INTERNATIONAL POLKA ASSOCIATION

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POLKA MUSIC AWARDS

 

The date stated is the year of performance or recording.

The awards are presented at a banquet the following year.

 

 

2012 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Lenny Gomulka

Favorite Female Vocalist: Mollie Busta Lange

Favorite Instrumental Group: Dennis Polisky & the Maestro's Men

Favorite Album or CD: "Yesterday's Songs" by the IPA Tribute Band

Favorite Song: "For the Love of Music" by Tony Blazonczyk's New Phaze

 

2011 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Lenny Gomulka

Favorite Female Vocalist: Molly Busta Lange

Favorite Instrumental Group:: Dennis Polisky & the Maestros' Men

Favorite Album or CD: ""A New Day" by The Boys

Favorite Song:  "Years Ago" by The Knewz

 

2010 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Lenny Gomulka

Favorite Female Vocalist: Stephanie Pietrzak

Favorite Instrumental Group: Dennis Polisky & the Maestro’s Men

Favorite Album or CD: "Get Up and Dance" by the

Polka Country Musicians

Favorite Song:  "Get Up and Dance" by the

Polka Country Musicians

 

2009 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Lenny Gomulka

Favorite Female Vocalist: Ania Piwowarczyk

Favorite Instrumental Group: Dennis Polisky & the Maestro’s Men

Favorite Album or CD: "Don't Stop the Music" by

Dennis Polisky & the Maestro's Men

Favorite Song:   "Don't Stop the Music" by

Dennis Polisky & the Maestro's Men

 

2008 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Lenny Gomulka

Favorite Female Vocalist: Stephanie Pietrzak

Favorite Instrumental Group: Dennis Polisky & the Maestro’s Men

Favorite Album or CD: "4th Edition" by the Knewz

Favorite Song: "Polka Memories" by Stephanie Pietrzak

 

2007 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Lenny Gomulka

Favorite Female Vocalist: Stephanie Pietrzak

Favorite Instrumental Group: Dennis Polisky & the Maestro's Men

Favorite Album or CD: "Bulletproof Polkas" by John Gora & Gorale

Favorite Song: "Kiss of Fire" by John Gora & Gorale

 

2006 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Lenny Gomulka

Favorite Female Vocalist: Lynn Marie Rink

Favorite Instrumental Group: Dennis Polisky & the Maestro's Men

Favorite Album or CD: Dennis Polisky & the Maestro's Men

Favorite Song: "As Sweet As Candy" by Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push

 

2005 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Lenny Gomulka

Favorite Female Vocalist: Stephanie Pietrzak

Favorite Instrumental Group: Dennis Polisky & the Maestro's Men

Favorite Album or CD: "Under the Influence" by Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones

Favorite Song: "Squeezebox" by Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones

 

2004 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Eddie Biegaj

Favorite Female Vocalist: Dee Dee Ogrodny

Favorite Instrumental Group: Dennis Polisky & the Maestro's Men

Favorite Album or CD: "Come on Over" by Henny & the Versa J's

Favorite Song: "Do You Remember?" by Henny & the Versa J's

 

2003 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Lenny Gomulka

Favorite Female Vocalist: Lynn Marie Rink

Favorite Instrumental Group: Jimmy Sturr & his Orchestra

Favorite Album or CD: "Past, Present, Forever" by the Ampol Aires

Favorite Song: "Angelina" by Freeze Dried

 

2002 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Eddie Blazonczyk, Jr.

Favorite Female Vocalist: Lynn Marie Rink

Favorite Instrumental Group: Dennis Polisky & the Maestro's Men

Favorite Album or CD: "My Father's Shoes" by Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones

Favorite Song: "I'm a Musician Polka" by Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones

 

2001 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Lenny Gomulka

Favorite Female Vocalist: Dee Dee Ogrodny

Favorite Instrumental Group: Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones

Favorite Album or CD: "Live and Kickin'" by Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones

Favorite Song: "Bride and Groom" by Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones

 

2000 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Lenny Gomulka

Favorite Female Vocalist: Lynn Marie Rink

Favorite Band or Instrumental Group: Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push

Favorite Album or CD: "Mi Lenny Um" by Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push

Favorite Song: "Will There Be Sweethearts in Heaven"

by Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push

 

1999 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Eddie Blazonczyk Sr.

Favorite Female Vocalist: Dee Dee Ogrodny

Favorite Instrumental Group: Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones

Favorite Album or CD: "Smokin' Polkas" by Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones

Favorite Song: "Beautiful Lies" by Frankie Liszka & TBC

 

1998 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Lenny Gomulka

Favorite Female Vocalist: Ania Piwowarczyk

Favorite Instrumental Group: Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push

Favorite Album or CD: “Push it to the Limit” by Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push

Favorite Song: Push it to the Limit” by Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push

 

1997 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Lenny Gomulka

Favorite Female Vocalist: Dee Dee Ogrodny

Favorite Instrumental Group: Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push

Favorite CD: “Home is Where the Heart Is” Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push

Favorite Song: “Say Hello to Someone in Massachusetts” by

Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push

 

1996 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Lenny Gomulka

Favorite Female Vocalist: Dee Dee Ogrodny

Favorite Instrumental Group: Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push

Favorite CD: “Irresistible you” Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push

Favorite Song: “Irresistible you” Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push

 

1995 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Lenny Gomulka

Favorite Female Vocalist: Dee Dee Ogrodny

Favorite Instrumental Group: Lenny Gomulka

Favorite CD: “For Old Time Sake” Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push

Favorite Song: For Old Time Sake” Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push

 

1994 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Eddie Blazonczyk

Favorite Female Vocalist: Dee Dee Ogrodny

Favorite Instrumental Group: Jimmy Sturr Orchestra

Favorite CD: “Always, Forever, and a Day” Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones

Favorite Song: “Who the Hell is Johnny” Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones

 

1993 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Eddie Blazonczyk

Favorite Female Vocalist: Dee Dee Ogrodny

Favorite Instrumental Group: Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push

Favorite CD: “Pure Energy” Energy

Favorite Song: “If I could be like you” Henny & the Versa J’s

 

1992 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist:Lenny Gomulka

Favorite Female Vocalist: Dee Dee Ogrodny

Instrumental Group: Lenny Gomulka and Chicago Push

CD: “Most requested hits” Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push

Song: “Polish and Proud of it” Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones

 

1991 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Eddie Blazonczyk

Favorite Female Vocalist: Dee Dee Ogrodny

Favorite Instrumental Group: Polka Family Band

Favorite CD: “We Are Family” Polka Family Band

Song: “We Are Family” Polka Family Band

 

1990 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Eddie Blazonczyk

Favorite Female Vocalist: Gennie “O” Okrzesik

Favorite Instrumental Group: Jimmy Sturr Band

Favorite CD: “Fiddle Faddle” Polka Family Band

Favorite Song: “Fiddle Faddle” Polka Family Band

 

1989 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Eddie Blazonczyk

Favorite Female Vocalist: Mary Lou Czerniak

Favorite Instrumental Group: Jimmy Weber & the Sounds

Favorite CD: “All in my love for you” Jimmy Sturr Band

Favorite Song: “Thank you Dear and Give her Roses” Walter Ostanek

 

1988 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Eddie Blazonczyk

Favorite Female Vocalist: Gennie “O” Okrzesik

Favorite Instrumental Group: Jimmy Weber & the Sounds

Favorite CD: “Join the Polka Generation” Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push

Favorite Song: “All the Flowers” Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones

 

1987 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist:Eddie Blazonczyk

Favorite Female Vocalist: Gennie “O” Okrzesik

Favorite Instrumental Group: Jimmy Sturr Band

Favorite CD: “A Polka Just for Me” Jimmy Sturr

Favorite Song: Polish Prayer Waltz Stas Bulanda & the Average Polka Band

 

1986 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Eddie Blazonczyk

Favorite Female Vocalist: Gennie “O” Okrzesik

Instrumental Group: Eddie Blazonczyk’sVersatones

CD: “Another Polka Celebration” Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones

Song: “Polka Celebration” Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones

 

1985 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Eddie Blazonczyk

Favorite Female Vocalist: Gennie “O” Okrezsik

Instrumental Group: Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones

CD: “70 Years of Hits” Frankie Yankovic, Polygram Records

Song: "Got No Reason Polka” The Brass Connection, Lemans Records

 

1984 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Eddie Blazonczyk’s

Favorite Female Vocalist: Renata Romanek

Favorite Instrumental Group: Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones

Favorite CD: “Simply Polkamentary” Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push

with Mary Lou Czerniak, Chicago Records

Favorite Song: “No Problem” Dick Pillar, Steljo records

 

1983 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Eddie Blazonczyk

Favorite Female Vocalist: Renata Romanek

Instrumental Group: Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones

CD: Polka Medley Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones, Bel Aire records

Song: Mountaineer Music Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones, Bel Aire records

 

1982 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Eddie Blazonczyk

Favorite Female Vocalist: Renata Romanek

Favorite Instrumental Group: Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones

Favorite CD: “Live Wire” Dynatones, WAM

Favorite Song: “Up in the Attic” The Sounds, WAM

 

1981 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Eddie Blazonczyk

Favorite Female Vocalist: Gennie “O” Okrzesik

Favorite Instrumental Group: Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones

and Jimmy Sturr Orchestra

Favorite CD: Tweleve Pack of Polkas Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push Bel Aire

Favorite Song: “A little Bit of Poland” Jimmy Sturr Orchestra Starr Record Co.

 

1980 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Eddie Blazonczyk

Favorite Female Vocalist: Renata Romanek

Favorite Instrumental Group: Jimmy Sturr

Favorite CD: Jimmy Sturr

Favorite Song: Eddie Blazonczyk

 

1979 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Eddie Blazonczyk

Favorite Female Vocalist: Renata Romanek

Instrumental Group: Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones

CD: “Polka Cruise” Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones, Bel Aire r\Records

Song: “Pretty Mary Ann” Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones, Bel Aire Records

 

1978 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Eddie Blazonczyk’s

Favorite Female Vocalist: Regina Kujawa

Favorite Instrumental Group: Jimmy Sturr Orchestra

Favorite CD: “Roaring Polkas” Eddie Blazonczyk’sVersatones, Bel Aire Records

Song: “Tu I Tak I  Tam” Eddie Blazonczyk’sVersatones, Bel Aire Records

 

1977 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Marion Lush

Favorite Female Vocal group: Wanda & Stephanie

Favorite Instrumental Group: Eddie Blazonczyk

Favorite CD: “The New Brass Rolls out the Barrel” New Brass, WAM Records

Favorite Song: “Roll out the Barrel” The New Brass, WAM Records

 

1976 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Eddie Blazonczyk

Favorite Female Vocalist: Langner Sister

Favorite Instrumental Group: Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones

Favorite CD: Six Million Dollar Band Dynatones

Favorite Song: “La Paloma Blanca Polka” Dick Pillar Orchestra

 

1975 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Eddie Blazonczyk

Favorite Female Vocalist: Langner sisters

Instrumental Group: Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones

CD: Polka Concert Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones  Bel Aire

Song: “My Mary Lou” EddieBlazonczyk’s Versatones  Bel Aire

 

1974 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Eddie Blazonczyk

Favorite Female Vocalist: Langner sisters

Favorite Instrumental Group: Jimmy Sturr Orchestra

Favorite CD: Country Flavor Polkas Vol. 2

Song: Not Available or Not Awarded

 

1973 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Eddie Blazonczyk

Favorite Female Vocalist: The Golden Stars  Wanda & Stephanie (Pietrzak)

Favorite Instrumental Group: Jimmy Sturr Orchestra

Favorite CD: “Polka Hits” Eddie Blazonczyk, Bel Aire Records

Favorite Song: “Lover Oh Lover” Dick Pillar, Steljo Records

 

1972 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Gene Wisnewski

Favorite Female Vocalist: Regina Kujawa

Favorite Instrumental Group: Jimmy Sturr Orchestra

Favorite CD: Polka Goodies Skaja Sisters, Chicago Records

Favorite Song: “Stella at the Wheel” Pala Brothers, Chicago Records

 

1971 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Gene Wisnewski

Favorite Female Vocalist: The Skaja sisters Irene & Barbra

Favorite Instrumental Group: The New Brass

Favorite CD: “Let The Sunshine In” Golden Brass, Steljo records

Favorite Song: “Let The Sunshine In” Golden Brass, Steljo records

 

1970 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Marion Lush

Favorite Female Vocalist: Regina Kujawa

Favorite Instrumental Group: Ray Henry

Favorite CD: “Love & Peace” Happy Louie, Halo Records

Favorite Song: Love & Peace” Happy Louie, Halo Records

 

1969 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Marion Lush

Favorite Female Vocalist: Teresa Zapolska

Favorite Instrumental Group: Versatones

Favorite CD: “America’s Most Wanted Polka Band”

Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones, Bel Aire Records

Favorite Song: "Angeline be Mine”  Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones,

Bel Aire Records

 

1968 Polka Music Awards

Favorite Male Vocalist: Marion Lush

Favorite Female Vocalist: Teresa Zapolska

Favorite Instrumental Group: Ampol Aires

Favorite CD: “Red Hot Polkas” Happy Louie, MGM Records

Favorite Song: “ Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain” Marion Lush, Dyno Records

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