7th annual Texas Music Awards
Award Recipients
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

 

Wade Bowen

Hometown: Austin, TX

Genre:  Alt-Country

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FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

 

Crystal Sands

Hometown: Frankston, TX

Genre:  Country

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VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR

 

Smythe and Taylor

Hometown: Houston, TX

Genre:  Folk, Country
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RISING STAR AWARD

 

Cody Riley

Hometown: Canton, TX

Genre:  Alt-Country

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MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

 

Rodney Pyeatt
Guitar on
EVERYTHING IN COLOR
Cody Riley

Hometown: Temple, TX

Genre:  Alt-country
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PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

 

     

Billy High
HIGHSPEED HAYRIDE (Highspeed Hayride)

Genre:  Alt-Country

 

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SONG OF THE YEAR

 

 

 

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

Genre:   Americana

 

     

SINGER / SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

 

Connie Mims

Hometown: The Woodlands, TX

Genre:  Folk

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RECORD OF THE YEAR

 

 

 

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Jerry Audley
“Lucky Me Lonely You”

Genre:  Country

     

DISC JOCKEY OF THE YEAR

 

Ryan Fox

99.5 The Wolf (Ft. Worth)

BROADCAST RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR

 

KHYI - 95.3 FM (Dallas)

INTERNET RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR

 

Radio Free Texas (www.radiofreetexas.org)

LIVE BAND OF THE YEAR

 

Ben Morris & The Great American Boxcar Chorus

Hometown: College Station, TX

Genre:   Alt-country

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ALBUM OF THE YEAR

 

     

HIGHSPEED HAYRIDE
Highspeed Hayride

Genre: Alt-country

 

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ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

 

Michael Martin Murphey

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Genre:  Country, Western
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FOUNDERS AWARDS

     
Artistic Excellence Lynn Stokes
TERRA NOCTURNE
     
Palmwood Awards J.B. Cloud
Dave Wheaton