Lone Star Music Awards Packs Gruene Hall
March 25, 2010 at 8:35 AM (PT)
GRUENE HALL in NEW BRAUNFELS, TX was packed SUNDAY night (3/21) when it hosted the 2nd annual LONE STAR MUSIC AWARDS.
STEPHANIE BRIGGS won the first award of the evening for Album Artwork for her work on the CROSS CANADIAN RAGWEED album, "Happiness and All Other Things." BRIGGS wasn't in attendance, so LONE STAR MUSIC's MIKE DEVERS accepted the award on her behalf.
The next award went to GRUENE HALL for Live Music Venue of the Year and was accepted by co-owner MARY JANE NALLEY. MATT KING took the stage and played several tracks from his current CD, "Rube." The award for Musician of the Year went to CORBY SCHAUB, guitarist for RYAN BINGHAM's band. SCHAUB also accepted the award given to his boss, RYAN BINGHAM, for Songwriter of the Year.
DUSTIN WELCH also performed, followed by the presentation of the Emerging Artist award to SEAN McCONNELL. Best Vocal Performance--Female went to MIRANDA LAMBERT and the award was accepted by her father, RICK LAMBERT. He explained that MIRANDA was on the road, but assured the crowd that she was honored to win the award. CHARLIE ROBISON won for Best Vocal Performance-Male and also played a short acoustic set.
The last round of awards went to WADE BOWEN for Best Live Act. JEREMY PLATO and GRADY CROSS accepted the Best Song Award for "51 Pieces," off their latest CROSS CANADIAN RAGWEED CD. CORBY SCHAUB accepted the Best Album award for RYAN BINGHAM's "Roadhouse Sun."
Another area group, 11 BONES, made its Gruene Hall debut at the show. For more on the LONE STAR MUSIC AWARDS, visit www.lonestarmusic.com.