Texas’ most coveted Texas Music Awards is the pinnacle of Texas Musicians, Radio and special honors. Just to be nominated is an award in itself.
The10th annual Texas Music Awards were held on March 24th at the newly named Texas Music Barn located inside the Academy of Texas Music building in Linden, Texas.
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.
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
Who won? The honors list of the 2012 award recipients appears below:
- Producer of the Year: John Inmon for THE STATION (ShAnnie)
- Vocal Group of the Year: Brad Dunn & Ellis County (Austin, TX) RANCH CAT
- Vocal Duo of the Year: ShAnnie (Fredericksburg, TX) THE STATION
- Studio Musician of the Year: Brad Davis – multiple instruments on I’M FALLING (Lou Ann Petty)
- Band Musician of the Year: Coby Tate – guitar on THERE IS NO FUN IN FUNERAL (Ben Morris & The Great American Boxcar Chorus)
- Record of the Year: “All My Best Friends (Are Behind Bars)” – Justin Haigh (Austin, TX)
- Song of the Year: “Monahans” -Kevin Higgins, songwriter (Austin, TX) off PEOPLE LIKE ME (Justin Haigh)
- Female Vocalist of the Year: Pauline Reese (Austin, TX) JUST GETTING STARTED
- Male Vocalist of the Year: Dave Fenley (Fredericksburg, TX) A MINUTE TO BREATHE (Dave Fenley & The Good Deal)
- Album Of the Year: GOOD TO SEE YOU – Scotty Thurman & The Perfect Trouble Band (Whitesboro, TX)
- Entertainer of the Year: Pauline Reese (Austin, TX)
- Singer/Songwriter of the Year: Michael Hearne (Bushland, TX)
- Rising Star of the Year: Brad Boyer (Houston, TX)
- Live Band of the Year: Sammy Fox & The Intervention (Fort Worth, TX)
- Disc Jockey of the Year: Roark Smith – KPFT– Houston, TX
- Broadcast Radio Station of the Year: KHYI – 95.3 FM – Dallas, TX (The Range)
- Popular Cover of the Year: “Minnie The Moocher” off THE HIGH PRICE OF LOW LIVIN’ – Randy Brown (Fort Worth, TX) Wow a 1930’s jazz number reborn!
- Academy Award of Distinction ofthe Year: LEARNING AS I GO – Michael O’Neal (Paris, TX)
- Artistic Excellence Awards of the Year: GIRLS, GOOD & OTHERWISE – Jean Synodinos (Austin, TX)
- Artistic Excellence Awards of the Year: I’M FALLING (Lou Ann Petty) (Commerce, TX)
- Artistic Excellence Awards of the Year: BI-POLAR SIX STRING – Casey Hubble (Austin, TX)
- Historical Significance Award of the Year: BLUES FOR STEPHEN FOSTER – Jim Strickland (Austin, TX)
- Gone To Texas Award of the Year: Slim Bawb (Cedar Creek, TX via California)
- Lifetime Achievement Award of the Year: Joe “King” Carrasco
- Palmwood Award of Year: Dillon Steen
- MyTexan Awards of the Year: Mark Allan Atwood and Brian Kalinec
Payline Productions / Texas Music AwardsTM / Academy of Texas Music, Inc.
P.O. Box 148
Linden, Texas 75563
Contacts: Lucky Boyd – Jinelle Boyd – 1-866-49-TEXAS
If you would like to interview any of the recipients or TMA staff, send your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more on the nominees: http://www.rootsmusicreport.com/index.php?page=news&id=406