Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards
Thursday through Sunday, 2018
Musicians come from around the world to Jefferson, Texas!
Alamo Country Band – Mexico
Keith Pereira – New Zealand
Denise Carstens – South Africa – 2016 Triple award winner!
Laura Deniise – Mexico
Azurdee & The Blue River Band – South Africa
Sentiment Falls – Sweden – 2017 Entertainers of the Year!
Country Rio – Mexico – 2017 Producer’s Choice Award winners!
Max Tyler – Spain
HunTer – South Africa – 2017 Texas Sounds Female Artist of the Year
Vane en Yulie Ruth – Argentina
Chisum Cattle Co – Spain – 2017 Instrumentalists of the Year!
Pat & Bell – Germany
Luis Ochoa – Mexico
Groovecake Factory – Austria
Bound by Law – Denmark
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 2018 Texas Sounds will be held November 2, 3, and 4. We expect 20 acts from 15 nations. It is going to be a great event!
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