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25th Annual Tejano Music Awards Winners

Vida, Garza, Lares, and Pérez are winners at this year’s 25th Annual Tejano Music Awards ( TMA ), held March 19 in Eagle Pass , Texas .

Vida performed three weeks ago in Lansing and Toledo , the latter engagement at the annual Latino Student Union (LSU of the University of Toledo ) Scholarship Baile on March 5. Photographs from this event are shown  here.

TMA Showband of the Year: Grupo Vida


David Lee Garza

David Lee Garza y Los Musicales won the most awards, with three. Garza just came off of winning a Grammy for Best Tejano Recording in a compilation with Sunny Sauceda of Vida and Joel Gúzman, called Polkas, Gritos, y Acordeónes.

Garza y Los Musicales is scheduled to be the headliner at LatinoFest V in downtown Toledo , on June 11, 2005 . Garza has been with the Tejano music industry since he was a child—he started playing the accordion when he was a child, tutored by his father, Tony Garza.

The ceremonies were conducted at the Kickapoo Lucky Eagle Casino Complex, along the Texas-México border. It’s the first time the TMA ceremonies have been outside San Antonio , considered the capital of Tejano music. With 4,000 in attendance, one wonders if the move to Eagle Pass for TMA ’s 25th anniversary resulted in a lower turnout. Boycott San Antonio ?

Gary Hobbs of Eagle Pass was one of the MCs.

The complete list of
TMA winners is as follows:

Showband of the Year: Grupo Vida.

Conjunto Progressive Album: Solo Contigo, David Lee Garza y Los Musicales.

Song of the Year: No Puedo Estar Sin Ti, David Lee Garza y Los Musicales.

Crossover Song: Who’s That Gringo? David Lee Garza y Los Musicales.

Male Vocalist: Jay Pérez.

Male Entertainer: Jay Pérez.

Female Vocalist: Shelly Lares.

Female Entertainer: Shelly Lares.

Vocal Duo: Los Desperadoz (Mike and Lee Villareal).
Conjunto Traditional Album: En Vivo Contigo, Solido.
Urban Tejano Album: DJ Kane, DJ Kane.

Tejano Album: Para Mi Gente, Jimmy González y Grupo Mazz.
Most Promising Group/Artist: K1

David Lee Garza y Los Musicales big winners at the 25th Annual Tejano Music Awards

The above photo depicts David Lee Garza y Los Musicales in Pontiac , MI in August of 1991. David Lee was on top of his game then. He had the renowned habit of picking top-notch vocalists such as: Ram Herrera, Oscar G, Emilio Navaira, Jay Pérez, & Marcos Orozco. La Prensa went through its archives and found this photo, depicting Los Musicales, when Jay Pérez was its lead vocalist. Fast forward to 2005: David Lee won a Grammy and three awards at last Saturday’s TMA ceremonies in Texas . Jay Pérez won two—Best Vocalist and Entertainer. 






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