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Kiings, IshDarr, Webster X and 88Nine take home WAMI awards

Last night in Appleton, the Wisconsin Area Music Industry held its 36th annual awards ceremony at Appleton’s Performing Arts Center.  A few Milwaukee artists took home more than one award, including Kiings, which won Song of the Year for "Feel," featuring Rae Cassidy and Best Club DJ/Dance/Electronic act.

Webster X picked up two WAMI awards -- for Artist of the Year and Best Hip Hop/Rap Artist. Rising Milwaukee rapper IshDarr won for Best New Artist.

88Nine Radio Milwaukee picked up a People's Choice Award for Best Radio Station, Southeast. See the entire list of winners below.
Artist of the Year: WebsterX

Album of the Year: Midnight Reruns, "Force of Nature"

Song of the Year: Kiings (featuring Rae Cassidy), "Feel"

Female Vocalist: Amileigha Blue

Male Vocalist: Rich Hoffman

New Artist: IshDARR

Singer/Songwriter: Jason Moon

Rising Star: Jason Roth

Alternative Rock/Rock Artist: The Lately

Bluegrass/Americana: The Ditchrunners

Blues Artist: The Blues Disciples

Christian/Gospel: Koine

Country Artist: Rebel Grace

Cover Artist: Boogie & the Yo Yo'z

Folk/Celtic: Whiskey of the Damned

Hard Rock/Metal: Red Light Saints and Evoked

Jazz Artist: Roxi Copland

Polka: Rhythm Playboys

Pop Rock Artist: Vinyl Theatre

Hip-hop/Rap Artist: WebsterX

R&B/Soul Artist: Shonn Hinton & Shotgun

World/Reggae/Ska: Max & the Invaders

Club DJ/Dance/Electronic: Kiings

Horn/Big Band: The Jimmys

Tribute Band: Metal Men

Bass Player: Timm Buechler

Drummer: Mark Marsh

Guitar Player: Brad Warning

Keyboard Player: Jamie Lynn Fletcher

Reeds/Brass Player: Stephen Cooper

Strings Player: Stephanie Tschech

Studio of the Year: Makin' Sausage Music

Studio Engineer of the Year: Sam Farrell

Live Engineer Sound/Lights: Mike Freeland

Live Club/Venue: Headliner's Bar & Grill

Hall of Fame inductees: Dave Steffen, Pee Wee King, Lyle Mays

Global Honorary Hall of Fame inductee: Styx


Artist: Hyde (Northeast), Spicy Tie Band (Northwest), Cowboy Up (Southeast), the Pat Watters Band (Southwest)

Fan: Kim Fleischman (Northeast), Roosevelt McCarter (Southeast), Christy Harvey (Southwest)

Radio: WIXX 101.1 (Northeast), WDEZ 101.9 (Northwest), 88.9 Radio Milwaukee (Southeast), 96.3 Star Country (Southwest)

Teacher: Jason Busse (Northeast), Charlene Kennebeck (Northwest), Derek Machan (Southeast), Kathy Wacker (Southwest)

Venue: Mill Creek (Northeast), Live on Main (Northwest), the Metal Grill (Southeast), Vinnie's Rock Bottom (Southwest)

Director of Digital | Radio Milwaukee