See the press release below and be sure to cast your votes:
KAKW UNIVISION 62 ANNOUNCES THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS
LATIN MUSIC AWARDS EVENT IN TEXAS
“5th ANNUAL PREMIOS TEXAS 2009 “
AUSTIN, TX, JULY 2, 2009 – KAKW Univision 62 proudly announces the 5th annual “Premios Texas 2009,” a Latin music awards celebration showcasing some to the most recognized artists in the industry. The gala event will take place live from the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Center for Performing Arts in Austin, TX on Thursday, August 13, from 6:00 pm Central, followed by the broadcast of the “Best of Premios Texas 2009″on Saturday, August 22, throughout Univision stations in the state of Texas.
The “Premios Texas” bestow awards annually to the winners from the five most popular Latin music genres including – Pop, Tropical, Regional Mexican, Rock and Urban – as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award, given to a performer who, during their lifetime, has made creative contributions of outstanding artistic significance to Latin music. Among the nominees are two-time Grammy Award and three-time Latin GRAMMY winning Merengue and Latin Pop artist Olga Tañón, Panamanian reggaeton performer Makano, who debuted on Billboards #1 Hot Latin Song with “Te Amo”, influential Mexican American norteño band Los Rieleros Del Norte, Latin GRAMMYS, Entertainer of the Year for Best Group, Tejano star Bobby Pulido, number one on Billboard’s regional Mexican charts K-Paz de la Sierra, and local Austin Latin rock band Vallejo.
At last years event, over 5,000 spectators throughout Texas and beyond filled the Long Center venue to experience live performances by some of their favorite artists. This year’s event is expected to reach a larger audience with an anticipated performance by some of the biggest names in local, national and international Latin Music.
Premiostexas.com is the official website for this year’s “Premios Texas,” providing users with the ability to vote for this years nominees as well as the ability to view pictures and videos from previous “Premios Texas” events. After the show, the excitement continues as users can access video clips of must-see moments and artist interviews. Images of this year’s winners will be posted following the televised broadcast.
Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States . Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 97% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 85% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 64 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 70 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico; and Univision Interactive Media, which includes http://www.univision.com, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S., and Univision Móvil, the industry’s most comprehensive Spanish-language suite of mobile offerings. Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s pay television channels in the U.S. Univision Communications has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit http://www.univision.net.