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TMA annouces nominees, distributes ballots

By Chito de la Torre

If you get an offical looking ballot from the Tejano Music Awards in your mail this week, you should feel very lucky. Only 50,000 are being sent out. But don't spend your time telling everyone how lucky you are to be able to vote in the Tejano Music Awards. Instead you should be replying and fast.

The ballots are due back a the TMA headquarters by January 10, and with all the Christmas mail slowing things down at the post office, the sooner you return the ballot, the more likely your vote will make it in on time to be counted.

And the TMA nominees are....

The nominees for the 17th Annual Tejano Music Awards have been announced and you won't have to bite your nails about it anymore. They are all listed below.

Song of the Year: Buscando Un Amor (Gary Hobbs); Cancion Del Preso (Jaime y los Chamacos); Como Nunca (Mingo Saldivar), Como Te Extrano (Pete Astudillo); Dejame Vivir (Annette y Axxion); Dichoso Soy (Juan P. Moreno); El Coco Rayado (Ruben Vela); El Disgusto (Eddie Gonzalez y Grupo Vida); El Silencio de la Noche (Ruben/Alfonso Ramos and George Rivas); Frente A Frente (Laura Canales); La Mala Vida (La Tropa F); Quedate (Emilio); Siempre Hace Frio (Selena y Los Dinos); Siempre Lo Esperare (Shelly Lares); Sin Ella (Michael Salgado); Ven A Mi (Jennifer y Los Jetz).

Most Promising Band: Annette y Axxion; Bobby Pulido; Brando; Eddie Gonzalez y Grupo Vida; Elida y Avante; Escalofrio; Jennifer y Los Jetz; Juan P. Moreno; Letty Guval y Xpresso; Rhonda Lee; Rodeo; Stefani.

Male Entertainer of the Year: Bobby Pulido; David Farias; Eddie Gonzalez; Emilio; Gary Hobbs; Jay Perez; Joe Lopez; Juan P. Moreno; Michael Salgado; Pete Astudillo; Ram Herrera; Ricardo Castillon.

Female Entertainer of the Year: Agnes Torres; Anna Roman; Annette Arredondo (Axxion); Delia Gonzales; Elida Reyna (Avante); Elsa Garcia; Jennifer Pena (Los Jetz); Laura Canales; Letty Guval; Patsy Torres; Shelly Lares; Stefani; Stephanie Lynn.

Male Vocalist of the Year: Adalberto; Bobby Pulido; David Marez; Emilio; Gary Hobbs; Jay Perez; Joe Lopez; Marcos Orozco; Michael Salgado; Pete Astudillo; Ram Herrera; Ruben Ramos.

Female Vocalist of the Year: Agnes Torres; Anna Roman; Delia Gonzales; Elida Reyna (Avante); Elsa Garcia; Jennifer Pena (Los Jetz); Laura Canales; Letty Guval; Patsy Torres; Selena Quintanilla-Perez; Shelly Lares; Stefani; Stephanie Lynn.

Vocal Duo of the Year: Arturo Gutierrez y Agnes Torres (New Variety Band); Elsa Garcia and Jose Carlos (Elsa Garcia); Emilio and Raul Navaira (Emilio); Johnny and James Arreola (Los Palominos); Juan P. Moreno and Jay Perez (Collaboration); Joe and David Farias (La Tropa F); Joe Lopez and Jimmy Gonzalez (Mazz); Judy de Leon and Jay Perez (Collaboration) Mike and Lee Villarreal (Los Desperadoz); Nydia Rojas and Ricardo Castillon (Collaboration); Ricky and Joe Martinez (The Hometown Boys); Roberto and Bobby Pulido (Collaboration); Shelly Lares and Jay Perez (Collaboration).

Album of the Year (Orchestra/Group): Al Punto (Fama); Como Te Extrano (Pete Astudillo); Corazon Ardiente (Gary Hobbs); Dulzura (Jennifer y Los Jetz); Elsa Garcia Live - Volume I (Elsa Garcia); Fue Mucho Mas Que Amor (La Diferenzia); Mariachi y Traicion (Mazz); Shelly (Shelly Lares); 10th Anniversary (Fandango USA); Tribute - Greats of the Past (The Royal Jesters); Visions (Bob Gallarza).

Album of the Year (Conjunto Progressive): A Un Nuevo Nivel (La Tropa F); Atravez De Los Anos (Roberto Pulido): Dichoso Soy (Juan P. Moreno); Duele El Amor (Los Palominos); El Disgusto (Eddie Gonzalez y Grupo Vida); Quedate (Emilio); Frente A Frente (Laura Canales); Nuestro Tiempo (Rodeo); Nunca Te He Dejado De Querer (Rene Zapata y Grupo Presidente); Ron Con Coca-Coal (Jonny Martinez y Bravo)

Album of the Year (Conjunto Traditional): Arrancame El Corazon (Ramon Ayala); Como Nunca (Mingo Saldivar); Dos Cosas (The Hometown Boys); El Coco Rayado (Ruben Vela); En Concierto (Michael Salgado); En Vivo - Puro Party Live (Jaime y Los Chamacos); Llevame Contigo (Intocable); Puno de Tierra (Albert Zamora y Talento); Rawhide (Los Desperadoz); Tranquilo Corazon (Gananzia).

Tejano Country of the Year: Let's Find A Way (La Tropa F); Mi Vida Eres Tu (Rick Trevino); Mr. Right (Shelly Lares); Rodeo Palace (Jonny Martinez y Bravo); Someone's Blue (Annette y Axxion); Sufro Por Ti (Laura Linda y Puro Oro); Tear In My Beer (David Enriquez); Yo Busco Una Estrella (Rick Orozco).

Instrumental of the Year: Bailando Con Rodeo (Rodeo); Bravomania (Jonny Martinez y Bravo); Easy Greasy (Bob Gallarza); Joe's Special #10 (The Hometown Boys); La Madrina Amanda - Te Tecolota (Potente); Narciso Martinez (Elida Y Avante); Power Polkas Popourri (Ruben Vela); Trail Ride Medley (Los Desperadoz).

Showband of the Year: Eddie Gonzalez y Grupo Vida; Emilio; Jaime y Los Chamacos; Jennifer y Los Jetz; Juan P. Moreno and the Renegades; La Diferenzia; La Tropa F; Mazz; Michael Salgado; Pete Astudillo; Potente; Ruben Ramos and the Texas Revolution; The Hometown Boys.

Tejano Crossover: Does Your Mama Know About Me? (George Rivas); El Coco Rayado (Ruben Vela); I Will Love You More Than You Will Ever Know (Adalberto); Me Piden (Jennifer y Los Jetz); Mi Vida Eres Tu (Rick Trevino); Mr. Right (Shelly Lares); No Quiero Saber (Selena y Los Dinos); Sin Ella (Joe Lopez); Sufro Por Ti (Laura Linda y Puro Oro); Te Amare A Escondidas (Letty Guval y Xpresso).

Album of the Year - Overall: A Un Nuevo Nivel (La Tropa F); Como Te Extrano (Pete Astudillo); Dichoso Soy (Juan P. Moreno); Dos Cosas (The Hometown Boys); Dulzura (Jennifer y Los Jetz); El Disgusto (Eddie Gonzalez Y Grupo Vida); En Concierto (Michael Salgado); Frente A Frente (Laura Canales); Quedate (Emilio); Shelly (Shelly Lares); Tribute - Greats of the Past (The Royal Jesters); Visions (Bob Gallarza).

Here's more information on TMA XVII

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