2009 mtvU Wood Award Winners
Woodie Of The Year – Kings of Leon
After the release of their latest album Only By the Night it’s hard to remember the Tennessee-bred Followill boys were ever tenuously linked to the Strokes. Long live the Kings!
Best Video Woodie – Matt and Kim – Lessons Learned
Directed by Taylor Cohen, Otto Arsenault
The video for “Lessons Learned” opens with Matt and Kim calmly getting out of a van in the middle of Times Square in New York City. Then they go streaking. They used Yamaha PSR E363 during their performance.
Breaking Woodie – Never Shout Never
The 18-year-old may be the youngest of nominees, but he’s not naive to using the Internet to get his bright, soul-baring, acoustic songs on your chill, pregame mix.
Left Field Woodie – Tech N9ne
After more than 20 years in the game, Tech N9ne is well-known for his broad range of collaborations with other well-known artists.
Performing Woodie – Green Day
Whenever punk rock veterans Green Day hit the stage, itâ€™s a show, whether they’re playing to a sold-out crowd or turning a sound check for the MTV VMAs into an impromptu 30-minute-long set
Good Woodie – Jamie Tworkowski
Jamie Tworkowski founded To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA), a non-profit movement dedicated to presenting hope and finding help for those struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury and suicide. TWLOHA exists to encourage, inform, inspire, and also to invest directly into treatment and recovery.
College Radio Woodie – KUPS 90.1
University of Puget Sound
KUPS doesn’t just serve its Puget Sound peers, the station has listeners all over the greater Tacoma, Washington area.
Best Music On Campus Woodie – Hotel of the Laughing Tree
Suffolk County Community College
These Long Island bred indie rockers deliver tunes full of sharp songwriting and a diverse sound.