The Conjunto of the Year 2018 Awards was held this past Sunday July 15, 2018. The annual event was put together in celebration of their 20th anniversary by the South Texas Conjunto Association. The event, recognizing some of the best Conjunto musicians and artists, was held at the Full Court Entertainment Dance Hall in Elsa, TX. Some of the nominees and winners that performed live were Katie Lee y Su Conjunto, Upcoming Conjunto winners Los Cucuys de Rodney Rodriguez, Ruben Garza y La Nueva Era and Vocalist of the Year winner Epi Martinez & Friends Here is a list of the winners:


Bass player of the Year – Jesse Flores, (Los Tremendos Cinco)

Bajo of the Year – Stevie Ray Vavages

2018 Drummer of the Year – Rey Longoria, (Lazaro Perez y Su Conjunto)

Accordionist of the Year – Ricky Guzman III

Upcoming Conjunto – Los Cucuys de Rodney Rodriguez

Composer – Frank Hernandez

Dueto of the Year – Ruben Naranjo III / Roger / Ricky Naranjo y Los Gamblers

Single of the year – “KK Special,” Konjunto Kompaz

Vocalist of the Year – Epi Martinez

Female Vocalist of the Year – Linda Escobar

CD / Album of the Year – Amor sin Condiciones, Tony Saenz

Conjunto of the Year – Ricky Naranjo y Los Gamblers