WHOO-HOO!!!! Eli Young Band comes out on top at the 2013 Texas Regional Music Awards. No surprise there, though! This band has been ‘rockin’ it, so to speak, even on the Nashville music level. Blake and I are so excited for all of this year’s winners! Catch the list inside!

Texas Country is comin’ up, there’s no denying it! Pretty soon, I’m calling it now, big Nashville artists will be taking their inspiration from Texas Country artists!

The third annual Texas Regional Radio Music Awards were held at the Arlington Music Hall earlier this week. Being an annual event, you know I was telling the truth when I said Texas Country is the next big thing- It’s a new genre of music that has its own awards shows!

Check out a list of some of the performing winners:

2013 TEXAS REGIONAL MUSIC AWARD WINNERS

ENTERTAINER of the YEAR
ELI YOUNG BAND

FEMALE VOCALIST of the Year
Bri Bagwell

MALE VOCALIST of the Year
Stoney LaRue

DUO/GROUP/BAND of the Year
Turnpike Troubadours

SINGLE of the Year
Gin Smoke and Lies – Turnpike Troubadours (Wes Sharon)

ALBUM of the Year
Velvet – Stoney LaRue (Frank Liddell/Michael McCarthy)

SONG of the Year
Even If It Breaks Your Heart – Eli Young Band (Will Hoge/Eric Parslay)

MUSIC VIDEO of the Year
Raise Your Bottle – Aaron Watson (Benjamin Ranzinger/Zack Morris))

NEW MALE VOCALISTS of the Year
Josh Ward

NEW FEMALE VOCALISTS of the Year
Aubrey Lynn England

NEW DUO/GROUP/BAND of the Year
The Damn Quails