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1988-1989Best Austin Musicians

Best Acoustic Guitar
Eric Johnson

2. Rich Brotherton
3. Darden Smith
4. Tom Shaka
5. Michael Landschoot
6. Rick Rutherford
7. Butch Hancock
8. Alejandro Escovedo
9. David Halley
10. Mark Capps

Best Bass Guitar
Frankie J. Meyer (Mannish Boys)

2. Roland Denny
3. Sarah Brown
4. Brian Beattie
5. Kyle Brock
6. Keith Ferguson
7. Brad Hudson
8. Brad Taylor
9. Dennis Ford
10. Jeff Ellis

Best Drums/Percussion
Paul Pearcy (Darden Smith and the Big Guns)

2. Mike Buck (LeRoi Brothers)
3. Denny Ellis (Rain)
4. Tommy Taylor (Eric Johnson Band)
5. Davis McLarty (Joe Ely Band)
6. George Rains (Chill Factor)
7. Glen Parma (Raging Saint)
8. Kenny Johnson (Slash Cowboy)
9. John Vasquez (Hearts & Minds)
10. David Mider (Javelin Boot)

Best Electric Guitar
David Grissom

2. Eric Johnson
3. Stevie Ray Vaughan
4. John Inmon
5. Chris Duarte
6. John Porter
7. Neal Westcott
8. John Reed
9. Jim Butler
10. Rod Wilson

Best Female Vocals
Angela Strehli

2. Marcia Ball
3. Lou Ann Barton
4. Onyxx
5. Kim Longacre
6. Julie Burrell
7. Alison Rogers
8. Rosie Flores
9. Kathy Murray
10. Kris McKay

Best Horns
Dave Crawford (Poi Dog Pondering)

2. Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff
3. Tomas Ramirez
4. Jon Blondell
5. Joe Morales
6. Alex Coke
7. John Mills
8. Bobby Keyes
9. Keith Winking
10. Tony Campise

Best Keyboards
Marcia Ball

2. Floyd Domino
3. Mel Brown
4. Danny Levin
5. Pete Gordon
6. Shawn Ellison
7. Mike Ramos
8. John Ratliff
9. Reese Wynans
10. Gary P. Nunn

Best Male Vocals
Joe Ely

2. Jimmie Dale Gilmore
3. Ted Roddy
4. Kim Wilson
5. Omar Dykes
6. Alvin Crow
7. Al Dressen
8. Darden Smith
9. Hal Michael Ketchum
10. Don Turnley

Best Miscellaneous Instrument
Ponty Bone (accordion, Squeezetones)

2. James Fenner (percussion)
3. Erik Hokkanen (violin)
4. Gary Primich (harmonica)
5. David Clauss (hammered dulcimer)
6. Paul Glasse (mandolin)
7. Alvin Crow (fiddle)
8. Kim Wilson (harmonica)
9. Champ Hood (violin)
10. Susan Voelz (violin)

Best Songwriter
Butch Hancock

2. Jimmy LaFave
3. John Porter
4. James White
5. Linden Sherwin
6. Joe Ely
7. Alison Rogers
8. Darden Smith
9. Maury Safer
10. Gina Fobia

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