Kid Rock, Eminem Honored With Detroit Music Awards
Kid Rock hosted this year's Detroit Music Awards on Friday night in the Motor City, and the hardcore hip-hopper managed to snag two awards of his own while hanging around the State Theater podium, including Outstanding National Single honors for "Cowboy.
Other winners at the 2000 Detroit Music Awards included rapper Eminem -- whose "Slim Shady LP" was named Outstanding National Album -- R&B legend Stevie Wonder, and gospel singer CeCe Winans.
Kid Rock won a second award for Outstanding Hip-Hop Writer/Producer, and others receiving multiple awards were Soul Clique, the Howling Diablos, jazz saxophonist George Benson (not to be confused with the jazz guitarist of the same name), blues guitarist Johnny Bassett, and rock singer Jill Jack.
Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise and '60s vocal group The Contours ("Do You Love Me?") were among the performers for the event, which was co-sponsored by the "Detroit Metro Times" and the Motor City Music Foundation
and recognized musicians and performers across some 74 categories.
Proceeds from the Detroit Music Awards show were donated to the Rainbow Connection, a local non-profit organization that grants wishes to children who have been diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses.
For a complete list of winners at the 2000 Detroit Music Awards, including the Electronic/Dance, Acoustic/Folk, and World/Reggae/Ska categories, check out the event's official Web site at www.detroitmusicawards.com.