This was a showdown between the top two artists, who both had some motivated fans. Unhindered and Rhonda Thomas accounted for more than 76 percent of the votes cast, but in the end, Christian rockers Unhindered emerged with a few hundred more votes than soul-jazz vocalist Thomas.
And since we had six picks from readers — due to a tie during the nomination process — we thought it was only fair to have six staff picks.
You say, “The next Third Day.”
3) Wayde Powell
5) (tie) Jaspects
5) (tie) Tealights
We say, “This is what Atlanta sounds like, if you put all of our city’s musical ingredients into a big funky blender. It’s soulful, psychedelic, hook-filled and, as the band’s debut album puts it, “Southern Gothic.” You’ll be hearing more from this Atlanta supergroup, because the Constellations recently signed with Virgin Records.
4) Noot d’Noot
6) Gringo Star