1983-1984Best Austin Musicians

Best Acoustic Guitar
Eric Johnson

Dan Del Santo
Butch Hancock
Mickey White
Willie Nelson
Butch Zito
Steve Cichetti
Mike Landschoot
John Casner

Best Bass Guitar
Lonnie Hutchinson (Professors of Pleasure)

Courtney Major (Pressure)
Chris Gates (Big Boys)
Keith Ferguson (Fabulous Thunderbirds)
Tommy Shannon (Double Trouble)
Jesse Sublett (Secret Six)
Steve Zirkel (Jazzmanian Devil)
Gene Ramey
Spencer Starnes (Minor Miracle)
Sarah Brown (Le Roi Brothers)

Best Drums/Percussion
Rock Savage (Professors of Pleasure)

Rey Washam (Big Boys)
George Raines (Angela Strehli Band)
Gary Smith (Eager Beaver Boys)
Chris Layton (Double Trouble)
Brian Sebastian (Pressure)
Mike Buck (LeRoi Brothers)
Mambo John Treanor (Fairlanes)
Steve Meador (Eric Johnson)
Mike Kennedy (Black Rose)

Best Electric Guitar
Stevie Ray Vaughan

Eric Johnson
Dan Del Santo
Charlie Sexton
Mitch Watkins (Passenger)
Tim Kerr (Big Boys)
Chris Lawrence (Effect)
Jon Dee Graham (Lift)
Bobby Mack (Night Train)
Van Wilks

Best Female Vocals
Angela Strehli

Lou Ann Barton
Marcia Ball
Carmen Bradford (Minor Miracle)
Diana Cantu
Lisa Gilkyson
Lisa Gamache (Max & the Makeups)
Suzie Stern
De Lewellen (D-Day)

Best Horns: Brass
Paul Constantine (Professors of Pleasure)

Mike Mordecai
Kent Winking (K-Tels)
Bob Meyer (Fairlanes)
Bill Averbach (Trained Ants)
Donnie Bonner
Nathan Gates (Big Boys)
Bill Bernardi
Brent Fawns (Big Boys)
Duck Jennings (WC Clark)

Best Horns: Reeds
Tomás Ramírez

Smokin' Joe Sublett (Cobras)
Paul Ostermayer (Passenger)
John Mills (Minor Miracle)
Johnny Reno (Sax Maniacs)
Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff (Marcia Ball)
Donny Silverman (Pressure)
Smokey Joe Miller (Cobras)
Mike Francis (Asleep at the Wheel)
Tim Walsh (Brave Combo)
Jeff Barnes (Marcia Ball)

Best Keyboards
Mike Ramos (Lift)

Kris Cummings (JKC & the Crowns)
Rich Harney
Nick Connelly
Marcia Ball
Shona Lay (Standing Waves, Optimystics)
Reese Wynans (AB & the C Notes)
Danny Levin
Claude McCann (Pressure)
Glover Gill (D-Day)

Best Male Vocals
Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds)

Randy "Biscuit" Turner (Big Boys)
Dan Del Santo
Ernie Sky (K-Tels)
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Joe Ely
John David Martinez (Black Rose)
Willie Nelson
Delbert McClinton
Sebastian Williams (Pressure)
Jimmie Gilmore

Best Miscellaneous Instrument
Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds, harp)

James Fenner (Dan Del Santo, Christopher Cross, congas)
Ponty Bone (Squeezetones, accordion)
Patrick Keel (Pool, everything)
Spider Johnson (Butch Hancock, saw)
Jim Justice (ARB, fiddle)
Addae (Pressure, percussion)
Paul Glasse (Take Four, mandolin)
Ingrid Karklins (Grimalkin, kokle)
Chris Dennis (Cry Wolf, congas)

Best Songwriter
Butch Hancock

Townes Van Zandt
Dan Del Santo
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Joe Ely
Willie Nelson
Patrick Keel (Pool)
Suzette Renee (Effect)
Steve Doerr (LeRoi Brothers)

Best Synthesizer
Patrick Keel (The Pool)

Glover Gill (D-Day)
Bill Ginn (Passenger)
Claude McCann (Pressure)
Neil Pederson (Extreme Heat)
Mike Ramos (The Lift)
Gary Richardson (Wynnd)
Norman Bean
Doug Hall (Jazzmanian Devil)
Steve Marsh

Best Performing Bands
Hall of Fame
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