We are proud to cover all major music genres within the Arklatex Region, and we couldn't do it without you. Sponsors are always needed to help us continue, and we thank Landers Dodge of Bossier City, Louisiana for sponsoring us. This event honors your favorite bands, venues, radio stations, and more!
Thanks to Landers Dodge of Bossier City, Louisiana for sponsoring our event! We are proud to cover all major music genres in our region, and we couldn't do it without you. Thank you for supporting local music. Sponsorships are needed to help us continue honor your favorite bands, venues, and festivals while making a difference in your community.
Voting is inspired by the diverse music of our region, the Arklatex Music Awards program is aimed at exposing truly incredible talent.
Nominations and voting are done by peers, fans, family, and friends. From Arkadelphia and El Dorado to Tyler and Longview, and from Idabel to Broken Bow, and Texarkana to Shreveport, the Arklatex has it all.
Thank you for helping us honor the hard working musicians in our diverse region. We couldn't do this without you.
Sponsorship inquires can be made year-round through the contact form below. We look forward to helping you. Your Corporate Table awaits.
Official Arklatex Music Award nominees perform at our events, creating a unique lineup of multiple genres and fabulous entertainment.
ARKANSAS: Arkadelphia, Ashdown, Camden, De Queen, El Dorado, Hope, Magnolia, Mena, Nashville, Prescott, Texarkana, and all surrounding communities.
LOUISIANA: Arcadia, Blanchard, Bossier City, Eastwood, Grambling, Greenwood, Haughton, Homer, Jonesboro, Mansfield, Many, Minden, Natchitoches, Red Chute, Ruston, Shreveport, Springhill, Vivian, Winnfield, and all surrounding communities.
OKLAHOMA: Broken Bow, Hugo, Idabel, and all surrounding communities.
TEXAS: Atlanta, Athens, Bonham, Carthage, Clarksville, Crockett, Daingerfield, Gilmer, Gladewater, Gilmer, Hallsville, Henderson, Hooks, Jacksonville, Kilgore, Longview, Lufkin, Marshall, Mount Pleasant, Mount Vernon, Nacogdoches, New Boston, Paris, Pittsburg, Sulphur Springs, Texarkana, Tyler, White Oak, and all surrounding communities.
Americana Band of the Year
Blues Artist of the Year
Christian Artist of the Year
Country Band of the Year
Rap Artist of the Year
Marching Band of the Year
C.E. Byrd High School, Shreveport, Louisiana
Metal Band of the Year
Rock Band of the Year
Female Vocalist of the Year
Male Vocalist of the Year
Bassist of the Year
Drummer of the Year
Guitarist of the Year
Video of the Year
Not Turning Back by Amanda Pruitt
Songwriter of the Year
Song of the Year
Song from the Heart by Zebb Rogers
Album of the Year
Songs from the Heart by Zebb Rogers
Radio Station of the Year
101.1 KRMD FM “Continuous Country”
Radio DJ of the Year
Magazine of the Year
Venue of the Year
The Stage - Bossier City, Louisiana
Entertainer of the Year
All nominees are listed below (award recipients listed above).
1. AMERICANA Dirtfoot, Jonathan Terrell, Mus Gillum, One Way Home, Vela Nora
2. BLUES Ally Venable Band, Beaux Atkins, The Blues Boyz, Matthew Davidson, King Richard & the Bayou Boys
3. CHRISTIAN / GOSPEL Beaux Atkins, Billie Jo Sewell Music, Jericho March, Justin Gambino, Trinity Wennerstrom
4. COUNTRY After Hours Music, Amanda Pruitt, Daniel Smalley, Ole Whiskey Revival, Zebb Rogers Music
5. HIP HOP / RAP Big B. aka Mr. Rain, Big Rome, Fross Beatz, Lil Six, Nate Treme
6. MARCHING BAND C.E. Byrd High School, Chapel Hill High School, Hooks High School, Nacogdoches High School, Redwater High School
7. METAL Edge of Misery, Fare Warning, MisManage, Passion for Vengeance, Wormrider
8. ROCK Seratones, Sweet Pain Rocks, The Hollow Decks, Trepid, White Trash Wannabees
9. FEMALE VOCALIST Ally Venable, Amanda Pruitt, Heather Harper, Marie Russell, Sonia Tiner
10. MALE VOCALIST Benjamin Shaffer Tynan, Bobby Edwards, Donnie Dodson, Tony Mayo, Zebb Rogers
11. BASSIST Chaz Von Graves, Gregg Gregory, Kindra Tiner, Mike Lacy, Ronnie Edwards
12. DRUMMER / PERCUSSIONIST Adam Pike, Christopher Denman, Derold Miller, Terry Jannasch, Terry Reese
13. GUITARIST Ally Venable, Nick Reese, Richard Callahan, Robert Self, Sonia Tiner
14. VIDEO Fire and Flames - The Rust, Blazin - Scottie Killa, Bruised and Battered - Victims of Sanity, Mark This - Bibeau, Not Turning Back - Amanda Pruitt
15. SONGWRITER Ally Venable, Heather Harper, Marie Russell, Sonia Tiner, Zebb Rogers
16. SONG Candlelight - John Gillespie, Moonlight - Heather Harper, Queen of Misery - Sonia Tiner, Song from the Heart - Zebb Rogers, The Pain We Bring - Kirk Baxley
17. ALBUM No Glass Shoes - Ally Venable, Shadows - Passion for VengenceShout Hallelujah - Beaux AtkinsSongs from the Heart - Zebb Rogers, The Pain We Bring - Kirk Baxley
18. RADIO STATION KFYN 104.3 FM, KRMD 101.1 FM, KRUF 94.5 FM, KSWP 90.9 FM, KTUX 98.9 FM
19. RADIO DJ Buddy Logan, Carter, Ginger, Jay Whatley, Larry Ryan
20. MAGAZINE ALT Magazine, EGuide Magazine Tyler TX, Oklahoma Today, SB Magazine, Texas Music Magazine
21. VENUE Arrow Sports Club (Texarkana, AR), Clicks Live (Tyler, TX), The Ohio Club (Hot Springs, AR), The Stage - Bossier (Bossier City, LA), XL'N Pool Hall & Club (Tyler, TX)
22. ENTERTAINER Ally Venable, Amanda Pruitt, Passion for Vengence, Sweet Pain, Zebb Rogers
23. LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT Brad Maule, David Crowder, Gary McCoy, Lee Ann Womack, Neal McCoy