Boston Music Awards 2002

Date: April 11, 2002
Venue: Orpheum Theatre, Boston

No landslide winners emerged, but the consensus was still clear: Boston is a hard-rock city. Arena pulverizers Godsmack, Staind, and Aerosmith led the way with two trophies each at last night’s Boston Music Awards at the Orpheum, held before a partisan crowd of homies who cheered every reference to the Red Sox, Bruins, and anything else with local ties.


Staind - It's Been Awhile
(Act of The Year)


Act of The Year


Rising Star


Album of The Year

"Just Push Play," Aerosmith

Rock Band


Single of The Year

"It's Been Awhile," Staind

Male Vocalist

Sully Erna of Godsmack

Female Vocalist

Carly Simon

Song of The Year

"Flavor of the Weak," American Hi-Fi

Video of The Year

"Jaded," Aerosmith

Album (indie label)

"Where Have My Countrymen Gone," The Sheila Divine

Debut Album (indie label)

"On Your Way," Flynn

Single (indie label)

"Blizzards, Buzzards & Bastards," Scissorfight

Song (indie label)

"Kiss that Counted," Catie Curtis

Male Vocalist (indie label)

Gary Cherone of Tribe of Judah

Female Vocalist

Kay Hanley

Rock Band (indie label)


New Rock Band (indie label)

Tribe of Judah

Hard Rock Band


Punk Band

Dropkick Murphys

Roots Rock Band

Dennis Brennan

Funk Band


Club Band

Dropkick Murphys

Rap/Hip-Hop Act


Rap/Hip-Hop Album

"The Soul Purpose" 7L & Esoteric

Rap/Hip-Hop Single

"Cro-Magnon" Mr. Lif

New Rap/Hip-Hop Act


Jazz Act

Dead Cat Bounce

Jazz Album

"Eventuality: The Music of Roswell Rudd" Charlie Kohlhase Quintet

Singer/Songwriter Album

"Sweet Mistakes" Ellis Paul

Male Singer/Songwriter

Howie Day

Female Singer/Songwriter

Melissa Ferrick

New Singer/Songwriter

Rachael Davis

Blues Act

Weepin' Willie

Blues Album

"Wake Up Call" Michelle Willson

New Blues Act

The Chris Fitz

Band Country Act

Dave Foley Band

World Music Act

John Brown's Body


Scott Riebling

Hall of Fame

Mission of Burma