With the Texas Music Awards only about six weeks away, I thought I'd take the time to introduce you to ALL of the nominees this year. In the past I've focused on special categories and the Entertainer of the Year.
This week we're going to get to know the five nominees for Male Vocalist of the Year. Each bring their own style to Texas music.
Brant Lee Croucher is a talented songwriter as well as vocalist. Whether you sit at a table in the local bar or pop the CD into the player of your rig, his voice creates a yearning for things lost and those yet to be found. Unlike many of the other nominees we'll discuss over the coming weeks, Brant is not up for any other award this year. If his debut album, Old Denton Road, is any indication of what's to come then this is only a prelude of what we can expect on this journey.
Like a lot of entertainers, Brant thought Nashville was the place to take his music. In my estimation he did two things right in that portion of his career. He learned from the experience and came back home to Texas. Personally, I feel that is the best move he could have made. It's okay to explore what's out there, but in this case the nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year proves, 'you can go home again'.