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1989-1990Best Austin Musicians

Best Acoustic Guitar
Rich Brotherton

2. Eric Johnson
3. Marvin Denton
4. David Halley
5. Darden Smith
6. Gene Williams
7. Alejandro Escovedo
8. Champ Hood
9. Mike Landschoot
10. Butch Hancock

Best Bass Guitar
J.D. Foster

2. Sarah Brown
3. Jimmy Pettit
4. Terry McBride
5. Roland Denny
6. Keith Carper
7. Dennis Ford
8. Brad Hudson
9. Quentin Oliver
10. Brad Taylor

Best Drums/Percussion
Paul Pearcy

2. Frosty
3. Mike Buck
4. George Rains
5. Tommy Taylor
6. Davis McLarty
7. Wes Starr
8. Joey Machado
9. Dave Mider
10. Glen Benavides

Best Electric Guitar
David Grissom

2. Eric Johnson
3. Stevie Ray Vaughan
4. Jesse Taylor
5. Ian Moore
6. Chris Duarte
7. Derek O'Brien
8. John Porter
9. Joe Eddy Hines
10. Dave Sebree

Best Female Vocals
Tish Hinojosa

2. Marcia Ball
3. Lou Ann Barton
4. Rosie Flores
5. Kris McKay
6. Kelly Willis
7. Angela Strehli
8. Betty Elders
9. Ren
10. Kathy McCarty
11. Onyxx

Best Horns
Tomás Ramírez Tasmanian Devil

2. Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff
3. Dave Crawford
4. Alex Coke
5. John Mills
6. Joe Morales
7. Rick Dis & Dave Savage
8. Jon Blondell
9. Bobby Keyes
10. Kirk Whalum

Best Keyboards
Marcia Ball

2. Reese Wynans
3. Floyd Domino
4. Pete Gordon
5. Danny Levin
6. Stanton Hoffman
7. Mel Brown
8. Shawn Ellison
9. James Polk
10. Anneke

Best Male Vocals
Joe Ely

2. Hal Michael Ketchum
3. Jimmie Dale Gilmore
4. Darden Smith
5. David Halley
6. Ted Roddy
7. Jason McMaster
8. Jimmy LaFave
9. Stevie Ray Vaughan
10. Don Turnley

Best Miscellaneous Instrument
Paul Glasse (mandolin)

2. Ponty Bone (accordion)
3. Erik Hokkanen (fiddle)
4. Danny Barnes (banjo)
5. Gary Primich (harmonica)
6. James Fenner (percussion)
7. John Treanor (rub-board)
8. Susan Voelz (violin)
9. Kim Wilson (harmonica)
10. Beth Gallagher (flute)

Best Songwriter
Butch Hancock

2. Bill Carter and Ruth Ellsworth
3. David Halley
4. Joe McDermott
5. Jimmy LaFave
6. Jo Carol Pierce
7. Joe Ely
8. Tish Hinojosa
9. James McMurtry
10. Alejandro Escovedo

Musician of the Decade
Stevie Ray Vaughan

2. Joe Ely
3. Eric Johnson
4. Butch Hancock
5. Willie Nelson
6. Lyle Lovett
7. Jason McMaster

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