1988-1989Best Austin Musicians

Best Acoustic Guitar
Eric Johnson

Rich Brotherton
Darden Smith
Tom Shaka
Michael Landschoot
Rick Rutherford
Butch Hancock
Alejandro Escovedo
David Halley
Mark Capps

Best Bass Guitar
Frankie J. Meyer (Mannish Boys)

Roland Denny
Sarah Brown
Brian Beattie
Kyle Brock
Keith Ferguson
Brad Hudson
Brad Taylor
Dennis Ford
Jeff Ellis

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

Mike Buck (LeRoi Brothers)
Denny Ellis (Rain)
Tommy Taylor (Eric Johnson Band)
Davis McLarty (Joe Ely Band)
George Rains (Chill Factor)
Glen Parma (Raging Saint)
Kenny Johnson (Slash Cowboy)
John Vasquez (Hearts & Minds)
David Mider (Javelin Boot)

Best Electric Guitar
David Grissom

Eric Johnson
Stevie Ray Vaughan
John Inmon
Chris Duarte
John Porter
Neal Westcott
John Reed
Jim Butler
Rod Wilson

Best Female Vocals
Angela Strehli

Marcia Ball
Lou Ann Barton
Kim Longacre
Julie Burrell
Alison Rogers
Rosie Flores
Kathy Murray
Kris McKay

Best Horns
Dave Crawford (Poi Dog Pondering)

Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff
Tomas Ramirez
Jon Blondell
Joe Morales
Alex Coke
John Mills
Bobby Keyes
Keith Winking
Tony Campise

Best Keyboards
Marcia Ball

Floyd Domino
Mel Brown
Danny Levin
Pete Gordon
Shawn Ellison
Mike Ramos
John Ratliff
Reese Wynans
Gary P. Nunn

Best Male Vocals
Joe Ely

Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Ted Roddy
Kim Wilson
Omar Dykes
Alvin Crow
Al Dressen
Darden Smith
Hal Michael Ketchum
Don Turnley

Best Miscellaneous Instrument
Ponty Bone (accordion, Squeezetones)

James Fenner (percussion)
Erik Hokkanen (violin)
Gary Primich (harmonica)
David Clauss (hammered dulcimer)
Paul Glasse (mandolin)
Alvin Crow (fiddle)
Kim Wilson (harmonica)
Champ Hood (violin)
Susan Voelz (violin)

Best Songwriter
Butch Hancock

Jimmy LaFave
John Porter
James White
Linden Sherwin
Joe Ely
Alison Rogers
Darden Smith
Maury Safer
Gina Fobia

Best Texas Recordings
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