Shreveport, Louisiana

Your Music.
Your Choice.

The annual Arklatex Music Awards event covers major music genres and media categories.

THANK YOU

Our Region

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.

Your Support

Thanks to Landers Dodge of Bossier City, Louisiana for sponsoring our 2017 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.

Official Nominees

The five in each category with the most nominations moved to the final round of voting:


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 Boys3. 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 RogersThe 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

Coverage Area

The Ark-La-Tex

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. 

More Information

Events

Jay Whatley hands an award to Ole Whiskey Revival.

Thank you for helping us honor the hard working musicians in our diverse region. We couldn't do this without you.

Sponsorship

Landers of Bossier City, Louisiana

Sponsorship inquires can be made year-round through the contact form below. We look forward to helping you. Your Corporate Table awaits.

Performances

Nick Reese and Zebb Rogers perform at the Arklatex Music Awards

Official Arklatex Music Award nominees perform at our events, creating a unique lineup of multiple genres and fabulous entertainment. 

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Hours

Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday: By appointment

Sunday: Closed