FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dallas-based Jay Johnson Band Receives Most Nomination Nods at 2005 MTM Music Awards

(PRWEB) January 12, 2005 -- MyTexasMusic.com has just announced that the Dallas-based Jay Johnson Band have received the most nominations (six) in the 2005 MTM Music Awards, to be held near Houston, TX on Sunday, Feb. 20. Nominations include: Male Vocalist of the Year, Entertainer of the Year, Song of the Year(Josephine/"royalbluemoon"/self-released 2004/BMI,) Album of the Year("royalbluemoon"/self-released 2004/BMI)and both lead guitarist Mark Lafon and bass guitarist Jim Harrington have been nominated for Musicians of the Year. Johnson was also chosen as one of MTM's Top 12 selling artists of 2004. "We were amazed at the incredible support shown to the Jay Johnson Band during the nomination process," said Jinelle Boyd, co-founder of MyTexasMusic.com. "The fact that they ended up with final nomination nods in so many different categories speaks volumes about their diversity and listener appeal," she added.
Johnson, a native Texan and veteran performer is no stranger to the Winner's Circle, having finished in the lead several times already; some of those previous honors are the Male Vocalist of the Year at the 2002 Rockzilla Music Awards and Winner of the 2001 BW Stevenson Songwriter Competition. In 2004 he was selected as a Regional Finalist in the Sony/USA Network Nashville Star Television show. Johnson's third album, "Royalbluemoon" (Sept '04 release) is the first record with his full 5-piece band. Band members include: Mark Lafon (lead guitar,) Jim Harrington (bass,) Jonathan Pearce (sax/vocals,)Tony Taylor (drums) and Johnson (lead vocals/guitar.) All information pertaining to the Jay Johnson Band and their music is available on their official website at
http://www.jayjohnsonmusic.com/, and the online Electronic Press Kit can be found at http://www.jayjohnsonmusic.com/press.htm.

MyTexasMusic.com is the world's largest full-service Texas music website. With membership soaring above the 400+ mark this past year, MyTexasMusic.com plans on unveiling several new features to their website soon, including The MTM Music Club, which will offer single song downloads and other perks.

For further information regarding the Awards Show and/or MyTexasMusic.com, please contact them online or at 1.866.49.TEXAS(83927)

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Rebecca Johnson
The Jay Johnson Band
www.jayjohnsonmusic.com
Bookings - 972.965.1084
Electronic Press Kit - www.jayjohnsonmusic.com/press.htm



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Rebecca Johnson
The Jay Johnson Band
www.jayjohnsonmusic.com
Bookings - 972.965.1084
Electronic Press Kit - www.jayjohnsonmusic.com/press.htm


Rebecca Johnson
The Jay Johnson Band
http://www.jayjohnsonmusic.com
Bookings - 972.965.1084
Electronic Press Kit - http://www.jayjohnsonmusic.com/press.htm