Victorian wins steel guitar player of the year

Local Musician honored with big award

VICTORIA, Texas - Randy Boyd was named the 2019 steel guitar player of the year. I spoke to him and get his thoughts about receiving such a prestigious award.
"Oh i was just flabbergasted, there is so many good players and a lot better than me," says Randy Boyd, Musician.

Randy Boyd has been playing the steel guitar recreationally for nearly 50 years.
"its just something i do! i have to play to express myself and its a good outlet also," tells Boyd. "It draws from another part of me whenever i play music."

The Texas Steel Guitar Association votes on  the player of the year every March at the Texas Steel Guitar Jamboree event in Dallas.
"Its comprised of over 800 members worldwide and so they voted and some how they voted me the player of the year for this year," smiles Boyd.

I asked Boyd what is his biggest piece of advice for  up-coming musicians.
"The biggest one is to practice. you know i start practicing a year in advance of playing in Dallas at the TSGA Jamboree and there is no substitute for practice," explains Boyd. "If you got the want to and the drive or you have a little bit of talent, then you can do it."

If you would like to see Randy play, you can go to the Crossroads Country Opry at the VFW hall on Lova Dr on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

He also plays at the Branded Cowboy Church on Sundays at 10:30 am.

Last but not least Boyd plays at the Steel Guitar Club of Victoria every 4th Sunday at 2pm at the Gateway to the Gulf RV park.
"Its pretty much what i do play wherever and whenever i can," says Boyd.

He wants the community to support live music because it comes from the heart.
"It something about a live band and live musicians, they put their heart and soul into that music. its just something you can feel whenever you"re witnessing such a thing," declares Boyd.

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