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2012-01-26

Art & Lisa again nominated for Vocal Duo of Year

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Bandera-based singers, songwriters and recording artists Art and Lisa have again been nominated as vocal duo of the year by the Texas Music Awards, sanctioned by The Academy of Texas Music, Inc.

Art and Lisa earned the same distinction in 2010 for their work on their debut CD "Learning To Breathe Again." This time, they have been honored for their second album "Healin' Time," which was released in January 2011. The album debuted on Cashbox Magazines roots charts at Number 23 in March 2011.

"Healin' Time" was produced and mixed by John Inmon, who also played nearly every instrument on the CD - excluding the fiddling which was done by Austin favorite Richard Bowden.

Inmon has been nominated for producer of the year and studio musician of the year as well. Not coincidentally, Art Crawford and Lisa Beck will be voting for him in those categories and invite their fans and friends to do the same.

"This will help these outstanding regional artists gain the national attention they deserve," said Academy of Texas Music Executive Director Jinelle Boyd. "Though some of our nominees are already quite popular in the music world, the Texas Music Awards will offer many of the newer artists a stepping stone to bigger and better things."

The 10th annual Texas Music Awards will take place Saturday March 24, at the Texas Music Barn, which is located at the world headquarters of the Academy of Texas Music, Inc., 301 East Houston Street, in Linden.

The annual event serves as a fundraiser for the nonprofit Academy of Texas Music, Inc., which seeks sponsorships and donations to further its efforts toward music education programs, scholarships, recognition projects and benevolence programs for musicians in need.

This year, more than 28,000 nomination suggestions were narrowed down to just five nominees in each category. To assist Art and Lisa become the Texas Music Awards "Vocal Duo of the year," everyone is asked to vote by visiting

www.texasmusicawards.org

Prior to casting ballots, fans can listen to clips of music from all the nominees. Public voting will continue until midnight on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

Nomination suggestions were submitted by artists, the public, industry professionals, disc jockeys and record producers.

For more information on voting, the awards or sponsorships, visit

www.texasmusicawards.org

For more information on Bandera's Art and Lisa, visit

www.artandlisa.com.