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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 every 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, we can’t read minds!

POSTED OCTOBER 14, 2018

SUBMISSIONS WILL CLOSE NOVEMBER 1, 2018
CHECK FOR ACCURACY

WESTERN MUSIC 2018
MALE

…Gary Alegretto
…Rex Allen Jr.
…Vic Anderson
…Mark Baker
…Terry Brown
…Ron Christopher
…Bob Corley
…Richard Elloyan
…Doug Figgs
…Dom Flemons
…Brenn Hill
…Randy Huston
…Jim Jones
…Steve Jones
…Allen Kirkham
…Bobby Marquez
…Buffalo Bryan Marr
…Bob Marshall
…Terry Nash
…Gil Prather
…Donnie Poindexter
…Rich Price
…Matt Robertson
…Jody Taylor
…Bob Thomas
…RJ Vandygriff
…Steve Wade
…Barry Ward

WESTERN MUSIC 2018
FEMALE

…Grace Adele
…Dawn Anita
…Eli Barsi
…Aspen Black
…Leddy Bragg
…Mikki Daniel
…Devon Dawson
…Joni Harms
…Kristen Harris
…Mary Kaye
…Sara Lou
…Carol Markstrom
…Carolyn Martin
…Olivia Morgayne
…Lauralee Northcott
…Sandy Paramore
…Abby Payne
…Dawn Anita Plumlee
…Lee Lee Robert
…Leah Sawyer
…Catherine Thompson

WESTERN MUSIC 2018
DUO/GROUP

…Farmer and Adele
…Dust In My Coffee
…Sara Lou & The Cowboy
…High Country Cowboys
…Notable Exceptions
…Hanson Family
…Sawyer Family
…Hannah & Hailee
…Allan & Jill Kirkham
…Rex Allen JR/Sara Lou
…Devon and Outlaw
…Riders In The Sky
…Many Strings
…Wylie/Wild West
…Flying W Wranglers

WESTERN MUSIC 2018
ALBUM

…Gary Alegretto-Blues On The Trail
…Doris Daley/Eli Barsi-Once Upon The West
…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
…Sara Lou & The Cowboy-Just Stay
…High Country Cowboys-Cowboy
…Miki Daniel-Thinkin Of You
…Notable Exceptions-Souvenir
…Mikki Daniel/Doug Figgs-Thinkin’ Of You
…Dom Flemons-Black Cowboys
…Joni Harms-Lucky 13
…Brenn Hill-ReRides
…Jim Jones-Headin’
…Steve Jones-Picasso
…Allan & Jill Kirkham-Sunrise On The Prairie
…Sara Lou-Just Stay
…Bobby Marquez-The Cowboy Way
…Carol Markstrom-Desert Rose
…Carolyn Martin-Wild West Texas Wind
…Terry Nash-A Good Ride
…Lauralee Northcott-On The 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
…Matt Robertson-Just Cowboyin’
…Riders In The Sky-40 Years The Cowboy Way
…Many Strings-Off Their Rockers
…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
…Diamond W Wranglers-A Kansas Souvenir

WESTERN MUSIC 2018
SONG

…Gary Alegretto-Blues On The Trail
…Gary Alegretto-Cowboys Gotta Be Free
…Gary Alegretto-When Dutchy Plays The Mouth Harp …Gary Allegretto-Black Diamond
…Gary Alegretto-The Firebreak Liie
…Gary Alegretto-Jack Of Diamonds
…Gary Alegretto-Wherever I Roam ….Dawn Anita-Down On Wildhorse Creek …Mike Blakely-The Hat Song
…Doris Daley/Eli Barsi-Share The Ride With Me Eli …Eli Barsi-Once Upon The West
…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 …Ron Christopher-Line In The Sand
…Dust In My Coffee-Rio Grande
…Bob Corley-Ride With Me
…V The Gypsy Cowbelle-Tribal Pilgrim
…High Country Cowboys-The Cowboy’s Life
…Sara Lou & The Cowboy-Just Stay …Doug Figgs/Mikki Daniel-Ever Since The Rain
…Mikki Daniel-Texas Plains
…Cheryl Deseree-Starstruck …Richard Elloyan-Sunrise Side Of The Sierra …Richard Elloyan-Orphan Drover…
…Notable Exceptions-More West Than Texas …Donna Guffey-Lonesome In His Smile …Donna Guffey-Westward Ho! …Donna Guffey-Wyoming
…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
…Sara Lou-Just Stay
…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 …Tony Messerely-Ridin’ By The Light Of The Moon
…Terry Nash-A Cowman’s Lot
…Taryn Noelle-Swing Of The Range
…Lauralee Northcott-Carry Me Back …Lauralee Northcott-When The Ponies Stretch Out Their Stride
…Abby Payne-Roll Along Prairie Moon
…Dawn Anita Plumlee-Down On Wildhorse Creek
…Donnie Poindexter-Makes Me Want To Dance
…Donnie Poindexter-Rose Of San Joaquin
…Donnie Poindexter-Dust Bowl Days
…Donnie Poindexter-Buffalo Grass
…Gil Prather-Saddle Up And Bring Your Dreams Along
…Rich Price-Cowboy’s Country
…Riders In The Sky-Buffalo Galls
…Riders In The Sky-BearCreek Hop
…Jody Taylor-Take The Rains
…Cheryl Deseree/Riders In The Sky-Home To Stay
…Bob Thomas-A Stone And A Feather
…Catherine Thompson-The Auctioneer
…Catherine Thompson-Along The Santa Fe Trail
…RJ Vandygriff-I Saw The Light
…RJ Vandygriff-We Were Cowboys
…Richard Elloyan/Steve Wade-Ranch Rendezvous …Barry Ward-Rusts Of The Santa Fe Trail
…Wylie/Wild West-Nashville Never Wanted Me

2018 dj-station-young artist

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 every 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, we can’t read minds!

CATEGORIES NOT RECEIVING AT LEAST 10 SUBMISSIONS, WILL BE DELETED!

POSTED OCTOBER 14, 2018
SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL NOVEMBER 1, 2018
PLEASE CHECK FOR ACCURACY

RADIO STATION 2018

…Boots 101
…BusOfRealCountry.com
… Cosmic Cowboy Cafe; http://2rrr.org.au/listen-online/
…CVFM-UK England
…http://www.boots101.com
…CBRI Radio, County Bear http://billandkatradio.com/stations/boots101
…My Kind Of Country: https://mkocradio.com
…My Kind Of Counry
…KUAF 91.3
…KCEG, Colorado Spgs, CO
…KLYC, McMinville, OR
…KKIK, 106.5 Batesville, AR
…KMQX 88.5 FM, Weatherford, TX
…KOPN 89.5
…KOTS
…KPOV
…KSJD, Cortez, CO
…KSSL, 107.3 Lubbock, TX
…KTNK 1410 AM
…KUAF 91.3
…OMCRN
…Rocking Therapy
…WAAK 94.7 FM
…WHIV 102.3 FM New Orleans
…WTTC Twang Thang Country …https://tdwangthangcountryradio.com/
…SanSaba, TX
…Uckfield 105 FM
…WDVX, Knoxville
…WSM 650 AM
…WXNA, Nashville
…www.whenthecowboysings
…www.ChicagoHonkyTonk.com
…www.countrybearradio.com/home.htm
…www.Keeping It CountryLive.com

DISC JOCKEY 2018

…Woody Adkins
…Gina Bacon
…Janice Brooks
…Billy Bowles
…Marcia Campbell
…Mike Day
…JB Duckett
…Hank Edwards
…Stan Edwards
…Charley Engel
…Miguel Angel Diaz Gonzalez
…Sam Harris
…Lance Hawkins
…Sean Hickey (Western Red)
…Red Hickey
…Randy “Tex” Hill
…Judy James
…Bill Kenton
…Phil Kranz
…Kenny Loggains
…Enola Gay Matthews
…Jimi Palacios
…Barbara Richart
…Ritchie Ritchison
…Totsie Slover
…Chris Smith
…Skeebo Norris
…Eric Swansick
…Steve Tidbury
…Tommy Tucker
…Tom Wardle
…Scott Wikle

YOUNG ARTIST 2018

…Wyatt Aleman
…Emily George
…Austin McKedy
…Mackynsie McKedy
…Hailee Nixon
…Reece Norris
…Abby Payne
…Nathan Pedneault
…Abby Perry
…Jack Phillips
…Mason Ramsey
…Ridge Roberts
…Leah Sawyer
…Catherine Thomas

2018 Western Swing

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 every 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, we can’t read minds!

POSTED OCTOBER 14, 2018
SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL NOVEMBER 1, 2018
PLEASE CHECK FOR ACCURACY

WESTERN SWING 2018
MALE

…Johnny Angel
…Garry Ash
…Kim Blakey
…Doug Boggs
…Coby Carter
…Chuck Cusimano
…Al Dressen
…John England
…Greg Gibbs
…Cornell Hurd
…Kenny James
…Chas Justus
…Rocky King
…Billy Mata
…Rick Norcross
…Dion Pride
…Leon Rausch
…Chris Reeves
…Jason Roberts
…Carlos Washington
…Doc Watkins
…Jeff Woolsey

WESTERN SWING 2018
FEMALE

…Grace Adele
…Annita
…Susie Blue
…Cheryl Deseree
…Mikki Daniel
…Alexa Dee
…Elana Fremerman
…Emily George
…Stacie Lee Guse
…Kristyn Harris
…Eva Van Houten
…Bailey James
…Cherilyn Johnston
…Carol Markstrom
…Carolyn Martin
…Jane Monheit
…Wendy Newcomer
…Taryn Noelle
…Chris O’Connell
…Georgia Parker
…LeeLee Robert
…Selena Rosenblaum
…Louise Rowe
…Carolyn Sills
…Cathy Whitten

WESTERN SWING 2018
DUO/GROUP

…Western Swing Authority
…Candler Wilkinson Band
…Hot Texas Swing Band
…The Barnstompers
…Western Caravan
…Brady Bowen/Swing Country
…Hot Club Of Cowtown
…Big Hat No Cattle
…Carolyn Sills Combo
…Light Crust Doughboys
…Susie Blue/Lonesome Fellas
…Johnny Angel & Helldorado
…Steel Horse Swing
…Chas Justus & Jury
…Urban Pioneers
…Louise Rowe/Texan Playboys
…Rollfast Ramblers
…Rick/All Star Ramblers
…Al Dressen/Super Swing Revue
…Countryside Ride
…Stony Loner/Rhythm Rounders
…Back In The Saddle
…Quebe Sisters
…Steel Horse Swing
…John England/Western Swingers
…Timejumpers
…Billy Mata/Texas Tradition

WESTERN SWING 2018
ALBUM

…Western Swing Authority-Big Deal
…The Barnstompers-Showcase
…Doug Boggs-One For The Road
…Western Caravan-Honky Tonk
…Chuck Cusimano-Swingin’ Through The Years
…Cheryl Deseree-Dreamy
…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-Chas Justus & The Jury
…Junior Knight-50 Years Behind The Steel
…Carolyn Martin-Wild West Texas Wind
…Billy Mata-This Is Tommy Duncan #3
…Taryn Noelle-Swings
…Georgia Parker-Big Cedar Fever
…Urban Pioneers-Hillbilly Swing Music
…Leon Rausch-Time Changes Everything
…Chris Reeves-Shoeshine Man
…Rick & All Star Ramblers-Taryn Noelle Swings
…Countryside Ride-I Hope He Breaks Your Heart
…LeeLee Robert-Swing Set
…Stony Loner/Rhyhm Rounders-Long Gone Session
…Steel Horse Swing-Swing Time Baby
…Carlos Washington-Stay Hooked
…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
…Doug Boggs-Don’t Touch Me
…Doug Boggs-There I Said It Again
…Western Caravan-Right Or Wrong
…Cheryl Deseree-Sitting Duck
…Cheryl Deseree-Snake Oil & Stiff Drinks
…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
…Carol Markstrom-Too Bad This Town Ain’t In Texas
…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
…Billy Mata-Heart To Heart Talk
…Billy Mata-Convict And The Rose
…Billy Mata-You Don’t Love Me
…Billy Mata-Keeper Of My Heart
…Billy Mata-A Maiden’s Prayer
…Billy Mata-Walking In The Shadow Of The Blues
…Billy Mata-Goodnight Little Sweetheart
…Billy Mata-Time Changes Everything
…Jane Monheit-Mississippi
…Taryn Noelle-Back In Baby’s Arms
…Taryn Noelle-You’re Gonna Get Hurt
…Taryn Noelle-Swing On The Range
…Dee Jee Overbey-My Heart Is Back In Texas
…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
…Steel Horse Swing-Swing Time Baby
…Steel Horse Swing-Kiss Me Baby
…Billy Mata/Texas Tradition-Bubbles In My Beer
…Billy Mata-Image Of Me
…Doc Watkins-Stay All Night
…Cathy Whitten-The Maybe Kind

INSTRUMENTALIST 2018

…Ricky Boen
…Marty Howard Chambers
…Bobby Flores
…Michael Harvey
…Richard Helsey
…Rory Hoffman
…Sarah Jorey
…Hillary Klug
…Junior Knight
…Jerry Krahn
…Buffalo Bryan Marr
…Ernie Martinez
…Boo Miller
…Hyram Posey
…Ron Reese
…Jimmie Lee Robbins
…Ben Rosow
…John Schattenberg
…Joe Settlemires
…Rose Sinclair
…Hank Singer
…Joe Spivey
…Mike Sweeney
…Albert Talley
…Phillip Telford
…Aaron Till
…David Waters
…Terry Wood

2018 Pure Country

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 every 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, we can’t read minds!

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

POSTED OCTOBER 14, 2018

SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL NOVEMBER 1, 2018

PLEASE CHECK FOR ACCURACY

PURE COUNTRY 2018
MALE

…Doug Adkins
…Rex Allen, Jr.
…Rahn Anthoni
…Tim Atwood
…Will Banister
…Forest Black
…Doug Boggs
…Tony Booth
…Jay Bragg
…Wayne Douglas Broze
…Mario Carboni
…James Carothers
…Coby Carter
…Marty Howard Chambers
…Ron Christopher
…Ags Connolly
…JD Cook
…Ricky Cook
…Bob Corley
…Tony Corrales
…Tim Culpepper
…John Mark Davis
…Mike Day
…George Dearborne
…Tom Dunphy
…Thomas Bryan Eaton
…Kenny Fearon
…Shawn Fenner
…Merlin Gene
…Craig Gerdes
…Mickey Gilley
…Trey Gonzales
…Brock Gonyea
…Steve Griggs
…Chuck Hancock
…Joshua Hedley
…Steve Helms
…Weldon Henson
…Brent Hickson
…Jake Hooker
…Tommy Hooker
…Brad Howard
…Reagan Hudson
…Gary Hunn
…Scott Icenogle
…Brandon Jenkins
…Cody Jinks
…Dennis Ledbetter
…Richard Lynch
…Bobby Mackey
…Red Marlow
…Bobby Marquez
…Bryan Martin
…Billy Mata
…Charlie McNeal
…Dean Miller
…Bobby Dee Millican
…James Mitchell
…Dallas Moore
…Craig Murphy
…Rylee Nicholson
…Gary P. Nunn
…Damion O Grady
…Zephaniah O’Hora
…Mike Oldham
…Jay Parr
…Jeremy Parsons
…Billy Payne
…Troy Payne
…Jake Penrod
…Mo Pitney
…Dion Pride
…Bo Porter
…Shawn Pruner
…Bruce Robison
…Eric Schaffer
…Red Simpson
…Dustin Sonnier
…Scott Southworth
…Lonnie Spiker
…Jody Taylor
…Cooper Wade
…Dallas Wayne
…Bill Weaver
…Matt Westin
…Colt Wienhorst
…Don Woods
…Jeff Woolsey

PURE COUNTRY 2018
FEMALE

…Tommy Ash
…Judy Bailey
…Tricia Gene Brady
…Leddy Bragg
…Naomi Bristow
…Kylee Carter
…Amber Digby
…Sara Douga
…Olivia Douglas
…Tara Dunphy
…Erin Enderlini
…Teresa Farris
…Samantha Fish
…Becky Justice Ford
…Teea Goans
…Joni Harms
…Emily Herring
…Gal Holiday
…Jolie Holiday
…Teri Joyce
…Kristi Kalyn
…Geri Kane
…Lisa Layne
…Celine Lee
…Sarda Lou
…TDia McGraff
…Lisa McHugh
…Pam Miller
…Heather Myles
…Dee Jee Overbey
…Kayla Ray
…Pat Roden
…Myra Rolen
…Dana Rowan
…Jennie Seeley
…Shavonne
…Robyn Shayne
…Margie Singleton
…Leslie Tom
…Madelyn Victoria
…Amy Westney
…Heather Whitney
…Cathy Whitten

PURE COUNTRY 2018
DUO/GROUP

…Sara Lou & Rex Allen, Jr.
…Doug Boggs/Cowboy Jazz Band
…Coby Carter Band
…Steve Griggs Band
…Steve Helms Band
…Richard Lynch Band
…Smith & Brewer
…The Reeves Brothers
…WesternCenturies
…Buddy Eugene & Claudia
…The Coachmen
…Bourbon Express
…Hailee & Hannah
…Country Heroes
…Jeff Woolsey/Dancehall Kings
…The McKedys
…Jake Hooker/Outsiders
…Chuck Cusimano & Dee Jee Overbey
…Palominos
…Midtown Playboys
…The Rainieros
…Countryside Ride
…Rizdales
…Lisa Layne/One Layne Road
…Hearts Gone South
…Honky Tonk Special
…Eleven Hundred Springs
…Kelly Spinks/Miles of Texas
…Billy Mata/Texas Tradition
…Joe’s Truckstop
…Wylie & he Wild West

PURE COUNTRY 2018
ALBUM

…A-11-This Memory Is On Me
…Doug Adkins-Dirt Roads And FenceLines
…Sara Lou & Rex Allen Jr-Sara Lou & Rex Allen, Jr.
…Tim Atwood-Living The Dream
…Steve Helms Band-Can I Buy You A Country Song?
…Forest Black-I Just Wanted You To Know
…Doug Boggs-One For The Road
…Tony Booth-Greatest Hits
…Tricia Gene Brady-I Have You
…Jay Bragg-Honky Tonk Dream
…Smith & Brewer-Live 16/12/18
…The Reeves Brothers-King Of Country Music
…Wayne Douglas Broze-Sounds Like She’s Gone
…James Carothers-Relapse
…James Carothers-Still Country, Still King: A Tribute To George Jones
…Western Centuries-Songs From The Deluge
…Marty Howard Chambers-Tearin Me Up
…Ags Connolly-Nothing Unexpected
…JD Cook-Snake Blood Remedy
…Ricky Cook-Thanks A Lot Loretta
…Bob Corley-Buckles, Boots and Cowboy Roots
…Trey Corrales-Country Looks Good On You
…Tim Culpepper-DUI
…John Mark Davis-Carrying On The Name
…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
…Merlin Gene-People, Places & hings
…Craig Gerdes-Drinking, Smoking And Gambling
…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
…Country 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
…Cody Jinks-Lifers
…Billy Keeble-It Is What It Is
…Dennis Ledbetter-It Might Be The Whiskey
…Richard Lynch-Mending Fences
…Bobby Mackey-I’ll Go Down Swinging
…Red Marlow-Country As Cornbread
…Bobby Marquez-The Cowboy Way
…Tia McGraff-Stubborn In My Blood
…Charlie McNeal-Runaway Train
…Billy Mata-This Is Tommy Duncan #3
…Bobby Dee Millican’-Storms Of The Heart
…James Mitchell-Till I Get It Right
…Dallas Moore-Mr Honky Tonk
…Craig Murphy-Country My Way
…Rylee Nicholson-American Southern Dream
…Zephaniah O’Hora-This Highway
…Dee Jee Overbey-Rhymes Without Reason
…Jeremy Parsons-Things I Need To Say
…Billy Payne-Tribute To An Outlaw
…Bo Porter-New Moon
…Shawn Pruner-Lost Highway
…The Rainieros-The Fool
…Kayla Ray-Yesterday And Me
…Countryside Ride-I Hope He Breaks Your Heart
…Rizdales-Lucky Enough
…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
…Honky Tonk Special-To Die For
…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
…Cooper Wade-I Ain’t Playing Around
…Dallas Wayne-Songs The Jukebox Taught Me #2
…Bill Weaver-Burn The Old School Down
…Wylie & Wild West-2000 Miles From Nashville
…Matt Westin-Legacy
…Amy Westney-Love Shouldn’t Hurt
…Heather Whitney-Moving On
…Colt Wienhorst-Colt Wienhorst
…Jeff Woolsey-The Real Me

PURE COUNTRY 2018
SONG

…A-11-Thanks A Lot
…Sara Lou/Rex Allen Jr-Whiskey Lullaby
… Rahn Anthoni – Highway
…Tim Atwood-I’ll Stand Up And Say So
…Tim Atwood-Country Medley
…Tim Atwood-Over The Moon Over You
…Tim Atwood-What Have You Got Planned Tonight Diana?
…Judy Bailey-Old Legends
…Forest Black-Smoking Cigarettes And Drinking Wine
…Doug Boggs-Tracks You Left On Me
…Jay Bragg-I Can Only Dance To Country Music
…Smith & Brewer-Life’s Too Short
…Naomi Bristow-I Tried To Warn You
…JD Cook-News For You
…James Crothers-Sinners And Saints
…James Carothers-Colt 45
…James Carothers-Back To Hank
…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
…Cheryl Deseree-Another Empty Bottle
…Olivia Douglas-Another Heartache
…Teresa Farris-Last Thing On My Mind
…Teresa Farris-I Just Call Him Whiskey
…Teresa Farris-My Perfect Man
…Kenny Fearon-Storms Never Last
…Shawn Fenner-Hotter Than A Habernero
…Merlin Gene-I Think I’ll Give Drinking Another Try
…Troy Payne/Mickey Gilley-I’m Nobody Today
…Craig Gerdes-Drinking Smoking And Gambling
…Teea Goans-A Way To Survive
…Chuck Hancock-Step Aside
…Joni Harms-Bless The Farmer
…Joni Harms-American Dream
…Joni Harms-Horse Sense
…Emily Herring-All The Millers In Milwaukee
…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
…Cody Jinks-Desert Wind
…Brad Howard-Leather Tattoos
…Geri Kane-They Don’t Break Them
…Dennis Ledbetter-I’ll Let The Botdtle Kill Me
…Dennis Ledbetter-That Ain’t Country
…Dennis Ledbetter-It Might Be The Whiskey
…Dennis Ledbetter-JDs My Whiskey, Not My Name
…Celine Lee-How Can I Trust You
…Richard Lynch-Country Music Isn’t Country Any More
…Richard Lynch-We’re American Proud
..Richad Lynch-Pray On The Radio
…Bobby Mackey-The Geat Haggard Songs
…Red Marlow-4 Ounces At A Time
…Bobby Marquez-Honky Tonk
…Bryan Martin-Blending Memories & Whiskey
…Billy Mata-Trouble In Mind
…Tia McGraff – Let ‘em See Your Strong
…Leslie Tom/Dean Miller-Are You Ready For Some Hanky Panky
…Dallas Moore-Mr Honky Tonk
…Chuck Cusimano/Dee Jee Overbey-Rhymes Without Reason
…Jeremy Parsons – Why is the Bluebird Blue
…Billy Payne-Spirit Of An Outlaw
…Rizdales-Honky Tonk Honeymoon
…Rizdales-Holding It All Together
…Rizdales-One More Beer
…Bo Porter-Rapid Roy
…Gary P Nunn/Bruce Robison-Austin Pickers
…Mario Carboni/Red Simpson-Highway Man
…Dustin Sonnier-Drink Alone
…Scott Southworth-The Honky Tonk In Me
…Honky Tonk Special-Go Crazy On My Heart
…Lonnie Spiker-The First To Say Goodbye
…Leslie Tom-Hony Tonkin
…Doug Boggs/Red Steagall-Chord Country Song
…Bobby Marquez/Rhonda Vincent-For Awhile
…Bobby Maquez/Scott Southworth-I Ain’t Leaving Town
…Madelyn Victoria – Right Here With You
…Richard Lynch/Rhonda Vincent-Back In Love Again
…Dallas Wayne-Blame It On The Times
…Bill Weaver-Bull Haulin’
…Amy Westeny-Country Music
… Matt Westin – Farm Town
…Heather Whitney-What The Whiskey Said
…Cathy Whitten-One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show
…Cathy Whitten-Maybe Kind
…Jeff Woolsey-We’re Back In Love Again

2018 Submissions for the 23rd Annual AWA Awards

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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