Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards


2017 Texas Sounds dates – November 2, 3, 4, & 5
Thursday through Sunday, 2017
Musicians come from around the world to Jefferson, Texas to support an entire community

Texas Sounds is produced by, and is the major fundraising event for, East Texas Performing Arts, a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Proceeds from the event, sponsorships, ticket sales, and merchandise/refreshment sales go directly to support ETPA.


Texas Sounds is held in Jefferson, Texas, a small town of only 1800 residents that depends entirely upon tourism as its one and only industry. Jefferson is known as the B&B Capitol of Texas, with over 30 B&Bs, 5 hotels, 2 RV parks, and 16 independently owned restaurants.


This event brings participants from around the world (15 nations in 2015) and audience members from across the nation to Jefferson. Income from this influx of people is an integral part of the economy that keeps Jefferson alive. Jefferson is the only surviving city in one of the poorest counties in Texas. The worldwide publicity that this event generates is a major boost to the entire county.


International musicians flock to Jefferson in the hopes of winning a Texas Sounds Award. A Texas Sounds award exerts a substantial positive influence on each musician’s career. Texas Sounds attracts the best country artists from every nation.


The fourth annual Texas Sounds will be held November 2, 3, 4, and 5. We expect 20 acts from at least 12 nations. It is going to be a great event!



Award Recipients, 2016, 2015, & 2014


Texas Sounds is produced by East Texas Performing Arts, Inc. a 501c3 nonprofit corporation.