Tejano stars received multiple nominations for the 2017 Premios Estrellas del Permian Basin announced on Wednesday.
Jaime Y Los Chamacos, Michael Salgado, Carlos Y Los Cachorros and newcomer Cortney received four nominations each. Zamorales, Tejano Christian band N Faith and new trio La Dezz also picked up three nominations each.
Premios Estrellas del Permian Basin honors Regional Mexican artists who have made a great impact through their music over the past year. For over 10 years now, it continues with the same mission of supporting, honoring, promoting, and recognizing the achievements of nominees.
“We want to impact the lives of our musicians in a very positive way so we believe that the success of artists goes beyond what a role says,” said Rebeca Sánchez, director of Premios Estrellas del Permian Basin. “The success of each of these artists is determined by the public and we want them to be the ones who decide who deserves these awards.”
Premios Estrella is one, if not the only, state that determines its winners based on the votes of the public regardless of album sales or position on the charts.
Jaime Y Los Chamacos were nominated for Tejano Group/Soloist of the Year, Album of the Year for Este Momento, Song of the Year for “El Embrujo”, and Video of the Year for “El Embrujo”.
Michael Salgado received nominations for Regional Mexican Group / Soloist of the Year, Album of the Year for Otras Historias, Song of the Year for “Que Me Cubra La Tristeza”, and Video of the Year of the “Te Miro En Mi Copa”.
Carlos Y Los Cachorros picked up nominations for Tejano Group / Soloist of the Year, Album of the Year for Corazon Necio, Song of the Year for “Voy Tan Perdido”, which was also nominated for Video of the Year.
Tejano newcomer Cortney’s four nominations included Tejano Group / Soloist of the Year, Revelation of the Year, plus Song of the Year and Video of the Year for her solo debut single “Pedire”.
Tejano Christian band N Faith received three nominations, Christian Group of the Year, Album of the Year for Firmes En La Tormenta and Christian Song of the Year with “Levanto Mis Manos”.
New trio La Dezz, which features brothers Mark Ledesma and David Ledesma along with Lisa Mar were nominated in three categories, including Tejano Group / Soloist of the Year, Revelation of the Year and Song of the Year for “Amar En Total”.
Zamorales were nominated for Tejano Group / Soloist of the Year, Album of the Year for Dulce Veneno and Song of the Year for “Como Quisiera Ser”.
Fans can vote for the favorites now through November 1 at PremiosEstrellas18.com. Winners will be announced at the Far West Event Center in Odessa, Texas on Thursday, November 9.