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Las Cruces native Bri Bagwell earned her eighth Texas Regional Radio Report Female Vocalist of the Year award in March in Arlington, Texas, and also received a surprise “Decade Award” for most female vocalist wins in 10 years, the radio group said in a news release.
The awards were presented to Bagwell by former Dallas Cowboys tight end and Pro Bowler Jay Novacek.
“Every female touring act deserves an award,” Bagwell said. “But I’m honored and humbled by this recognition. This music scene has been my home for 10 years, and I’m so grateful to make a living doing what I love.”
Bagwell has had charting success with seven number one singles on the Texas charts and a national independent single in the high 50s on the Music Row chart last year, the news release said, adding that “She continues to shine as an indie female artist through her grit, energetic live shows, and genuine song lyrics.”
“I just write what I know, and stay true to my roots as much as possible. People keep buying tickets and I get to keep playing the music that I love. That’s living the dream.”
Bagwell’s next single “Heroes,” will be out this May, and is, according to Bagwell, “...a song about loving someone who also loves Willie, Waylon, Dolly and all of the greats, just as much I do.”
While growing up in Las Cruces, Bagwell first performed as a teenager in her twin brothers’ band and immediately knew she loved being on stage, according to www.bribagwell.com.