The 2nd Annual Texas Regional Radio Music Awards Performers Announced

Randy Rogers Band

The 2nd Annual Texas Regional Radio Music Awards are fast approaching!   Some of hottest acts from the Texas/Red Dirt scene will be performing live on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at the Arlington Music Hall.  The show will begin at 4:00 p.m. with awards being given out to artists and radio stations during the ceremony to honor their achievements over the past year. Tickets for the awards show are $10, $15 and $25 for preferred seating. They can be purchased online at www.ArlingtonMusicHall.com.  The show will be hosted by Texas Country Superstar, Deryl Dodd and Ali Dee, star of CMT’s popular reality show, “Texas Women.”

The Randy Roger’s Band is nominated for “Entertainer of the Year,” “Album of the Year,” and “Duo/Group/Band of the Year.”  Two members of the band, Randy Rogers and Brady Black will perform a special acoustic song for the crowd.  The Casey Donahew Band, who has 5 nominations, will perform, “Double Wide Dream,” from their highly acclaimed album.  Kylie Rae Harris and Zane Williams, who have become a popular duo on the Troubadour TX TV show, will perform “Pablo and Maria.”  There will be more announcements coming forth on additional artists and presenters appearing on the show.
     
The 2nd Annual Texas Regional Radio Music Association Seminar will precede the awards on Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Cooper’s Barbecue in Fort Worth, TX.  The seminar will last from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration is $35.00 for the seminar and TRRM Awards. Seminar tickets only are $25.00. Radio and industry professionals can register at www.trrma.net/seminar. On Saturday evening, the Thirsty Armadillo will host a showcase of new Texas/Red Dirt artists from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight for attendees.  The seminar is geared toward Texas Regional Chart Radio Reporters and music industry professionals that want to learn about the Texas/Red Dirt format.

*A complete list of final nominees are listed below.

ABOUT TEXAS REGIONAL RADIO & MUSIC ASSOCIATION

The Texas Regional Radio & Music Association was developed by the Texas Regional Radio Group for professionals that work in the Texas Music Industry.  The association will be the avenue by which nominations and voting for the TRRMA shall be interpreted and decided.  Members in good standing can nominate and vote on ballots during the specified time periods in the different award categories.  The backbone of the Texas Regional Radio and Music Association is our membership and their support to develop the Texas Music Industry.  Applications are available at www.trrma.net and are subject to final approval of the Association’s Board of Directors.
FINAL NOMINEE LIST

Entertainer of the Year

Wade Bowen
Casey Donahew Band
Kevin Fowler
Randy Rogers Band
Eli Young Band

Male Vocalist of the Year
Wade Bowen
Hayes Carll
Kevin Fowler
Stoney LaRue
Aaron Watson

Female Vocalist of the Year
Bri Bagwell
Charla Corn
Kristen Kelly
Rachel Stacy
Sunny Sweeney

Duo/Group/Band of the Year
Josh Abbott Band
Casey Donahew Band
Randy Rogers Band
Turnpike Troubadours
Eli Young Band

Single of the Year
“Crazy Girl” – Eli Young Band
“Double Wide Dream” – Casey Donahew Band
“Kissed You In The Rain” – Matt Kimbrow
“She’s Cold As That Beer She’s Drinking” – Jamie Richards
“Velvet” – Stoney LaRue

Album of the Year
“Burning the Day” – Randy Rogers Band
“Double Wide Dream” – Casey Donahew Band
“Good Luck & True Love” – Reckless Kelly
“This Is Indian Land” Cody Canada & the Departed
“Velvet” – Stoney LaRue

Song of the Year
“Crazy Girl” – Eli Young Band
“Hell Yeah, I Like Beer” – Kevin Fowler
“Lord, I hope This Day Is Good” – Brandon Rhyder
“Texas Kind of Way” – Cody Johnson
“Velvet” – Stoney LaRue

Music Video of the Year
“Ballad of a Southern Man” – Whiskey Myers
“Crazy Girl” – Eli Young Band
“Hell Yeah, I Like Beer” – Kevin Fowler
“Oh, Tonight” – Josh Abbott Band
“Whiskey Days” – JB and the Moonshine Band

New Male Vocalist of the Year
Chance Cody
William Clark Green
Phil Hamilton
Matt Kimbrow
Bo Phillips
Zane Williams

New Female Vocalist of the Year
Ali Dee
Sheila Marshall
Kat Moore
Danielle Reed
Heather Roberts

New Duo/Group/Band of the Year
Blacktop Gypsy
Scotty Thurman & the Perfect Trouble Band
Six Market Blvd
The Damn Quails
The Rankin Twins

Record Label of the Year
Almost Country Records
Average Joe’s
BGM Records
Smith Music Group
Winding Road Music

Event of the Year
Curing Cancer Music Fest – Ballinger, TX
Larry Joe Taylor’s Texas Music Festival
The Music Fest – Steamboat 2011
Ranch Bash 2011 (Fort Worth)
Tommy Alverson’s Family Gathering

Radio Station of the Year – Super Market
KFWR – 95.9 The Ranch – Fort Worth
KHYI – 95.3 The Range – Dallas
KPLX 99.5 The Wolf – Dallas
KVET 98.1 – Austin

Radio Station of the Year – Large Market
KBCY 99.7 – Abilene
KJDL 105.3 The Red Dirt Rebel – Lubbock
KKCN 103.1 Kickin’ Country – San Angelo
KNUE  101.5 – Tyler
WACO 99.9 – Waco

Radio Station of the Year – Medium Market
KBEST 95.7 – Big Spring
KGFY 95.7 Cowboy Country – Stillwater, OK
KKAJ 95.7 – Ardmore, OK
KRVF 106.9 The Ranch – Corsicana
KSTV 93.1 The Mighty 93 – Stephenville

Radio Station of the Year – Small Market
KFLP 106.1 FLIP FM – Floydada
KITX 95.5 FM – Hugo, OK
KNAF 105.7/KEEP 101.3 – Fredericksburg
KSNY 1450/101.5 – Snyder
KXOX 96.7 – Sweetwater

Radio Station of the Year – Out of Region
KKOW – Pittsburg, KS
KOTE – Eureka, KS
KVOM – Morrilton, AR
WDMS – Greenville, MS

Internet Radio Station of the Year
BigStar97.com
Radio Free Texas
TexasMusicRadioShow.biz
TexasMusicWorldRadioShow.com
The Texas Drive

Syndicated Radio Station of the Year
Big Texas Countdown
Texas Countdown with Chuck Taylor
Texas Country CD Review
Texas Music Radio Show – Gary & Greybeard (TXMRS.com)
Texas Red Dirt Radio – Justin Frazell (TXRDR.com)

On-Air Personality of the Year – Super Market
Charla Corn – KFWR 95.9 The Ranch – Fort Worth
Brett Dillon – KHYI 95.3 The Range – Dallas
Adam Drake – KFWR 95.9 The Ranch – Fort Worth
Justin Frazell – KFWR 95.9 The Ranch – Fort Worth
RJ Scott – KPLX 99.5 The Wolf – Front Porch Show

On-Air Personality of the Year – Large Market
JB Cloud – KBCY 99.7 – Abilene
Buddy Logan – KNUE 101.5 – Tyler
Kelley Peterson – KHKX 99.1 – Midland
Ben Ryan – KKCN 103.1 – San Angelo
Neely Yates – KJDL 105.3 – Lubbock

On-Air Personality of the Year – Medium Market
Mike Crow (The Crowman) – KRVF 106.9 – Corsicana
Brad Heitman – KSTV 93.1 – Stephenville
Zac Grantham – KKAJ 95.7 – Ardmore, OK
Jim Nash & Carey Dean – 106.9 The Ranch – Corsicana
Trailboss Troy & Tumbleweed Toni – KTEX 106 – Brenham
Big Jim Russell – 95.3/1460 KCLE – Cleburne

On-Air Personality of the Year – Small Market
Richard Ferguson – KXOX 96.7 – Sweetwater
Will Payne & Barry Diamond – KITX 95.5 – Hugo, OK
JD Rose – KNAF 105.7/KEEP 101.3 – Fredericksburg
Jeri Smith – KRUN 1400 – Ballinger
Suzi-Q (formerly KSNY AM & FM) – Snyder

On-Air Personality of the Year – Out of Region
Josh Douglas – KKOW 96.9 The KOW – Pittsburg, KS
Steve Neimeyer – KOTE 98.5 – Eureka, KS
DK Pierce – WDMS 100.7 – Greenville, MS
Ashton Taylor – KVOM 101.7 – Morrilton, AR