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1995-1996Best Austin Musicians

Best Acoustic Guitar
Scrappy Jud Newcomb

Rich Brotherton
Olivier Giraud
Britt Daniel
Guy Forsyth
David Garza
Ed Hamell
Marvin Dykus
Michael Landschoot
Eric Johnson
Monte Montgomery
Earthpig

Best Bass Guitar
Speedy Sparks

Tommy Shannon
Kevin Smith
Mark Rubin
Chris White
Glenn Fukunaga
Sarah Brown
Hunter Darby
Chris Lowe
Chris Marsh
Brad Fordham
George Reiff
Andy Maguire
Jon Blondell
Boo Resnick

Best Drums/Percussion
Chris Layton

Frosty
Lisa Pankratz
David McLarty
Chris Searles
Paul Pearcy
George Rains
Michael Villegas
Brannen Temple
Mas Palermo
Rafael Gayol
Mike Buck
Terri Lord
Rey Washam
Lyman Hardy

Best Electric Guitar
Ian Moore

David Grissom
Eric Johnson
Chris Duarte
Junior Brown
Jesse Taylor
Jimmie Vaughan
Billy White
Mitch Watkins
Rich Brotherton
Sue Foley
Derek O'Brien
Charlie Sexton
Slim Richey
Evan Johns

Best Female Vocals
Toni Price

Patrice Pike
Christina Marrs
Kelly Willis
Kris McKay
Sue Foley
Rebecca Cannon
Abra Moore
Marti Brom
Carrie Clark
Julianna Sheffield
Sara Hickman
Marcia Ball
Lou Ann Barton
Lisa Tingle

Best Horns

Tomas Ramirez
Stan Smith
Michael Sweetman
Kyle Turner
Jon Blondell
Joe Presti
Elias Haslanger
Kaz Kazanoff
Martin Banks

Best Keyboards
Marcia Ball

Glover Gill
Bukka Allen
Floyd Domino
Pete Gordon
James Polk
Riley Osbourn
Dave Boyle
Ginger Doss

Best Male Vocals
Malford Milligan

Ian Moore
Don Walser
Joe Ely
Guy Forsyth
Wayne Hancock
Monte Warden
Ted Roddy
Charlie Sexton
Dale Watson
Steve Doerr
Jimmy LaFave
Bob Schneider
Olivier Giraud
Kim Wilson

Best Miscellaneous Instrument
Junior Brown

Champ Hood
Paul Glasse
Danny Barnes
Wammo
Guy Forsyth
Ponty Bone
Lynda Millard
Gary Primich
Mark Rubin

Best Singer-Songwriter
Jimmy LaFave

Joe Ely
Ian Moore
Charlie Sexton
Will Sexton
Monte Warden
Robert Earl Keen
Alejandro Escovedo
Michael Fracasso
Tish Hinojosa
Wayne Hancock
Bruce Robison
Sara Hickman
Amberjack Rice
Abra Moore
Butch Hancock
David Garza
James McMurtry
Earthpig
Christine Albert

Best Songwriter
TIE: Joe Ely and Will Sexton

Monte Warden
Ian Moore
Wayne Hancock
Charlie Sexton
Jimmy LaFave
Alejandro Escovedo
Emily Kaitz
Gwil Owen
Butch Hancock
Dale Watson
Rick Broussard
Jo Carol Pierce
Bill Carter
Robert Earl Keen
Sara Hickman
Junior Brown
David Garza
Willie Nelson

Best Strings
Champ Hood

Eric Hokkanen
Danny Levin
Danny Barnes
Amy Tiven
Richard Bowden
Alvin Crow
Susan Volez
Howard Kalish
Will Taylor

Best Texas Recordings
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