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CMA of Texas Auditions - Live Performances with Audience Voting


The Country Music Association (CMA) of Texas is expanding its reach to West Texas for live auditions this year - with qualifiers advancing to the state finals in Houston!

Numerous categories are included in the auditions and family, friends and area fans and supporters are encouraged to attend this first-ever event at the historic Cactus Theater on Sunday, November 18 at 2:30 pm. The event is expected to conclude sometime between 5:00-6 pm.

This live, ticketed event will feature 16 of the area’s top musicians showing off their talent with the winner advancing to the Houston finals in the spring of 2019. The audience attending this show will be voting via paper ballot on each performer; scoring them on four qualities: vocal ability, song content, instrument skill and stage performance. In addition, other judges scoring the performers include Cathy Whitten, KSSL-FM radio personality; Darryl Holland, Cactus Theater owner/promoter; and CMA of Texas Directors Troy Bates and Mary Minter.

The CMA of Texas offers awards in Country, Americana and Cowboy/Cowgirl Western Music.

The annual CMA of Texas Awards is held at MO’s Place in Katy, TX. This past 2018 list of Award Recipients can be viewed at and include Gary P. Nunn receiving the LIVING LEGEND AWARD. Wild Blue Yonder Films and James White received the TOP OF TEXAS Award for their movie, “Honky Tonk Heaven: Legend of the Broken Spoke.”

Tickets are only $15 for reserved floor and standard balcony seats; $40 for limited balcony box seats (includes concessions throughout the event; present box ticket at lobby counter when ordering).

We’ll see you and yours at the Cactus Theater for this very special, inaugural event!