Monday, March 25, 2013


First off I want to thank those of you who kept me in the loop on twitter yesterday. And to my buddy Pauline Reese for stopping in and leaving a comment Friday evening. You're the best, lady!

So here's what you all have been waiting for:

Vocal Duo/ Group:
2-bit Palamino

Make Vocalist:
Mark Allan Atwood

Female Vocalist:
Ashlee Rose
Rising Star:
Parker Heights
Live Band of the Year:
Jason Helms Band

Musician of the Year:
Mark LaFon
Producer of the Year:
Jesse Sims
Broadcast Radio Station of the Year
Disc Jocky of the Year:
Roark Smith - KPFT- Houston

Song of the Year:
A Texan's Prayer - Robby White

Singer/ Songwriter of the Year:
Matt Harlan

Record of the Year:
Just Getting Started - Pauline Reese

Album of the Year:
Tired Eyes - The Washers

Cover of the Year:
Missing You - Smythe & Taylor
Entertainer of the Year:
Joe "King" Carrasco
Founders Awards presented throughout the evening included:
Historical Significance - Joe "King" Carrasco
Artist Excellence - Leyla Fences
Artist Excellence - Mike Amabile
Artist Excellence - The Bigsbys
My Texan - Gus Samuelson
Palmwood - Bruno Michel
Musical Event of the Year - Harestock 5
Lifetime Achievement - Wrecks Bell
Lifetime Achievement - Shake Russel

Whether you appeared in as a nominee, won in any particular category or just do what you do night in and night out... you are THE BEST IN TEXAS in this journalists opinion. 

Country Blessings for another Stellar year!

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