Category Archives: Academy of Western Artists’ Awards Tickets for 2019

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 SEPTEMBER 4, 2018

WESTERN MUSIC 2018
MALE

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

WESTERN MUSIC 2018
FEMALE

…Grace Adele
…Dawn Anita
…Eli Barsi
…Aspen Black
…Leddy Bragg
…Mikki Daniel
…Devon Dawson
…Joni Harms
…Sara Lou
…Carol Markstrom
…Carolyn Martin
…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
…Sawyer Family
…Hannah & Hailee
…Allan & Jill Kirkham
…Rex Allen JR/Sara Lou
…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
…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 Alegretto-The Firebreak Liie
…Gary Alegretto-Jack Of Diamonds
…Gary Alegretto-Wherever I Roam
…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
…Sara Lou & The Cowboy-Just Stay
…Mikki Daniel-Texas Plains
…Cheryl Deseree-Starstruck
…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
…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
…Terry Nash-A Cowman’s Lot
…Taryn Noelle-Swing Of The Range
…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
…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-Alaong The Santa Fe Trail
…RJ Vandygriff-I Saw The Light
…RJ Vandygriff-We Were Cowboys
…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, 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 SEPTEMBER 4, 2018

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 CounTry
…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
…Red Hickey
…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

…Hailee Nixon
…Abby Payne
…Nathan Pedneault
…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 SEPTEMBER 4, 2018

WESTERN SWING 2018
MALE

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

WESTERN SWING 2018
FEMALE

…Annita
…Susie Blue
…Cheryl Deseree
…Mikki Daniel
…Elana Fremerman
…Emily George
…Stacie Lee Guse
…Kristyn Harris
…Bailey James
…Cherilyn Johnston
…Carolyn Martin
…Jane Monheit
…Taryn Noelle
…Chris O’Connell
…Georgia Parker
…LeeLee Robert
…Selena Rosenblaum
…Carolyn Sills
…Cathy Whitten

WESTERN SWING 2018
DUO/GROUP

…Western Swing Authority
…Candler Wilkinson Band
…Hot Texas Swing Band
…The Barnstompers
…Western Caravan
…Hot Club Of Cowtown
…Big Hat No Cattle
…Carolyn Sills Combo
…Light Crust Doughboys
…Susie Blue/Lonesome Fellas
…Johnny Angel & Helldorado
…Steel Horse Swing
…Chsa Justus & Jury
…Urban Pioneers
…Rick/All Star Ramblers
…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
…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
…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
…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

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

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 SEPTEMBER 4, 2018

PURE COUNTRY 2018
MALE

…Doug Adkins
…Rex Allen, Jr.
…Tim Atwood
…Forest Black
…Tony Booth
…Jay Bragg
…Wayne Douglas Broze
…Mario Carboni
…James Carothers
…Marty Howard Chambers
…Ron Christopher
…Ags Connolly
…Ricky Cook
…Bob Corley
…Tony Corrales
…Tim Culpepper
…John Mark Davis
…Mike Day
…George Dearborne
…Thomas Bryan Eaton
…Kenny Fearon
…Shawn Fenner
…Merlin Gene
…Craig Gerdes
…Mickey Gilley
…Trey Gonzales
…Steve Griggs
…Chuck Hancock
…Joshua Hedley
…Steve Helms
…Weldon Henson
…Brent Hickson
…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
…Billy Payne
…Troy Payne
…Bo Porter
…Shawn Pruner
…Bruce Robison
…Eric Schaffer
…Red Simpson
…Dustin Sonnier
…Scott Southworth
…Lonnie Spiker
…Jody Taylor
…Dallas Wayne
…Bill Weaver
…Colt Wienhorst
…Don Woods
…Jeff Woolsey

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
…Emily Herriing
…Gal Holiday
…Teri Joyce
…Geri Kane
…Lisa Layne
…Celine Lee
…Sarda Lou
…Lisa McHugh
…Pam Miller
…Heather Myles
…Dee Jee Overbey
…Kayla Ray
…Pat Roden
…Dana Rowan
…Jeannie Seeley
…Shavonne
…Robyn Shayne
…Margie Singleton
…Leslie Tom
…Amy Westney
…Heather Whitney
…Cathy Whitten

PURE COUNTRY 2018
DUO/GROUP

…Sara Lou & Rex Allen, Jr.
…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
…Chuck Cusimano & Dee Jee Overbey
…Palominos
…Midtown Playboys
…The Rainieros
…Countryside Ride
…Rizdales
…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
…Tony Booth-Greatest Hits
…Tricia Gene Brady-I Have You
…Jay Bragg-Honky Tonk Dream
…Leddy Bragg-Y’All Ready For Leddy?
…Smith & Brewer-Live 16/12/18
…The Reeves Brothers-King Of Country Music
…Wayne Douglas Broze-Sounds Like She’s Gone
…Western Centuries-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
…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
…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
…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
…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
…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
…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
…Jeff Woolsey-The Real Me

PURE COUNTRY 2018
SONG

…A-11-Thanks A Lot
…Sara Lou/Rex Allen Jr-Whiskey Lullaby
…Tim Atwood-Say So
…Forest Black-Smoking Cigarettes And Drinking Wine
…Jay Bragg-I Can Only Dance To Country Music
…Smith & Brewer-Life’s Too Short
…Naomi Bristow-I Tried To Warn You
…James Crothers-Sinners And Saints
…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 Bottle Kill Me
…Dennis Ledbetter-That Ain’t Country
…Dennis Ledbetter-It Might Be The Whiskey
…Dennis Ledbetter-JD’s 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
…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
…Leslie Tom/Dean Miller-Are You Ready For Some Hanky Panky
…Dallas Moore-Mr Honky Tonk
…Chuck Cusimano/Dee Jee Overbey-Rhymes Without Reason
…Billy Payne-Spirit Of An Outlaw
…Mario Carboni/Red Simpson-Highway Man
…Bo Porter-Rapid Roy
…Gary P Nunn/Bruce Robison-Austin Pickers
…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
…Lonnie Spiker-Haggard All Night
…Leslie Tom-Honky Tonkin
…Bobby Marquez/Rhonda Vincent-For Awhile
…Bobby Marquez/Scott Southworth-I Ain’t Leaving Town
…Richard Lynch/Rhonda Vincent-Back In Love Again
…Dallas Wayne-Blame It On The Times
…Bill Weaver-Bull Haulin’
…Amy Westeny-Country Music
…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

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

*All Tickets will be held at the door

*Dinner 6PM  Award Show 7PM

*Open seating unless table purchased

*No Tickets sold at the door

*No refunds

*Tickets $75; after March 1, 2019 Tickets $100

*No ticket sales after March 10, 2019

*Tables for 8 $750;  after March 1, 2019 $950

 


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* Information: working_cowboy@hotmail.com
* PH 580-221-8793

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

2017 Academy of Western Artists Western Trappings

Western Artist of the Year—Teal Blake, Benbrook, TX
Bit and Spurmaker – Jeremiah Watt, Coalinga, Ca.
Engraver- Wes Griffin, Katy, TX
Braider – Clint Haverty, Krum, TX
Bootmaker-Alan Bell, Abilene, Tx
Saddlemaker – Jesse Smith, Pritchett, Colorado
Don King Memorial Saddlemaker- Eddie Brooks, Spring Creek, NV
Garnet Brooks Chuckwagon- Breakaway Chuckwagon, Stamford, TX, Wilbur & Annette Wilson
Master Leather Artisan – Jim Jackson, Sheridan, WY
Buck Ramsey Cowgirl Poet-Carolyn Dufurrena, Winnemucca, NV
Buck Ramsey Cowboy Poet-Andy Nelson, Pinedale, WY
Radio Station- KSSL Lubbock, Tx
Disc Jockey-Ann Harwood Lucas of KCWM
Lifetime Achievement-Bill Mack
Elmer Kelton Book

21st Will Rogers Award Winners

 

This is a link to some of the photos Melissa Arnold took at the 21st Annual Awards.  If you want to use one, there is also a link to her email and website.  Thank you Melissa. As we get other photos, we will put them up along with the links.

Texas Red Photography

www.texasredproductions.com

254-744-5196

texasredphotography@gmail.com

Steven Jeffers Photography:
Steven@StevenJeffersPhotography.com

 

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1-Mary Kaye 2-Kenny Sears 3-Rex Allen, Jr.

The Academy of Western Artists is proud to announce the following selections for 2016
Radio Station-KOOP, Austin, TX
Disc Jockey-Woody Adkins, KOPN, Columbia, MO
Buck Ramsey Cowboy Poet-Gary Robertson
Buck Ramsey Cowgirl Poet-Sandy Seaton Sallee
Elmer Kelton Book-Glen Sample Ely “The Texas Frontier And The Butterfield Overland Mail, 1858-1861
Engraver-John Mincer
Spur/Bitmaker-Gary Wiggins
Master Leather Artisan- Bill Gomer
Bootmaker-Lee Miller
Cartoonist- Lex Graham
Artist-Carrie Ballantyne
Saddlemaker-Bob Klenda
Braider-Billy Albin
Garnet Brooks Chuckwagon-Homer Robertson
Don King Saddlemaker Award-Chuck Stormes
Lifetime Achievement-Ray Odom
Memorial Tribute-Larry Scott
Pure Country Male-Artie Rodriguez
Pure Country Female-Lisa Layne
Pure Country Duo/Group-Jeff Woolsey and the Dancehall Kings
Pure Country-Album-Tommy Hooker “It Should Be Easier Now”
Pure Country-Song-Lorraine Chavana “Texas Honky Tonk
Western Swing Male-Greg Gibbs
Western Swing-Female-Katie Glassman
Western Swing Duo/Group-Jason Roberts Band
Western Swing Album-Timejumpers “Kid Sister
Western Swing Song-Paul Schlesinger “You Were Meant To Ruin My Dreams”
Western Music Male-Rex Allen Jr.
Western Music Female-Mikki Daniel
Western Music Duo/Group-Munsick Boys
Western Music Album-Ron Christopher “Into The West”
Western Music Song-Mary Kaye “Grit Grace And Bailin’ Twine
Young Artist- Leddy Bragg
Instrumentalist-Mike Sweeney
Appreciation Award-JB Taylor
Distinguished Service Award-Don Reeves
Living Legend Award-Roy Clark