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Raulito Navaira, Los TexManiacs, Elida Reyna and Linda Escobar were among the familiar faces announced in the 2010 Tejano Music Awards finalists.

The TMAs, now in their 30th year, are scheduled July 11 at the Municipal Auditorium. This year's host will

 be comedian Paul Rodriguez.

Ruben Ramos, Jimmy Gonzalez y Mazz and Elida Reyna were among the nominees vying for the Entertainer of the Year honors. That field also included Art Tijerina - Grupo Vida and Jay Perez.

Los TexManiacs, winners of the 2010 Grammy for best

Tejano album, were announced in the running for best conjunto album for their “Borders y Bailes” CD. Also in that fueled were Conjunto Inizzio, “No Boundries”; Hometown Boys, “Cargando La Bandera”; Linda Escobar y Su Conjunto, “25 Greatest Hits”; and Michael Salgado, “Hombre Peligroso.”

Under the best new male artist category, the finalists were AJ Castillo, Ben Rodriguez - XS Band, Chepito Balli - Tejano Brown, Eddie Jimenez - Da Krazy Pimpz and Gabriel - Bob Gallarza. Best new female nominees were Jenny Albarez - Grupo Aldaco, Joyce Adams - Los Texas Wranglers, Larissa Maldonado – Larissa, Tania Castaneda - Los Matadors and Veronica Sustaita – Avance.

This year the awards will be part of a historic weekend that will see the awards combined with the Tejano Music National Convention and the 6th Annual Tejano Academy Awards. The three-day convention highlights include: the Gran Baile, Artist Showcase & All-Star Tejano Jam, and the Tejano Experience USA Fanfare & Expo.

Raul Malo, Pee Wee, Tierra, Girl In A Coma, Texas Tornados, and Arthur Hanlon has been announced as among the performers for the 2010 Tejano Music National Convention scheduled July 9-11 in San Antonio.
 
The convention will be part of a historic weekend that will see the convention combined with the Tejano Music Awards and the 6th Annual Tejano Academy Awards. The three-day convention highlights include: the Gran Baile, Artist Showcase & All-Star Tejano Jam, and the Tejano Experience USA Fanfare & Expo. Hosting the TMAs which, wil taken place at the Municipal Auditorium in San Antonio, will be actor comedian Paul Rodriguez.

Officials have also announced the performers for the Convention’s Gran Baile on Friday, July 9, at the Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center. These will include the Hometown Boys with special guest Linda Escobar, Serrata Puro Party featuring brothers Jesse Serrata and Rene Serrata with renowned accordionist Bobby Naranjo, Ram Herrera and Michael Salgado.

On Saturday, July 10, the artists for the Convention’s Artist Showcase & All-Star Tejano Jam include: Thoze Guyz, Los DesperadoZ, David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales, and the All-Star Tejano Jam featuring The Big Chihuahuas with special guest vocalists David Marez, Raulito Navaira, and Emilio Guerrero.


The complete list of nominees follows below.

2010 Tejano Music Awards Nominees
Entertainer of the Year
Art Tijerina - Grupo Vida
Elida Reyna
Jay Perez
Jimmy Gonzalez - Grupo Mazz
Ruben Ramos - Mexican Revolution

Song of the Year
Elida Reyna - Playa Del Sol
Jay Perez - Estoy Convincido
Jimmy Gonzalez y Mazz - No Me Digas Que No
Raulito Navaira - Bajo De Tu Sombra
Stefani Montiel - Sigo Enamorada

Female Vocalist of the Year
Elilda Reyna
Leslie Lugo
Linda Escobar
Monica Castro
Stefani Montiel

Male Vocalist of the Year
Jay Perez
Jimmy Gonzalez - Grupo Mazz
Michael Salgado
Ruben Ramos -  Mexican Revolution
Sunny Sauceda

Best New Male Artist
AJ Castillo
Ben Rodriguez - XS Band
Chepito Balli - Tejano Brown
Eddie Jimenez - Da Krazy Pimpz
Gabriel - Bob Gallarza

Best New Female Artist
Jenny Albarez - Grupo Aldaco
Joyce Adams - Los Texas Wranglers
Larissa Maldonado - Larrisa
Tania Castaneda - Los Matadors
Veronica Sustaita - Avance

Best New Group
(Six in this category due to a tie)
Chepito y Tejano Brown
Chicas De Canela
Da Krazy Pimpz
Grupo Aldaco
Los Texas Wranglers
Veronica Sustaita y Avance

Album of the Year - Tejano
David Lee Garza y Los Musicales - Aqui Estare
Elida Reyna - Elida Reyna "LIVE"
Jimmy Gonzalez y Mazz - Enternamente
Ruben Ramos & The Mexican Revolution - Revoluntionized
Stefani Montiel - Divina

Album of the Year - Conjunto
Conjunto Inizzio - No Boundries
Hometown Boys - Cargando La Bandera
Linda Escobar y Su Conjunto - 25 Greatest Hits
Los TexManiacs - Borders y Bailes
Michael Salgado - Hombre Peligroso


Due to the special "30th Annual Decade Awards", the Crossover and Vocal Duo categories will not be awarded. These categories will be continued next year.

Tickets for the awards show range from $15 to $60.  For tickets, call 800-745-3000.  For more information, log on to tejanomusic2010.com or tejanomusicawards.com.

 

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