Best Musician 2017

Reader Pick

Leon Bridges

Known for his cool Sam Cook-esque sound and signature ’50s style, Leon Bridges is taking the world by storm and putting Fort Worth on the map for raw talent. His voice and tone transport listeners back in time, and his soulful lyrics are original. There’s no doubt Bridges’ light is burning bright with a growing collection of major accolades after his first major album release with Columbia Records.

Staff Pick

Grady Spencer and the Work

A Fort Worth band that merges old-fashioned blues with classic country, Grady Spencer and the Work made a splash on the city this year when the band recut its song “Things to Do” for a video created by the Fort Worth Convention and Visitor Bureau that showcases some of the coolest things in the city. The video garnered more than 140,000 views on Facebook. If you haven’t watched yet, go do it. If you love this city, it’s sure to give you all the feels.