hardest rockin' "country" bands in town, Truckadelic are always a hit with the crowd, even when their audience can't see them. While headlining outdoors on Labor Day weekend at the Starlight Drive-In, these boys proved they're as unstoppable as a runaway Freightliner by playing their entire set in total darkness! (Suck on that, all you "can-I-get-a-little-more-guitar-in-the-monitor?" wimps out there!) less...

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