Reckless Kelly was named best performing band in the country category of the Austin Music Awards. Wednesday’s (March 18) announcement on the Austin Chronicle Web site coincides with the first day of the South by Southwest music conference in Austin, Texas. The fan-voted list also includes (in descending order) Dale Watson & His Lone Stars, Kevin Fowler, Asleep at the Wheel, the Band of Heathens, Chaparral, Hayes Carll, the Derailers, Alvin Crow and Heybale! Reckless Kelly placed second in the roots rock band category, just behind PorterDavis. Reckless Kelly’s most recent album, Bulletproof, was released in 2008.