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1988-1989Best of the Year

Band of the Year
The Joe Ely Band

2. Timbuk 3
3. Omar & the Howlers
4. Poi Dog Pondering
5. Wagoneers
6. Wild Seeds
7. The Reivers
8. Butch Hancock and the Sunspots
9. The Fabulous Thunderbirds
10. Mannish Boys
11. Glass Eye

Best New Band
Poi Dog Pondering

2. Last Straw
3. Ed Hall
4. Hearts & Minds
5. Rain
6. Hosstyle
7. Slash Cowboy
8. Roman Candles
9. Girls In the Noise
10. Grains of Faith
11. Moments Notice
12. Water the Dog

Musician of the Year
Joe Ely

2. Eric Johnson
3. Alvin Crow
4. Darden Smith
5. Omar Dykes
6. Jimmie Dale Gilmore
7. Lyle Lovett
8. Butch Hancock
9. John Porter
10. David Grissom
11. Jimmy LaFave

Best Texas Recordings
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