12th annual Texas Music AwardsTM
Recipient Information
Categories are in no particular order.

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...for most categories
a release is required in the previous year.  Other categories can have a release in the last 3 years. 
Since the majority of categories in this award process are about the music instead of popularity alone,
you may not recognize many names on this list.  This page was designed to help you learn
more about these artists by being able to hear the music and learn more about the artists for yourself.
Congratulations to ALL nominees and the award recipients.
 

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

 

Cameran Nelson
for vocal performance on
HAPPY TO BEER
(Cameran Nelson)

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DUO OF THE YEAR

 

Brennen Leigh
& Noel McKay

for vocal performances on
BEFORE THE WORLD WAS MADE
(Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay)

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FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

 

Brennen Leigh
for vocal performance on
BEFORE THE WORLD WAS MADE
(Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay)

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VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR

 

The Grievous Angels
for vocal performances on
THE GRIEVOUS ANGELS
(The Grievous Angels)

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RISING STAR AWARDS
(2 given in 2014)

 

Julia Beers

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Troy Cartwright

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MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

 
Mark Searcy
for musical performance on
HAZEPIPE
(Mark Searcy)
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PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

 
Luke Adair &
The Big Bills
for the album IN HERE ON THE OUTSIDE
(Luke Adair & The Big Bills)
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LIVE BAND OF THE YEAR

This category decided by public vote only.
Mark Allan Atwood
& Brimstone

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SONG OF THE YEAR

 

"Praying For Rain"
Jesse Brand, songwriter

off WHEN THE DUST SETTLES
(Jesse Brand)

SINGER / SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

 
Danny Everitt Click Here
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RECORD OF THE YEAR

 

"Whiskey & You"
Chapter 11

 

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

 
BEAUTIFUL
SIN

The Scott
Taylor Band
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BROADCAST RADIO STATION
OF THE YEAR

This award is determined by public vote only.
KPFT - 90.1 FM
HOUSTON, TX
 

DISC JOCKEY OF THE YEAR

This award is determined by public vote only.

Roark Smith
KPFT
Houston, TX

 

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

 
Aubrey Lynn
England
 

POPULAR COVER
AWARD

This award is determined by public vote.
"Funny How Time
Slips Away"

off BEAUTIFUL SIN
(The Scott Taylor Band)
(song made most popular by Willie Nelson)

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
AWARD
Freddie Steady Krc

CARL T. SPRAGUE AWARD

Emily Herring

ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE AWARDS

The Captain Legendary Band
Ben Morris
Leo Rondeau