Voting Opens July 1, Tickets On Sale July 5


28 Texas Country Music Awards To Be Presented November 10, 2024

At Billy Bob’s Texas in the Fort Worth Stockyards

FORT WORTH, TX (June 28, 2024) -- The Texas Country Music Association announced today the Top 5 Finalists in 22 of the 28 categories for the 2024 Texas Country Music Awards as a result of nominations that were placed between May 1 and June 15, 2024. The 2024 TCMA Songwriter Contest's top 10 Finalists in the Country and Christian Country categories will be announced by September 15.

Final Round Voting begins July 1 and ends August 15 at midnight on the TCMA website at The winners will be announced at the 2024 Texas Country Music Awards which will take place on Sunday, November 10th in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards at the World’s Largest Honky Tonk, Billy Bob’s Texas. Many top industry professionals and artists will be on hand to announce the winners and present the Awards to the recipients.

The 2024 Texas Country Music Awards is brought to you by sponsors Stockyards Heritage Development Co., Hotel Drover, Cowtown Coliseum, Stockyards Hotel, Hyatt Place, Mule Alley, and Stockyards Station, along with Pendleton Whisky and Classic Chevrolet, and is presented by Texas Country Music Association. The local Fort Worth area media sponsor for 2023 is 95.9 KFWR The Ranch.

The Awards ceremony will be hosted once again by TCMA Spokesperson and Texas Country Artist, Brandon Rhyder, who will also perform at the event. Co-hosting the Awards ceremony is Erin Wilde, an on-air personality with KTFW 92.1 Hank FM. 

There will be performances by not only Brandon Rhyder but also The Great Divide, Will Carter Band, Larry Joe Taylor, Ryder Grimes, and others, including the 5 finalists for the Emerging Artist of the Year Award.

In addition to performing, Jason Boland will be receiving the prestigious 2024 TCMA Trailblazer Award and also celebrating 25 years in the industry. 

“Texas is so blessed to have such spectacular talent,” says Linda Wilson, President, and Founder of the Texas Country Music Association. “There were literally thousands of nominees – each one gifted and unique -- and we at TCMA are very honored to be able to work on ALL their behalf on an ongoing basis.”

The Texas Country Music Awards is the only trade organization and primary advocate for the Texas Country Music Industry and has been recognized as the only one of its kind by the State of Texas.  The Texas Country Music Association is by far the largest and most influential and energizing organization for Texas Country Music. “We work daily and diligently on behalf of everyone in the industry through the many established ongoing programs we’ve developed and have more on the horizon. The Texas Country Music Awards is a blast – like a huge family reunion, and you do not want to miss it! This year is truly special because not only are we presenting the awards and getting to hear some great performers, but we’re also fortunate to be able to celebrate Jason Boland’s mile marker of 25 years in the industry.” says Wilson.

Tickets to the 2024 Texas Country Music Awards will go on sale on July 5 and are available at or through a link on  TCMA Executive Vice President, Richard Wilson states, “The Texas Country Music Awards gets bigger and better every year. Last year’s Awards at Billy Bob’s were off the chain, and every year we wonder how we’ll top it but somehow we do thanks to all the industry support and our TCMA Members, Ambassadors, Volunteers, and Sponsors. Everyone I’ve talked to is excited to get together again on November 10.”

In addition to the 2024 Texas Country Music Awards on November 10th, Stockyards Heritage Development hosts TCMA’s “Texas Country Music Weekend” in the Stockyards beginning Friday, November 8 with the Texas Country Music Showcase acoustic performances from 1:00pm to 5:00pm, followed by a free concert with 3-time Grammy-winning Tejano and Texas Country Artist, Sunny Sauceda. Saturday, November 9th the Stockyards and TCMA present the Texas Country Music Showdown from 11:00am until 6:00pm. The Showdown is an 8-band event with performers competing for cash prizes offered by Stockyards Heritage, who also provide the judges. After the Showdown will be a Free Country Concert with Texas artist and former Emerging Artist Award winner, Tanner Sparks Band. On Sunday, November 10th there will be a Free Christian Country Concert with multi-year Christian Country Artist of the Year Curtis Grimes along with Tiona Campbell and Morgan Ashley.  The Sunday event is at high noon.

All Texas Country Music Weekend Events will take place on the main stage at the Stockyards Exchange building and are free to the public with the exception of the Texas Country Music Awards show on Sunday, November 10, which begins at 2:00pm when Billy Bob’s opens the VIP entrance, and 2:30pm when they open their doors to the public.

In 2024, Texas Country Music Weekend drew 142,000 visitors to the Stockyards.

Red Carpet interviews will begin at 2:00pm hosted by TCMA Vice President Kris Young, On-Air Personality and Operations Director at Texas Knockout 105.7 FM, Jim Nash, and Texas Toast Podcast host Helen Elshick.

The Texas Country Music Awards Executive Producer is TCMA Vice President Monty Dawson along with Executive Producer from Billy Bob’s, John Zaskoda.  The Awards’ Executive Director for the 8th year is record producer Chad Mauldin.

TCMA Ambassador and Special Event Host, Brad Bowman will be on hand once again to host the Awards’ Pre-Show at 5:00pm.  Brad will present the Musician Awards and introduce the Country and Christian Country Songwriter winners for a performance.  The official Awards Ceremony will begin at 6:00pm with an opening welcome, the National Anthem by the Chad Cooke Band, and a full band performance by the Will Carter Band.

Sponsoring the “Winners Circle Interviews” is Texas State Line Podcast and Texas Country Network with Zakk United and Drew Mitchell.  Zakk and Drew will interview the award winners when they exit the stage to capture their excitement and air on Texas Country Network, ROKU, FireTV and AppleTV. 

The official TCMA Awards “after-party,” sponsored by Stockyards Heritage and its entities will be held again in the Stockman’s Club inside Stockyards Station.  There will be several artists performing to end the night.

There are still several prime sponsorship opportunities available at and Souvenir Program Advertising information can be found at, or by emailing us a or

The 2024 Texas Country Music Awards will be covered by media from all over Texas and filmed for future broadcast on Texas Country Network and its ROKU, FireTV, and Apple TV channels.  Several radio stations and podcasts will also be on hand to do artist interviews and highlight the festivities.

The 2024 Texas Country Music Awards Finalists and their award categories are:

Entertainer Of The Year:

Chad Cooke Band

Jake Worthington

Kin Faux

Mike Ryan

The Great Divide


Female Artist of the Year:

Brandi Behlen

Jordan Rainer

Payton Howie

Sarah Hobbs

Summer Dean


Male Artist of the Year:

Braxton Keith

Grant Gilbert

Jake Worthington

Josh Ward

Mike Ryan

Country Band of the Year:

Chad Cooke Band

Kin Faux

Shane Smith & The Saints


The Great Divide


Roots/Alternative Artist or Band of the Year

The Damn Quails

Johnny Falstaff

Teague Brothers Band

Treaty Oak Revival

Two Tons of Steel


Emerging Artist of the Year:

Billie Jo Jones

Bubba Westly

Chaser Crouch

Jack Nelson

Jordan Nix


Western Swing Artist or Band of the Year:

The Broken Spokes

Jake Blocker

Jake Hooker & The Outsiders

Jody Nix

Landon Dodd & The Dancehall Drifters


Tejano Artist or Band of the Year:

Art Tigerina Band

Chente Barrera

Grupo Stampede

Jay Perez

Sunny Sauceda


Country Album Of The Year:

Cover Girl (Aaron Watson)

Cheaper Than The Truth (Kin Faux)

Kolton Moore - Self-Titled (Kolton Moore)

Ready or Not (Ryder Grimes)

Wandering Star (Flatland Cavalry)


Country Single of the Year:

8 Seconds At A Time (Ryder Grimes)

Had Me At Goodbye (Will Carter Band)

Infinite Line (The Great Divide)

Lesson I'll Never Learn (Sarah Hobbs)

Way It Goes (Mike Ryan)


Christian Country Artist of the Year:

Curtis Grimes

Crystal Yates

Pamela Mary

Tiona Campbell

Whitlee Casey


Young Artist (18 & Under):

Elle Townley

Logan Papp

Maggie Reese

Payton Riley

Ty Smith


Terrestrial Radio Station of the Year:

95.9 FM KFWR The Ranch, Ft. Worth

99.1 FM KNES Texas 99, Fairfield

99.7 FM KVST K-Star Country, Montgomery

100.9 FM KVMK Maverick, College Station

94.9 KOLI The Outlaw, Wichita Falls


Broadcast Personality Of The Year:

Buzz Russell - 99.1 FM KNES Texas 99 - Fairfield

Corliss – 100.9 FM KVMK Maverick – College Station

James Cook - 94.9 FM KOLI The Outlaw - Wichita Falls

Ryan Stone - 106.1 FM KTTX K-Tex Sounds Like Texas - Brenham

Shayne Hollinger – 95.9 FM KFWR The Ranch – Fort Worth


Internet Radio Station of the Year:

Real Texas Radio (Michael White, Owner)

Texas 46 (Bruce Schwartz, Owner)

Texas Red Hot Radio (Judith Merck, Owner) (Jim Alvarado, Owner) (Robert Miguel, Owner)


Live Music Venue of the Year:

Coupland Dance Hall (Coupland)

Gruene Hall (Gruene)

John T Floore Country Store (Helotes)

Rhinestone Saloon (Fort Worth)

The Kenney Store (Kenney)


Bassist of the Year:

Andrew Carrell (Mickey & The Motorcars)

Jake Taylor (Trent Cowie)

Kelley Green (The Great Divide)

Kevin Pool (Chad Cooke Band)

Omar Oyoque (Silverada)


Drummer of the Year:

Avery Castro (Kin Faux)

Jaxon Ballard (Trent Cowie)

JJ Lester (The Great Divide)

Keith Reber (Jaret Ray Reddick)

Mike Neyra (Chad Cooke Band)


Fiddler of the Year:

Ben McPherson (Multi)

Brady Black (Randy Rogers Band)

Clayton Bankston (Casey Donahew Band)

Rico Gonzales (Kin Faux)

Scotty Alexander (Scotty Alexander)


Guitarist of the Year:

Dallas McGilberry (Chad Cooke Band)

Hayden Baker (Hayden Baker

Jakey Black (Kin Faux)

Roy Hudson (Ghosts of Hill Country)

Ryan Igler (Trent Cowie)


Keyboard/Pianist of the Year:

Allen Huff (Roger Creager)

Bryce Conway (The Great Divide)

John Wilson (Jon Stork)

Todd Stewart (Randy Rogers Band)

Travis Bishop (Neal McCoy)


Steel Guitarist of the Year:

Adam Goodale (Jake Worthington)

Danny Crelin (Matt Hillyer)

Scott Jenkins (Jamie Richards Band)

Wyatt Wilson (Josh Ward)

Zachary Moulton (Silverada)


2024 TCMA Trailblazer Award
Jason Boland


2024 TCMA Moe Bandy Icon Award

Larry Joe Taylor


To place your Votes for the 2024 Texas Country Music Awards beginning July 1, go to www.texascountrymusic.organd click on the voting link. Voters do not need to be a member of the Texas Country Music Association to vote; however, TCMA Members’ votes are doubled.

The Texas Country Music Association’s mission is to promote and enhance the Texas Country Music industry, its artists, musicians, songwriters, venues, media, businesses, and all those who touch the industry and make it all happen. “We have already implemented many huge projects including the only Texas-based digitally monitored airplay chart, the Texas Country Music Chart at, along with Texas Country Music Magazine’s digital version at, and Texas Country Network online and ROKU, FireTV and AppleTV Channels at  TCMA has many more projects on the horizon for 2025, including TCMA Fest and others that will be announced later,” says Linda Wilson.

More information about the TCMA, its purpose, plans, membership, and goals as well as

Sponsorshipsand Souvenir Program advertising opportunities for the 2024 Texas Country Music Awards is available at  TCMA Members receive special promotions, advance notice of everything TCMA many other benefits and advantages throughout the year.


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Linda Wilson, President

Texas Country Music Association


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