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April 28th, 2013
Texas Music Theater hosts Lone Star Music Awards tonight

Cody Canada and The Departed

Cody Canada and The Departed


STAFF REPORT

On Sunday, April 28, Texas Music Theater (120 East San Antonio Street) will host the 5th Annual Lone Star Music Awards. The doors open at 6 p.m., the cost of tickets on the day of the show is $10 for general admission, with a $5 minor upcharge.

The awards show will feature musical entertainment provided by a stellar lineup of talent including Robert Earl Keen, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Rob Baird, Cody Canada and the Departed, Jason Eady and Courtney Patton, Shinyribs, and Six Market Blvd. Expect to hear plenty of George Jones tributes as all of music mourns his passing on April 26 of this year.

The awards, sponsored by the local distillery of Enchanted Rock Vodka and Rebecca Creek Whiskey, feature local musicians and some surprises but all nominees are full of Texas-sized talents. The voting took place online at the Lonestarmusic.com website where fans were encouraged to vote, one ballot per voter.

The originator of the awards is Lonestarmusic.com, the on-line music purveyor which also has a bricks and mortar store in San Marcos in addition to a successful website and magazine.

Nominees for the 5th Annual Lone Star Music Awards are:

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ALBUM OF THE YEAR

  • The Departed – Adventus
  • Jason Eady – AM Country Heaven
  • John Fullbright – From The Ground Up
  • Ray Wylie Hubbard – The Grifter’s Hymnal
  • Rob Baird – I Swear It’s The Truth
  • Turnpike Troubadours – Goodbye Normal Street
  • Uncle Lucius – And You Are Me

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ALBUM OF THE YEAR – COUNTRY

  • Aaron Watson – Real Good Time
  • Corb Lund – Cabin Fever
  • Eleven Hundred Springs – Midway
  • Jason Eady – AM Country Heaven
  • Josh Abbott Band – Small Town Family Dream
  • Roger Creager – Surrender
  • Wade Bowen – The Given

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ALBUM OF THE YEAR – AMERICANA/ROOTS

  • American Aquarium – Burn. Flicker. Die.
  • The Departed – Adventus
  • Dirty River Boys – Science Of Flight
  • Lincoln Durham – The Shovel Vs. The Howling Bones
  • Shovels & Rope – O’ Be Joyful
  • Turnpike Troubadours – Goodbye Normal Street
  • Uncle Lucius – And You Are Me

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ALBUM OF THE YEAR – SINGER-SONGWRITER/FOLK

  • Chris Knight – Little Victories
  • John Fullbright – From The Ground Up
  • Ray Wylie Hubbard – The Grifter’s Hymnal
  • Sean McConnell – Midland
  • The Trishas – High, Wide & Handsome
  • Todd Snider – Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables
  • Walt Wilkins – Plenty

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SONG OF THE YEAR

  • The Departed – “Prayer For The Lonely”
  • Jason Eady – “AM Country Heaven”
  • John Fullbright – “Gawd Above”
  • Lincoln Durham – “Clementine”
  • Ray Wylie Hubbard – “Mother Blues”
  • Rob Baird – “Dreams & Gasoline”
  • Turnpike Troubadours – “Good Lord Lorrie”

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LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR

  • Cody Johnson Band
  • The Damn Quails
  • The Departed
  • Dirty River Boys
  • Robert Earl Keen
  • Turnpike Troubadours
  • Uncle Lucius

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BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE – MALE

  • Evan Felker – Goodbye Normal Street
  • Jason Eady – AM Country Heaven
  • Kevin Galloway – And You Are Me
  • Rob Baird – I Swear It’s The Truth
  • Sean McConnell – Midland
  • Seth James – Adventus
  • Wade Bowen – The Given

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BEST VOCAL PERFORMANCE – FEMALE

  • Audra Mae – Audra Mae & The Almighty Sound
  • Cary Ann Hearst – O’ Be Joyful
  • Dana Falconberry – Leelanau
  • Elizabeth Cook – Gospel Plow
  • Ruthie Foster – Let It Burn
  • Shellee Coley – Where It Began
  • The Trishas – High, Wide & Handsome

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EMERGING ARTIST OF THE YEAR

  • John Fullbright
  • Jordan Minor
  • K. Phillips
  • Rob Baird
  • Six Market Blvd.
  • The Trishas
  • Tyler & The Tribe

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SONGWRITER OF THE YEAR

  • Evan Felker
  • John Fullbright
  • Kevin Galloway
  • Ray Wylie Hubbard
  • Sean McConnell
  • Todd Snider
  • Walt Wilkins

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MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR

  • Cody Canada – The Departed
  • Corby Schaub
  • Gary Clark Jr.
  • John Fullbright
  • Jon Grossman – Uncle Lucius
  • Ryan Engleman – Turnpike Troubadours
  • Seth James – The Departed

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PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

  • Adam Odor – Adventus
  • Jason Isbell – Burn. Flicker. Die
  • Justin Pollard – Dandelion, Songs We Wish We’d Written II
  • Kevin Welch – What The Hell Is Going On?, AM Country Heaven
  • Lloyd Maines – Surrender, Art Of Removing Wallpaper 2012
  • Ray Wylie Hubbard & George Reiff – Grifter’s Hymnal, The Shovel Vs. The Howling Bones
  • Wes Sharon – From The Ground Up, Goodbye Normal Street

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ALBUM ARTWORK OF THE YEAR

  • American Aquarium – Burn. Flicker. Die.
  • The Departed – Adventus
  • The Flatlanders – Odessa Tapes
  • John Fullbright – From The Ground Up
  • Lincoln Durham – The Shovel Vs. The Howling Bones
  • Paul Thorn – What The Hell Is Going On?
  • Todd Snider – Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables

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FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR

  • Big Fest – San Marcos, TX
  • Greenfest – New Braunfels, TX
  • KNBT Americana Jam – New Braunfels, TX
  • Larry Joe Taylor Fest – Stephenville, TX
  • Lone Star Jam – Austin, TX
  • MusicFest – Steamboat Springs, CO
  • Old Settler’s -Driftwood, TX

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MUSIC VENUE OF THE YEAR

  • Billy’s Ice – New Braunfels, TX
  • Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
  • Cheatham Street Warehouse – San Marcos, TX
  • John T. Floore’s Country Store – Helotes, TX
  • Gruene Hall – New Braunfels, TX
  • Luckenbach Dancehall – Luckenbach, TX
  • Texas Music Theater – San Marcos, TX

CORRECTION: The story was updated to include correct ticket prices. Also, LoneStarMusic.com’s store is in San Marcos, not New Braunfels.

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