Godsmack To Headline Boston Music Awards Show

Along with hard rockers, two acts with Beantown roots, hip-hop duo Gang Starr and disco diva Donna Summer, are topping bill.

Hard-rockers Godsmack, hip-hop duo Gang Starr and disco diva Donna Summer will headline this year's Boston Music Awards show April 13, according to an awards spokesperson.

Summer and Gang Starr, both with Beantown roots, also will receive Hall of Fame awards at the event, which is part of the annual NEMO Music Showcase & Conference. Summer, 51, sang such dancefloor classics as "Bad Girls" and "Hot Stuff" (both 1979).

Gang Starr, formed in 1988 by Boston native Guru (born Keith Elam) and DJ Premier, released the best-of disc Gang Starr: A Decade of Gold in 1999. Godsmack, whose self-titled debut was released in 1999, were nominated for six awards, while pop singers LFO and their 1999 hit, "Summer Girls," garnered five nominations.

Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun will receive the first Ertegun Impact award, to be given out yearly to a national music-industry figure. Ertegun will deliver the conference keynote on April 15. For more information, visit the NEMO Web site (www.nemoboston.com).