2019 Golden Mic Awards: Vote Now for Best Regional Live Act

This week (April 22-26), The Boot will reveal 2019's Golden Mic Awards categories ... and then, it will be up to you, our readers, to crown the winners. After each Golden Mic Awards category is revealed, readers will be able to vote for their preferred winner in each category as often as once per hour through 11:59PM ET on May 22. We'll announce the winners on the site the next day, May 23.

This Golden Mic Awards category could be rechristened Best Texas Country Act, considering all 10 nominees hail from the Lone Star State. Beyond that obvious tie that binds them, this mix of bands and solo artists -- ranging from veterans to newcomers -- best represent the work ethic and musical creativity out there beyond what's spun on the radio or celebrated at awards shows.

Robert Earl Keen has promoted new music through touring for nearly 35 years, and the Texas troubadour shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.


Photo: Ari Strauss