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STCA awards Conjunto’s best at 2016 Conjunto Of The Year Awards

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Katie Lee Ledezma performs at 18th STCA Conjunto of the Year Awards in Mercedes, Texas on July 17, 2016. (Facebook / Katie Lee Ledezma)

MERCEDES, Texas – The South Texas Conjunto Association showcased the best Conjunto artists and music from the past year at the 18th Annual Conjunto of the Year Awards at Knights Of Columbus Hall in Mercedes, Texas, on Sunday night (July 17).

RELATED: Katie Lee Ledezma is lone female vocalist nominee at 2016 STCA Conjunto of the Year Awards

The show, dedicated to late Conjunto music legend Gilberto Garcia of Los Dos Gilbertos, included great performances from the night’s nominees and some of Conjunto’s brightest stars and of course accolades for the year’s best in Conjunto.

Here are the winners and nominees from the 18th Annual STCA Conjunto of the Year Awards.

Conjunto of the Year
Conjunto Sereno – San Antonio
Conjunto Romo – Kyle, Texas
MC2 – Monico Cortez II – Houston, Texas
Rio Jordan – San Antonio
Ricky Naranjo Y Los Gamblers – Alice, Texas – WINNER!
Conjunto Amable – Corpus Christi
Riley Y Los Gilitos – Edinburg
Los Fantasmas Del Valle – Mercedes, Texas
Edgar Vasquez Y Sus Muchachos – Laredo, Texas

Single of the Year
Badd Boyz Del Valle – “Para Ti”
Hometown Boys- “Ya Me Voy Para Siempre” – WINNER!
Conjunto Sereno – “Eres Todo”
Los Garcia Bros – “Una Botella”
Ruben Vela Jr Y Su Conjunto – “Que Culpa Tengo”
Los Morales Boys- “Asi Es”
Chore Perez Y Su Conjunto – “Hasta el Que Que”
Katie Lee Ledesma – “Aqui Estoy”
Los Fantasmas Del Valle – “Emplefique tu Retrato”

Album of the Year
El En Vacilon – Badd Boyz Del Valle
Perdona – Conjunto Deltaboyz
Conjunto Boss– Edgar Vasquez
Last Kiss – Conjunto Sereno
Born To Be Bad – Jaime Y Los Chamacos-
Tu Copa Rota – Conjunto Romo
Lo Mejor Y Mas – Ruben De La Cruz Y Su Conjunto – WINNER!
Hasta El Final – Ricky Naranjo Y Los Gamblers

Vocalist
Edgar Vasquez-Edgar Vasquez Y Sus Muchachos
Bobby Salinas-Los Fantasmas Del Valle
Lazaro Perez-Lazaro Perez Y Su Conjunto
Santiago Garza -Santiago Garza Y La Naturaleza
Tomas Navarro-Conjunto Amable
Mando De Los Santos- Mando Y La Venganza
Oscar Anzaldua – Tejano Boys – WINNER!
Frank Hernandez – Ruben De La Cruz Y Su Conjunto
Israel “Tornado” Gamboa

Drummer of the Year
Tury Alviar-Conjunto Deltaboyz
Mario Diaz Jr- Los Monarcas
Ruben Mendoza-Jaime Y Los Chamacos – WINNER!
Danny Martinez-Conjunto Imposible
Lily Garcia-Conjunto ATM
Ray Longoria-Lazaro Perez Y Su Conjunto
J.R. Garcia-Grupo Envicto
Woody Rodriquez (Free lance)
Valerio Longoria III Conjunto Kings

Bass Player of the Year
Aldo Solis-Gilberto Perez Y Sus Compadres
Freddie Cuellar-Los Autenticos
Benny Fonseca-Los Fantasmas Del Valle – WINNER!
Felix Alaniz-Conjunto Oro
Ray Ariz Mendez – Los Monarcas
Jaime Solis – Ruben Vela, Jr Y Su Conjunto
Beto De La Cruz – Los Nuevos Chachos
Rigo Rangel – Delta Boys
Jesse Flores – Tremendo V

Bajo Player of the Year
Bobby Salinas-Los Fantasmas
Miguel Sanchez-Kinto Rey
Mando “Sapo” Garcia-Boni Mauricio
Jose Ancira-Grupo Invicto
Armando Garza-Conjunto Los Amores
Max Baca – Tex Maniacs – WINNER!
Lawrence Torres Conjunto Impossible
Rey Longoria, Sr. Lazaro Perez Y Su Conjunto
Jesse Garces, Jr.
Pete Diaz – Los Monarcas

Accordion Player of the Year
Eliberto Contreras-Las Estrellas De Oro
David Flores-Los Alacranes
Rodney Rodriguez-Los Fantasmas Del Valle
Flavio Longoria-Flavio Longoria Y Conjunto Kingz
Javier Gonzalez-Conjunto Deltaboyz
Steven Martinez-Hache Tres – WINNER!
Joaquin Rivera-Conjunto Prestigio
Ruben De La Cruz
Mario Diaz, Sr. Los Monarcas
Juanito Castillo

Lifetime Achievement Award Winners
Cande Aguilar Sr.
Ruben Garza (Ruben Vela, Los Dos Gilbertos, Nueva Era Musical and others)
Paul Casarez
Gilberto Perez, Sr.
Efrain Solis
Roman Martinez
Temo Lopez
Tomas Vasquez

Conjunto Pioneer
Tomas Vasquez-Los Dinamicos
Alfredo de La Rosa
Efrain Solis – composer
Albert Soliz – composer

Composer of the Year Winner
Albert Solis

Radio Station of the Year Winner
Super Tejano 102.1 / 95.3

Conjunto Spot in Texas Winner
Bossman’s Night Club – San Antonio, Texas

STCA’s Female Vocalist Winner
Katie Lee Ledezma

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