The 2011 Linescratchers Awards

It’s that time again!  Despite a slow-down of posting, Linescratchers is still going to have a contest for all the Linescratchers artists who have released albums in 2011.  Here is a list of our winners from last year.  Awards will be given in three main categories:

The Linescratchers Award
This award is given out to featured artists on Linescratchers who have released a full-length album anytime in 2011.  Because our staff has less time to search through each artist’s recent releases, we are leaving the responsibility to our readers to nominate artists who released a full-length album (not an EP) anytime between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2011.  The nomination pool is taken from the list of Our Artists, and the decision will be made with a popular vote.

Popular Award
This award is available to any LDS musician who released a full-length album in 2010 who is not a Linescratchers featured artist.  This could be someone like Brandon Flowers, or a faith-based LDS musician, if our readers feel that it is good enough to nominate. Nominations will be done by you, our readers, in an upcoming post. Then, the decision will be made by popular vote.

Staff Pick
This award is given by the staff of Linescratchers to one musician or band who we think really embodies the mission of Linescratchers.  Decision is made by secret combination.

The nominations can begin now!  Tell us what artist you’re nominating, what award you’re nominating them for, and if you can, a link to their album so we can confirm the release date.  Please either post them in the comments here or email them to!

The 2011 Linescratchers Awards

Linescratchers Fundraiser a Success!

…okay, not an unqualified success, I’ll admit.  The fundraiser was a success in sort of the same way that Abinadi was a success.

We didn’t reach our fundraising goal, which means that unfortunately, we won’t be able to expand Linescratchers quite the way we were hoping we would, meaning we won’t have the quarterly PDF edition just yet, nor will we have any custom graphic design.  However, we still made enough to pay for a new pretty theme, and we’ll try to keep up the awesome content.  Your donations have also paid for quite a bit of our web hosting fees for a while, so that was a success too.  We’re also about to kick into gear our plans for the 2nd annual Linescratchers Awards (2011), given to the best LDS artists and bands of the year!  Stay tuned for that, news, interviews, and more from Linescratchers!

Linescratchers Fundraiser a Success!