2020 TEXAS SOUNDS AWARD WINNERS!
Male Vocalist of the Year = Peter Donegan – UK
Female Vocalist of the Year = Kim Carson – U.S.A.
Band of the Year = A Nyughatalan (The Restless) – Hungary
Instrumentalist of the Year = Gustavo Ordóñez – Mexico
Original Song of the Year = Peter Donegan – UK – Thank You Texas
& Kristina Bærendsen – Faroe Islands – A Stronger Makers Mark
Rising Star = Payton Pierce – U.S.A.
Outstanding Virtual Production = Zappe Country Band – Mexico
Outstanding Virtual Performance = Laura Denisse – Mexico
& Axel O – Iceland
Outstanding Live Production = Florian Fox – Switzerland/Nashville
Duo/Trio of the Year = Kim Carson & Buckshot Willie – U.S.A.
Texas Balladeer = Anna McRose – Netherlands (Anica Pongers-Schoemaker)
Texas Spirit = Kristina Baerentsen – Faroe Islands
Producers Choice = Andrea Benz – Switzerland/Nashville
2019 TEXAS SOUNDS AWARD WINNERS!
Entertainer of the Year (individual): Luis Ochoa (Mexico)
Entertainers of the Year (group): Country Sisters (Czech Republic)
Male Vocalist of the Year: El Capitan Elvis (Kenya)
Female Vocalist of the Year: HunTer Leite (South Africa)
Duo of the Year: Cleopatra Methula and Temlandvo Methula (Eswatini)
Band of the Year: Alamo Country Band (Mexico)
Instrumentalist of the Year: Chisum Cattle (Spain)
Outstanding Production of the Year: Country Sisters (Czech Republic)
Original Song of the Year: “Mary Jane” by Marina Jay (Austria)
Rising Star of the Year: Cleopatra Methula (Eswatini)
Acoustical Performance of the Year: Henrik Johannessen (Denmark)
Texas Heritage Award: Pablo Martin (Spain)
Texas Spirit Award: Levi Pilkington (U.S.A.)
Producer’s Choice: The Wild Horses (Spain)
People’s Choice: Country Sisters (Czech Republic)
Congratulations To ALL!
2018 Award Winners!
2018 Texas Spirit = Vane Ruth, Argentina
2018 Personality of the Year = Laura Denisse, Mexico
2018 Texas Heritage = Max Tyler, Spain
2018 Rising Stars = Groovecake Factory, Austria
2018 Acoustical Performance of the Year = Rúnar eff, Iceland
2018 Original Song of the Year = Bound By Law = Denmark
2018 Duo of the Year = Sentiment Falls, Sweden
2018 Instrumentalist of the Year = David Prieto (Alamo County Band), Mexico
2018 Band of the Year = Alamo Country Band, Mexico
2018 Producer’s Choice = Luis Ochoa, Mexico
2018 Female Vocalist of the Year = Andrea Bond (Sentiment Falls), Sweden
2018 Male Vocalist of the Year = TIE!
Rúnar eff, Iceland
Pablo Martin (The Wild Horses), Spain
2018 Entertainers of the Year = Sentiment Falls, Sweden
2017 Award 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
2016 Award Recipients:,
Entertainer of the Year = Country Strike (Croatia) 2nd consecutive year!
Female Vocalist of the Year (2-way tie) = Denise Carstens (South Africa), Kylie Ann Price (New Zealand)
Male Vocalist of the Year = Rob Mans (Canada)
Duo of the Year = Heidi Gabrielle and ” Mr Fox” Gino (Belgium & Netherlands) 2nd consecutive year!
Group of the Year = The Sugarmoons (Texas)
Instrumentalist of the Year = Sarah Griffin Humphries (Texas)
Rising Star of the Year = Denise Carstens (South Africa)
Songwriter of the Year = Natasja Lee Dickinson (Denmark) 2015’s Acoustic artist of the year!
Acoustical Artist of the Year = Kylie Ann Price (New Zealand)
Personality of the Year = Denise Carstens (South Africa)
Texas Heritage Award = David Smith & Double Nickel Band (Texas)
Local Legend Award = Daniel Foster & the Boones (Texas)
Music Legacy Award = Eugenia Roberts Hamilton (Texas)
Peoples’ Choice Award = The Sugarmoons (Texas)
Producer’s Choice = 058 Band (Croatia)
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THESE WONDERFUL MUSICIANS!
2015 Texas Sounds launched the new Diamond Don Event Center with great performances!
The talent pool was extraordinary! The performances were world-class! Top musicians came from around the world!
Entertainer of the Year – Country Strike, Croatia
Female Vocalist of the Year – Jillian Kohr, Nashville
Male Vocalist of the Year – Craig Adams, New Zealand
Group or Duo of the Year – Heidi Gabrielle and Mr Fox Gino, Belgium and Netherlands
Producer’s Choice Award – Emmylou and Rafael Espinoza, Texas
Diamond Don Personality of the Year – Country Strike, Croatia
David Doriot Guitarist of the Year – Rafael Espinoza, Texas
Rich Lundgren Legacy Award – Loveflowers, Sweden
Huey Smith Local’s Choice Award – Ramer Gentry Duo, Louisiana
Rising Star Award – Jen and Rio, Texas
“Boss” Moss Songwriter of the Year – Connecting Stars, South Africa
Outstanding Acoustic Artist Award – Natasja Lee Dickinson, Denmark
Richard Bowden Local Legend Award – Lane Rodgers, Louisiana
James Novey Texas Country Music Heritage Award – Sarah Lucy Dole, England
James Novey Texas Heritage Award – Carbayo – Long Look Ride, Spain
(Two James Novey awards issued – tied vote)
The 2014 Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards was an amazing success!
This event brought country music bands and solo artists from eight nations here to Jefferson, Texas, to perform and compete for awards and titles in this worldwide country music competition
(Dates for upcoming 2015 Texas Sounds, July 30 through August 9.)
Official Results of 2014 Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards
Country music artists from around the world competed over an 18-day span for awards and titles in the 2014 Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards.
Congratulations to Karen Lee Batten of Canada who took top honors as 2014 Country Music Entertainer of the Year!
and to all the award winners:
Best Female Performer, Britta T, Switzerland
Best Male Performer, InBlauk, Spain
Best Songwriters, Loveflowers, Sweden
Local’s Choice, Lane Rodgers, Arkansas
Rising Star, Jaden Farnsworth, Texas
The Diamond Don Award – Entertainer of the Year, Sarah Lucy Dole – Starlane, England
The John Early Award – Guitar King, Rafael Espinoza, Texas
The Richard Bowden Award – Local Legend, Daniel Foster, Texas
The James Novey Award – Travelin’ Texans, The Laurie Lace Band
The Preston Taylor Award – Producer’s Choice, East Texas Band, Australia
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