The Annual Lone Star Music Awards were held this past Sunday at the Texas Music Theater in San Marcus, and Reckless Kelly took home four of the coveted Armadillos: Song of The Year ( for “Good Luck & True Love”), Best Americana/Roots Rock Album, Best Album Art, and Cody nabbed Best Musician. Congratulations, guys. You deserve all of it, and then some. We’re just thrilled that you’ve allowed us to tag along for a while!
Thank you! ¡Gracias! Merci! Domo Arigato! Danke shone! There aren’t enough translations of the two simple words, “thank” and “you,” to show the gratitude that we feel this week. THANK YOU to everyone who took time out of their day to vote for the Lone Star Music Awards, and a double thank you, thank you, to all of you that voted for “Good Luck & True Love” for Best Album Art! We are over the moon. It’s such a blessing to be able to do what you love for a living, with the people you love, for the people that inspire you. And, it’s because of all of you that we even have that opportunity.
Congratulations, not only to those who took home a trophy this year, but to everyone who was nominated. You’re a truly talented group of people, and you make The Lone Star State proud just by doing what you were all born to do. Thank you for taking pride in what you do, for making music for us to jam out to, and for giving us stuff to do on weekends (and M-F, 9-5, hint hint). You rock.
I know we’ve been blowing up our Facebook pages with our ‘oodling’ over them, but we’re going to take a few seconds to do it some more: This has to be the coolest trophy of all time. Each is a one-of-a-kind chainsaw carving by Doug Moreland. We’ve always wanted a DM original, and to now have one that’s a Lone Star Music Award, to boot . . . How cool is that? If you haven’t seen the video that they put together of Moreland making these guys, click here to check it out.
A massive thank you to Lone Star Music, The Texas Music Theater, and everyone else involved in putting on this spectacular event! You’ve made us all (everyone in this crazy scene), look and feel like rockstars. What a fantastic night! Whoever put together all the rad graphics and video clips for the presentation deserves a hearty pat on the back, and a raise. Too cool, guys. Too cool.
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