Monday, April 22, 2013

The Canadian Juno Awards and Texas Regional Music Award Winners Announced

Canada’s 2013 Juno Awards Ceremony was held over the weekend. k.d. lang was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame and several country/Americana/roots bands took home trophies:

International Album of the Year – Mumford & Sons, Babel

Artist of the Year – Leonard Cohen

Country Album of the Year – Johnny Reid, Fire It Up

Aboriginal Album of the Year – Crystal Shawanda, Just Like You

Roots & Traditional Album of the Year: Solo – Rose Cousins, We Have Made a Spark

Roots & Traditional Album of the Year Group – Elliott Brood, Days Into Years

Blues Album of the Year – Steve Strongman,  A Natural Fact

About 1,000 miles south, Deryl Dodd and The Rankin Twins electrified the audience of Texas Music industry executives and fans yesterday at the third annual Texas Regional Radio Music Awards at the Arlington Music Hall.  The crowd was entertained by Cody Johnson, Bri Bagwell, JB & The Moonshine Band, Rosehill, Mark McKinney, Melissa Brooke, TJ Broscoff, Larry Joe Taylor and Dave Perez.  The awards recognized radio stations that play original Texas Music and artist’s achievements over the past year.  Music industry professionals and fans got to cast their ballots.  The winners are listed below.

2013 Texas Regional Music Award Winners

Entertainer Of The Year
Eli Young Band

Female Vocalist Of The Year
Bri Bagwell

Male Vocalist Of The Year
Stoney Larue

Duo/Group/Band Of The Year
Turnpike Troubadours

Single Of The Year
Gin Smoke And Lies – Turnpike Troubadours  (Wes Sharon)

Album Of The Year
Velvet – Stoney Larue  (Frank Liddell/Michael Mccarthy)

Song Of The Year
Even If It Breaks Your Heart – Eli Young Band (Will Hoge/Eric Parslay)

Music Video Of The Year
Raise Your Bottle – Aaron Watson (Benjamin Ranzinger/Zack Morris))

New Male Vocalists Of The Year
Josh Ward

New Female Vocalists Of The Year
Aubrey Lynn England

New Duo/Group/Band Of The Year
The Damn Quails

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