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2018 Western Music

The 23rd Annual AWA Awards will be held March 14, 2019 in the Brown Lupton Ballroom in Fort Worth, TX on the campus of Texas Christian University. The event is open to the public.

If you do not see your favorites listed, send them to working_cowboy@hotmail.com. If they have been previously submitted, (only songs and albums, artists can be submitted each year) they are not eligible again. If you see a mistake, let us know. We simply post what is sent to us as we do not have the time or manpower to check out evey submission. If you have any questions, go to the email address for more information. Nobody with the AWA is a performer who has something to gain as in other award shows. There is no cost or membership involved in submitting. This award show for the performers and artists, if you want it to succeed, support it. If you want it to go away, then do nothing.

Categories not receiving a minimum of 10 (ten) submissions will be eliminated for this year and added to next year.

WESTERN MUSIC 2018
MALE

…Rex Allen Jr.
…Ron Christopher
…Bob Corley
…Richard Elloyan
…Brenn Hill
…Jim Jones
…Stgeve Jones
…Bobby Marquez
…Bob Marshall
…Terry Nash
…Gil Prather
…Donnie Poindexter
…Rich Price
…Jody Taylor
…Bob Thomas
…RJVandygriff
…Steve Wade
…Barry Ward

WESTERN MUSIC 2018
FEMALE

…Dawn Anita
…Eli Barsi
…Aspen Black
…Mikki Daniel
…Joni Harms
…Sara Lou
…Carol Markstrom
…Carolyn Martin
…Lauralee Northcott
…Sandy Paramore
…Abby Payne
…Catherine Thompson

WESTERN MUSIC 2018
DUO/GROUP

…Dust In My Coffee
…High Country Cowboys
…Notable Exceptions
…Allan & Jill Kirkham
…Rex Allen JR/Sara Lou
…Riders In The Sky
…Wylie/Wild West

WESTERN MUSIC 2018
ALBUM

…Doris Daley/Eli Barsi-Once Upon TheWest
…Aspen Black-Lovin’ The West
…Mike Blakely-The Outside Circle
…Ron Christopher-Outside The Fence
…Dust In My Cofffee-The West In Us
…Bob Corley-God, Buckles, Boots and Cowboy Roots
V The Gypsy Cowbelle-Tribal Pilgrim
…High Country Cowboys-Cowboy
…Miki Daniel-Thinkin Of You
…Notable Exceptions-Souvenir
…Joni Harms-Lucky 13
…Brenn Hill-ReRides
…Jim Jones-Headin’
…Steve Jones-Picasso
…Allan & Jill Kirkham-Sunrise On The Prairie
…Bobby Marquez-The Cowboy Way
…Carol Markstrom-Desert Rose
…Carolyn Martin-Wild West Texas Wind
…Terry Nash-A Good Ride
…Lauralee Northcott-On Thge Loose And Headed Your Way
…Sandy Paramore-Where Did The Storms Come From?
…Abby Payne-Abby Payne
…Dawn Anita Plumlee-Down On Wildhorse Creek
…Donnie Poindexter-Cowboy Life
…Gil Prather-The Man From The Rio Grande
…Riders In The Sky-40 Years The Cowboy Way
…Jody Taylor-I Need Some Sun
…Bob Thomas-Bob Thomas Sings The Love Songs Of Hoyt Axton
…Catherine Thompson-Western Serenade
…RJ Vandygriff-Ms Ellie’s Gospel Favorites
…Richad Elloyan/Steve Wade-Up For Adoption
…Barry Ward-Coyotes And Cattle
…Wylie/Wild West-2000 Miles From Nashville

WESTERN MUSIC 2018
SONG

…Doris Daley/Eli Barsi-Share The Ride With Me Eli
…Aspen Black-It Must Be The Rain
…Aspen Black-Sing Me A Campfire Song
…Mike Blakely-The Colorado Trail
…Ron Christopher-May You Always A Way To Be A Cowboy
…Ron Christopher-Francesca And The Outlaw Joaquin
…Dust In My Coffee-Rio Grande
…Bob Corley-Ride With Me
…V The Gypsy Cowbelle-Tribal Pilgrim
…High Country Cowboys-The Cowboy’s Life
…Mikki Daniel-Texas sPlains
…Notable Exceptions-More West Than Texas
…Joni Harms-Horse Sense
…Brenn Hill-Cowboy CAdillac
…Jim Jones-Take Me Back To Texas When I Die
…Steve Jones-Cowboy’s Hard Times
…Allan & Jill Kirkham-Love Burst
…Allan & Jill Kirkham-Sunrise On The Prairie
…Bobby Marquez-The Cowboy Way
…Bob Marshall-He Talks To God
…Carol Markstrom-Bandida
…Carol Markstrom-Love Is An Angel
…Carol Markstrom-Too Bad This Town Ain’t In Texas
..Carolyn Martin-South Of The Border
…Carolyn Martin-Red River Valley
…Carolyn Martin-Wayward Wind
…Terry Nash-A Cowman’s Lot
…Lauralee Northcott-Carry Me Back
…Abby Payne-Roll Along Prairie Moon
…Dawn Anita Plumlee-Down On Wildhorse Creek
…Donnie Poindexter-Makes Me Want To Dance
…Gil Prather-Saddle Up And Bring Your Dreams Along
…Rich Price-Cowboy’s Country
…Riders In The Sky-Buffalo Galls
…Rideres In The Sky-BearCreek Hop
…Jody Taylor-Take The Rains
…Bob Thomas-A Stone And A Feather
…Catherine Thompson-The Auctioneer
…Catherine Thompson-Alaong The Santa Fe Trail
…RJ Vandygriff-I Saw The Light
…Richard Elloyan/Steve Wade-Ranch Rendezvous
…Wylie/Wild West-Nashville Never Wanted Me

2018 dj-station-young artist

The 23rd Annual AWA Awards will be held March 14, 2018 in the Brown Lupton Ballroom in Fort Worth, TX on the campus of Texas Christian University. The event is open to the public.

If you do not see your favorites listed, send them to working_cowboy@hotmail.com. If they have been previously submitted, (only songs and albums, artists can be submitted each year) they are not eligible again. If you see a mistake, let us know. We simply post what is sent to us as we do not have the time or manpower to check out evey submission. If you have any questions, go to the email address for more information. Nobody with the AWA is a performer who has something to gain as in other award shows. There is no cost or membership involved in submitting. This award show for the performers and artists, if you want it to succeed, support it. If you want it to go away, then do nothing.

Categories not receiving a minimum of 10 (ten) submissions will be eliminated for this year and added to next year.

8-9-2018

RADIO STATION 2018

..OMCRN

DISC JOCKEY 2018

…Ritchie Ritchison

YOUNG ARTIST 2018

2018 Western Swing

The 23rd Annual AWA Awards will be held March 14, 2018 in the Brown Lupton Ballroom in Fort Worth, TX on the campus of Texas Christian University. The event is open to the public.

If you do not see your favorites listed, send them to working_cowboy@hotmail.com. If they have been previously submitted, (only songs and albums, artists can be submitted each year) they are not eligible again. If you see a mistake, let us know. We simply post what is sent to us as we do not have the time or manpower to check out evey submission. If you have any questions, go to the email address for more information. Nobody with the AWA is a performer who has something to gain as in other award shows. There is no cost or membership involved in submitting. This award show for the performers and artists, if you want it to succeed, support it. If you want it to go away, then do nothing.

Categories not receiving a minimum of 10 (ten) submissions will be eliminated for this year and added to next year.

8-9-2018

WESTERN SWING 2018
MALE

…Johnny Angel
…Gary Ash
…John England
…Kenny James
…Chas Justus
…Billy Mata
…Leon Rausch
…Chris Reeves
…Doc Watkins

WESTERN SWING 2018
FEMALE

…Dawn Anita Plumlee
…Susie Blue
…Cheryl Deseree
…Emily George
…Stacie Lee Guse
…Kristyn Harris
…Bailey James
…Cherilyn Johnston
…Carolyn Martin
…Taryn Noelle
…Georgia Parker
…Selena Rosenblaum
…Carolyn Sills
…Cathy Whitten

WESTERN SWING 2018
DUO/GROUP

…Western Swing Authority
…Candler Wilkinson Band
…The Barnstompers
…Western Caravan
…Big Hat No Cattle
…Carolyn Sills Combo
…Light Crust Doughboys
…Susie Blue/Lonesome Fellas
…Johnny Angel & Helldorado
…Steel Horse
…Chas Justus & Jury
…Urban Pioneers
…Countryside Ride
…Stony Loner/Rhythm Rounders
…Back In The Saddle
…John England/Western Swingers
…Billy Mata/Texas Tradition

WESTERN SWING 2018
ALBUM

…The Barnstompers-Showcase
…Western Caravan-Honky Tonk
…Lightcrust Doughboys-Lightcrust Doughboys with Kristyn Harris
…Johnny Angel/Helldorado-Crawfish & Cowboys
…Steel Horse-Swing Time Baby
…Kenny James-Kenny James & Friends
…Cherilyn Johnston-Out Of Darkness
…Chas Justus & Jury-Shas Justus & The Jury
…Junior Knight-50 Years Behind The Steel
…Carolyn Martin-Wild West Texas Wind
…Taryn Noelle-Swings
…Georgia Parker-Big Cedar Fever
…Urban Pioneerss-Hillbilly Swing Music
…Leon Rausch-Time Changes Everything
…Chris Reeves-Shoeshine Man
…Countryside Ride-I Hope He Breaks Your Heart
…Stony Loner/Rhyhm Rounders-Long Gone Session
…Billy Mata/Texas Tradition-This Is Tommy Duncan #3
…Doc Watkins-Jazz,TX

WESTERN SWING 2018
SONG

…Johnny Angel-Crawfish & Cowboys
…Johnny Angel-Empty Glass Cafe
…Johnny Angel-I Don’t Miss Her As Much
…Barnstompers-I Need Lovin
…Susie Blue-A Thousand Good Nights
…Western Caravan-Right Or Wrong
…Johnny Angel/Helldorado-Empty Glass Cafe
…Steel Horse-Swing Swing Time Baby
…Bailey James-Texas Swing
…Chas Justus & Jury-Along The Navajo Trail
…Stony Loner-Beer Drinking Mama
…Carolyn Martin-You Can’t Take Texas Out Of The Girl
…Carolyn Martin-Detour
…Carolyn Martin-Wild West Texas Wind
…Carolyn Martin-Cowboy’s Sweetheart
…Taryn Noelle-Back In Baby’s Arms
…Georgia Parker-A Cowboy’s Life
…Georgia Parker-See You In The Window
…Georgia Parker-Swing Baby Swing
…Urban Pioneers-Texas Wildflower
…Leon Rausch-Dusty Skies
…Chris Reeves-Remington Ride
…Countryside Ride-Ain’t No God In Mexico
…Stony Loner/Rhythm Rounders-Bring It On Down To My House
…Billy Mata/Texas Tradition-Bubbles In My Beer
…Doc Watkins-Stay All Night
…Cathy Whitten-The Maybe Kind

INSTRUMENTALIST 2018

…Marty Howard Chambers
…Sarah Jorey
…Hillary Klug
…Junior Knight
…Hyram Posey
…Rose Sinclair
…Albert Talley
…Phillip Telford

2018 Pure Country

The 23rd Annual AWA Awards will be held March 14, 2018 in the Brown Lupton Ballroom in Fort Worth, TX on the campus of Texas Christian University. The event is open to the public.

If you do not see your favorites listed, send them to working_cowboy@hotmail.com. If they have been previously submitted, (only songs and albums, artists can be submitted each year) they are not eligible again. If you see a mistake, let us know. We simply post what is sent to us as we do not have the time or manpower to check out evey submission. If you have any questions, go to the email address for more information. Nobody with the AWA is a performer who has something to gain as in other award shows. There is no cost or membership involved in submitting. This award show for the performers and artists, if you want it to succeed, support it. If you want it to go away, then do nothing.

8-9-2018

PURE COUNTRY 2018
MALE

…Doug Adkins
…Forest Black
…Jay Bragg
…Wayne Douglas Broze
…Mario Carboni
…Marty Howard Chambers
…Ags Connolly
…Ricky Cook
…Bob Corley
…Tony Corrales
…Tim Culpepper
…Mike Day
…George Dearborne
…Thomas Bryan Eaton
…Shawn Fenner
…Mickey Gilley
…Trey Gonzales
…Chuck Hancock
…Joshua Hedley
…Steve Helms
…Brent Hickson
…Brad Howard
…Reagan Hudson
…Gary Hunn
…Brandon Jenkins
…Richard Lynch
…Bobby Mackey
…Bobby Marquez
…Charlie McNeal
…Dean Miller
…Bobby Dee Millican
…James Mitchell
…Craig Murphy
…Rylee Nicholson
…Gary P. Nunn
…Zephaniah O’Hora
…Billy Payne
…Troy Payne
…Bo Porter
…Shawn Pruner
…Bruce Robison
…Eric Schaffer
…Red Simpson
…Scott Southworth
…Lonnie Spiker
…Jody Taylor
…Dallas Wayne
…Bill Weaver
…Colt Wienhorst

PURE COUNTRY 2018
FEMALE

…Tommy Ash
…Tricia Gene Brady
…Leddy Bragg
…Naomi Bristow
…Kylee Carter
…Amber Digby
…Sara Douga
…Olivia Douglas
…Erin Enderlini
…Teresa Farris
…Samantha Fish
…Teea Goans
…Joni Harms
…Gal Holiday
…Teri Joyce
…Geri Kane
…Celine Lee
…Pam Miller
…Kayla Ray
…Dana Rowen
…Shavonne
…Robyn Shayne
…Margie Singleton
…Leslie Tom
…Amy Westney
…Cathy Whitten

PURE COUNTRY 2018
DUO/GROUP

…Steve Helms Band
…The Reeves Brothers
…WesternCenturies
…Bourbon Express
…Country Heroes
…Palominos
…The Rainieros
…Countryside Ride
…Hearts Gone South
…Eleven Hundred Springs
…Joe’s Truckstop
…Wylie & he Wild West

PURE COUNTRY 2018
ALBUM

…A-11-This Memory Is On Me
…Doug Adkins-Dirt Roads And FenceLines
…Steve Helms Band-Can I Buy You A Country Song?
…Forest Black-I Just Wanted You To Know
…Tricia Gene Brady-I Have You
…Jay Bragg-Honky Tonk Dream
…Leddy Bragg-Y’All Ready For Leddy?
…The Reeves Brothers-King Of Country Music
…Wayne Douglas Broze-Sounds Like She’s Gone
…Wesern Centujries-Songs From The Deluge
…Marty Howard Chanbers-Tearin Me Up
…Ags Connolly-Nothing Unexpected
…Ricky Cook-Thanks A Lot Loretta
…Bob Corley-Buckles, Boots and Cowboy Roots
…Trey Corrales-Country Looks Good On You
…Tim Culpepper-DUI
…George Dearborne-Am I Crazy?
…Sara Douga-Boots, Bas and Drawers
…Thomas Bryan Eaton-Been Through This Before
…Erin Enderlin-Whiskey Town Crier
…Bourbon Express-Cry About It Later
…Teresa Faris-Teresa Farris
…Shawn Fenner-Shawn Fenner
…Troy Payne/Mickey Gilley-Two Old Cats
…Teea Goans-Swing, Shuffle And Sway
…Trey Gonzales-The Journey
…Chuck Hancock-Can’t Get The Texas Out Of Me
…Joni Harms-Lucky 13
…Joshua Hedley-Mr. Jukebox
…Coundtry Heroes-Honkytonk Tears
…Brent Hickson-Introducing Bren Hickson
…Gal Holiday-Lost And Found
…Brad Howard-Goodbye Hurting Songs
…Reagan Hudson-Broken Pieces
…Gary Hunn-Dust And Gin
…Brandon Jenkins-Taillights In A Boom Town
…Richard Lynch-Mending Fences
…Bobby Mackey-I’ll Go Down Swinging
…Bobby Marquez-The Cowboy Way
…Charlie McNeal-Runaway Train
…Bobby Dee Millican’-Storms Of The Heart
…James Mitchell-Till I Get It Right
…Craig Murphy-Country My Way
…Rylee Nicholson-American Southern Dream
…Zephaniah O’Hora-This Highway
…Billy Payne-Tribute To An Outlaw
…Bo Porter-New Moon
…Shawn Pruner-Lost Highway
…The Rainieros-The Fool
…Kayla Ray-Yesterday And Me
…Countdryside Ride-I Hope He Breaks Your Heart
…Gary P Nunn/Bruce Robison-Friends For Life #1
…Eric Schaffer-Crazy Roadtrip
…Robyn Shayne-Coffee Days Whiskey Nights
…Shavonne-My Triute To Ginny Peters
…Mario Carboni/Red Simpson-Home Sweet Honky Tonk
…Few Miles South-Might Could
…Hearts Gone South-Little Things
…Scott Southworth-Hey Hillbilly Singer
…Lonnie Spiker-5ive
…Eleven Hundred Springs-The Finer Things In Life
…Jody Taylor-I Need Some Sun
…Leslie Tom-Ain’t It Something, Hank Williams
…Joe’s Truckstop-American Dream
…Dallas Wayne-Songs The Jukebox Taught Me #2
…Bill Weaver-Burn The Old School Down
…Wylie & Wild West-2000 Miles From Nashville
…Amy Westney-Love Shouldn’t Hurt
…Colt Wienhorst-Colt Wienhorst

PURE COUNTRY 2018
SONG

…A-11-Thanks A Lot
…Forest Black-Smoking Cigarettes And Drinking Wine
…Jay Bragg-I Can Only Dance To Country Music
…Naomi Bristow-I Tried To Warn You
…Marty Howard Chambers-You Don’t Love Me Any More
…Ricky Cook-Thanks A Lot, Loretta
…Tim Culpepper-Under The Influence
…Mike Day-Have You Seen My Jesus Today?
…George Dearborne-Tumbleweed
…George Dearborne-Tappa Kegga Brew
…Olivia Douglas-Another Heartache
…Teresa Farris-Last Thing On My Mind
…Teresa Farris-I Just Call Him Whiskey
…Teresa Farris-My Perfect Man
…Shawn Fenner-Hotter Than A Habernero
…Troy Payne/Mickey Gilley-I’m Nobody Today
…Teea Goans-A Way To Survive
…Chuck Hancock-Step Aside
…Joni Harms-Bless The Farmer
…Joni Harms-American Dream
…Joni Harms-Horse Sense
…Gal Holiday-Desert Disco
…Brad Howard-It Don’t Feel Wrong
…Brad Howard-Girl From The Liquor Store
…Brad Howard-Goodbye Hurting Songs
…Brad Howard-Freedom
…Brad Howard-Leather Tattoos
…Geri Kane-They Don’t Break Them
…Celine Lee-How Can I Trust You
…Richard Lynch-Country Music Isn’t Country Any More
…Bobby Mackey-The Geat Haggard Songs
…Bobby Marquez-Honky Tonk
…Leslie Tom/Dean Miller-Are You Ready For Some Hanky Panky
…Billy Payne-Sspirit Of An Outlaw
…Mario Carboni/Red Simpson-Highway Man
…Bo Porter-Rapid Roy
…Gary P Nunn/Bruce Robison-Austin Pickers
…Scott Southworth-The Honky Tonk In Me
…Leslie Tom-Hony Tonkin
…Bobby Marquez/Rhonda Vincent-For Awhile
…Dallas Wayne-Blame It On The Times
…Bill Weaver-Bull Haulin’
…Amy Westeny-Country Music
…Cathy Whitten-One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show

2018 Submissions for the 23rd Annual AWA Awards

All categories are open for 2018.  There is no membership or cost involved.  The person, album, etc., has to be sent to working_cowboy@Hotmail.com.  If it has already been submitted over the last  18 months, it is sufficient.  If it is on the list please do not resubmit the work.   Please refer to the 2018 categories for the names and specifics.  Thank you for your support.

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23rd Annual Academy of Western Artists

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March 14, 2019

Brown Lupton Ballroom on the campus of Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, Texas

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Winners Announced for 2017 Academy of Western Artists’

Academy of Western Artists

22nd Annual Academy of Western Artists “Will Rogers Awards”
March 15, 2018 Brown Lupton Ballroom, TCU University, Fort Worth, Texas
ART-TRAPPINGS-MEDIA
1-Artist-Teal Blake
2-Cartoonist-Jim Lisk
3-Engraver-Wes Griffin
4-Bit/Spurmaker-Jeremiah Watt
5-Braider-Clint Haverty
6-Bootmaker-Alan Bell
7-Saddlemaker-Jessie Smith
8-Master Leather Artisan-Jim Jackson
9-Don King Award-Eddie Brooks
10-Garnet Brooks Chuckwagon-Wilbur & Annette Wilson
11-Cowboy Poet-Andy Nelson
12-Cowgirl Poet-Carolyn Dufurrena
13-Radio Station-KSSL, Lubbock, TX
14-Disc Jockey-Ann Harwood Lucas
15-Book-Fiction “Dead Mans Boots” by Patrick Dearen
16-Book-Non Fiction “A Promise Fulfilled, The Kitty Anderson Diary and Civil War Texas, 1861″ by Nancy Draves
17-Lifetime Achievement-Bill Mack
MUSIC
18-Pure Country/Male-Bobby Marquez
19-Pure Country/Female-Lorraine Chavana
20-Pure Country Duo.Group-Will Banister & The Modern Day Ramblers
21-Pure Country Album “Fort Worth To Bakersfield-Steve Griggs
22-Pure Country Song-“Tell Me I’m Wrong-Dennis Ledbetter
23-Western Swing/Male-Bobby Flores
24-Western Swing/Female-Cheryl Deseree
25-Western Swing Duo.Group-Western Flyers
26-Western Swing Album-Somewhere Near Austin Bret Raper
27-Western Swing Song-Bucket List- Kim Blakey
28-Instrumentalist-Junior Knight
29-Western Music/Male-Bob Marshall
30-Western Music/Female-Carol Markstrom
31-Western Music Duo.Group-Hanson Family
32-Western Music Album-Montana Moon Dan McCorison
33-Western Music Song-A Cowboy Tune Dennis Jay
34-Young Artist-Wyatt Aleman

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Mr. Bill Mack Slated for Lifetime Achievement Award From AWA

Mr. Bill Mack Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 Academy of Western Artists'
Mr. Bill Mack
Lifetime Achievement Award 2017
Academy of Western Artists’

26733690_10215689569374511_5542852980525639445_nNobody in broadcasting has a more recognizable voice than Bill Mack. He has been heard on radio – – – seen on television – – – heard on records and featured in various publications for years.

Bill has been closely associated with the truckers and millions of other listeners via his radio programs out of the Fort Worth-Dallas Metroplex since 1969, broadcasting during the wee hours of the morning and keeping the world company with his music and chit-chat that has allowed him to be featured in more publications and to win more awards than any other country music DJ.. in the world.

He has been honored as the “Country Music DJ.. Of-The-Year”, “Mr. DJ.. USA”, “Texas’ Number One Country DJ..” (for over 30 years) and the super honor: He is a member of the “Country Music DJ.. Hall-Of-Fame” in Nashville.

In 1999, Bill was placed in “The Texas Country Music Hall-of-Fame” and “The Texas Country Music Disk Jockey Hall-of-Fame”, both at the same awards banquet, and was in nomination for the prestigious “Marconi Award” in Orlando, Florida.

In 2000, Bill was given the “Media” award for broadcasting by his peers and the members of the world-famous “Grand Ole Opry” in Nashville, Tennessee.

Bill has been hosting “Country Crossroads” on radio (now heard on over 800 outlets) since it began in October, 1969 and has been hosting “Country Crossroads” on FamilyNet Cable TV since 1993, a real honor for him.

Bill is also recognized as one of the better songwriters in the nation. His compositions have been recorded by over 60 artists … including Dean Martin, Ray Price, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones and dozens of other top names in country music.

He is now a member of the most cherished “Million-Air Club”. No, that doesn’t indicate he’s a millionaire financially. It represents the fact his composition, “DRINKING CHAMPAGNE”, has been played over a million times on-the-air (radio & television). George Strait’s recording of the song won Bill a Platinum Album … because the Texan sold over a million copies of the tune.

His biggest moment in music came in 1997 when his song, “BLUE”, made LeAnn Rimes a star and he won a Grammy when it was voted “The Country Song Of The Year in 1996”, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a songwriter.

Adding to the honor, Bill received the American Flag that was flown over The United States Capitol representing him on the day he received his Grammy.

The Honorable Kay Granger, Member of Congress, presented it to him.

“BLUE” was also responsible for Bill winning statuettes and trophies as Song-Of-The-Year at The Academy Of Country Music in L.A. and “Country-Weekly’s Golden Pick Award”. The album, “BLUE”, by LeAnn Rimes, has broken all records … remaining in the Top 10 best-seller charts for over 90 weeks. It has sold over 10 million copies and is still selling hot. A Multi-Platinum record hangs on his wall for “BLUE”.

On June 4, 2003, Bill received a tremendous birthday gift when “BLUE” was selected as one of the TOP 100 COUNTRY SONGS of-all-time by CMT!

Another of Bill’s songs recorded by LeAnn Rimes, “CLINGING TO A SAVING HAND”, is in her “Inspirational Songs” album, which has also sold several millions. This gospel favorite has also been recorded by Connie Smith, Conway Twitty, Bill Monroe and dozens of other great artists.

One of his most cherished gifts: A Lunar Bible from the Apollo XIV, the first lunar module to land on the moon on February 5, 1971.

Also of great importance is the fact the “Wives of the Truckers” presented him with a special award saying they had voted him “their favorite ‘radio personality’.”

He has received keys to various cities, there have been two “Bill Mack Days” in his city of Fort Worth, The Governor of Kentucky proclaimed him a Kentucky Colonel and, now, there is “Bill Mack Street” in his hometown, Shamrock, Texas.

Bill was heard nationwide on SiriusXM Satellite Radio for a decade beginning with the its inaugural day in 2001. He resigned from SiriusXM in 2011 and is busily involved in several lucrative media ventures.

Academy of Western Artists Top Five Music Nominees 2017

YOUNG ARTIST
TOP FIVE AWA 2017
…Wyatt Aleman
…Hailee Nixon
…Abby Payne
…Jack Phillips
…Leah Sawyer
PURE COUNTRY MALE
…Gary Ash
…Chuck Cusimano
…Bobby Marquez
…Jake Penrod
…Jeff Woolsey
PURE COUNTRY FEMALE
…Leddy Bragg
…Loraine Chavana
…Janice Maynard
…Myra Rolen
…Cathy Whitten
PURE COUNTRY DUO/GROUP
…Rocky King Band
…Brady Honeycutt Band
…Landon Dodd/Dancehall Drifters
…Jeff Woolsey/Dancehall Kings
…Will Banister/Modern Day Ramblers
PURE COUNTRY ALBUM
…Teea Goans-Swing, Shuffle And Sway
…Steve Griggs-Fort Worth To Bakersfield
…Richard Lynch-Mending Fences
…Leslie Tom-Leslie Tom
…Justin Trevino-A Salute To Ray Price And The Cherokee Cowboys
PURE COUNTRY SONG
…Will Banister-What A Way To Live
…Brad Howard-Girls From The Liquor Store
…Dennis Ledbetter-Tell Me I’m Wrong
…Jay Parr-Coming Soon
…Cathy Whitten-Please Blue Moon
WESTERN SWING MALE
…Doug Boggs
…Bobby Flores
…Billy Mata
…Leon Rausch
…Paul Schlesinger
WESTERN SWING FEMALE
…Susie Blue
…Leddy Bragg
…Cheryl Deseree
…Stacey Lee Guse
…Kristyn Harris
WESTERN SWING DUO/GROUP
…Rocky King Band
…Bobby Flores/Yellow Rose Band
…Brady Bowen/Swing Country
…Western Flyers
…Rick & The All Star Ramblers
WESTERN SWING ALBUM
…Hot Texas Swing Band-Off The Beaten Path
…Kim Blakey-Dancin On Daddy’s Boots
…Rick & All Star Ramblers-Welcome To Our Vermont
…Bret Raper-Somewhere Near Austin
…Leon Rausch-Time Changes Everything
WESTERN SWING SONG
…Garry Ash-Swing Me Back Home
…Hot Texas Swing Band-Ain’t Dead Yet
…Kim Blakey-Bucket List
…Susie Blue/Lonesome Fellas-A Thousand Good Nights
…Cherokee Maidens/Sycamore Swing-Longing For Tulsa And You
INSTRUMENTALIST
…Jake Hooker
…Junior Knight
…Joey McKenzie
…Rose Sinclair
…Hank Singer
WESTERN MUSIC MALE
…Rex Allen Jr
…Dennis Jay
…Bob Marshall
…Rick Pickren
…Matt Robertson
WESTERN MUSIC FEMALE
…Almeda Bradshaw
…Mikki Daniel
…Kristyn Harris
…Carol Markstrom
…Jeneve Rose Mitchell
WESTERN MUSIC DUO/ GROUP
…Junction 5-12
…High Country Cowboys
…Hanson Family
…Sisters Of The Silver Sage
…The Cowboy Way
WESTERN MUSIC ALBUM
…High Country Cowboys-Cowboy
…Dan McCorison-Montana Moon
…Donnie Poindexter-Cowboy Life
…Matt Robertson-Makin’ History
…Cowboy Way-Cowboy Way
WESTERN MUSIC SONG
…Panhandle Cowboys-Coyote Swing
…Dennis Jay-A Cowboy Tune
…Dan McCorison-Montana Moon
…Gary/Jean Prescott-He Always Rode Good Horses
…3 Trails West-Silent Trails