7th annual Texas Music Awards
Nominee Information
Categories are in no particular order, nominees are in
a pre-determined alphabetical order within category;
some by name, some by project name


Voting is Feb 2nd - Feb 20th

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

 

Jerry Audley

Hometown: Anna, TX

Genre:  Country

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Wade Bowen

Hometown: Austin, TX

Genre:  Alt-Country

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Jonathon Dewveall

Hometown: Houston, TX

Genre:  Alt-Rock

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David Lutes

Hometown: Austin, TX

Genre:  Pop, Folk

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Jay Sims

Hometown: Sisterdale, TX

Genre:  Americana
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FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

 

Connie Mims

Hometown: The Woodlands, TX

Genre:  Folk

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DeAnne Moore

Hometown: Coppell, TX

Genre:  Country

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Gaylynn Robinson

Hometown: Luling, TX

Genre:  Country

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Crystal Sands

Hometown: Frankston, TX

Genre:  Country

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T.C. Smythe

Hometown: Houston, TX

Genre:  Folk, Country
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VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

 

Byrd & Street

Hometown: Austin, TX

Genre:  Folk, Americana

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Dewveall

Hometown: Houston, TX

Genre:  Alt-Rock

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Moon & The Starz

Hometown: Linden, TX

Genre:  Americana, Country, Comedy

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Rockin' Gospel Project

Hometown: Austin, TX

Genre:  Spiritual/Gospel

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Smythe and Taylor

Hometown: Houston, TX

Genre:  Folk, Country
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RISING STAR AWARD

 

Dewveall

Hometown: Houston, TX

Genre:  Alt-rock

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Joel Hofmann Band

Hometown: San Marcos, TX

Genre:  Country

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DeAnne Moore

Hometown: Coppell, TX

Genre:  Country

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Cody Riley

Hometown: Canton, TX

Genre:  Alt-Country

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Crystal Sands

Hometown: Frankston, TX

Genre:  Country
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MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

 

Joe Forlini
Guitar on
BACK TO THE ROADHOUSE
Smokey Wilson

Hometown: Austin, TX

Genre:  Country, Blues

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Cornell Kinderknecht
Multiple instruments on
NIGHTFALL
Cornell Kinderknecht

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Genre:  Native American, Instrumental

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Justin Lowe
Piano on
TRAINED PROFESSIONALS
Billy Bourbon

Hometown: Deer Park, TX

Genre:  Country

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Tubie Pushee
Guitar on
THE LONESTAR BLUES
Tubie Pushee

Hometown: Navasota, TX

Genre:  Blues

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Rodney Pyeatt
Guitar on
EVERYTHING IN COLOR
Cody Riley

Hometown: Temple, TX

Genre:  Alt-country
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PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

 

Mark Addison/Fred Andrews
MILE BY MILE (Honeybrowne)

Genre:  Alt-country

 

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Steve Christensen/John Evans
LUCKY 13 (John Evans)

Genre:  Rockabilly, Swing, Rock

 

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Billy High
HIGHSPEED HAYRIDE (Highspeed Hayride)

Genre:  Alt-Country

 

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Ryan Murphey/Michael Martin Murphey
RIDIN' THE RIO GRANDE (Michael Martin Murphey)

Genre:  Country, Western

 

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Rodney Pyeatt
EVERYTHING IN COLOR (Cody Riley)

Genre:  Alt-country

 
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SONG OF THE YEAR

 

 

 

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"All For The Price Of One Love"
RISING OVER TEXAS - Moon & The Starz
Richard Bowden, songwriter

Genre:  Americana

 

     
"Day By Day" 
AUDLEY ENOUGH - Jerry Audley
Jerry Audley, songwriter

Genre:  Country

 

     
"Found You" 
SOLO STAGES - Plumtucker
David Lutes, songwriter

Genre:   Folk, Americana

 

     
"Gather 'Round" 
FREAK SHOW - Tres Womack
Tres Womack, songwriter

Genre:   Americana

 

     
"Settle For Lonely" 
HIGHSPEED HAYRIDE - Highspeed Hayride
Gene Moreno, songwriter

Genre:  Alt-country

 

SINGER / SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Derek Aramburu

Hometown: Cypress, TX

Genre:  Folk

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Danny Everitt

Hometown: The Woodlands, TX

Genre:  Folk

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Brian Kalinec

Hometown: Houston, TX

Genre:  Folk

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Connie Mims

Hometown: The Woodlands, TX

Genre:  Folk

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Hank Woji

Hometown: Houston, TX

Genre:  Folk
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RECORD OF THE YEAR

 

 

 

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Highspeed Hayride
“Boots”

Genre:  Alt-country

     

Sam Sliva
“Jim Marshall”

Genre:  Country

     

Jerry Audley
“Lucky Me Lonely You”

Genre:  Country

     

Honeybrowne
“Mile By Mile”

Genre:  Alt-country, Alt-rock

     
Wade Bowen
“You Had Me At My Best”

Genre:  Alt-country

DISC JOCKEY OF THE YEAR

 

J.B. Cloud

KBCY (Abilene)

Ryan Fox

99.5 The Wolf (Ft. Worth)

Daniel Miller

RadioFreeTexas.org

Scotty Preston

KOLI (Wichita Falls)
Dave Wheaton KBHT (Grapeland)

BROADCAST RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR

 

KBCY – 99.7 FM (Abilene)

KGSR - 107.1 FM (Austin)

KHYI - 95.3 FM (Dallas)

KOLI - 94.9 FM (Wichita Falls)

KPFT - 90.1 FM (Houston)

INTERNET RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR

 

Radio Free Texas (www.radiofreetexas.org)

Texas Music World (www.texasmusicworld.com) 

Toss M Music (www.tossmmusic.com)

LIVE BAND OF THE YEAR

 

Ben Morris & The Great American Boxcar Chorus

Hometown: College Station, TX

Genre:   Alt-country

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Highspeed Hayride

Hometown: Goliad, TX

Genre:   Alt-country

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Jerry Audley Band

Hometown: Anna, TX

Genre:  Country

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The Silverado Band

Hometown: Katy/Huntsville, TX

Genre:  Country

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Wade Hatton & Texas Hat Band

Hometown: Arlington, TX

Genre:  Country

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ALBUM OF THE YEAR

 

AUDLEY ENOUGH
Jerry Audley

Genre:  Country

 

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THE RAREST OF THE BREED
Mike Blakely

Genre:   Country

 

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LUCKY 13
John Evans

Genre:  Rockabilly, Swing, Rock

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HIGHSPEED HAYRIDE
Highspeed Hayride

Genre: Alt-country

 

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FREAK SHOW
Tres Womack

Genre:   Americana

 
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ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

 

Mike Blakely

Hometown: Bluffton, TX

Genre:  Country

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Wade Bowen

Hometown: Austin, TX

Genre:   Alt-country

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John Evans

Hometown: Houston, TX

Genre:   Rockabilly, Swing, Rock

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Kelly McGuire

Hometown: League City, TX

Genre:  Trop Rock

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Michael Martin Murphey

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Genre:  Country, Western
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