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Inaugural LoneStarMusic Awards

NEW BRAUNFELS, TX (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — On March 29th at 7 pm at Gruene Hall, Lone Star Music will announce the winners and hand out the hardware for the first time ever as they kick off a new annual awards show focused on recognizing the excellent music put out by the artists of the Texas and Red Dirt Music scene. Sponsored by Ziegenbock and Radio Free Texas, these awards are presented in conjunction with the ten year anniversary of and the 5 year anniversary for the Lone Star Music store in Gruene, located just a block from Gruene Hall.

The ceremony will include spotlight performances from Randy Rogers & Brady Black, Brandon Jenkins, Rodney Parker, The Tejas Brothers and a closing set by Wade Bowen. The ceremony admission is free.

Nominees were selected by 35 panelists from the industry and voting will be strictly limited and tracked thru the use of official hard ballots and electronic tracking methods for on linevoting.

Nominee List:

Best Album

Band of Heathens – Band of Heathens

Hayes Carll – Trouble In Mind

James McMurtry – Just Us Kids

Randy Rogers Band – Randy Rogers Band

Wade Bowen – If We Ever Make It Home

Best Song

Adam Carroll – "Oklahoma Gypsy Shuffler"

Adam Carroll – songwriter

Cory Morrow – "He Carries Me"

Cory Morrow, Walt Wilkins, Liz Rose – songwriters

Jason Boland – "Comal County Blue"

Jason Boland – songwriter

Randy Rogers Band – "In My Arms Instead"

Randy Rogers & Sean McConnell – songwriters

Wade Bowen – "You Had Me At My Best"

Wade Bowen & Jedd Hughes – songwriters

Best Live Act

Alejandro Escovedo

Cross Canadian Ragweed

Randy Rogers Band

Reckless Kelly

Ryan Bingham

Best Vocal Performance – Album

Band of Heathens – Band of Heathens

Guy Forsyth – Calico Girl

Mike McClure – did7

Randy Rogers Band – Randy Rogers Band

Wade Bowen – If We Ever Make It Home

Emerging Artist

Band of Heathens

Justin Townes Earle

Mando Saenz

Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward

Tejas Brothers

Best Songwriter

Brandon Jenkins

Chris Knight

Hayes Carll

James McMurtry

Randy Rogers

Best Musician

Brady Black (fiddle) – Randy Rogers Band

Cody Braun (fiddle, mandolin) – Reckless Kelly

Gary Wooten (guitar) – Wade Bowen

Roger Ray (steel guitar) – Jason Boland & the Stragglers

Travis Linville (guitar) – Hayes Carll

Best Album Artwork

Eleven Hundred Springs – Country Jam

Leslie Smith – Art Design

Cory Morrow – Vagrants & Kings

Shauna & Sarah Dodds – Art Design

Derailers – Guaranteed to Satisfy

John Powell – Art Design

Randy Rogers Band – Randy Rogers Band

Betsy Baird – Art Design

Reckless Kelly – Bulletproof

Nate Van Dyke – Art Design

–by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers