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.
Nominations will begin again mid 2018.
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.
Contact us below to learn more.
The five in each category with the most nominations moved to the final round of voting. Award recipients are in bold font:
Dirtfoot, Jonathan Terrell, Mus Gillum, One Way Home, Vela Nora
Ally Venable Band, Beaux Atkins, The Blues Boyz, Matthew Davidson, King Richard & the Bayou Boys3. CHRISTIAN / GOSPEL
Beaux Atkins, Billie Jo Sewell Music, Jericho March, Justin Gambino, Trinity Wennerstrom
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
Edge of Misery, Fare Warning, MisManage, Passion for Vengeance, Wormrider
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
Chaz Von Graves, Gregg Gregory, Kindra Tiner, Mike Lacy, Ronnie Edwards
12. DRUMMER / PERCUSSIONIST
Adam Pike, Christopher Denman, Derold Miller, Terry Jannasch, Terry Reese
Ally Venable, Nick Reese, Richard Callahan, Robert Self, Sonia Tiner
Fire and Flames - The Rust, Blazin - Scottie Killa, Bruised and Battered - Victims of Sanity, Mark This - Bibeau, Not Turning Back - Amanda Pruitt
Ally Venable, Heather Harper, Marie Russell, Sonia Tiner, Zebb Rogers
Candlelight - John Gillespie, Moonlight - Heather Harper, Queen of Misery - Sonia Tiner, Song from the Heart - Zebb Rogers, The Pain We Bring - Kirk Baxley
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
ALT Magazine, EGuide Magazine Tyler TX, Oklahoma Today, SB Magazine, Texas Music Magazine
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)
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
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.
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.