Wade Hatton and the Texas Hat Band
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Wade Hatton and the Texas Hat Band

Arlington, Texas, United States | INDIE

Arlington, Texas, United States | INDIE
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"Wade Hatton and the Texas Hat Band"

Wade Hatton &
Texas Hat Band
©2006 Independently released
Review by Lucky Boyd

Wade Hatton's first foray into honky-tonk Texas country finds him recording live in the studio with his band, The Texas Hat Band. After writing fishing songs for a while, (yes, fishing songs) Hatton has taken the Texas scene as his subject matter and has racked out some great tunes. The opening cut will ring true with those who know about playing for 'tips and whiskey.' Hatton is a clever writer, which is evident on "I'm Here For The Hurtin'" and "Waylon At The Moon." The band includes a poignant tribute to Hank Williams on "Battered By The Bottle" and includes a reprise and recital as a bonus track. The album is a few miles short of the slick processing and performances needed to turn Nashville heads, but it listens well for a true Texas debut. Perhaps that was the goal for Hatton and the band when they set out on their million-mile journey. Welcome to the Texas music scene…your writing and dedication tell me you're up for the trip. As a country singer once opined, "if you're big star bound, let me tell you it's a long hard ride." Congrats on getting a great start, Wade! Music fans, give a listen and tell all your friends.
- My Texas Music

"Texas Hat Band Walk the Red Carpet"




ARLINGTON, TX. – Music City Texas Theater in Linden , TX threw its arms wide open again to welcome back “The Texas Music Awards” presented by The Academy of Texas Music. The premiere awards ceremony, “Texas Country Music’s Biggest Night”, honors and recognizes Texas musicians from all corners of the Lone Star State . The red-carpet event was held March 24, 2007 in front of a sold-out audience.

As a member of the Academy of Texas Music , Wade Hatton and the Texas Hat Band were nominated for Live Band of the Year among four other finalists. Industry professionals, disc jockeys, artists and fans were allowed to submit nominations in each of 15 categories. The award for Live Band of the Year is one of four categories where the winners are determined solely by popular vote.

“We are honored and blessed to receive such an award. A big thanks to the folks at the Texas Music Academy , Music City Texas , My Texas Music.com , and all the volunteers that helped put on such a great ceremony,” said Wade Hatton.

“We would also like to thank everyone who came out to support us in Linden , and all our friends that voted for us. Just to be nominated was an honor and even though we brought home the award it was both humbling and exciting to be among all those talented Texas artists,” Hatton went on to say.

The Texas Broadcasting Network (www.texasbroadcastingnetwork.com) will air a special re-broadcast of the 2007 Texas Music Awards at a later date.

For further information, please contact Glenda Hatton at 817-404-7549, or via email at glenda.hatton@sbcglobal.net For more information on the internet about Wade Hatton and the Texas Hat Band, and to sample their music visit www.texashatband.com
About ATM
The Academy of Texas Music was created to oversee the process by which Texas musicians, songwriters and performers are rewarded for their efforts. The Texas Music Awards are the only awards sanctioned by the Academy of Texas Music . Recipients also earn a place on the Voting Board as part of their accomplishment.

- Waxahachie Daily Lite


Put Me on the Cover has been played on TV since 1993 and is still playing. Cuts from the "A Million Miles from Nashville" CD have been played on small market radio stations and internet radio in and out of Texas and the United States. Raunchy-Tonkin' Rowdy, our new CD, was just released December 08.
We remastered the Raunchy Tonkin' CD, It is due to be out at the end of October We sold out of the first bundle of CD'd so we are really looking forward to the new release
The Raunchy-Tonkin' CD is out and For Sale
All Music now available on Itunes



2007 Academy of Texas Music Live Band of the Year
2008 Headline Band for CASI
42nd Terlingua International Chili Championship
Nominated for 2009 Academy of Texas Music Live Band of the Year
Wade has been reviewed as having a voice that says Texas. He started off writing a theme song for a fishing show. After a couple of CD's he laid his fishing pole down and started writing catchy toe tapping country songs. The Band has played just about every type of venue and can always adapt the set list to facilitate audience participation. 1 to 5,000
"Some have said I sound like Waylon, some have said I sound a little like Cash. All I know is we play some Hank Sr, to Hank III, most all the traditional country artist, some of the current Texas artist, and even some of my own. For me, it's still a great feeling to watch folks dance to the music we're making. Like any song writer, I hope to get my music in front of as many people as possible.
If I can put a smile on your face and make you dance I have done my job. I am fortunate to co-host with Brett Watts, his Songwriters in the Round at the White Elephant Saloon in Ft Worth every third Sunday of the month. It has allowed me to meet some really talented folks." I am enjoying the new Rockin' Country we are working on performing.