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Music City Celebrates Up-And-Coming Artists at the 2016 Nashville Universe Awards

Music City’s latest up-and-coming artists came together for the 2016 Nashville Universe Awards on Monday evening (November 7) at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, and of course Celeb Secrets Country was there to give you the scoop on what went down inside!

Many of our favorite singers, songwriters, and influential personalities were in attendance, including Storme Warren, Trailer Choir, Luke Pell, Dee Jay Silver, Nestor AnDress, SaraBeth, Tate Stevens, Southern Halo, and Celeste Kellogg. 

“I love the Nashville Universe Awards!” SiriusXM’s The Highway host Storme Warren told us exclusively on the red carpet. “This event represents and celebrates the future of what is going to go on in this town. It is so hard to break in and everybody has worked so hard, and to get that pat on the back to tell you you’re on the right path, that’s what this whole awards show and this organization represents. It’s like you’ve got friends who are around you, you feel the love and the support, and the next step is up to you. But up to this point, you’ve done well, so go have fun!”

The 2016 Nashville Universe Awards was overall an amazing night for every artist who had the honor to attend — it was great to see so much support for rising musicians!

Check out the winners from the 2016 Nashville Universe Awards below.

Song of the Year: “Sweet Life,” Tate Stevens

Rising Star Award: Celeste Kellogg

Music Video of the Year: “Dancing in the Rain,” Darrin Morris

Songwriter of the Year: Lance Carpenter

Musician of the Year: Shredder Pinstripe

Trailblazer Award: John Marks

Music Producer of the Year: Doc Holiday

Radio Single of the Year: “Just Got Paid,” Dee Jay Silver featuring Austin Webb

Duo of the Year: 2Steel Girls

Male Vocalist of the Year: Tate Stevens

Female Vocalist of the Year: SaraBeth

Vocal Group of the Year: Southern Halo

Entertainer of the Year: Trailer Choir


Written by Isabel Baldinger

Isabel is an intern for Celeb Secrets Country. Originally from New Jersey, she is currently living the dream in Nashville while getting her degree in Music Business from Belmont University. If she is not in class or interviewing artists, she is at a concert, at Hotbox, hanging out with friends, traveling, lounging around at Tin Roof, or eating tacos.


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