The nominees for this year’s Fort Worth Weekly Music Awards are listed on the ballot here.
Cast your votes for Tarrant County’s most killer bands, and plan on attending our big awards festival on June 26.
Glancing over the nominees, I see the Pop category includes two former American Idols — Tim Halperin and Casey James (not to be confused with The Casey Damn James Band).
My personal fave Telegraph Canyon is in Americana/Roots Rock.
Oh, and Raging Boner popped up again in the Hardcore category. How appropriate.
Fort Worth’s best songwriter, James Michael Taylor, was left out of the Songwriter category this year. He’s the most overlooked tunesmith around. He takes no comfort in knowing that perhaps one day, long after he’s dead, he’ll be appreciated by the public for his astounding body of work. He’d rather hear about it now. Cornell Dupree (nominated posthumously in the Hall of Fame category) probably felt the same way.
Oh well, like Tom T. Hall once said about music: “There ain’t no money in it and it’ll lead you to an early grave.”