10th annual Texas Music AwardsTM
Recipient Class of 2012
Categories are in no particular order, nominees are in
a pre-determined alphabetical order within category;
some by last name, some by group name, some by project name.
As you know, the Texas Music Awards are open to all members of the Academy of Texas Music, Inc. 
Many categories require a release within the qualifying period. 
If you feel that there are too many artists in one particular genre, please help by
encouraging artists in all facets of Texas music to join the Academy. 
We look forward to the day when there can be awards in every genre. 
That can only happen when more artists join and release qualifying projects. 
Until then, you may have a Country artist being voted on next to a Rock artist or a Christian artist.
Thanks for understanding the process and thanks for your support
 

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Dave Fenley
of Dave Fenley & The Good Deal
for vocal performance on
A MINUTE TO BREATHE by
Dave Fenley & The Good Deal
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FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

Pauline Reese
for vocal performance on
JUST GETTING STARTED
by Pauline Reese
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DUO OF THE YEAR

ShAnnie
for vocal performances on THE STATION
by ShAnnie
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VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

Brad Dunn
& Ellis County
for vocal performances on
RANCH CAT
by Brad Dunn & Ellis County

 
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RISING STAR AWARD

Brad Boyer Learn more,
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BAND MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Coby Tate, guitar
for his performance on
THERE IS NO FUN IN FUNERAL
(Ben Morris & The Great American Boxcar Chorus)
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STUDIO MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

Brad Davis
multiple instruments
for his performance on I'M FALLING
(Lou Ann Petty)

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PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

John Inmon
for the album THE STATION
(ShAnnie)
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LIVE BAND OF THE YEAR

Sammy Fox
& The Intervention

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SONG OF THE YEAR

"Monahans"
off PEOPLE LIKE ME (Justin Haigh)
Kevin Higgins, Songwriter

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SINGER / SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

Michael Hearne Learn more,
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RECORD OF THE YEAR

"All My Best Friends (Are Behind Bars)"
Justin Haigh

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ALBUM OF THE YEAR

GOOD TO SEE YOU
Scotty Thurman & The Perfect Trouble Band
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ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

Pauline Reese Learn more,
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DISC JOCKEY OF THE YEAR

Roark Smith

KPFT - 90.1 FM
(Houston)

     

BROADCAST RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR

KHYI - 95.3 FM

DALLAS, TEXAS
     

POPULAR COVER AWARD

"Minnie The Moocher"
off HIGH PRICE OF LOW LIVIN'
(Randy Brown)
(made popular by Cab Calloway)

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ACADEMY AWARD OF DISTINCTION

LEARNING AS I GO
Michael O'Neal

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ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE


Jean Synodinos


Casey Hubble


Lou Ann Petty

 

 

HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE

 


Jim Stricklan

 

 
MyTexan
 

Mark Allan Atwood
 

Brian Kalinec
 

 

PALMWOOD

 


Dillon Steen

 

GONE TO TEXAS AWARD

 


Slim Bawb