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01 Apr 13 Texas Music Pros Honored During Awards

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LINDEN, TX – Austin and Mexico-based performer Joe ‘King’ Carrasco was named Entertainer of the Year and received the Historical Significance Award at the 11th annual Texas Music AwardsTM on March 23rd at the Texas Music Barn located essay writing inside the Academy of Texas Music building in Linden. To celebrate a decade of recognizing Texas talent, the co-founders of the Texas Music Awards and the retail outlet Jinelle & Lucky Boyd bestowed 24 awards and presented over 24 nominated acts on 5 stages in 2 cities. “It was a huge undertaking on a shoestring budget (the Academy essay of Texas Music, Inc. is a non-profit public charity) but we truly wanted the nominees to always remember this day – their day – and celebrate with their friends, fans and peers!” says Academy executive director Jinelle Boyd. Carrasco’s Entertainer of the Year award was voted by his peers and those who have received Texas Music Awards in the past. His highly respected career as a pop icon has spanned several decades and he has phone mobile spy been instrumental in the careers of so many with his influence. Carrasco also received the Lifetime Achievement award in 2012. Lifetime Achievement awards were presented to Texas music legends Shake Russell and Wrecks Bell. Russell has been a long-time sought after songwriter, having success songs recorded by stars such as B.W. Stevenson, Clint Black, Ricky Skaggs, and Waylon Jennings. Jinelle Boyd, one of the producers of the show, remarked on its success, “Our outstanding volunteers once again made this a wonderful show. Aside from a few gremlins in the technical area, all the performances went according to plan and the fans had a great time. It was also good to see a few hundred people in Linden that had never been here before. Several of them told us they fell in love with Linden and can’t wait to come back.” The Academy of Texas Music, Inc. is a non-profit organization and the Texas Music Barn is the venue located inside the Academy’s building at 301 E. Houston Street in Linden. The Academy welcomes donations of any size, and encourages patrons to join the Music Friends program at the Academy website, For more information on the awards, visit A list of the 2013 award recipients appears below: Producer Jesse Sims for SMALL TOWN OUTLAW (Robby White and The Tejas Gringos) Vocal Group 2-Bit Palomino for RIDES AGAIN (2-Bit Palomino) (Houston, TX) Musician Mark LaFon – phone spy guitar on SMALL TOWN OUTLAW (Robby White and The Tejas Gringos) Record “Just Gettin’ Started” – Pauline Reese (Austin, TX) Song “A Texan’s Prayer” – Robby White, songwriter Female Vocalist Ashlee Rose for SONGS IN A SUITCASE (Ashlee Rose) Male Vocalist Mark Allan Atwood (Burnet, TX) for BURNED AT THE CROSSROADS (Mark Allan Atwood and Brimistone) Album TIRED EYES – The Washers Entertainer Joe ‘King’ Carraso (Austin, TX and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico) Singer/Songwriter Matt Harlan (Houston, TX) Rising Star Parker Heights (North Zulch, TX) Live Band The Jason Helms Band (Hope, AR) Disc Jockey Roark Smith – KPFT – Houston, TX Broadcast Radio Station KPFT – 90.1 FM – Houston, TX Popular Cover “Missing You” off THESE ROSITA HILLS – Smythe and Taylor (Houston, TX) Artistic Excellence Awards ITTY BITTY TWANG TWANT – Leyla Fences OPEN YOUR EYES – Mike Amabile TRUE STORY – The Bigsbys Historical Significance Award QUE WOW – Joe ‘King’ Carraso (Austin, TX and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico) Lifetime Achievement Award Shake Russell (Austin, TX) Wrecks Bell (Galveston, TX) Palmwood Award Bruno Michel MyTexan Awards Gus Samuelson Musical Event of the Year Harestock 5 – The Great American Boxcar Festival (presented to Ben Morris and the Great American Boxcar Chorus)

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