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1987-1988Best Austin Musicians

Best Acoustic Guitar
Eric Johnson

Joe Ely
Darden Smith
Stephen Doster
Mickey White
David Halley
Willie Nelson
Rich Brotherton
Butch Hancock
Olin Murrell

Best Bass Guitar
Brian Beattie (Glass Eye)

Sarah Brown
Keith Ferguson
Roland Denney
Brad Hudson
Craig Pettigrew
Preston Hubbard
Tim Swingle
Steve Zirkel
Tommy Shannon
Speedy Sparks
Spencer Starnes

Best Drums/Percussion
Mike Buck (LeRoi Brothers)

George Rains
Frosty
Glen Benavides
Fran Christina
Davis McClarty
Tommy Taylor
Rey Washam
Glen Parma
Chris Layton

Best Electric Guitar
Eric Johnson

David Grissom
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Chris Duarte
Mitch Watkins
Denny Freeman
Jimmie Vaughan
Bill Arthur Jones
Will Sexton
Mel Brown
Tony Airoldi
Robbie Araiza

Best Female Vocals
Lou Ann Barton

Angela Strehli
Marcia Ball
Kris McKay
Onyxx
Diana Matthews
Kim Longacre
Julie Burrell
Kathy Murray
Kathy McCarty
Elouise Burrell
Lisa Gamache

Best Horns
Bobby Keys

Tomas Ramirez
Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff
Smokey Joe Miller
Bill Averbach
Tom Robinson
Jon Blondell
John Mills
Mighty Big Horns
Tony Campise
Alex Coke
Brian Niedercrom

Best Keyboards
Marcia Ball

Mel Brown
Glover Gill
Mike Kindred
Neil Pederson
William Herrington
Stanton Hoffman
Danny Levin
Chip Dolan
Nick Connolly
Reese Wynans
Grey Ghost

Best Male Vocals
Joe Ely

Kim Wilson
Kent "Omar" Dykes
Kim Hayes
Ted Roddy
Lyle Lovett
Joe Doerr
Don Turnley
Junior Medlow
Ray Benson
John Croslin
Eric Johnson

Best Miscellaneous Instrument
Ponty Bone (accordion, Squeezetones)

Paul Glasse (mandolin)
Erik Hokkanen (Fiddle, Offbeats)
John Hagen (cello)
Kim Wilson (blues harp, Fabulous Thunderbirds)
James Fenner (percussion, Dan Del Santo)
Gary Primich (blues harp, Mannish Boys)
Johnny Gimble (fiddle)
John Ely (pedal steel)
Brenda Thompson (triangle)

Best Songwriter
Bill Carter (The Blame)

Butch Hancock
Pat MacDonald
Joe Ely
Daniel Johnston
David Halley
Lyle Lovett
John Porter
Tony Airoldi
Jimmy LaFave
John Croslin
Monte Warden
Robert Keen
Darden Smith
Randy Banks

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