Reece Norris

Terrell High School junior and country music artist, Reece Norris was nominated for the Young Artist Award by the Texas Country Music Association.

Terrell based country music artist Reece Norris was nominated as one of the five finalists for the “Young Artist” category by the Texas County Music Association on Wednesday, May 29.

Final round voting is between June 1 and July 15 on the TCMA website at

The winner will be announced at the 2019 Texas County Music Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22 in the Fort Worth Stockyards at Billy Bob’s Texas.

Reece was nominated alongside Austin Michael, Macy Dot, Maddie Rose and Riley Thompson.

“I am really excited to be chosen as a finalist,” Norris said in a Terrell ISD press release. “I am in a category with other young artists that have been finalists on American Idol with thousands of social media followers, so it is truly an honor.”

If you want to catch Norris perform, his next performance will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Sweetwater Grill in Royse City.

Norris is a Terrell High School jazz band and marching band student has showcased his country music talents throughout the Terrell community and in Kaufman County for over a year.

“I really enjoyed country music at the time and it really made me happy. I thought I could make other people happy and it was just really fun for me,”

Norris started playing the guitar at 10-years-old and he coupled that with singing country music at 15-years-old. His country music career began after Norris performed a song in front of his parents one night and his parents were so impressed that they posted a video of his musical performance on Facebook and the video received 4,000 likes.

“I like how I get to look like George Straight,” Norris said about why he likes performing country music. “That and the crowd, the crowd is really great too. There are a lot of nice people in there.”

Norris said music has been a main interest for him growing up.

“Basically my whole life has been evolved around [music]. It’s how my dad and me bond. That’s how my mom and me bond. It just brings the family together. It just king of speaks to the heart,” Norris said.

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