About Us



The Texas Regional Radio (T3R) Music Awards Show and Radio Summit Group are proud to announce the Annual Texas Regional Radio Music Awards Show to be held on MARCH 24-25, 2024 in Arlington, Texas .  This will be the 14th annual event where many honorable industry folk from all over the United States will attend to witness the noted Texas/Red Dirt artists/entertainers  and radio receive recognition for their accomplishments and sacrifices in the Texas/Red Dirt Music Scene.    The Texas Regional Radio chart and database will be used to confirm the nominated.   Artists who did not chart or debut a single in the qualifying time frame on the Texas Regional Radio Report Chart will not be eligible for awards.

The 2024 14th Annual TRRMA awards show and Future Faces show is proud to remain in Arlington, Texas at the esteemed Texas Live! facility.  It will be split into two days and events .  Cowboy Church will be held in the Arlington Backyard of the Texas Live venue, The Future Faces Show will be held again at the PBR Cowboy Bar located upstairs in the magnificent Texas Live! facility with the Awards show held in the Live Arena of the Texas Live!

As the awards show returns for the 14th consecutive year it will continue to offer legitimate, authentic and logical awards based on radio and chart success, touring success and fan input.  The event will not only attract prestigious radio programmers and Texas/Red Dirt superstars and new hopefuls, as well as music industry experts from within the Texas Music industry, the Nashville country music scene and fans alike.   Again this year, we will host a Red Carpet walk prior to show seating as the artist and radio personalities stroll into the arena. The Red Carpet event will be hosted by Will Payne and Barry Diamond of KITX radio and the Payne music group in Hugo, Oklahoma and Adam Smith of  KRVN in Lexington, Nebraska.

Who Are We and Why?


The Texas Regional Radio & Music Association was developed by the Texas Regional Radio Group and is the avenue by which nominations and voting for the TRR Awards will be interpreted and decided.  Fans and Artists, along with the Texas music entertainment industry, all have the opportunity to nominate and vote to recognize the artist, broadcasters and industry for the efforts they expend in developing and continuing the Texas/Red Dirt genre.

To have nomination and voting privileges, you must be a member in good standing of the Texas Regional Radio & Music Association (TRRMA).  All membership applications are located on the TRRMA.NET website and subject to final approval of the Association’s Board of Directors.

The TRRMA is always looking for new ways to promote Texas/Red Dirt country music and grow within the industry.  Members are the backbone of the organization, and the Group relies on their support to develop programs that expose the world to not only the best of Texas/Red Dirt music, but also the future artists of this genre’.  The Texas Regional Radio and Music Association group is an organization formed to promote the Texas/Red Dirt Music scene by co-hosting the awards show and radio seminar/summit with the Texas Regional Radio Report.

For many years, Nashville has held their annual Country Radio Seminar designed to help radio with programming, sales and promotions but there has not been an awards show or seminar for radio stations or artists that are geared to our format’s specific needs until T3R and TRRMA.


The initial founding member, Dave Smith of the Texas Regional Radio Report and Dave Smith Promotions, gathered a group of peers with same desires and opinions as consultants and founding committee members to assist, guide, direct, develop and produce the TRR Music Awards Show.  Gerrie McDowell formerly of Gerrieco Promotions and Tami Millspaugh of Texas Record Chick Promotions, LLC continues supporting this effort with her knowledge, expertise and experiences.  Gerrie has recently retired and will forever have our appreciation for lending us her thoughts, experiences and knowledge while helping develop this Texas Red Dirt industry into the genre it is today. All founding members have extensive backgrounds in radio and/or in radio/record promotions and marketing for major record labels throughout their years in Regional, National or Executive industry positions.

Our event is hosted solely with the intention celebrating the accomplishments of the artist, radio and industry providing a quality event for the participants, award winners, award show attendees and, of course, the most important fans.  We look forward to seeing you at the next star studded annual event.