The fifth win in a row for Cusses vocalist Angel Bond, this year’s is especially deserved. When the singer discovered masses pressing on her vocal cords—results of a thyroid disease—the band was forced to cancel a series of upcoming shows. Bond has spent the year adopting the cleanest, healthiest lifestyle possible and working with a professional to sing as safely as possible, and now she’s back in action. The band hits the road this spring.
Runner-up: Trae Gurley