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All performance photos by John Carrico
MALACHI opened the evening with rousing, funky gospel (l-r) MICHAEL BRAY, CYNTHIA BRAY, WALTON STIKE.
ABRA MOORE made an unnannounced appearance early in the evening, and walked away with an armful of awards including Song of the Year, Musician of the Year, and Album of the Year.
Bless the DERAILERS! They stopped mid-tour and drove in from Seattle just to play the Awards. (l-r) MARTY MUSE, BRIAN HOFELDT and TONY VILLANUEVA.
MC OVERLORD and HOT BUTTERED RHYTHM layered some hip-hop funk into the show. (l-r) EDWIN LIVINGSTON, MC OVERLORD, and J.J. JOHNSON.
ANA EGGE, KACY CROWLEY, and TRISH MURPHY made up the Girl Group '98. Oh yeah -- that's JON DEE GRAHAM second from left, but we figured you knew he was a guy.
You wouldn't believe how many people (well-known ones, too!) wanted to do the "Soy Bomb" routine during this year's Awards. THE GOURDS/DAMNATIONS aggregation got there first though, as our own (l-r) MR. SOY BOMB joins KEVIN RUSSELL and DEBORAH KELLEY onstage.
(l-r) HERB REMINGTON, JOHNNY GIMBLE, and FLOYD TILLMAN rode out the evening in style with help from ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL.
DON WALSER and RAY BENSON made stellar showings in
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL's finale.
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