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Tejano Nation journalist Juan Morin wins Best Local Writer at SLM Awards 2022

The multimedia journalist was recognized for his contributions to the Houston music scene.

Tejano Nation journalist Juan Morin wins Best Local Writer at the SLM Awards 2022 in Houston, Texas on Dec. 17, 2022. | Courtesy photo

HOUSTON, TX — Tejano Nation multimedia journalist Juan Morin was awarded Best Local Writer at the sixth annual Support Local Music (SLM) Awards in Houston, Texas on Dec. 17. His second win in three years for this category.

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The SLM Awards recognizes Houston area music industry professionals for their contributions to the local music scene.

Morin has been covering the Tejano music scene in the Houston area for many years, winning Best Local Writer at the SLM Awards in 2019. This was his third consecutive nomination for Best Local Writer since 2019, the event was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.

“To be nominated is such an honor. To win the award is just so overwhelming in itself,” said Morin. “I thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to express myself in my own artistic way.”

Morin joined Tejano Nation as a contributing multimedia journalist in 2019. He has worked with some of the biggest names in the music industry as a personal assistant, media director, and social publicist.

“I have had the honor to work alongside some of those artists and in the process helped contribute to a genre of music that has always had a place in my heart from the get-go,” said Morin. “I remember growing up reading articles in the Caller-Times by Ramiro Burr. I didn’t understand the music but I would always hear my mom talking about these artists and I just wanted to know who they were.”

In 2013, he launched his own platform One Morin Media, which delivered his trademark series “The Experience,” a mini-documentary production that gave viewers an all-access pass behind the scenes with various featured artists, including AJ Castillo and Lucky Joe. Many called It a unique visionary perspective to the genre of Tejano like never before. He was a media director for various other platforms and television shows including “Tejano Concerts” with Hector Rodriguez, who passed away suddenly in July 2019.

In 2017, he launched The Tejano Experience, which in 2021 morphed into Music, Musica Y Mas, a diverse and innovative entertainment platform bringing many genres of music together to embrace and celebrate as one.

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