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1986-1987Best Austin Musicians

Best Acoustic Guitar
Eric Johnson

2. Joe Ely
3. David Halley
4. Greg Schilling
5. Darden Smith
6. Mickey White
7. Scott McKenzie
8. Steve Parkess
9. Lyle Lovett
10. Gretchen Phillips

Best Bass Guitar
Alex Napier (Will and the Kill)

2. Bruce Hughes
3. Keith Ferguson
4. John Howard
5. Sarah Brown
6. Vic Gerard
7. Brian Beattie
8. Danny Swinney
9. Jeff Duke
10. Ryan Walker

Best Drums/Percussion
George Rains

2. Jeff Boaz
3. Rey Washam
4. Fred Howard
5. Rock Savage
6. Fran Christina
7. Garrett Williams
8. Tommy Taylor
9. Chris Staples
10. Mike Buck

Best Electric Guitar
Eric Johnson

2. Stevie Ray Vaughan
3. David Grissom
4. Jimmie Vaughan
5. Will Sexton
6. John Veledez
7. Don Lamb
8. Evan Johns
9. Paul Leary
10. David Woody

Best Female Vocals
Lou Ann Barton

2. Angela Strehli
3. Marcia Ball
4. Kris McKay
5. Elouise Burrell
6. Kim Longacre
7. Eliza Gilkyson
8. Karen Kraft
9. Diana Cantu
10. Kelly Rene
11. Gwen Newsome
12. Nanci Griffith
13. Julie Burrell
14. Pam Peltz
15. Kathy Murray

Best Horns
Tomás Ramírez Tasmanian Devil

2. Joe Sublett
3. Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff
4. Kirk Whalum
5. Bill Averbach
6. Mighty Big Horns
7. Donnie Bonner
8. Bobby Keys
9. Nathan Gates
10. John Mills

Best Keyboards
Marcia Ball

2. Mel Brown
3. Neil Pederson
4. Rob Noxious
5. Glover Gill
6. Jeff Clark
7. Mike Ramos
8. Reese Wynans
9. Philip Duke
10. Rich Harney

Best Male Vocals
Kim Wilson (Fabulous Thunderbirds)

2. Greg Schilling
3. Will Sexton
4. Joe Ely
5. Randy "Biscuit" Turner
6. Bobby Johnson
7. Bruce Spellman
8. Scott Hoyt
9. W.C. Clark
10. Dan Del Santo
11. Stevie Ray Vaughan
12. Eric Johnson
13. Arthur Brown
14. Roky Erickson
15. Brian Beattie

Best Miscellaneous Instrument
Ponty Bone

2. Randy Banks
3. Kim Wilson
4. Eric Hokkanen
5. James Fenner
6. Eliza Gilkyson
7. Tony Airoldi
8. T-Bone Herndon

Best Songwriter
Pat MacDonald

2. Bill Carter
3. Greg Schilling
4. Daniel Johnston
5. Mark Luke Daniels
6. Tony Airoldi
7. Eliza Gilkyson
8. John Croslin
9. Richard Patureau
10. Butch Hancock

Best Performing Bands
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