By Olivia Rizzo
VOTE FOR YOUR TEXAS STATE ARTIST
Everyone in Texas is invited to nominate who
they would like to be the next Texas State
Artist. You can even nominate yourself!
Past Texas State Artists include Ray Benson
(2004), Billy Joe Shaver (2006), Willie
Nelson (2009) and Lyle Lovett (2011).
Texas State Artists serve one-year terms and
represent the state’s artistic legacy. State
Artists receive statewide recognition, and
the designation provides a unique marketing
Here are the rules: All qualified nominees
must be native Texans or five-year residents
of the state. Texas State Artists are
established artists with a statewide,
national or international reputation. They
reflect Texas’ diversity and high-quality
artistic offerings. Candidates must have
received recognition for high levels of
excellence and success in their respective
disciplines. They also must have received
critical reviews in state, regional or
The deadline is October 15th so
go place your vote!
Go here nominate:
DO IT FOR DURRETT BENEFIT CONCERT
Randy Rogers, Wade
Bowen and Casey Donahew helped to
raise $202,968 for the family of beloved
Dallas sports reporter Richard Durrett, who
passed away in June.
In addition to the music, 14 live auctions
raised $69,500 and there were 39 lots for
the silent auction.
Rangers players Colby Lewis, Tanner
Scheppers, Michael Kirkman, Robbie Ross and
Daniel Robertson also attended to show their
WHY ARE THESE GUYS TAKING PHOTOS TOGETHER?
Here’s a “behind the scenes” photo of Jason
Boland and Cody Canada taken by Christina
Feddersen at a photo shoot for a special
tour they are planning.
GET AN AUTOGRAPHED CD AND WIN AN
If you preorder Stoney LaRue’s latest album,
Aviators, on LoneStarMusic.com you
automatically get an autographed copy of the
It gets better though. You will also be
entered to win an autographed guitar from
here to enter.
TEXAS MUSIC CHART SELFIE AWARDS
Best In Texas has been sharing
selfies from Texas artists and we’d like to
know which is your favorite!
Visit the “Selfie of the Day Texas Style”
here. Then email your favorite to
We will draw one fan a day at random to
receive a Bud Light/Best In Texas CD
for the week.