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Band of the Year
The Fabulous Thunderbirds

2. Big Boys
3. Joe Ely Band
4. Rank & File
5. The Devils
6. Extreme Heat
7. Van Wilks Band
8. The Standing Waves
9. Pressure Ernie Sky & the K-Tels
10. The Jitters
11. Joe "King" Carrasco & the Crowns
12. Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble
13. The LeRoi Brothers
14. Banzai Kik
15. Chinanine
16. The Lift

Best New Band
Chinanine

2. Body Nightclub
3. Little Charlie & the Eager Beaver Boys
4. The Devils
5. Ernie Sky & the K-Tels
6. Coyote-Safer Band
7. Twistyze
8. Dark Motive
9. Private Lives
10. Buffalo Gals
11. Aviation
12. The Snipes
13. The Trouble Boys
14. Doctors' Mob
15. Banzai Kik
16. Current
17. Meat Joy
18. The Uh-Uhs

Musician of the Year
Joe Ely

2. Stevie Ray Vaughan
3. Randy Turner (Big Boys)
4. Joe "King" Carrasco
5. O.T. Loflin (Dark Motive)
6. Mike Shea (the Devils)
7. Eric Johnson
8. Patrick Keel (the Pool)
9. Byron Scott (Twistyze, Trouble Boys)
10. Willie Nelson
11. Charlie Sexton
12. Kim Wilson (the Fabulous Thunderbirds)
13. Jimmie Vaughan (the Fabulous Thunderbirds)
14. Billy Prahblem (the Jitters)
15. Kathy Valentine (Go-Gos)
16. Van Wilks
17. Chip Kinman (Rank & File)

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