East Texas Music Awards Recipients 2011 - 2018

Entertainer of the Year

2018 - Ally Venable

2017 – Darrin Morris

2016 – Darrin Morris
2015 – Cody Wayne & Westbound 21
2014 – Tyler Lenius
2013 – Tyler Lenius
2012 – Robert Stowell



Americana/Folk Band of the Year 

2018 - Cole Allen

2017 – The Kid Icarus Project

2016 – Austin Layne 
2015 – Darby Warren Project
2014 – Darby Warren Project
2013 – Lacie Carpenter & the Southern Stringline
2012 – Deadwood


Bluegrass Band of the Year 

2018 - The Purple Hulls

2017 – The Purple Hulls

2016 – East Mountain Bluegrass Band 
2015 – Front Porch Pickers
2014 – Front Porch Pickers
2013 – Lacie Carpenter & the Southern Stringline
2012 – Lacie Carpenter


Blues Band of the Year 

2018 - Hubcap & the Loose Nuts

2017 – Ally Venable

2016 – Ally Venable 
2015 – Ally Venable 
2014 – Wes Jeans
2013 – Wes Jeans 
2012 – Wes Jeans 


Inspirational Artist of the Year 

2018 - Jill Brandon

2017 – One Way Home

2016 – One Way Home
2015 – Matthew Butler
2014 – Kindred
2013 – Kindred


Country Band of the Year

2018 - Curtis Grimes

2017 – Darrin Morris

2016 – Darrin Morris
2015 – Cody Wayne & Westbound 21
2014 – Darrin Morris 
2013 – Jason Helms
2012 – Westbound 21
2011 – Robert Stowell 


Electronic Act of the Year 

2016 – Shane Watson
2015 – Robin “Boogie” Butt
2014 – Robin “Boogie” Butt
2013 – Handsome Rob
2013 – Zach C


Hip Hop Group of the Year
2018 - Exalt

2017 – Exalt

2016 – Rob G
2015 – SP
2014 – J.O.E. (Jesus Over Everything)


Jazz Band of the Year

2018 - Apache Jazz Ensemble

2017 – Purple Velvet Fox

2016 – Apache Jazz Ensemble, Tyler Junior College
2015 – Purple Velvet Fox
2014 – East Texas Jazz Orchestra
2013 – Purple Velvet Fox


Latin Artist of the Year

2018 - Karisia Hernandez

2017 – Tejas Brothers

2016 – Senior Gringo
2015 – Senior Gringo
2014 – SP
2013 – Los Guerreros de la Musica (LGM)


Metal (and Subgenres) of the Year

2018 - Post Profit

2017 – Through Blind Eyes

2016 – Edge of Misery
2015 – Can’t Kill the Ugly
2014 – Rocket Queen
2013 – Johnny Pecker
2012 – Darkside of Daylight


Punk Band of the Year

2018 - Outbound Train

2017 – The Pullouts

2016 – All Nighter
2015 – The Pullouts
2014 – Beer Munkees
2013 – Beer Munkees


Rap Group/Act of the Year

2017 – Exalt 

2016 – Lil Levi
2015 – Jay-3 & Brittanee
2014 – Chase B.
2013 – Texicano Entertainment
2012 – Ro’Bee – East TX Ent.


R&B/Soul Group of the Year

2017 – Lady Chazz & The Tramps

2016 – Lady Chazz & The Tramps
2015 – King Richard the Bayou Boys
2014 – Lady Chazz & The Tramps
2013 – Lady Chazz & The Tramps


Rock Band of the Year 

2018 - White Trash Wannabees

2017 – Alan Fox Band

2016 – Teazur 
2015 – Teazur
2014 – Tyler Lenius Band
2013 – The Truman Syndrome
2012 – White Trash Wannabees
2011 – White Trash Wannabees


Bassist of the Year

2018 - Ronnie Edwards

2017 – Zach Terry

2016 – Zach Tery
2015 – Zach Terry
2014 – Bubba Westley
2013 – Greg Cagle
2012 – Syd Hydro


Drummer of the Year 

2018 - Gunner Ammons

2017 – Kevin Blalock

2016 – Mike Reiner
2015 – Michael “Opie” Harrist
2014 – Michael “Opie” Harrist
2013 – Boomer Tackett
2012 – Chris Baker


Fiddler of the Year 

2018 - David Varano

2017 – Lacie Carpenter

2016 – Lacie Carpenter
2015 – Sheila Wheat
2014 – Lacie Carpenter
2013 – Lacie Carpenter
2012 – Lacie Carpenter


Guitarist of the Year 

2018 - Bobby Edwards

2017 – Ricky Lynn Gregg

2016 – Wes Jeans

2016 – Kadie Lynn

2015 – Ally Venable
2015 – Mason McFarland

2014 – Ally Venable
2014 – Mike Petty
2013 – Wes Jeans
2012 – Donnie Pendleton


Harmonica Player of the Year

2018 - Cole Allen

2017 - Heather Linn


Keys Player of the Year

2018 - Clayton Jones 

2017 – Clayton Jones

2016 – Bobby Wallace
2015 – John Watts
2014 – Chip Bricker
2013 – Chip Bricker


Steel Player of the Year

2018 - Cody Angel

2017 - Red Leone


Junior Artist of the Year
2018 - Karisia Hernandez

2017 – Kelsi Kee


Female Vocalist of the Year 

2018 - Meredith Crawford

2017 – Holly Tucker

2016 – Kadie Lynn
2015 – Kadie Lynn
2014 – Julia Beers
2013 – Julia Beers
2012 – Kayla Reeves


Male Vocalist of the Year

2018 - Curtis Grimes

2017 – Darrin Morris

2016 – Darrin Morris
2015 – Darrin Morris
2014 – Cody Wayne
2013 – Jason Helms
2012 – Tyler Lenius


Acoustic Act of the Year

2018 - Billie Jo

2017 – Austin Layne

2012 – Donnie Dodson & Stuart Gregory


Live Act of the Year
2014 – Tyler Lenius
2013 – Tyler Lenius


Legend Award
2014 – Wes Jeans


Video of the Year 
2018 - Raining in Amarillo - Crystal Yates

2017 – You're in Texas – Holly Tucker
2016 – Dancing in the Rain – Darrin Morris 
2015 – Miranda Faith – Oceans
2014 – She’s 18 – Bubba Westley & Interstate Heartbreak
2013 – Texas Strong – Gary Kyle (Production: J. Edwards)
2012 – Texas Country Scene – Parker Heights (Production: Ken Toner, James Hill)


Songwriter of the Year
2018 - Anna Stockdale

2017 – Holly Tucker
2016 – Kadie Lynn
2015 – Sarah Hobbs
2014 – Bubba Westley
2013 – Jedidiah Crisp
2012 – Maegan Brooks


Song of the Year
2018 - Something About the Rain - Lee Mathis

2017 – You're in Texas – Holly Tucker
2016 – Dancing in the Rain – Darrin Morris
2015 – Turn Back Time – Darrin Morris
2014 – Country to the Bone – Darrin Morris
2013 – See You Again – Jedidiah Crisp
2012 – Everybody’s Wrong – Miller Row


Album of the Year
2018 - Steel - Holly Tucker

2017 – No Glass Shoes – Ally Venable
2016 – Country to the Bone – Darrin Morris
2015 – Makin’ Love In The Moonlight – Cody Wayne & Westbound 21
2014 – Roses – Bubba Westley & Interstate Heartbreak
2013 – Leave a Reply – Maegan Brooks
2012 – Growin’ Up Down South – Robert Stowell


Producer of the Year
2018 - Orlando Williams

2017 – Chad Mauldin
2016 – Lance Lopez
2015 – Frank Pryor
2014 – Ethan Brown
2013 – Frank Pryor


Vocal Group of the Year 

2016 – Todd Freeman and Bullet Proof
2015 – Darrin Morris Band
2014 – Westbound 21
2013 – Lacie Carpenter & the Southern Stringline
2012 – Parker Heights


Radio DJ / Media Personality of the Year

2018 - Buddy Logan

2017 – Buddy Logan 

2016 – Carter
2015 – Buddy Logan
2014 – Darrin Tripp
2013 – Kidd Kraddick
2012 – Sonny James


Festival of the Year

2016 – Red Dirt BBQ and Music Festival, Tyler, Texas
2015 – T-Bone Walker Blues Festival, Longview, Texas
2014 – AlleyFest, Longview, Texas


Venue of the Year 

2018 – The Back Porch, Kilgore, Texas

2017 – The Back Porch, Kilgore, Texas

2016 – The Back Porch, Kilgore, Texas
2015 – The Back Porch, Kilgore, Texas
2014 – Clicks Live, Tyler, Texas
2013 – Double C Steakhouse & Saloon, Winnsboro, Texas


Marching Band of the Year 

2018 – Mineola High School, Mineola, Texas

2017 – Kilgore High School, Kilgore, Texas

2016 – Kilgore High School, Kilgore, Texas


Radio Station of the Year

2018 – KNUE 101.5 FM

2017 – KKTX 96.1 FM 

2016 – KNUE 101.5 FM
2015 – KYKX 105.7 FM
2014 – KNUE 101.5 FM


Magazine of the Year

2018 - County Line Magazine

2017 – BSCENE Magazine 

2016 – County Line Magazine
2015 – County Line Magazine


Legacy Award (Honorary)

2017 - Jim and Nancy Ivy


Lifetime Achievement

2018 - John DeFoore

2018 - Ken Chinn

2017 – Unkle Dallas 

2016 – Neal McCoy

2015 – Don Henley 

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