TEXAS HAT BAND NEWS



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WADE HATTON AND THE TEXAS HAT BAND
WIN 2007 TEXAS MUSIC AWARDS LIVE BAND OF THE YEAR AWARD

ARLINGTON, TX. – Music City Texas Theater in Linden , TX threw its arms wide open again to welcome back “The Texas Music Awards” presented by The Academy of Texas Music. The premiere awards ceremony, “Texas Country Music’s Biggest Night”, honors and recognizes Texas musicians from all corners of the Lone Star State . The red-carpet event was held March 24, 2007 in front of a sold-out audience.

As a member of the Academy of Texas Music , Wade Hatton and the Texas Hat Band were nominated for Live Band of the Year among four other finalists. Industry professionals, disc jockeys, artists and fans were allowed to submit nominations in each of 15 categories. The award for Live Band of the Year is one of four categories where the winners are determined solely by popular vote.



“We are honored and blessed to receive such an award. A big thanks to the folks at the Texas Music Academy , Music City Texas , My Texas Music.com , and all the volunteers that helped put on such a great ceremony,” said Wade Hatton.

“We would also like to thank everyone who came out to support us in Linden , and all our friends that voted for us. Just to be nominated was an honor and even though we brought home the award it was both humbling and exciting to be among all those talented Texas artists,” Hatton went on to say.

The Texas Broadcasting Network (www.texasbroadcastingnetwork.com) will air a special re-broadcast of the 2007 Texas Music Awards at a later date.

For further information, please contact Glenda Hatton at 817-404-7549, or via email at glenda.hatton@sbcglobal.net For more information on the internet about Wade Hatton and the Texas Hat Band, and to sample their music visit www.texashatband.com
About ATM
The Academy of Texas Music was created to oversee the process by which Texas musicians, songwriters and performers are rewarded for their efforts. The Texas Music Awards are the only awards sanctioned by the Academy of Texas Music . Recipients also earn a place on the Voting Board as part of their accomplishment.



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