Friday, 03 July 2009 17:54

2009 TMA Nominees: Emilio, Elida, Mazz

Emilio Navaira, Jimmy Gonzalez & Mazz and Elida Reyna are among the 2009 Tejano Music Awards finalists announced on Thursday.

The 2009 TMA awards are scheduled July 17 at Villita Assembly Hall. Performing at the Awards ceremonies are AJ Castillo, Ruben Ramos & Mexican Revolution,

 Shelly Lares, Elida Reyna, Fama, Gary Hobbs, Jay Pérez, Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz, Chente Barrera, Linda Escobar and Hometown Boys.

For music fans sometimes it’s the new faces that creates the most excitement.

This year, there’s quite a few in the nominees list including Eddie Jiménez, Gary "G" Naranjo, Jesse Flores, Rudy Palacios, Candace Vargas, Jennifer Marie, Jenny Albarez, Monica Castro, Veronica Sustaita and Bronco Norteno.

The complete list of nominees follows below.

A total of 11 categories were announced including best vocalists male and female, songs, album and crossover song. Artists and industry representatives announced the top five nominees in each category on Thursday during the TMA Nominees dance held at Graham Central Station.

Ruben Ramos and the Hometown Boys were the headliners for the Nominees dance. Also performing were Sunny Sauceda Hometown Boys, Da Krazy Pimps, Roger Velasquez and Eddie Guerrero.

Produced by the Texas Talent Musicians Association (TTMA) since 1980, the Tejano Music Awards or TMAs, recognize the most popular Tejano artists in various categories.

2009 Tejano Music Awards Top 5 Nominees

Song of the Year
Chente Barrera  La Llorona Loca
Elida Reyna  Domingo
Jay Perez  Quiero Ese Amor
Jimmy Gonzalez y Mazz  Retrato Quebrado
Ruben Ramos & The Mexican Revolution  Acariciame

Male Vocalist of the Year
Emilio Navaira
Javier Galvan
Jay Perez
Jimmy Gonzalez
Ruben Ramos

Female Vocalist of the Year
Elida Reyna
Linda Escobar
Megan Leyva
Shelly Lares
Stefani Montiel

Entertainer of the Year
Eddie Gonzalez
Jay Perez
Jimmy Gonzalez
Ruben Ramos
Sunny Sauceda

Album of the Year  Group
Elida Reyna  Domingo
Jay Perez  La Voz Del 2008
Jimmy Gonzalez y Grupo Mazz  The Legend Continues
Ruben Ramos and the Mexican Revolution  Viva La Revolucion
TexMex Kadillaks  Me Gustas Tu

Album of the Year  Conjunto
Bronco Norteno  Bronco Norteno
Carlos y Los Cachorros  Me Duele
Da Krazy Pimpz  Pimpin' It
Linda Escobar  La Diva De Conjunto
Los Garcia Brothers  Hombre De Ti

Crossover Song of the Year
Jimmy Gonzalez y Mazz  Aunque Se Burlan De Mi
Proximo Sonido  Liar
Ruben Ramos & The Mexican Revolution  Acariciame
Stefani Montiel  Labio Venenosos  Gilflo Remix
Sunny Sauceda  All You Do Is Bring Me Down

Best New Artist  Male
Eddie Guerrero
Eddie Jimenez
Gary "G" Naranjo
Jesse Flores
Rudy Palacios

Best New Artist  Female
Candace Vargas
Jennifer Marie
Jenny Albarez
Monica Castro
Veronica Sustaita

Best New Artist  Group
Cortez Brothers
El Conjunto Baraja De Oro
Grupo Aldaco
Grupo Sueno
Los Enmascarados

Vocal Duo of the Year
Eddie Gonzalez & Rebecca Valadez
Emilio & Raulito Navaira  Te Ve Vas
Joe Posada & Jay Perez  Yo Fui El Culpable
Linda Escobar & Shelly Lares
Mike & Lee Villarreal  Mil Copas