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Gibson Guitar Awards Nominees Announced

The 11th Orville H. Gibson Guitar Awards is set for Feb. 20 at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles (11:00am-1:00pm), and the ballots are out.

Nominees this year are:

Best Guitar Performance (Male or Female)
1) Joe Satriani – "Until We Say Goodbye"
2) Peter Frampton – "Off The Hook"
3) Kirk Hammett, Metallica – "One"
4) Brian Setzer – "Caravan"

Best Rock Guitarist (Male)
1) The Edge, U2
2) Peter Frampton
3) Richie Sambora, Bon Jovi
4) John Frusciante, Red Hot Chili Peppers
5) Walter Becker, Steely Dan
6) Dave Grohl, Foo Fighters

Best Rock Guitarist (Female)
1) Sheryl Crow
2) Patti Smith
3) Melissa Etheridge

Best Acoustic Guitarist (Male)
1) Beck
2) Bon Jovi
3) Matt Odmark, Jars of Clay
4) Bob Dylan

Best Acoustic Guitarist (Female)
1) Rickie Lee Jones
2) Joni Mitchell
3) Sarah McLachlan
4) Emmylou Harris

Best Blues Guitarist (Male)
1) Kenny Wayne Shepherd
2) BB King
3) Eric Clapton

Best Blues Guitarist (Female)
1) Susan Tedeschi
2) Rory Bloch
3) Deborah Coleman

Best Jazz Guitarist (Male/Female)
1) George Benson
2) Ronnie Jordan
3) John Scofield
4) Pat Metheny
5) Leni Stern

Best Country Guitarist (Male)
1) Ricky Skaggs
2) Dwight Yoakam
3) Brad Paisley
4) Kix Brooks, Brooks & Dunn
5) Jeff Cook, Alabama

Best Country Guitarist (Female)
1) Shelby Lynne
2) Jo Dee Messina
3) Trisha Yearwood
4) Dolly Parton

Best Bassist (Male)
1) Flea
2) Sting
3) Adam Clayton, U2
4) Twiggy Ramirez, Marilyn Manson
5) Colin Greenwood, Radiohead

Best Bassist (Female)
1) Aimee Mann
2) Melissa Auf Der Maur

Les Paul Horizon Award — Most Promising Up-And-Coming Guitarist
1) Jon Foreman, Switchfoot
2) Matt Scannell, Vertical Horizon
3) Sean Watkins, Nickel Creek
4) Tim Womack, Sons of the Desert