Nashville has nothing on Texas when it comes to country music. Everyone watches the annual Country Music Association's award show but Texas has its own version of the CMA's. Did you also know that Texas is the state that most help to popularize country music throughout the world and continues to redefine it to this day? The Texas Country Music scene is famous for its varied traditions and rich sounds. They are on full display across the state in festivals like SXSW in Austin, just one of many big Texas venues. You know what they say, everything is bigger in Texas! When you have a country music scene as vibrant and traditional as the one in the Lone Star State you need your own award show. That is how the Texas Country Music Awards were born and with past spokesman like Mark Chestnut, it continues to thrive.
Michael Ryan was nominated for an award at the 2018 Texas Country Music Awards, which was held at the Will Rogers Auditorium in Ft. Worth. It was held in October of 2018 and was a high energy event that included a whole host of Texas artist spanning over 40 years of country music. Michael was nominated for Christian Country Music Songwriter of the Year for his song "In Your Pasture." He was honored to receive the 1st Runner-Up award in an extremely talented field of nominees. Congratulations to Michael Ryan for all your hard work and looking forward to more in the future.