Victoria's country artists are dominating the nominations for the Texas Music Awards. The 12th annual awards presentation, which recognizes Texas musicianship, is set for March 22 in Linden, but voting for the awards is open now through Sunday. Victoria native Scott Taylor and his band, The Scott Taylor Band, are up for eight awards, including Male Vocalist of the Year, Vocal Group of the Year and Musician of the Year. Taylor said this is the first time his band has been nominated for Texas Music Awards. "Once we got all these nominations, which are done by fans and DJs, it verified for me that we're doing what we're supposed to be doing," Taylor told the Victoria Advocate. "I'm glad to get some positive feedback."

Jarrod Birmingham, a Victoria native, received a nomination for Song of the Year for work included on the Scott Taylor Band's most recent album, "Beautiful Sin." Birmingham previously won Song of the Year, Album of the Year and Entertainer of the Year in 2005.

Bands that sell more than 100,000 albums are disqualified from being nominated. Taylor joked that he hopes to become ineligible soon.

Scott and his band are nominated for;

Male Vocalist of the Year: Scott Taylor

Vocal Group of the Year: The Scott Taylor Band

Musician of the Year: David Stockton

Live Band of the Year: The Scott Taylor Band (100% public vote)

Song of the Year: "Chug" with Jarrod Birmingham nominated as songwriter

Record of the Year: "Marlboros and Merle"

Album of the Year: "Beautiful Sin"

Popular Cover Award: "Funny How Time Slips Away"