The My Tejano Awards awarded the best in Tejano over the past two years in two intimate ceremonies, one in San Antonio on Wednesday night and another in the Rio Grande Valley last month, due to the current pandemic.
“A decision to not hold the full-blown My Tejano Awards event at the Mission Event Center in Mission, Texas, due to the uptick in Covid infections at the time of our decision,” said Mando San Roman, My Tejano Awards Vice President. “This was decided with the health and safety of our Tejano artists, fans, production crew, staff, and volunteers. We still wanted to make sure and honor the recipients and therefore decided to hold two MTA banquets, one in Mission, Texas, on Wednesday, Oct. 20th, and the other one last night Dec 15th in San Antonio. This was done in order to make it easier for artists to receive their awards.”
The My Tejano Awards, which honors Tejano artists past and present for their outstanding achievement and contribution to Tejano music, were postponed due to the pandemic in 2020 and were handed out this year with the two ceremonies hosted by Tejano music icon and Hall of Famer Shelly Lares. Multiple winners included Stevie D, who won Top Album 2021 with Estamos Unidos and Top Video 2021 with “Irremediable,” and Stefani Montiel was named Top Entertainer and Top Video 2020 for “Echame La Culpa” with La Calma.
The My Tejano Awards plan to return to a full event in 2022 at Mission Event Center with musical performances and much more. Get the latest information and news on the My Tejano Awards at the official website MyTejanoAwards.com.
Full list of winners at My Tejano Awards (2020 & 2021):
Top Entertainer: Stefani Montiel
Top Album (2021): Estamos Unidos – Stevie D
Top Album (2020): 25th Anniversary Contigo – Jay Perez
Top Male Artist: Marcos Orozco
Top Tejano Group: David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales
Top Conjunto: Ricky Naranjo Y Los Gamblers
Top New Male Artist: JR Gomez
Top New Female Artist: Destiny Navaira
Top Artist Collaboration (2021): “Nada De Ti” — Shelly Lares, Monica Saldivar, Demmi Garcia, Sonja De La Paz
Top Artist Collaboration (2020): “Desechable” — Elida Reyna & Lucky Joe
Top Video (2021): “Irremediable” — Stevie D
Top Video (2020): “Echame La Culpa” — La Calma & Stefani Montiel
Top Songwriter: Juan Trevino
Gone But Not Forgotten: Emilio Navaira, Ruben Vela
Trailblazer Award: Paulino Bernal
Lifetime Achievement: Carlos Guzman
Comeback of the Year: Joe Lopez
Favorite Hometown Band (RGV): The Westside Band
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