About Us


The Texas Regional Radio (TRR) Music Awards Show and Radio Summit Group are proud to announce the 2018 Texas Regional Radio Music Awards Show & Summit® to be held on March 2-3, 2018 in Arlington, Texas .  This is the eighth annual event where many esteemed Texas/Red Dirt music radio programmers from all over the Southwest Region of the United States will attend and where the best of the best Texas/Red Dirt artists will receive recognition for their accomplishments in the Texas/Red Dirt Music Scene.  The awards show was created to recognize artists in the format for their sacrifices, accomplishments and passion.  The Texas Regional Radio chart and database will be used to confirm the nominated artists.   Artists who did not chart or debut a single in the qualifying time frame on the Texas Regional Radio Chart will not qualify for awards.

The 2018 8th Annual TRRMA awards show, Summit (seminar) and Future Faces show is proud to return to our original location...Arlington, Texas.  It will be split into two days and event locations.  The Future Faces Show and Radio/Broascast Awards will be held at the Levity Pavilion and the Awards show in the Arlington Music Hall both in Arlington, Texas.  As the awards show returns for the eightth 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, but also music industry experts from within the Texas Music industry, the Nashville scene and fans alike.   The Radio/Records Seminar is geared towards providing radio programmers with tips and tools to expand their listener base, ratings, programming guidelines and suggestions on increasing revenues thru idea exchanges among peers and industry professionals.  Artists are encouraged to attend the summit as it will give additional insight on how to setup, develop and continue building their desired careers with the opportunity to network among the industry moguls.  This year, we will host the 2nd "Artist/DJ Taping" session where the artist will be available for radio to obtain and record station ID's, etc. for future use throughout the coming year.

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 subject to final approval of the Association’s Board of Directors and are located on the TRRMA.NET website.

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 and Seminar.  Gerrie McDowell of Gerrieco Texas and Tami Millspaugh of Texas Record Chick Promotions, LLC continue supporting this effort with their knowledge, expertise and experiences.  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 positions.   All now work with Texas Regional Radio Chart reporters who, over time, have expressed their frustration with programming Texas/Red Dirt Music, declining sales, formatting clocks and record industry relationships just to name a few.

Our event is hosted solely with the intention of providing a quality event for the seminar/summit participants, award winners, award show attendees and, of course & most importantly, the fans.  We look forward to seeing you at this star studded annual event.