The Texas Music AwardsTM were held on March 24th at the newly named Texas Music Barn located inside the Academy of Texas Music building in Linden, Texas.The nominees and the winners are the finest in Texas Music. Just to be nominated for this prestigious Texas Music award show is an honor in itself, but winning creates many reactions you don’t often expect.
So before we get to the other winners, let us learn from two of the 10th annual Texas Music Association Awards ceremonies.
There are three ways to accept awards:
- Gracefully glide in as did the lovely Pauline Reese when she earned her second Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year award. Pauline Reese’s Entertainer of the Year award writes a new chapter of history, as she is the first female to ever receive this honor twice. Reese collected two awards this year, and she also received Album of the Year award in 2007 and was crowned Entertainer of the Year in 2010.
- Run confidently down the aisle and up the stairs – short pause and shocked look is optional.
- Joe “King” Carrasco’s way of receiving his well-deserved crown of the Lifetime Achievement Award was the most exciting way yet…
After receiving the 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award, pop icon and Tex-Mex music legend, Joe “King” Carrasco took the stage with an impromptu band consisting of the show’s director, Lucky Boyd on bass guitar, and Live Band of the Year recipient, Sammy Fox on drums. Carrasco put on an outstanding show with his exciting guitar playing and his famous antics, which included jumping off the front of the stage and running up and down the aisles while playing guitar.
Carrasco also climbed into the crowd, walking the tops of the old church pews still being used as seating inside the Texas Music Barn, and finished the show with a stunning jump from the top of the venue’s elevated drum riser, which is reported to be the tallest drum riser in Texas. I wouldn’t expect any thing less from one of my favorite artists through all music trends in my life.
Carrasco will be enshrined with an exhibit commemorating his musical achievements and his success with his band, The Crowns, in the music museum which will be housed in a portion of the Academy building at 301 E. Houston in Linden.
About the 10th annual Texas Music Awards:
“It was a huge undertaking on a shoestring budget (the Academy of Texas Music, Inc. is a non-profit public charity) but we truly wanted the nominees to always remember this day – their day – and celebrate with their friends, fans and peers!” says Academy executive director Jinelle Boyd.
To celebrate a decade of recognizing Texas talent, the co-founders of the Texas Music Awards and the retail outlet MyTexasMusic.com Jinelle & Lucky Boyd bestowed a record 27 awards and presented over 30 nominated acts on 4 stages in 2 cities.
Jinelle Boyd, one of the producers of the show, remarked on its success, “Our outstanding volunteers once again made this a wonderful show. Aside from a few gremlins in the technical area, all the performances went according to plan and the fans had a great time. It was also good to see a few hundred people in Linden that had never been here before. Several of them told us they fell in love with Linden and can’t wait to come back.”
The Academy of Texas Music, Inc. is a non-profit organization and the Texas Music Barn is the venue located inside the Academy’s building at 301 E. Houston Street in Linden. The Academy welcomes donations of any size, and encourages patrons to join the Music Friends program at the Academy website, www.academyoftexasmusic.org. For more information on the awards, visit www.texasmusicawards.org.
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P.O. Box 148
Linden, Texas 75563
Contacts: Lucky Boyd – Jinelle Boyd – 1-866-49-TEXAS
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Next up: The Winners of the Texas Music AwardsTM