2018 Texas Country Music Awards

Everything you need to know about the 2018 Texas Country Music Awards.  Nominations, deadlines, performers, tickets and more.

The 2018 Awards will be at the Will Rogers Auditorium in Fort Worth.  Hosts will include Brandon Rhyder and Jenn Ford who will also perform along with many other great Texas Musicians.  Learn how to get your tickets and how to become a TCMA member!

This year's Awards will be professionally filmed, edited and live streamed.  The Awards show will be filmed by The Country Network and produced for broadcast to about 15 million households across the United States.  Several broadcast and internet radio stations will record and live stream the event.


5 Quick Nomination & Voting Facts:

1. Nominations begin May 1 and end June 22.  (Click to submit  your nominee)

2. There are 24 categories.

3. The Top 10 Nominees in each category (see categories below) will go to the Final Voting Round.

4. Voting goes live July 1 and ends August 5.

5. Anyone (even non-TCMA Members) can nominate and vote!  Remember, TCMA Members submissions are Doubled, so join TCMA today.

The Awards

Twenty-four (24) awards will be presented at the 2018 Texas Country Music Awards.
Categories listed below:

Entertainer of the Year  
Male Vocalist of the Year  
Female Vocalist of the Year
Vocal Group of the Year
Duo of the Year
Cajun Country Artist of the Year

Young Rising Star (16U)
Emerging New Artist (any age)
Country Album of the Year 
Country Single of the Year 
Radio Station of the Year
Radio Personality of the Year

Internet Radio Station of the Year 
Live Music Venue of the Year
Christian Country Artist of the Year
Christian Country Single of the Year 

Bassist of the Year
Fiddler of the Year

Guitarist of the Year 
Steel Guitarist of the Year
Piano Keyboardist of the Year 
Drummer of the Year

Country Songwriter of the Year 
Christian Songwriter of the Year  

[Take a look at the 2017 award show finalist and winners here]


Hosts & Performers

Brandon Rhyder will host again!

Co-hosting the Awards along with Rhyder is well known East Texas area entertainer Jenn Ford. Live performances and awards presenters from at least four decades of Country music artists will include not only Brandon Rhyder and Jenn Ford, but also Curtis Grimes, Brian Black, Doug Supernaw, Red Steagall, Holly Tucker, Bri Bagwell, Cody Wayne and Christian Country Artist Del Way.

Several more performers and Award presenters will be announced later as their schedules are confirmed.



The Venue

Established in Fort Worth, Texas in 1936, the Will Rogers Memorial Center now attracts in excess of 2 million visitors each year to the Cultural District. This 120-acre facility plays host to an extensive variety of cultural, corporate, educational and sporting events including many international-level equestrian and livestock shows.




Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorships are open for the 2018 Texas Country Music Awards, so if you would like to participate,
follow this link: 2018 TCMA Sponsorship Ops

Use coupon "FAN" to recieve 25% off your membership!  (Members get advance notice of everything and discounted tickets to the Awards Show and other TCMA events.)
Take a look at all the great benefits of being a member here.




Tickets will go on sale for the 2018 Texas Country Music Awards beginning mid to late June and will be handled by outhousetickets.com. Keep checking back for information on the release of 2018 Texas Country Music Award Show tickets.

Make plans to attend the 2018 Texas Country Music Awards on Monday, October 15 at the Will Rogers Auditorium in Fort Worth.  Be sure to make room reservations early if you are traveling in. Get there early the day of the Awards, because Red Carpet interviews will begin no later than 3:00pm.

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