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Kootenay Music Awards president Chad Hansen at the 2013 award show at Spiritbar in Nelson.

Winners announced in the 2013 Kootenay Music Awards

Cranbrook youth band The Good Ol' Goats were the big winners in this year's Kootenay Music Awards.

The nominees for 2013 Artist of the Year are: KHAOS (top left)

Voting open for the Kootenay Music Awards

Five music industry judges sifted through hundreds of nominated songs to come up with this year’s shortlist.

The Automation was named Best New Artist in the 2012 Kootenay Music Awards. The deadline for nominations for this year's awards is March 29.

Last call for Kootenay Music Awards nominations

All artists who live in the Kootenays are eligible to enter a song in one of the 10 award categories

Scenes from the 2012 Kootenay Music Award gala.

Photo Gallery: 2012 Kootenay Music Awards

Check out photos from last year's award gala for an idea of the excitement ahead

Scenes from the 2012 Kootenay Music Award gala.
Fernie's Shred Kelly was named artist of the year in the 2012 Kootenay Music Awards.

2012 Kootenay Music Award nominees

Fernie's Shred Kelly won artist of the year and best folk/country band

Fernie's Shred Kelly was named artist of the year in the 2012 Kootenay Music Awards.

The Kootenay Music Awards Are Back

Artists and fans alike will begin submitting there favourites from the past year or so in February via Kootenay Coop Radio.