31st Annual Tejano Music Awards Announce Top 5 Nominees


Texas Talent Musicians Association and Coben Entertainment presents The 31st Annual Tejano Music Awards set for Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 7pm , in the San Antonio Event Center.

Produced by the Texas Talent Musicians Association (TTMA) since 1980, theTejano Music Awards or TMAs, as they're known, is the only awards show to honor Tejano musicians.

Hosting the 31st Annual Tejano Music Awards comedian Cleto Rodriguez and "VAMOS" TV host Vanessa Macias. Artists scheduled to perform include: Jimmy Gonzalez Y Grupo Mazz, David Lee Garza y Los Musicales, Jay Perez, The Hometown Boys, Ricardo Castillon y La Differenzia, Gary Hobbs, Raulito Navaira and Joe Bravo and Tejano Music Divas Shelly Lares and coming off her first Latin Grammy, winner Elida Reyna y Avante.

This year the TTMA is turning back the clock to the shows format of the 1990's by bringing back the awards show dance that will feature many of the already scheduled artists as well as some surprise appearances. "We feel with the new venue it only made sense to bring back the dance for all to enjoy", said Frank Salazar, TTMA Vice-President.

The 2011 Top five Nominees include Bobby Pulido, Elida Reyna Y Avante , Shelly Lares, Stefani Montiel, Patsy Torres, Monica Castro, Michael Salgado, Jay Perez, Gary Hobbs, Jesse Turner, Jimmy Gonzalez, AJ Castillo , Carlos Y Los Cachorros, The Hometown Boys, Artie V, Betty Barajas , Badd Boyz Del Valle ,Jessica Baeza ,Retono Ilyssa Saenz.

An incredible red carpet ceremony will be held prior to the awards show featuring many Tejano artists and special guest Miss San Antonio, Gabriel Zavala from Tejano y Mas , Veronica Y Avance, A T Boyz and many more starting at 5:30 pm at the San Antonio Event Center.

Visit TejanoMusicAwards.com for tickets information or buy tickets for $35 dollars or $100 for VIPS tickets from the San Antonio Event Center by calling 210-412-4103. For more event updates visit the official TejanoMusicAwards.com website.

The Top 5 Nominees for the 31st Annual Awards

Song of the Year
Vuelve A Mi - AJ Castillo
Dias de Ayer - Bobby Pulido
Prefiero Morir - Elida Reyna y Avante
Y Lo Nuestro Que - Shelly Lares
La Botella - The Hometown Boys

Female Vocalist of the Year
Elida Reyna
Monica Castro
Patsy Torres
Shelly Lares
Stefani Montiel

Male Vocalist of the Year
Bobby Pulido
Elias Arredondo - The Hometown Boys
Gary Hobbs
Jay Perez
Jesse Turner - Grupo Siggno
Jimmy Gonzalez - Grupo Mazz

Entertainer of the Year
Bobby Pulido

Elida Reyna

Jay Perez

Jesse Turner - Grupo Siggno

Shelly Lares
Album of the Year - Tejano
On My Way - AJ Castillo
Fantasia - Elida Reyna Y Avante
Aprendi A Volar - Gary Hobbs
Mi Vida Sin Tu Amor - Jimmy Gonzalez y Mazz
Mirando Adelante - Shelly Lares

Album of the Year - Conjunto
180 - Carlos Y Los Cachorros
Los Reyes Del Conjunto - Da Krazy Pimpz
Seguire Mi Camino - David Farias
Sabes Bien - Juan P. Moreno
Simplemente El Jefe - The Hometown Boys

Vocal Duo of the Year
David Farias & Chente Barrara - Vas A Pagar
Elida Reyna & Michael Salgado - Amor O Costumbre
Jerry Pena & Oscar Pena - Aunque Estes Con El
Marco Jaime & Ram Herrera - Tu Nuevo Querer
Raphael Rodriguez & J R Gomez - No Estas Sola

Best New Male of the Year
Artie Villarreal
Javier Hinojosa - Texas Legend
Mario Barajas - Conjunto Baraja De Oro
Rick Balderama
Steven Gonzales - Veronica y Avance

Best New Female of the Year
Betty Barajas
Ilyssa Saenz
Jessica Baeza
Tracy Perez

Best New Group of the Year
Badd Boyz Del Valle
Grupo Maldad
Servando Ramos y Los Texas Outlaws
Texas Legend

31st TMA Sponsors: SA Circular, VOLVO, Texas Gallery Furniture, BUDLIGHT

TMA Media Sponsors: Telemundo San Antonio, La Prensa San Antonio, and BNET Radio,
KXTN Tejano 107 FM, KJBZ Z93 FM, KSAB TEJANO 99.9FM, Super Tejano KKNM 96.5 FM, KXTQ Majic 93.7FM, KXEW TEJANO 1600 AM, KHMC Majic 95.9 FM

Texas Talent Musicians Association (TTMA) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote professional excellence; a better understanding and greater appreciation for Tejano music; and to provide a public forum for songwriters, performers and musicians in order to recognize their artistic efforts and achievements through the annual Tejano Music Awards and related events. TTMA is based in San Antonio, Texas: "The Tejano Music Capital of the World."®

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