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Donice Morace Wins Emerging Artist of the Year At 2022 Texas Country Music Awards

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country Artist Donice Morace is ending an impressive year on a high note as he claims the top honor of Emerging Artist of the Year at the Texas Country Music Awards. Held in the legendary Fort Worth Stockyards in front of a packed audience of thousands at Billy Bob’s Texas on Sunday, November 13 Donice took to the stage for a performance of “Through The Jukebox” prior to accepting the highly-coveted award.  

“It’s always nice to be recognized for hard work. I’ve been grinding for a long time, so it was extra sweet to win the TCMA ‘Emerging Artist Of the Year’ award,” Donice said. “There was some tough competition for this award, and I’m so grateful and proud for my team that we came home with it.”

Bringing the heart of 90s country to the present day, Donice has connected with fans around the nation as marked by his impressive independent streaming numbers and the new hardware collected at the TCMAs. The accolade marks a milestone for the Lone Star State native who kicked off 2022 with the release of “One Drink In” which peaked in the Top 40 on country radio and received support from the Academy of Country Music, Country Rebel, The Country Network and many others. The follow-up release “Goin’ Goin’” continues to exhibit Donice’s timeless sound and staying power in the genre. With additional releases planned for the remainder of the year and exciting projects in the works for 2023, Donice is preparing to build on a monumental year promising to live up to his newly acquired title. 

About Donice Morace: 

Donice began his journey in music at the age of six when his father bought him his first guitar. By the time he was a junior in high school he was singing in choir, and after seeing George Strait in concert while in college at Texas A&M, it became clear to him that music would be his life’s calling. After carving his spot in the Beaumont scene, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he sang five nights a week at Cowboy’s Dance Hall. This opportunity allowed Donice to open for national acts such as Lonestar and Kenny Chesney, along with one of his heroes, Merle Haggard. Donice brought his tried, true, and real brand of country music back to Texas five years later, making boots scoot across dance halls across the state while opening for the likes of Kevin Fowler, Aaron Watson, and Cody Johnson. Donice continued to grow his stock with the release of his debut self-titled EP in 2017, which featured the top 25 single, “Good Hurt Comin’ On,” and “WD-40 and Duct Tape,” which was accompanied by a music video, and peaked at number 15 on the Texas Regional Radio Report. He doubled down with the release of his debut album ‘Long Live the Cowboy’ in 2019, unashamedly putting the cowboy back in country music. 

Stream “Goin’ Goin’” HERE.

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