Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards
2023 Texas Sounds
Competitive Performances, Thursday thru Saturday
October 19, 20, 21
Awards Ceremonies, Sunday, October, 22
Watch this page as we announce each confirmation for our 2023 Lineup. Additions and changes happen often! Stop back by soon!
Ingvar Olsen, Norway
Ingvar’s vocals fall someplace between Elvis and Buddy Holly, soaring and pure. His stage presence is relaxed, intimate, almost conversational. Winner of The Voice, Norway in 2014 and Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2022 Texas Sounds Internaitonal Country Musiic Awards.
No More Roses (original – Sony Records)
Blue Darlin’ (cover)
Cheater’s Town (cover)
Pamela Rooney, Quebec, Canada
Returning after winning two major Texas Sounds awards in 2022. Her originals have charted and reached #1 in Canada, Ireland, and the UK. Her great voice is matched by songwriting and performance talent, and couples with her huge personality. Pamela is a joy to see and hear in person!
Storms Never Last (cover)
Speed of the Sound of Loneliness (cover)
Behind His Golden Doors (original)
Joe Fields, Catalonia, Spain
Joe Fields (Josep Ponsà) has the rare talent that enables him to stand on stage and just sing. He is reminicent of George Strait or George Jones, no energetic gyrations, no dancing around, just singing. His voice is compelling, soulful, and entertaining. His classic presentation is enhanced by a real gift for songwriting. Lyrics carry the audience and leave them wanting more.
Get Over Me (original)
I Don’t Wanna Write Another Sad Song (original)
Sophie Hanson, Sweden
Sophie has it all, the voice, the look, personality, and outstanding singing/songwriting/performing talents. She and partner Richard Alex captivated our 2022 audience, and they are returning for 2023!
When You Believe (cover)
Pour Me Up a Drink (original)
Daniel Borge, Norway
A new, fresh sound! Masculine and emotive vocals reveal Daniel’s personaility. His physical presence on stage brings energy to the room.
Room 208 (original)
Three Sheets to the Wind (original)
Backseat Backroad (original)
Suzi Kory, Canada
Suzi delivers ballads in her sweet voice and her rockin’ country gets down. Her original songs exude energy. Her on-stage performance is dynamic, syberitic, and engaging.
A Better Man (original)
Gareth James, South Africa
Life creates ups and downs, and creates detours and sometimes leaves scars on all our lives. James Gareth finds a way to express life’s inherant tension between happiness and defeat in the songs that he writes and sings.
C’est La Vie (original)
500 Miles (cover)
Caitlin Mae, South Wales, UK
Having built a huge reputation, and cutting a number 1 premiere EP and at least one number one song, in the UK, Caitlin has played major evnets in the U.S. and is making the big move to live in Nashville. By the time Texas Soundscomes round, she will be a Nashville resident and well experienced in the whirlwind of the music industry.
Li’l Black Dress (original)
The Dream (original)
Take My Demons (original)
Rodrigo Haddad, Brazil
The title of Rodrigo’s latest album says virtually all that needs saying, “25 Years of Pure Country.” He has the influence and atmosphere of great artists such as Alan Jackson, George Strait, Johnny Cash, Dale Watson, Dwight Yoakam and Jim Lauderdale. Peruse his YouTube channel to enjoy the wealth of music he offers.
I’ve Got a Quarter in My Pocket (cover)
Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old) (cover)
Nacho Cejas, Uruguay
With an impressive vocal range and control, his music spans a wide range of styles and genres. In addition to being the first Uruguayan to perform and compete at Texas Sounds, he is the first Uruguayan Artist to be invited to be a member of the AMCA (Association of Country Music Argentina) and the Americana Hall of Fame based in Barcelona, Spain.
Long Haired Country Boy (cover)
I Can’t Listen to Waylon (orginal)
The Only Thing That Looks Good to Me (original)
Gary Quinn, Ireland
An 8 time British Country Music Association Awards winner, most recently ‘2022 Male Vocalist of the Year’ for a third year in a row, ‘UK Songwriter of the Year’ and consecutive ‘Song of the Year’ honours, Northern Irishman Gary Quinn is one of UK Country music’s best.
He Don’t Show Her Anymore (original)
Live Each Day (original)
He’s My Dad (original)
This band from Manchester, UK, pushes the Country genre into the future. Surpassing the many complaints about the “new” Nashville sound, they take us to an entirely new level. Their harmonies soften their presentation, while their storytelling lyrics uphold true Country traditions.
Devil in the Distance (original)
Electric Lights (original)
Don Redmon, Sweden
From a working-class town in Sweden, his love for country music began as a child, and grew listening to Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, George Jones, and Dolly Parton. Don has released three albums and twice won at Country SM, Sweden’s prestigious Country Music festival and competition.
Excuse Me (original)
That Summer (cover)
Between a Father and a Son (original)
Together Over There (original)
Hillbilly Rockers, Brazil, France & Switzerland
A truly international band with a great new sound that makes the classics ring with new energy and originals that appeal to fans of Classic Country. They perform across Europe and now bring their engaging talents to Texas!
White Liar (cover)
Sutter’s Mill (cover)
If I Could (cover)
The Tofte Family, Norway
There is something special about familial harmonies, and experience builds excellence. The Tofte Family have been performing for three decades and have performed all over Scandinavia, Europe, and in the U.S. They have recorded in Nashville and included in “Star Radio”, Nashville’s Top 40 list for almost 7 months from March to October in 2021!
Down By The River (original)
Mystery Train (original)
Coming Home (original)
Cleopatra Methula “The Misses Roses”, Eswatini
Multi-award-winning vocalist, Cleopatra returns with her sister, Temlandvo, performing as “The Misses Roses” with wonderful harmonies and heartfelt emotion.
All the Girls in the World (original)
Imali – It’s My Money (original)
Waltz of the Angels (cover)