Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards
Thursday through Sunday, 2017
This event brings participants from around the world 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, a small town of only 1800 residents that depends largely upon tourism as its primary industry. The worldwide publicity that this event generates is a major boost to the future of tourism in Jefferson.
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.
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.
The 2017 Texas Sounds will be held November 2, 3, 4, and 5. We expect 20 acts from 15 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.