I am very honored to receive this award at The Texas Sounds International Country Music Awards Festival in Jefferson, TX!!! I think that it is even a bigger honor to have been presented with this award from one of the kindest gentlemen around, my friend David Doriot who runs the best B&B in Jefferson, White Oak Manor Bed and Breakfast-Jefferson Texas along with his wife Tammy!
Thank you so much to David, and The East Texas Performing Arts, Inc.Organization for considering me for this special award! It really means a lot and I thank you for all of your support!
Also, I had a blast leading the house band for all of these incredible international artists at the festival who by the way all happen to be the #1 Artists from their region... Doug Briney of Nashville TN, Billy Grima Singer/Songwriter of Canada, Heidi Gabrielle and " Mr Fox" Gino of Belgium, Country Strike of Croatia, LOVEFLOWERS of Sweden, Alejandro Carbayo of Spain, Natasja Lee Dickinson - Official Site of Denmark, Craig Adams of New Zealand, Lane Rodgers of Arkansas USA, Sarah Lucy Doleof London UK, and Jillian Kohr of Nashville TN!
Thank you very much to all of these artists! It was an honor and a pleasure working with each and every one of you! I am also proud of the All Star house band members I arranged for this festival, Emmylou Espinoza, Curtis Lane and Greg Simmons! Your amazing musicianship heightened and totally enhanced this festival to another level! It was truly magnificent! THANK YOU!!!
Thank you so much everyone at Jefferson, TX and many thanks again to Preston Taylor for this wonderful opportunity!!!
- Rafael Espinoz