Hall of Fame 2017-10-20T06:21:08+00:00

The Red-Headed Stranger who feels more like family. The undersung backup making the star in the spotlight look good. The ones gone too soon, and the ones still making waves decades into their careers. From international icons to journeymen players, the Austin Music Awards’ Hall of Fame honors the artists who put Austin music on the map – and have kept it a destination point ever since.

Check out the Austin Chronicle’s look back at 35 years of Austin Music Awards history.

1980’s

BUTCH HANCOCK
DELBERT MCCLINTON
DOUG SAHM
ERIC JOHNSON
JOE ELY
ROKY ERICKSON
STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN
THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS
VAN WILKS
WILLIE NELSON

BILL NEELY
BOB WILLS
BUDDY HOLLY
JANIS JOPLIN
KENNETH THREADGILL
LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS
MANCE LIPSCOMB
ORNETTE COLEMAN
ROY ORBISON

FREDDIE KING
GENE RAMEY
JOE KING CARRASCO
JOHNNY WINTER
RANDY “BISCUIT” TURNER

CHARLIE SEXTON
CLIFFORD ANTONE
KENY “OMAR” DYKES

JERRY JEFF WALKER

ALBERT COLLINS
GREY GHOST
T-BONE WALKER

W.C. CLARK

1990’s

JIMMIE VAUGHAN

LOU ANN BARTON

DEREK O’BRIEN
DR. HEPCAT
LYLE LOVETT

ANGELA STREHLI
FLACO JIMENEZ
KINKY FRIEDMAN

GIBBY HAYNES
MARTIN BANKS
NANCI GRIFFITH
PAUL RAY
RAY BENSON
T.D. BELL & ERBIE BOWSER

CHAMP HOOD
DON WALSER
LAVELLE WHITE
RUBEN RAMOS
TOMMY SHANNON

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO
CHRIS LAYTON
ERNEST TUBB
THE ORIGINAL BELLS OF JOY
TIM KERRS
TOWNES VAN ZANDT

DANIEL JOHNSTON
DOYLE BRAMHALL
JASON MCMASTER
KEITH FERGUSON
ROBERT EARL KEEN
SHAWN COLVIN

BOBBIE NELSON
BOB DOYLE
JANET LYNN
JAY CLARK
KATHY MCCARTY
MONTE WARDEN
WALTER HYATT

CAROLYN HESTER
JAMES POLK
JON DEE GRAHAM
NASH HERNANDEZ
SARA HICKMAN
SPEEDY SPARKS
TED ROBBY
TINA MARSH
TOM & CHARLENE HANCOCK

2000’s

GARY P. NUNN
GRETCHEN PHILLIPS
KING COFFEY
ROSCOE BECK
RUSTY WIER
TARY OWENS

AUGIE MEYERS
DAN DEL SANTO
MAMBO JOHN TREANOR
MARYANN PRICE
PAUL LEARY
PAUL MINOR

BILLY JOE SHAVER
ELIZA GILKYSON
JOE KING CARRASCO
STEPHEN BRUTON
STEVEN FROMHOLZ
TIMBUCK 3

“BLIND” LEMON JEFFERSON
BILL ANDERSON
CHARLIE PRICHARD
ERNIE DURAWA
GURF MORLIX
HECTOR MUNOZ
IAN MCLAGAN
JOHNNY GIMBLE
LEADBELLY
TERRI LORD

13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS
DALE WATSON
FREDDIE “STEADY” KRC
JOHN X REED
STEPHEN BARBER
THE CRICKETS

ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL
BUTTHOLE SURFERS
FIREBALLS
JESSE TAYLOR
KILLER BEES
KINKY FRIEDMAN
RAY WYLIE HUBBARD
SOULHAT
SPOON
THE GEEZINSLAWS

BLUES BOY HUBBARD
DJ CASANOVA
ERNIE MAE MILLER
JAMES MCMUTRY
LUCINDA WILLIAMS
PATRICE PIKE
PAUL RAY & THE COBRAS
SCRATCH ACID

BAD LIVERS
GARY PRIMICH
PINETOP PERKINS
ROSIE FLORES
ROY HEAD
SPOT BARNETT
THE SKUNKS
UNCLE JOHN TURNER

DANNY ROY YOUNG
HOSEA HARGROVE
KELLY WILLIS
PARIAH
THE DICKS
TRUE BELIEVERS

ARC ANGELS
BRANNEN TEMPLE
BRUCE ROBINSON
DAVID GARZA
DENNY FREEMAN
PONTY BONE
SARAH BROWN

2010’s

… AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF THE DEAD
BUBBLE PUPPY
MC OVERLORD
OKKERVIL RIVER
THE WAGONEERS
TORTILLA FACTORY

CHRISTOPHER CROSS
CINDY CASHDOLLAR
GRUPO FANTASMA
JOE “KING” CARRASCO & THE ORIGINAL CROWNS
PATTY GRIFFIN
SIXTEEN DELUXE

BILL CARTER & RUTH ELLSWORTH CARTER
GLENN FUKUNAGA
GREEZY WHEELS
SHIRLEY RATISSEAU
SONNY TRUJILLO
WATCHTOWER

DJ MEL
FASTBALL
HICKOIDS
KATHY VALENTINE
LEROI BROTHERS
NICK CURRAN
THE GOURDS

BLAZE FOLEY
CONJUNTO LOS PINKYS
EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY
MARGARET WRIGHT
REDD VOLKAERT

DANGEROUS TOYS
DAVY JONES
JAMES COTTON
SARAH ELIZABETH CAMPBELL
SUSAN ANTONE
THE FLATLANDERS

BIG BOYS
DOYLE BRAMHALL II
EPHRAIM OWENS
LARRY MONROE
ROSE REYES
TERRY ALLEN