Last night, part of the Galleywinter crew was proud to be in attendance at the 2011 LoneStarMusic Awards. The entire event was first class. The newly opened Texas Music Theater in San Marcos is a marvel and the event ran seamlessly. Performances from Austin Collins, Lincoln Durham, Randy Rogers and Brady Black, Javi Garcia & the Cold Cold Ground, Max Stalling and Hayes Carll brought the house down. And, they handed out some hardware too.
Here is the complete list of winners:
Best Album: Turnpike Troubadours-Diamonds and Gasoline. Mike McClure, producer.
Best Song: “Interstate” by Randy Rogers Band. Randy Rogers and Sean McConnell, writers.
Best Live Act: Randy Rogers Band
Musician of the Year: Brady Black-fiddle, Randy Rogers Band
Songwriter of the Year: Ray Wylie Hubbard
Best Male Vocal: Randy Rogers
Best Female Vocal: The Trishas
Best Emerging Artist: Turnpike Troubadours
Best Live Music Venue: Gruene Hall
Best Album Artwork: Mike McClure Band-Halfway Out of the Woods. Javi Garcia, artist.