2023 Texas Sounds
Competitive Performances, Thursday thru Saturday
October 19, 20, 21
Awards Ceremonies, Sunday, October, 22

A worldclass, world-famous, music festival bringing leading celebrity artists from around the world to perform and compete in Marshall, Texas.
Each evening an entirely new lineup of singers, duos, and full bands take the stage in hopes of winning a Texas Sounds International CMA award.
5 to 7 acts per night. 14 nations and 4 continents represented.
Worldclass talent on stage right here in East Texas! 

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Jill Fisher, Germany

Jill has reinvented herself with each generation of her music. Through it all her beautiful voice and on-stage performance ability have carried her ever upward. She started pursuing a music career while practically a teenager. Now, Jill is more mature, more capable, and is an even more engaging performer!
Locomotive (cover)
No No Never (cover)
Red Neck Woman (cover)

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)

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)

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!
Brother (original)
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.
Outlaw (original)
Time (original)
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)
Angel (original)
500 Miles (cover)

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.
Rodeo (covder)
I’ve Got a Quarter in My Pocket (cover)
Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old) (cover)

Cicci Landén, Sweden

Cicci’s beautiful, pasionate, compelling voice and performance ability will lift your spirits and thrill you. She satisfies tradional loyalists with American-style Country songs with a slightly modern touch
Hourglass (Original)
I Wanna Drive Down Sunset Blvd (Original)
Made it Home (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)


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)



Boxes, UK

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)
Over (original)

Antoinette Hommerson, Netherlands

A warm personality, a true Country voice, and a great talent. For the past several years we have been trying to bring Antoinette to Texas, and finally, this year she is arriving to perform on our stage! Interestingly, Antoinette is the second of our performers to record her own song titled, Texas Bound. Another performer, Runar Eff recorded a song with the same title, based upon his travels to Texas Sounds. Texas inspires real music!

Texas Bound (original)
You’re Too Late for Being on Time (original)
Lonesome Tonight (original)

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)