FORT WORTH, TEXAS (March 25, 2019) – The Texas Country Music Association announced today that the 2019 Texas Country Music Awards will be held in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards at Billy Bob’s Texas on Sunday, September 22. Linda Wilson, Founder and President of TCMA says, “I can’t express how excited we are about this year’s Awards ceremony that will be held in the Fort Worth Stockyards at Billy Bob’s. We look forward to once again honoring the artists, musicians, songwriters, venues, media and others involved in the industry from throughout the State of Texas.”
The 2019 Texas Country Music Awards is once again brought to you by Hotel Drover at the Fort Worth Stockyards, an Autograph Collection Hotel opening on Mule Alley in the spring of 2020.
The Awards ceremony will be hosted by TCMA Spokesperson and Texas Country Artist, Brandon Rhyder, who will also perform at the event. Co-hosting and also performing at the Awards is Jenn Ford, a Texas Country Music Artist who co-hosted the 2017 and 2018 Texas Country Music Awards with Rhyder. Other performances and award presenters will be announced at a later date as schedules are confirmed.
The doors at Billy Bob’s will open at 2:00pm with Red Carpet Interviews beginning at 3:00pm the day of the Awards with Red Carpet Host Kris Young. At 4:00pm there will be a Pre-Show Awards Ceremony hosted by Texas Country OnScene Host Erick Fayard honoring several award categories and featuring several showcase artists. The official 2019 Texas Country Music Awards Ceremony will begin at 6:00pm.
“This will be a full weekend of Texas Country Music in the Stockyards with the Awards as the finale on Sunday and an after-party right there at Billy Bob’s. We can’t wait to be able to shine a light on the great music and those in the Texas Country Music industry. It’s definitely the biggest event for Texas Country and going to be a blast.” says TCMA Executive Vice President Richard Wilson. There will be several events and special appearances by Texas Country Music artists on TCMA Awards weekend (September 20-22) throughout the Stockyards which will be announced later.
Twenty-four awards will be presented at the 2019 Texas Country Music Awards. Country music superstar Mark Chesnutt served as TCMA Spokesperson for 2016-2017 and received the first ever prestigious TCMA Trailblazer Award. The Trailblazer Award recipient for 2018 was the legendary Mr. Red Steagall, and the 2019 Trailblazer Awards recipient will be announced later.
Award nomination ballots will be released online beginning April 1 and ending May 15, 2019. The TCMA Awards Committee will then determine the Finalists based on the scoring system of Fan, TCMA Member and Awards Committee member nominations. Finalists will be announced and will go to vote beginning June 1 and ending July 15. The results of the final round voting will be announced at the 2019 Texas Country Music Awards ceremony on Sunday, September 22.
The Awards show production team will include Producer Chad Mauldin of Mauldin Studios who produced the 2017 and 2018 Texas Country Music Awards, along with Executive Producer Chris Romain with Split Window Studios and Tyler Sloan with The Hustle Hustle Collective who will be filming and producing the event for broadcast at a later date. Several broadcast and radio stations will also be on hand to live stream the event including Texas Country Music Radio.
The TCMA’s genres currently cover primarily Country Music and Christian Country Music. “We have members not only from Texas but all over the United States and around the world.” says Linda Wilson. “We continually work to assist, promote and support the industry and its artists by creating opportunities, marketing and promotion of its members and the Texas Country Music industry as a whole.”
She goes on, “We don’t just organize and host an annual Awards show. TCMA has many projects already in place and more on the horizon all to benefit the music, the artists and all of those behind the scenes to make it happen.” Just a few of the projects TCMA already has in place are the TCMA Songwriter’s Contest, Texas Country Music Radio, Texas Country Music Chart, Texas Country Airplay Worldwide Chart, Texas Country OnScene TV show and Texas Country Music Showcase. Projects in the works are Texas Country Network, Texas Country Music Summit, Texas Country Showdown and Texas Airplay. The 2019 TCMA Songwriter contest is currently open for entries. Songwriter winners are invited to perform their winning song during 2019 Texas Country Music Awards Pre-Show.
For more information about the Texas Country Music Association, it’s mission, goals and how to join, or to become a Sponsor of the 2019 Texas Country Music Awards, visit www.texascountrymusic.org.