The Texas Country Music Association has announced that this year, they will be presenting the first-ever ‘Moe Bandy Icon Award’ at the 2023 Texas Country Music Awards on November 12 at Billy Bob’s Texas. Cody Canada and the Departed, Coffey Anderson, Chad Cooke Band, Ken Holloway, Brandon Rhyder, Case Hardin, Payton Howie, Ryder Grimes, Jaret Ray Reddick, and Jacob Stelly are scheduled to perform throughout the awards ceremony and hosted once again by TCMA Spokesperson Brandon Rhyder along with his co-host Malone Ranger, on-air personality with 95.9 KFWR The Ranch.

“I am very honored to be a part of and receive this award, shares Bandy. “It makes me proud to be a Texan at heart and a part of the Texas music that we all love. I will forever be grateful for this award and hope it continues for years to come.”

“The Texas Country Music Association is excited to have established the ‘Moe Bandy Icon Award’ which will be included in the 2023 Texas Country Music Awards Ceremony,” explains Linda Wilson, President of the Texas Country Music Association. “This will be an ongoing annual award, with the very first one, of course, presented to Moe Bandy himself. Moe has a rich history in the country music industry with 10 #1 hits, 40 top 10 hits, and numerous awards, Texas is proud of him, and TCMA could not be more excited to present this award to him at Billy Bob’s Texas on November 12th.”

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Bandy recently released his new album, ‘Thank You Lord.’ Delivering a heartfelt project, Bandy recorded twelve heartfelt tracks and features special guests The Isaacs on “Family Bible” and The Oak Ridge Boys with Nora Lee Allen on “The Lord Is My Shepherd.” The title track, written by Mo Pitney, Bobby Tomberlin, and Cheryl Riddle offers a true reflection of where Bandy is in his life today, of which he is thankful for another mile, another day, and a life many could have only dreamed of. ‘Thank You Lord’ features tunes from prominent Nashville songwriters including Willie Nelson, Bill Anderson, Hank Williams, and more! The twelve-track project was produced by Michele Voan Capps and sponsored by Gus Arrendale and Springer Mountain Farms and is available on all streaming platforms now!

“We all try to live life to the fullest and with purpose,” shares Bandy. “When you get to a certain place in your life, you reflect on your past. We have all made mistakes and decisions that we may regret, but you have to look at the positives. God has been so good to me. He has given my family blessings that I never dreamed were even possible. I am so thankful to Him and wanted this album to fully reflect my faith in God. A special thanks to Gus Arrendale and Springer Mountain Farms for their continued support and for making this album a reality.”