SRS2015, Finals

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Big Joe Walker band with Joshua Jones

Big Joe Walker band with Joshua Jones

NOTE:  This reporter was happy to get to hear and photograph three bands, and listened to the Darrell Goldman Band on KHYI while making the trip to Love & War in Texas, Plano. I offer apologizes for not taking photos of Darrel Goldman and his guys. This reporter had an important family event to attend, and didn’t expect to be able to attend at all.

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Another year of Shiner Rising Star is on the books now. Congratulatory handshakes, hugs, and happiness filled Love & War in Texas Thursday night (11.12.15) when co-sponsoring radio station KHYI manager Joshua Jones announced that The Big Joe Walker band was the top-prize winner.

Big Joe and his band battled — and it was a tough battle all the way for the 10 judges who had

Matt Nix Band

Matt Nix Band

to make the final decision — The Matt Nix Band, who came in a close second; Whiskey Prophets, third place; and Darrell Goldman Band, fourth place.

The Big Joe Walker band won a recording contract with Shiner Records, in affiliation with co-sponsor Shiner Beer, a spot in the 2016 Texas Music Revolution festival, and other major career-enhancing prizes.

This being the 11th year for Shiner Rising Star, the complete list of winners is:

2015 — Big Joe Walker

2014 — Buffalo Ruckus

Whiskey Prophets

Whiskey Prophets

2013 — Green Light Pistol

2012 — The Bigsbys

2011 — Blackbird Sing

2010 — The Will Callers

2009 — Grant Jones & The Pistol Grip Lassos

2008 — Somebody’s Darling

2007 — Trailer Park Junkies

2006 — Miles From Nowhere

2005 — Lost Immigrants

Darrell Goldman Band

Darrell Goldman Band (from Round 2)

2004 — Darryl Lee Rush

In a bit of irony, the past three winners — Big Joe Walker, Buffalo Ruckus, and Green Light Pistol — also were the winners of the White Elephant Saloon Battle of the Bands in each of their respective years.

Watch KHYI’s Website, some time after the March 2016 Texas Music Revolution, for the announcement that entries will be accepted for the 2016 Shiner Rising Star contest.

 

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