1989-1990

Best Performing Bands

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Band of the Decade
The Fabulous Thunderbirds

2) Joe Ely Band
3) Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
4) Timbuk3
5) Asleep at the Wheel
6) Butthole Surfers`
7) Big Boys
8) Poi Dog Pondering
9) Watch Tower
10) Austin Lounge Lizards
11) True Believers


Best Avant-Garde
Glass Eye

2) Shoulders
3) Poi Dog Pondering
4) Jo Carol Pierce & Friends
5) Liquid Mice
6) Water the Dog
7) State of Mind
8) Stick People
9) Anneke
10) Bouffant Jellyfish
11) Two Nice Girls


Best Blues
W.C. Clark Blues Revue

2) Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
3) Solid Senders
4) Ian Moore & Moment's Notice
5) The Antones
6) Mannish Boys
7) Lou Ann Barton Band
8) Omar & the Howlers
9) Mel Brown
10) Fabulous Thunderbirds


Best Country
Asleep at the Wheel

2) Jimmie Dale Gilmore & the Continental Drifters
3) Chaparral
4) Teddy & the Talltops
5) Kelly Willis & Radio Ranch
6) Rosie Flores
7) Tish Hinojosa
8) Wagoneers
9) Alvin Crow & the Pleasant Valley Boys
10) Gary P. Nunn
11) Dickie Lee Erwin


Best Cover Band
Duck Soup

2) Pictures
3) Big Time
4) The Bizness
5) Ro-Tel & the Hot Tomatoes
6) Trik Trax
7) The Rave
8) The Daddios
9) Hot Cakes
10) Johnny Dee & Rocket 88's


Best Folk
Darden Smith

2) Two Nice Girls
3) Barnburners
4) Butch Hancock & the Sunpots
5) David Halley Band
6) Robert Earl Keen, Jr.
7) Poi Dog Pondering
8) Nanci Griffith
9) Betty Elders
10) Jimmy LaFave


Best Funk
Bad Mutha Goose & the Brothers Grimm

2) Bouffant Jellyfish
3) Trik Trax
4) The Bizness
5) Retarded Elf
6) Extreme Heat
7) Do Dat
8) Stick People


Best Jazz

2) The Brew
3) Tomas Ramirez
4) Chris Duarte & Arson
5) Mitch Watkins Group
6) Tony Campise
7) Color
8) Kirk Whalum
9) Creative Opportunity Orchestra
10) Kellye Gray Band


Best Latin
Beto y los Fairlanes

2) One Touch
3) Suzanna Sharoe & Samba Police
4) Little Joe y la Familia
5) Ruben Ramos & the Texas Revolution
6) Tish Hinojosa
7) Toqui Amaru
8) Los Romanceros
9) Texana Dames
10) Sarita Rodriguez


Best Metal/Hardcore
Dangerous Toys

2) Raging Saint
3) Agony Column
4) Near Dark
5) Watch Tower
6) Ed Hall
7) Band From Hell
8) Onyxx
9) Dread
10) Young Thunder


Best New Music
Poi Dog Pondering

2) Glass Eye
3) State of Mind
4) Shoulders
5) Stick People
6) Grains of Faith
7) Rain
8) Hearts & Minds
9) Anneke


Best None of the Above
Austin Lounge Lizards

2) Jo Carol Pierce & Friends
3) Poi Dog Pondering
4) Tex Thomas & the Danglin' Wranglers
5) Barnburners
6) Zydeco Ranch
7) Shoulders
8) Ponty Bone & the Squeezetones
9) Grains of Faith
10) Uranium Savages


Best Pop
Water the Dog

2) Grains of Faith
3) Timbuk3
4) Javelin Boot
5) David Halley Band
6) The Reivers
7) Pictures
8) Third Person
9) Poi Dog Pondering
10) Last Straw


Best Reggae
Michael E. Johnson and the Killer Bees

2) Spy vs. Spy
3) I-Tex
4) Pulsations
5) The Joneses
6) Steel Power
7) Wajumbe
8) House In Orbit


Best Rock
Joe Ely

2) Water the Dog
3) The Reivers
4) Hand of Glory
5) Near Dark
6) Buick MacKane
7) Bill Carter & the Blame
8) Butch Hancock & the Sunspots
9) Raging Saint
10) Dangerous Toys


Best Roots Rock
LeRoi Brothers

2) Tailgators
3) The Neptunes
4) Skeletones
5) Bill Carter & the Blame
6) Two Hoots & a Holler
7) Evan Johns & the H-Bombs
8) High Noon
9) The Vanguards
10) The Joe Ely Band
11) Suzy Elkins


Best Soul
W.C. Clark Blues Revue

2) Junior Medlow
3) Toby Anderson Band
4) Stick People
5) Trik Trax
6) Chris Thomas Band
7) Bad Mutha Goose
8) The Bizness
9) Do Dat