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Bob Seger sweeps at Detroit Music Awards

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Bob Seger won all three categories he was nominated for to lead all winners at the 24th Annual Detroit Music Awards on Friday, April 10, at the Fillmore Detroit.

The Oakland County reident's latest album, "Ride Out," was named Outstanding National Major Label/Distribution Album, while "Detroit Made" won Outstanding National Single. The promotional video for that song was named Outstanding Major Budget Video.

Seger was out of town and did not attend the ceremony.

Eight other artists received two trophies on Friday, including the Howling Diablos (Outstanding Live Performance and Outstanding Urban Artist/Group), whose frontman Martin "Tino" Gross was also named Outstanding Producer and Outstanding Urban Songwriter. Other two-time awardees were blues guitarist Bobby Murray, the rap act Profit, the rock troupe Kaleido, the jazz group Planet D Nonet, the gospel band Sweet Crystal and gospel musician and composer Al McKenzie.

The awards are presented by the Detroit Music Awards Foundation and are voted on by professional members of Detroit's music community.

The DMAs also gave Distinguished Achievement Awards to Michigan-born singer Bettye LaVette and the Ann Arbor folk club the Ark for its 50th anniversary, while veteran Detroit radio personality Doug Podell received a Special Achievement Award for his charitable efforts to help ailing local musicians.

LaVette and her band performed during the show, along with the Infatuations, the rap duo Twiztid, the Latin techno troupe Los Hermanos and Bruno Mars' music director Phredley Brown. Terrie Lea & the Mustangs gave a farewell performance during the show, and Jimmie Bones, keyboardist in Kid Rock's Twisted Brown Trucker Band, debuted material from his upcoming solo album backed by the Howling Diablos and with a special appearance by Ted Nugent band singer Derek St. Holmes, who performed a bit of "Stranglehold" that segued into "Hey Baby."

A full list of Friday's winners can be found at www.detroitmusicawards.com.

Web Site: www.detroitmusicawards.com

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