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Robert Earl Keen, holding a golden record aloft while bandmates celebrate, became the first inductee into the Lone Star Music Awards Hall of Fame on Sunday at Texas Music Theater in San Marcos. PHOTO by SANDRA EIDENBERG

STAFF REPORT

Turnpike Troubadours took two of the top prizes — Album of the Year and Song of the Year — at the Lone Star Music Awards on Sunday for their 2012 release “Goodbye Normal Street” and the single “Good Lord Lorrie.” Robert Earl Keen became the first inductee into the Lone Star Music Hall of Fame and also won Live Act of the Year.

In its fifth year, the Lone Star Music Awards show packed Texas Music Theater in San Marcos with a crowd estimated at 700-800 by venue officials. The awards are sponsored by Rebecca Creek Distillery, a San Antonio company owned by two Texas State University alumni.

Full list of winners:

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Album of the Year

The Turnpike Troubadours – Goodbye Normal Street

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Album of the Year – Country

Jason Eady – AM Country Heaven

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Album of the Year – Americana/Roots

The Departed – Adventus

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Album of the Year – Singer-Songwriter/Folk

Ray Wylie Hubbard – The Grifter’s Hymnal

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Download the MP3:
Good Lord Lorrie

Song of the Year

Turnpike Troubadours – “Good Lord Lorrie”

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Live Act of the Year

Robert Earl Keen

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Best Vocal Performance – Male

Wade Bowen – The Given

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Best Vocal Performance – Female

The Trishas – High, Wide & Handsome

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Emerging Artist of the Year

John Fullbright

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Songwriter of the Year

Ray Wylie Hubbard

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Musician of the Year

Cody Canada – The Departed

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Producer of the Year

Ray Wylie Hubbard & George Reiff –
Grifter’s Hymnal, The Shovel Vs. The Howling Bones

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Album Artwork of the Year

The Departed – Adventus

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Festival of the Year

MusicFest – Steamboat Springs, Colo.

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Music Venue of the Year

Gruene Hall – New Braunfels

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First Hall of Fame Inductee

Robert Earl Keen

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