Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards
Thursday through Sunday, 2018
I am so very happy to announce the 2017 Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards winners!
2017 Rising Star of the Year = Mikol Frachey, Italy
2017 People’s Choice = Axel O & Co. – Iceland
2017 Texas Heritage Award = LOVEFLOWERS, Sweden
2017 Personality of the Year = Che Orton Music, New Zealand
2017 Original Song of the Year = Sentiment Falls, Sweden
2017 Instrumentalist of the Year = Chisum Cattle Co., Spain
2017 Producers Choice = Country Rio, Mexico
2017 Duo of the Year = Dusty & Stones, Swaziland
2017 Female Artist of the Year = HunTer Leite, South Africa
2017 Male Artist of the Year = Rúnar eff, Iceland
2017 Band of the Year = Rúnar eff, Iceland
2017 Entertainers of the Year = Sentiment Falls (Andrea Bond & Ronnie Wilde), Sweden
I thank each and every performer who graced our 2017 stage. You are the soul of Country Music. You are the heart of Texas Sounds. You are each dear to us, to me, and to the producers of Texas Sounds, East Texas Performing Arts, Inc.
Thank you! We love you. We love your music.
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.