Monday, July 4, 2011

TMA Entertainer of the Year Nominees – 2011

Five days separate us from July 4th and the biggest night in Texas Music - the 9th Annual Texas Music Awards. We have 5 nominees - one for every day of the week. And may the best entertainer win! Thank you to Lucky and Jinelle Boyd at My Texas Music for providing the jpgs for my articles. You guys are the best and make my job so easy!

I’m kicking off the list of nominees this week with the very talented Tommy Alverson. Take a couple minutes to check out his website- Tommy Alverson . When I look at Tommy, I see your average good ole boy who just happens to be amazingly talented. Whether you catch him at the local café shootin’ the breeze with his buddies, or performing on stage, Tommy Alverson is everything he portrays.

This isn’t the first time he’s graced this category. He was nominated and won Entertainer of the Year in 2006. With nine albums to his credit, and all the experience that comes with them, he has earned the right to be a part of this category again. It’s songs like Texas Me, I Wish I Was Thirty Again and Anytime Anywhere from his most recent album – Live Again – that showcase his longevity in the business. Personally, I’ve developed an attachment to his 2007 album – Live at Poor David’s Pub. Whichever of the nine albums you purchase, you won’t be disappointed and bound to pick your favorites. Not only is he one heck of a musician and songwriter, he also produces and was nominated for Producer of the Year in 2008 for Randy Brown’s Hard Face to Face album.

When he’s not performing around the country and in Europe, you can find him at the Tommy Alverson’s Family Gathering. This year marks the 14th year of the event. It will be held at Loyd Park in Grand Prairie Texas and will showcase great talents such as Walt Wilkins, Mike Blakely, Steve Helms, Blacktop Gypsy and Susan Gibson just to name a few. Click HERE to learn more about the event and purchase your tickets for this 3-day Texas event.

Tommy, we wish you the best of luck on Saturday night.

Country Blessings!

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