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20 Jul 09 Texas Latin Music Awards to Get National Exposure

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The Texas Music Journal came across the following announcement concering national exposure for the Texas Latin Music Awards, good news for a very popular segment of Texas music!

KAKW Univision 62, Austin, announces that the 5th annual “Premios Texas” (Texas Latin Music Awards), a Latin music awards celebration showcasing some of the most recognized artists in the industry, will air nationally on Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network. The gala event will take place at the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for Performing Arts in Austin, Texas, and will broadcast nationally on Galavisión on Sunday, August 23rd at 8:00 pm ET/PT (7:00pm CT).

“Premios Texas” bestows awards annually to bands and artists from various Latin music genres including – Pop, Tropical, Regional Mexican, Rock and Urban – as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award given to a performer who, during their lifetime, has made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to Latin music.

Among the artists scheduled to perform this year are Olga Tañón, merengue artist and 19-time “Premio Lo Nuestro” winner, three-time Latin GRAMMY and two-time GRAMMY winner; Makano, Panamanian reggaeton artist who holds the number one spot on the Billboard Latin Charts; Bobby Pulido, platinum-selling Texas native and long time Tejano music favorite; K-Paz de La Sierra, top-selling duranguense band and fan favorite; Yahir, popular male vocalist and reality TV superstar from Mexico; and El Guero y su Banda Centenario, another chart-topper of the duranguense music genre; Reyli, Latin pop artist whose album has climbed the U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Tracks and gone double platinum in Mexico; and Vallejo, the Austin-based rock band will kick-off the show.

“We are extremely proud and honored to bring ‘Premios Texas’ to Latin music fans across the country through the Galavisión Network, reaching over 54 million U.S. homes,” says Luis Patino, vice president and general manager, KAKW Univision 62 and KTFO TeleFutura. This honor only amplifies the significance of Austin, Texas as the live music capital of the U.S.”

Now in its fifth year, “Premios Texas” continues to receive full support from music fans and entertainment industries in the United States and Latin America. Nominees, performers and presenters will convene in Austin for this event from several Latin American countries and various U.S. cities, making Austin, Texas the “Live Latin Music Capital of the World.”

The 2009 Premios Texas Nominees Include:

BEST TEJANO ARTIST
Bobby Pulido
David Lee Garza Los Musicales
Shelly Lares
Fama

BEST FEMALE VOCALIST
Olga Tañon
Paulina Rubio
Diana Reyes
Jenny Rivera

BEST TROPICAL ARTIST
Olga Tañon
Gilberto Santarosa
Juan Luis Guerra
Frank Reyes

REVOLUTIONARY ARTIST
Makano
Los Pikadientes
Tati
Playa Limbo

BEST HIP HOP/URBAN ARTIST
Makano
Eddie Lover
Tito El Bambino
Pitbull

BEST SPANISH ROCK/POP ARTIST
Yahir
Tommy Torres
Yuridia
Reyli

BEST AUSTIN BAND
Vallejo
La Clave de México
Foco Rojo
Los Bad Apples

BEST MALE VOCALIST
El Güero
Michael Salgado
José Guadalupe Esparza
Germàn Montero

BEST MEXICAN REGIONAL ARTIST
Los Rieleros del Norte
El Chapo
Palomo
Patrulla 81

ALBUM OF THE YEAR
K-Paz de la Sierra “Capaz de Todo Por Ti
Tommy Torres “Tarde o Temprano”
Yuridia “Entre Mariposas”
El Chapo de Sinaloa “La Historia”

PremiosTexas.com is the official website for “Premios Texas 2009,” providing users with the ability to vote for this year’s nominees as well as the ability to view pictures and videos from previous “Premios Texas” events.  After the show, the excitement continues as users can access video clips of must-see moments and artist interviews.  Images of this year’s winners will be posted following the televised broadcast.

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