2006 Texas Music Awards Recipients

MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR
The Musical Event of the Year award is a founders award that showcases one event that had a significant impact on the Texas music scene and obtained success in a quest for improving lives and communities.
The Lodge Recording Studio
Stephen C. and Sue Ann Meyer, producers
"A Texas Hill Country Christmas"
benefitting Candlelight Ranch
PALMWOOD AWARD
Jackie Bryant
MyTexan AWARDS
Grady Lee
Richard Bowden
MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Given to the Male Academy Member Artist appearing on a qualifying album who delivers the best vocal performance.  Criteria may include dynamics, emotional input, creative delivery, quality, and memorable performance.  This is a cross-genre award and can be awarded to a Member in any genre.
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Jimmy Kaiser Click here
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Given to the Female Academy Member Artist appearing on a qualifying album who delivers the best vocal performance.  Criteria may include dynamics, emotional input, creative delivery, quality, and memorable performance.  This is a cross-genre award and can be awarded to a Member in any genre.
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Barbara Malteze Click here
VOCAL DUO OR GROUP OF THE YEAR
Given to the Academy Member Artist appearing on a qualifying album as a duo or group who delivers the best vocal performance.  Criteria may include dynamics, emotional input, creative delivery, quality, and memorable performance.
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Dust Devils Click here
RISING STAR AWARD
Given to an Academy Member Artist who releases a debut album or EP released within the qualifying period and shows remarkable promise for future endeavors.  This is a cross-genre award and can be awarded to a Member in any genre.
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Clay DuBose Click here
MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Given to a musician appearing on a qualifying album who delivers an outstanding musical performance.  This is a cross-genre award and can be awarded to a musician in any genre.  This award may be given to any musician appearing on a Member's release, or to the Member, if the Member is the qualifying musician.
The nominees are:    
Big John Mills
Lead Guitar

"I'M GONE"
Jimmy Kaiser
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PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Given to the producer responsible for the qualifying album which delivers the highest sound quality.  Criteria include song flow, arrangement, enhancement, continuity, and listener enjoyment.  This is a cross-genre award and can be awarded in any genre.
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John Greenberg
POCKETFUL
Jeff Posey
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SONG OF THE YEAR
Given to the Academy Member Artist and songwriter(s) who write(s) the song appearing on a qualifying album which sets a great example for songwriters.  Criteria may include musical hook, lyrical hook, melody, and structure.  This award is given to the Member and the songwriter.  This is a cross-genre award and a song from any genre can win the award.
The nominees are:  

 

"Walk On"
from "GATHERING DUST"
The Dust Devils

Kevin Higgins, Songwriter
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SINGER / SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR
Given to the Academy Member Artist who delivers the best vocal, musical, and songwriting performance in the Singer/Songwriter genre.  Criteria include visibility, performance quality, and with respect to recorded music: lyrics, clarity of delivery, dynamics, emotional input, creative delivery, quality, production, and memorable performance.  This is a genre-specific award and must be awarded to a Member in a genre which typically features singer/songwriters in predominantly acoustic performances.
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Hayes Carll Click here
RECORD OF THE YEAR
Given to the Academy Member Artist who releases a song appearing on an album which has wide-reaching impact.  Criteria may include comparative items such as airplay of a minimum of 200 documented spins within the qualifying period, notoriety, and number of times covered, but must include fan base approval and listener appeal.  This is a cross-genre award and can be awarded to a recording in any genre and does not have to be released withing the qualifying period.
The nominees are:  

 

"It's About To Get Western"
from "RIDIN' FOR LOVE"
Mike Siler
Mike Blakely, Larry Nye, and Mike Siler, Songwriters
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DISC JOCKEY OF THE YEAR
Given to the Disc Jockey who plays a great variety of Texas music, supports local entertainment, attends Texas music events, is always willing to listen to a new artist, and doesn't buy into the stereotypes created by corporate decision-makers.  This award is decided by 100% public nomination and 100% public vote.
The nominees are:    
Justin Frazell 99.5 The Wolf
Dallas, TX
RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR
Given to the Radio Station (broadcast or Internet) playing a great variety of Texas music, supporting local entertainment, and attending Texas music events.  The station should be known for being willing to listen to a new artist, having programming dedicated to local and regional music, and for being accessible to the listening public.  This award is decided by 100% public nomination and 100% public vote.
www.RadioFreeTexas.org - Beaumont, TX Click Here
LIVE BAND OF THE YEAR
Given to the Academy Member Band who played a great number of shows during the qualifying period and who demonstrates the ability to deliver a quality live performance.  Criteria may include number of shows, connection with audience, sound quality, stage presence, and individual personality.  This is a cross-genre award.  This award is decided by 100% public nomination and 100% public vote.
Texas Renegade Band

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ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Given to the Academy Member Artist who releases a qualifying album which displays all the quality expected in the promotion of fine Texas music.  Criteria include packaging, sound, song quality, performance, delivery, listener appeal, production, and song selection.  This is a cross-genre award and can be awarded to an album in any genre.
The nominees are:  

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Gathering Dust
The Dust Devils
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ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Given to the Academy Member Artist who exemplifies the true spirit of Texas music.  Criteria include public presence, online presence, community involvement, listener approval, notoriety, airplay, career involvement, career advancement, and Texas pride.  This is a cross-genre award and can be awarded to a Member in any genre.
The nominees are:    
John Arthur Martinez Click Here
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