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TEXAS COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES

FINALISTS FOR THE 2019 TEXAS COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS

22 Texas Country Music Awards To Be Presented September 22nd

At Billy Bob’s Texas in the Fort Worth Stockyards

FORT WORTH, TX (May 29, 2019) -- The Texas Country Music Association announced today the Top 5 Finalists in each of the 21 categories for the 2019 Texas Country Music Awards as a result of nominations that were made between April 1 and May 15, 2019.

Final Round Voting is between June 1 and July 15, 2019 on the TCMA website at www.texascountrymusic.org.  The winners will be announced at the 2019 Texas Country Music Awards which will take place on Sunday, September 22 in the Fort Wort Stockyards at Billy Bob’s Texas.  Many industry professionals and artists will be on hand to announce the winners and present the Awards to the recipients.

The 2019 Texas Country Music Awards is brought to you by the Hotel Drover in the Fort Worth Stockyards and Stockyards Heritage, and is presented by Texas Country Music Association.  Media sponsors for 2019 are 92.1 HANK-FM and 95.9 KFWR The Ranch.

The Awards ceremony will be hosted by TCMA Spokesperson and Texas Country Artist, Brandon Rhyder, who will also perform at the event.  Co-hosting the Awards ceremony is Jenn Ford, also a Texas Country Music Artist who co-hosted the 2017 and 2018 Awards with Rhyder.

Popular Texas Country artist Cory Morrow will headline the Awards program and will perform the finale.  There will be performances by not only Brandon Rhyder but also Curtis Grimes, Bri Bagwell, Randall King, Zane Williams, Holly Tucker and Andrew Sevener, along with others that will be announced as schedules are confirmed.

In addition to the 21 Awards presented at the 2019 Texas Country Music Awards, the Texas Country Music Association’s  prestigious “Trailblazer Award” will be presented to Mr. Gary P. Nunn for his long-standing career and the unprecedented success he’s obtained.  "TCMA is very excited and pleased to be presenting Mr. Nunn the 2019 Trailblazer Award as part of the Awards Ceremony," says Linda Wilson, President and Founder of the Texas Country Music Association. "He’s certainly ‘blazed the trail’ and been an inspiration for so many artists, and he deserves the honor and recognition.” She continues, “Texas is so blessed to have such spectacular talent.  There were literally thousands of nominees – each one gifted and unique -- and we are very honored to be able to work on ALL their behalf on an ongoing basis.  The Texas Country Music Awards and Texas Country Music Association are by far the largest and most influential and energizing Country Music Awards and Association in Texas, and our organization works daily on behalf of everyone in the industry through the many established, ongoing and future programs we’ve developed.  You won’t want to miss it!”

Tickets to the 2019 Texas Country Music Awards are now on sale at www.billybobstexas.com or through a link on www.texascountrymusic.org.

Red Carpet Interviews begin at 3:00pm the day of the Awards with Red Carpet host and TCMA Vice President Kris Young.  The doors open to the public at Billy Bob’s at 2:00pm, and at 4:00pm there will be an Awards Pre-Show showcasing just a few of the TCMA Member Artists and Musician Awards will be presented.   The official Awards Ceremony will begin at 6:00pm.  There will be an after-party right there at Billy Bob’s at the conclusion of the evening.

The 2019 Texas Country Music Awards will be covered by media from all over Texas and filmed for future broadcast on the Texas Country Network and it’s ROKU channel with over 27 million monthly subscribers, as well as other broadcast outlets. Several radio stations will also live broadcast the ceremony and highlight the festivities.

The finalists and their award categories are:

Entertainer Of The Year:

Curtis Grimes

Randall King

Cory Morrow

Holly Tucker

Zane Williams

Female Artist of the Year:

Bri Bagwell

Sarah Hobbs

Billie Jo

Kayla Ray

Holly Tucker

Male Artist of the Year:

Will Carter

Curtis Grimes

Randall King

Josh Weathers

Zane Williams

Country Band or Duo of the Year:

Darrin Morris Band

Eleven Hundred Springs

Saints Eleven

Shane Smith & The Saints

Shea Abshier & The Night Howlers

Americana / Other Artist of the Year

Jake Hooker & The Outsiders

Max Stalling

Powell Brothers

Shea Abshier & The Nighthowlers

Walt Wilkins

Emerging New Artist:

Alex Coba

David Adam Byrnes

Hayden Baker

Riley Redding

Tanner Sparks

Country Album Of The Year:

Country Music Won’t Let Me – Holly Tucker

In My Defense – Bri Bagwell

Gone – Chris Colston

Preacher Man – Darrin Morris

Randall King – Randall King

Country Single of the Year:

Country Music Won’t Let Me – Holly Tucker

Had A Thing – Curtis Grimes

Favorite Place To Be – Billie Jo

Mirror Mirror – Randall King

Top Of My Heart – Cory Morrow

Christian Country Artist of the Year:

Tommy Brandt

Curtis Grimes

Justin Todd Herod

Michael Knight

Crystal Yates

Christian Country Single Of The Year:

Battle Scars – Tiffany Watkins

Had A Thing – Curtis Grimes

Out of the Darkness – Cherilyn Johnston

Nobody Like My Lord – Heather Van Deren

Sermon on the Mount – Tommy Brandt

Young Artist (16 & Under):

Austin Michael

Macy Dot (Neal)

Maddie Rose (Reid)

Reese Norris

Riley Thompson

Terrestrial Radio Station of the Year:

95.9 KFWR FM The Ranch – Fort Worth

99.3 KOKE FM– Austin

100.3 KILT FM The Bull – Houston

103.7 KAXA FM The Buck - Kerrville

105.7 KYKX FM – Longview

Broadcast Personality Of The Year:

Ben Ryan – 95.9 KFWR FM The Ranch Fort Worth

Charlie O – 104.1 KKUS FM The Ranch Tyler

Eric Raines - 99.3 KOKE FM Austin

Jim Nash – Texas Red Hot Radio

Justin Frazell – 95.9 KFWR FM The Ranch Fort Worth

Internet Radio Station of the Year:

RealTexasRadio.com (Michael White, Owner)

TexasHomeGrownRadio.com (Jody Caudle, Owner)

TexasRedHotRadio.com (Jim Nash, Program Director)

TroubadourCountryRadio.com (Jim Alvarado, Owner)

MadeInTexasRadio.com (Keegan Lucas, Operations Director(

Live Music Venue of the Year:

Billy Bob’s Texas – Fort Worth

Gruene Hall – New Braunfels

Hondo’s – Kerrville

Love & War in Texas – Plano

Texas Music City – Lindale

Bassist of the Year:

Jackson Mauldin

Sean Rodriguez

Andy Rogers

Blake Watson

Cody Wood

Drummer of the Year:

Eddie Danger Barnot

Casey Korkmas

Gabriel Muniz

Zach Stover

Richard Wilson

Fiddler of the Year:

Milo Deering

Dale Morris, Jr.

Leah Sawyer

Heather Stalling

David Varnado

Guitarist of the Year:

John Carroll

Brendan Gilman

Jeff Grossman

Monty Montgomery

Tyler Smith

Keyboard/Pianist of the Year:

Travis Bishop

Vernon Emshoff

Little Jewford

Sam Jones

Scott Moody

Steel Guitarist of the Year:

Milo Deering

Samuel Fields

Bobby Texas Gardner

Bob Ogle

Chris Schlotzhauer

The TCMA Songwriter of the Year Finalists will be announced by July 1st.

To place your Votes for the 2019 Texas Country Music Awards beginning June 1, go to www.texascountrymusicassociation.org/2019vote.  Voters do not need to be a member of the Texas Country Music Association; however, TCMA Members’ votes are doubled. 

The Texas Country Music Association’s mission is to promote and enhance the Texas Country Music industry, its artists, musicians, songwriters, venues, media, businesses and those behind the scenes to make it all happen.  “We have already implemented many huge projects and have more big plans for the future that will certainly help the Texas Country Music industry, and all involved in it.” says Wilson, who also mentioned the early 2018 development of the “Texas Country Music Chart”, the only Texas based chart that uses the highest technology available to digitally monitor all qualifying public radio streams and accurately track Texas Country airplay of songs released by artists

More information about the TCMA, its purpose, plans, membership and goals as well as Sponsorships and Souvenir Program advertising opportunities available for the 2019 Texas Country Music Awards is available at www.texascountrymusic.org.

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NOTE TO MEDIA:  To apply for media credentials for the 2019 Texas Country Music Awards, go to www.texascountrymusicassociation.org/mediacredentials.  Note:  There are a limited number of media credentials available and TCMA Members are given first option.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Linda Wilson, President..

Texas Country Music Association

tcma@texascountrymusicassociation.org


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2019 Texas Country Music Awards Performers Announced

Texas Country Music Association’s Annual Awards Event to Be Held

In the Fort Worth Stockyards at Billy Bob’s Texas

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (May 20, 2019) – The Texas Country Music Association announced today that the 2019 Texas Country Music Awards which will be held in the world-famous Fort Worth Stockyards at the World’s largest Honky Tonk, Billy Bob’s Texas on Sunday, September 22, will include several top Texas Country Music performers.

Linda Wilson, Founder and President of TCMA says, “We’re very excited to announce the awesome lineup for this year’s Texas Country Music Awards!  Twenty-four awards will be presented at the 2019 Texas Country Music Awards.  The prestigious “Trailblazer Award” will be presented to Gary P. Nunn.  There will be performances by TCMA Spokesperson Brandon Rhyder along with Curtis Grimes, Bri Bagwell, Zane Williams, Randall King, Holly Tucker and Andrew Sevener who is currently in the top 4 season finale on The Voice.  More performers will be announced later.  I can’t express how excited we are about this year’s Awards ceremony that will be held in the Fort Worth Stockyards at Billy Bob’s.  We look forward to once again honoring the artists, musicians, songwriters, venues, media and others involved in the industry who are from and perform throughout State of Texas.”

The 2019 Texas Country Music Awards is once again brought to you by Hotel Drover in the Fort Worth Stockyards, an Autograph Collection Hotel opening on Mule Alley in the spring of 2020.  The 2019 Texas Country Music Awards media partners are 92.1 KTFW HankFM and 95.9 KFWR The Ranch.

The Awards ceremony will be hosted by TCMA Spokesperson and Texas Country Artist, Brandon Rhyder and co-hosted by Jenn Ford, a Texas Country Music Artist who co-hosted the 2017 and 2018 Texas Country Music Awards with Rhyder.

Tickets will go on sale for the 2019 Texas Country Music on May 27th and will be available through www.billybobstexas.com and through a link on www.texascountrymusic.org.

“This will be a full weekend of Texas Country Music in the Stockyards with the Awards as the finale on Sunday and an after-party right there at Billy Bob’s.  We can’t wait to be able to shine a light on the great music and those in the Texas Country Music industry.  It’s most definitely the biggest event for Texas Country and going to be a blast again this year.” says TCMA Executive Vice President Richard Wilson. 

The Stockyards will have several live music events, activities, meet and greets and mixers, as well as special appearances by Texas Country Music artists on “Texas Country Music Weekend” (September 20-22) and will include the Texas Country Music Showdown consisting of 10 bands.  More details and schedule of activities will be announced soon.

On Sunday September 22 at noon, the Stockyards Cowboy Church will hold its weekly service outdoors at the Stockyard Heritage stage, followed by a concert by Christian Country Artists Curtis Grimes and Justin Todd Herod.

On Awards show day (Sunday) the doors at Billy Bob’s will open to the public at 2:00pm with Red Carpet Interviews beginning at 3:00pm the day of the Awards with Red Carpet Host and TCMA Vice President Kristopher Young.  At 4:00pm there will be a Pre-Show Awards Ceremony hosted by Texas Country OnScene Host Erick Fayard honoring several award categories and featuring showcase artists.  The official 2019 Texas Country Music Awards Ceremony will begin at 6:00pm.

Award nomination ballots were released online April 1 and nominations closed May 15, 2019.  The TCMA Awards Committee is now determining the Finalists based on the scoring system of Fan, TCMA Member and Awards Committee member nominations.  Finalists will be announced and will go to Vote beginning June 1 and ending July 15.  The results of the final round voting will be announced at the 2019 Texas Country Music Awards ceremony on Sunday, September 22 at Billy Bob’s.

The Awards show production team include Executive Producer Chad Mauldin of Mauldin Studios who produced the 2017 and 2018 Texas Country Music Awards, along with Executive Director Chris Romain with Split Window Studios and Tyler Sloan with The Hustle Hustle Collective who will be filming and producing the event for future broadcast on the Texas Country Network, it’s ROKU channel and other outlets.  Several radio stations will also be on hand to live stream the event including Texas Country Music Radio with Program Director Monty Dawson.

The TCMA’s genres cover primarily Country and Christian Country Music.   “We have members not only from Texas but all over the United States and around the world.” says Linda Wilson. “We continually work to assist, promote and support the industry and its artists by creating opportunities, marketing and promotion of its members and the Texas Country Music industry as a whole.”

She goes on, “We don’t just organize and host an annual Awards show.  TCMA has many projects already in place and more on the horizon all to benefit the music, the artists and all of those behind the scenes that make it happen.”  Just a few of the projects TCMA already has in place are the TCMA Songwriter’s Contest, Texas Country Music Radio, Texas Country Music Chart, Texas Country Airplay Worldwide Chart, Texas Country OnScene TV show and Texas Country Music Showcase.    Projects that will launch very shortly are Texas Country Network, Texas Country Music Summit, Texas Country Showdown and Texas Airplay.

For more information about the Texas Country Music Association, it’s mission, goals and how to join, or to become a Sponsor of the 2019 Texas Country Music Awards or advertise in the event’s Souvenir Program, visit www.texascountrymusic.org.

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CONTACT:

Linda K. Wilson, President

Texas Country Music Association

tcma@texascountrymusicassociation.org

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2019 Texas Country Music Awards Location Announced

Texas Country Music Association’s Annual Awards Event to Be Held

In the Fort Worth Stockyards at Billy Bob’s Texas

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (March 25, 2019) – The Texas Country Music Association announced today that the 2019 Texas Country Music Awards will be held in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards at Billy Bob’s Texas on Sunday, September 22.  Linda Wilson, Founder and President of TCMA says, “I can’t express how excited we are about this year’s Awards ceremony that will be held in the Fort Worth Stockyards at Billy Bob’s.  We look forward to once again honoring the artists, musicians, songwriters, venues, media and others involved in the industry from throughout the State of Texas.”

Tickets will go on sale for the 2019 Texas Country Music Awards beginning mid to late May and will be available through www.billybobstexas.com and www.texascountrymusic.org.

The 2019 Texas Country Music Awards is once again brought to you by Hotel Drover at the Fort Worth Stockyards, an Autograph Collection Hotel opening on Mule Alley in the spring of 2020.

The Awards ceremony will be hosted by TCMA Spokesperson and Texas Country Artist, Brandon Rhyder, who will also perform at the event.  Co-hosting and also performing at the Awards is Jenn Ford, a Texas Country Music Artist who co-hosted the 2017 and 2018 Texas Country Music Awards with Rhyder.  Other performances and award presenters will be announced at a later date as schedules are confirmed.

The doors at Billy Bob’s will open at 2:00pm with Red Carpet Interviews beginning at 3:00pm the day of the Awards with Red Carpet Host Kris Young.  At 4:00pm there will be a Pre-Show Awards Ceremony hosted by Texas Country OnScene Host Erick Fayard honoring several award categories and featuring several showcase artists.  The official 2019 Texas Country Music Awards Ceremony will begin at 6:00pm.

“This will be a full weekend of Texas Country Music in the Stockyards with the Awards as the finale on Sunday and an after-party right there at Billy Bob’s.  We can’t wait to be able to shine a light on the great music and those in the Texas Country Music industry.  It’s definitely the biggest event for Texas Country and going to be a blast.” says TCMA Executive Vice President Richard Wilson.  There will be several events and special appearances by Texas Country Music artists on TCMA Awards weekend (September 20-22) throughout the Stockyards which will be announced later. 

Twenty-four awards will be presented at the 2019 Texas Country Music Awards.  Country music superstar Mark Chesnutt served as TCMA Spokesperson for 2016-2017 and received the first ever prestigious TCMA Trailblazer Award. The Trailblazer Award recipient for 2018 was the legendary Mr. Red Steagall, and the 2019 Trailblazer Awards recipient will be announced later.

Award nomination ballots will be released online beginning April 1 and ending May 15, 2019.  The TCMA Awards Committee will then determine the Finalists based on the scoring system of Fan, TCMA Member and Awards Committee member nominations.  Finalists will be announced and will go to vote beginning June 1 and ending July 15.  The results of the final round voting will be announced at the 2019 Texas Country Music Awards ceremony on Sunday, September 22.

The Awards show production team will include Producer Chad Mauldin of Mauldin Studios who produced the 2017 and 2018 Texas Country Music Awards, along with Executive Producer Chris Romain with Split Window Studios and Tyler Sloan with The Hustle Hustle Collective who will be filming and producing the event for broadcast at a later date.  Several broadcast and radio stations will also be on hand to live stream the event including Texas Country Music Radio.

The TCMA’s genres currently cover primarily Country Music and Christian Country Music.   “We have members not only from Texas but all over the United States and around the world.” says Linda Wilson. “We continually work to assist, promote and support the industry and its artists by creating opportunities, marketing and promotion of its members and the Texas Country Music industry as a whole.”

She goes on, “We don’t just organize and host an annual Awards show.  TCMA has many projects already in place and more on the horizon all to benefit the music, the artists and all of those behind the scenes to make it happen.”  Just a few of the projects TCMA already has in place are the TCMA Songwriter’s Contest, Texas Country Music Radio, Texas Country Music Chart, Texas Country Airplay Worldwide Chart, Texas Country OnScene TV show and Texas Country Music Showcase.    Projects in the works are Texas Country Network, Texas Country Music Summit, Texas Country Showdown and Texas Airplay.  The 2019 TCMA Songwriter contest is currently open for entries.  Songwriter winners are invited to perform their winning song during 2019 Texas Country Music Awards Pre-Show.

For more information about the Texas Country Music Association, it’s mission, goals and how to join, or to become a Sponsor of the 2019 Texas Country Music Awards, visit www.texascountrymusic.org.

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