NOMINEES for the Texas Country Music Association Award Show | 2018

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 vote and get tickets, and how to become a TCMA member below!

Over 20 categories of awards.  Nominees were chosen by you, the country music fans of Texas!

Below is a list of the 2018 Award Show Nominees and Categories!

 

Check back on October 15th, 2018 to see the award show winners!

ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

  • Bri Bagwell
  • Cameran Nelson
  • Chris Colston
  • Holly Tucker
  • Josh Ward

MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Chris Colston
  • Curtis Grimes
  • Darrin Morris
  • Josh Ward
  • Will Carter

FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR

  • Bri Bagwell
  • Holly Tucker
  • Sarah Hobbs
  • Sunny Sweeney
  • Vanessa Lynn Bird

BAND OF THE YEAR

  • Darrin Morris Band
  • Flatland Cavalry
  • Jody Booth Band
  • Shane Smith & The Saints
  • Uncle Lucius

DUO OF THE YEAR

  • Hannah & Hailee
  • Shotgun Rider
  • Texwestus
  • The Teccas
  • Treble Soul

CAJUN COUNTRY ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Ashton Dupre
  • Dustin Sonnier
  • Freddie Pate
  • John Thibodeaux
  • Kevin Anthony & G Town

EMERGING NEW ARTIST

  • Aliza Ford
  • Grace Tyler
  • Hayden Baker
  • John Hord
  • John Thibodeaux

YOUNG RISING STAR

  • Abigail Taylor
  • Hannah & Hailee
  • Jack Barksdale
  • Kadie Lynn
  • Macy Dot Neal

LIVE MUSIC VENUE OF THE YEAR

  • Love & War in Texas - Plano
  • Redneck Country Club - Stafford
  • Honky Tonk Texas - Silsbee
  • Dosey Doe - The Woodlands
  • Banita Creek Hall -  Nacogdoches

COUNTRY ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Album/Artist)

  • Vaquero - Aaron Watson
  • Palo Duro - Shotgun Rider
  • Don't Forget Where You Came From - Kyle Park
  • Gone - Chris Colston
  • Coffee Days & Whiskey Nights - Robynne Shane

COUNTRY SINGLE OF THE YEAR (Song/Artist)

  • Can I Buy You A Country Song - Steve Helms
  • Dance With The Devil - Nick Bakay
  • Drunk Enough - Robert Ray
  • Keep On Rollin' - Michael Gutierrez
  • Tuggin' On My Heart Strings - Randall King

CHRISTIAN COUNTRY ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • Curtis Grimes
  • Jackie Cox
  • John Randolph
  • Justin Todd Herod
  • Michael Knight

TERRESTRIAL RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR (Station/City)

  • 95.9 The Ranch - Fort Worth
  • 99.3 KOKE - Austin
  • 99.7 KSTAR - Conroe
  • 95.2 KHYI - Plano
  • 105.7 KYKX - Longview

INTERNET RADIO STATION OF THE YEAR

  • CoyoteCountryRadio.com
  • RealTexasRadio.com
  • TrueTexasRadio.com
  • Texas45Radio.com
  • TroubadourCountryRadio.com

CHRISTIAN COUNTRY SINGLE OF THE YEAR

  • Believe - Wild Fire
  • Born To Die - Curtis Grimes
  • Slow Time Down - John Randolph
  • Sometimes Good People Happen To Bad Things - Justin Todd Herod
  • You Can Have It All - Michael Knight

BROADCAST PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

  • Curtis McKinney & Brad Hennington - Cranked Up Country (Syndicated)
  • Eric Raines - 99.3 KOKE, Austin
  • Rickey Green - 100.5 KSCK, Sterling City
  • Brett Dillon - 95.3 KHYI The Range, Plano
  • Bruce Allen - Texas46Radio.com

GUITARIST OF THE YEAR

  • Brendan Gilman
  • Freddie Pate
  • Justin Todd Herod
  • Michael Olson
  • Tom Kindle

DRUMMER OF THE YEAR

  • Christian Dorn
  • Chad Polnick
  • Eddie Danger Barnot
  • Albert Gonzalez, Jr.
  • Brandon Lemond

BASSIST OF THE YEAR

  • Blake Watson
  • Cody Wood
  • Christopher Smith
  • Stormy Cooper
  • Dale Kirk

FIDDLER OF THE YEAR

  • David Varnado
  • Kevin Anthony
  • Lacie Carpenter
  • Mike Calley
  • Milo Deering

STEEL GUITARIST OF THE YEAR

  • Bobby Texas Gardner
  • Jim Hall
  • Laine Thibodeaux
  • Milo Deering
  • Billy McCoy

PIANO KEYBOARD PLAYER OF THE YEAR

  • Chris Bergeron
  • David Young
  • Marty Erwin
  • Chris Cockburn
  • Scott Moody

COUNTRY SONGWRITER OF THE  YEAR

Has been decided in the 2018 Songwriter Contest

CHRISTIAN COUNTRY SONGWRITER OF THE  YEAR

Has been decided in the 2018 Songwriter Contest

Check back on October 15th, 2018 to see the award show winners!

SHOW INFORMATION

Date:  Monday, October 15, 2018

Location:  Will Rogers Auditorium in Fort Worth, TX

Red Carpet Interviews:  3:00pm

Doors Open:  4:30pm

Awards Pre-Show:  5:00pm

Award Ceremony Begins:  7:00pm

 

TICKETS

Tickets on sale now for the 2018 Texas Country Music Awards!  Visit outhousetickets.com to purchase.

 

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.

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.

 

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.

More information about the Venue, Will Rogers Auditorium.

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