Announcing winners of the 24th Academy of Western Artists

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Young Artist-Abby Payne
Instrumentalist-Mark Abbott
Pure Country Male-Dennis Dennis Paul Ledbetter
Pure Country Female-Cathy Jewell
Pure Country Duo/Group-Heybale
Pure Country Album-Kerry Fearon Honky Tonk Girl
Pure Country Song-Lisa Layne Stewart-Someone Had To Teach You
Western Swing Male-Johnny Angel
Western Swing Female-Kristyn Harris
Western Swing Duo/Group-Tommy Thomsen Ambassadors of Western Swing
Western Swing Album-Hyram Posey/Lonnie Spiker-A Tribute To Bob Wills
Western Swing Song-John Arthur Martinez -For The Love Of Western Swing
Western Music Male–Clint Clint A Bradley
Western Music Female-Devon Dawson
Western Music Duo/Group-Allen Kirkham & Jill Kirkham
Western Music Album-Johnny Minick/Stewart Brothers-Sagebrush Sysmphony
Western Music Song-Gil Gilbert Prather-Beautiful Darling
ENGRAVER-Ron Smith, TX
ARTIST-Tyler Crow, TX
SPURMAKER-Richard Brooks, CAN
CARTOONIST-Wendy Liddle, CAN
SADDLEMAKER-Doug Krause, AZ
DON KING Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award In Saddlemaking-Wayne Cates, TX
CHUCKWAGON-Kathy Christensen, TX
MASTER LEATHER-Britt Nantz, TX
BRAIDER-Kirby Orme, ID
BOOTMAKER-Armando Duarte Rios, TX
Radio Station-KBEF, Minden, LA
Disc Jockey-Scott Wikle, Michigan
Elmer Kelton Non Fiction Book-Patrick Dearen “Apache Lament”
Elmer Kelton Non Fiction Book-Chris Enss “According to Kate: The Legendary Life of Big Nose Kate Elder, Love of Doc Holliday”
Trail Driver Award- RFD, Cowboy Country, TV
Trailhand Award-Melinda Melinda Joy Miers