This award goes to an individual or group who best exemplifies the spirit of being a “maverick” in the music industry. An individual or group who is steadfast in their commitment to country. music, who remains independent and often times unorthodox in their approach to delivering.

Mark Stone brings his Nitty Gritty flavor and Spontaneity to each performance. Featuring his Huge Vocal Range & Incredible Harmonies. He showcases a wide variety of stylistic influences and his Unique Country style of Original Songs at each performance”

Mark Stone - Photo Shoot by: Fotodog (Greg Mellang)