Current Nominations for 2021 Academy of Western Artists

  • POSTED:  September 6, 2021
  • Music

      • In order to be an award category, there must be at least 10 nominees.  If there are fewer than 10, they will be folded over to the next year.
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      • Radio Station of the Year
        • …American Cowboy Radio KJAG 107.7
          …Blackdog Indie Country Radio
          …Bus of Real Country
          …FRH Radio, UK
          …Irish Country Radio (ICR)
          …KGVR, Rio Grande Valley Radio
          …KOTS
          …KPOV Calling All Cowboys
          …KRNR FM 107.3 Red Neck Radio, Goldthwaite, TX
          …KSSL FM, Lubbock, TX
          …KWMT, Ft. Dodge, Ia
          …KYQX, 89.5 Weatherford, TX
          …QXFM Weatherford, TX
          …WKRM 103.7 Columbia, TN
          …Nash Vegas Indy Radio
          …Stone Cold Country
          …WKUL Big D & Bubba
          …Yassfm 100.3 fm, Jukebox Junkie, Australia
          …www.whiskeyandcigarettesshow.com/tune-in
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      • Disc Jockey of the Year
        • …Kay Cook Abbott
          …Joy Adams
          …HD Ainsworth
          …Dave Alexander
          …Brenda Lynn Allen
          …Billy Bowles
          …Janice Brooks
          …Beth Brown
          …Rene/LeeAnn Cerde
          …Charley Engel
          …Johnny Etheridge
          …Doug Figgs
          …Mick Hearn
          …Don Hollander
          …Judy James
          …T Reese Janca
          …Billy Keeble
          …Allen/Jill Kirkham
          …Phil Kranz
          …Eddy Leverett
          …Ben Parks
          …Nik Pizzigoni
          …Alan Reynolds
          …Totsie Slover
          …Steve Tidbury
          …Justin Trevino
          …Dave Watkins
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      • Young Artist
        • …Jack Barksdale
          …Alice Black
          …Jake Blocker
          …Ava Page
          …Grace Partridge
          …Jack Phillips
          …Ridge Roberts
          ,,,Brayden Ryle
          …Samuel L. Smith
          …Kacey/Jenna Thunborg
          …Caroline Wiseman
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    • Pure Country
      • Female Artist of the Year
        • …Kay Cook Abbott
          …Joy Adams
          …Caitlin Cannon
          …Dolly Dunn
          …Teea Goans
          …Olivia Harms
          …Pamela Hopkins
          …Cathy Jewell
          …Katie Jo
          …Georgette Jones
          …Charlene Keyes
          …Jill Kimsey
          …Lisa Layne
          …Brennen Leigh
          …Tessa Libreri
          …Ruth Manning
          …Jasmine McDonald
          …Tecia McKenna
          …Betsy Nelson
          …Ashley Puckett
          …Lady Redneck
          …Myra Rolen
          …Leah Sawyer
          …Shavonne
          …Alice Wallace
          …Sharon Marie White
      • Male Artist of the Year
        • …Lonnie Bartmess
          …Tony Booth
          …Marty Howard Chambers
          …Charley Crockett
          …Chuck Cusimano
          …Jesse Daniels
          …Daryl Wayne Dasher
          …Tyler Dozier
          …Kevin Fullen
          …Claude Gray
          …Dan Herrell
          …Eamonn Jackson
          …Larry Jay
          …Rollin Jewett
          …Steven John
          …Steve Kolander
          …Dennis Ledbetter
          …Thomas Libreri
          …Dewey Longuski
          …Richard Lynch
          …Steve Markwardt
          …Randy C Moore
          …Jeremy Parsons
          …Gary Pratt
          …Curt Ryle
          …Randy Seedorff
          …Samuel L. Smith
          …Lonnie Spiker
          …Scott Southworth
          …Matt Westin
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      • Duo or Group of the Year
        • …Flat River Band
          …Cowboy Cutouts
          …Georgette Jones/Dolly Dunn
          …Chuck Cusimano/Country Enough
          …Once Great Estate
          …Bobby Mackey/Lisa Layne
          …Destiny Band Oz
          …Side Pony
          …Jayden Rylee /Brayden Ryle
          …Jasmine McDonald/Bayden Ryle
          …See Your Shadow
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      • Song of the Year
        • …Joy Adams-That Says It All
          …Cowboy Cutouts-Daylight Cryin’ Time
          …Daryl Wayne Dasher-Tonight Carmet
          …Daryl Wayne Dasher-Honky Tonk Ways
          …Daryl Wayne Dasher-Beheath The Silver Maple
          …Tyler Dozier-How Can I Forget You Master?
          …Georgette Jones/Dolly Dunn-Back Stabbing Woman
          …Dolly Dunn-The Star
          …Dolly Dunn-Hide Behind The Cross
          …Dolly Dunn-Until I See You Again
          …Once Great Estate-Even The Undertaker
          …Claude Gray-Music
          …Pamela Hopkins-Givin’ A Damn (Don’t Go With My Outfit)
          …Eamonn Jackson-The Dawning Of The Day
          …Lardry Jay-Killer Song
          …Rollin Jewett-Ride Tall
          …Steven John-Southern Attic
          …Steve Kolander-This Old Barn
          …Lisa Layne-Here Comes The Loneliness
          …Brennen Leigh-The John Deere H
          …Dewey Longuski-Drinking Alone
          …Dewey Longuski-Later Is A Dirty Word
          …Brian Adams/Dewey Longuski-Reel Man
          …Bobby Mackey/Lisa Layne-Honey I Do Too
          …Richard Lynch-Hurtin, Cheatin, Lyin Country Song
          …Steve Markwardt-Home Again
          …Tecia McKenna-Take Your Trouble With You
          …Randy C Moore-I Sold A Lot Of Beer
          …Destiny Band Oz-Show Pony
          …Destiny Band Oz-It’s A Shame
          …Destiny Band Oz-This Is Our Land
          …Jeremy Parsons-Something Other Than You Are
          …Ashley Puckett-Live Like You Love
          …Curt Ryle-Unjustifiable Homicide
          …Leah Sawyer-For Better Or Fort Worth
          …Randy Seedorff-Family Tree
          …See Your Shadow-It Starts With Hello
          …Shavonne-Blame It On My Heart Again
          …Sam L Smith-Teach Me How To Love Again
          …Scott Southworth-Break My Honky Tonk Heart
          …Scott Southworth-Less To Break
          …Lonnie Spiker-I Wish I Had A Home
          …Lonnie Spiker-I’ll Always Be There
          …Matt Westin-Thin Blue Line
          …Sharon Marie White-Small Town
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      • Album of the Year (Must have been released between November 1, 2020 through October 31, 2021)
        • …Joy Adams-That Says It All
          …Charley Crockett-10 For Slim; Charley Crockett Sings James Hand
          …Chuck Cusimano-My Friends Sing My Songs Vol. 1
          …Jesse Daniels-Beyond These Walls
          …Daryl Wayne Dasher-Honky Tonk Ways
          …Dolly Dunn-Canadian Country
          …Once Great Estate-Even The Undertaker
          …Olivia Harms-Rhinestone Cowboy
          …Katie Jo-Pawn Shop Queen
          …Richard Lynch-My Guitar Drips Country
          …Steve Markwardt-Home Again
          …Randy C Moore-Lufkin
          …Destiny Band Oz-Who I Might Be
          …Jeremy Parsons-Things To Come
          …Gary Pratt-Something Worth Remembering
          …Curt Ryle-Unjustifiable Homicide
          …Randy Seedorff-Begin Again
          …Lonnie Spiker-I Wish I Was In Texas
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    • Western Music
      • Female Artist of the Year
        • …Eli Barsi
          …Devon Dawson.
          …Emily Gimble
          …Joni Harms
          …Kristyn Harris
          …Mary Kaye Holt
          …Judy James
          …Jill Kirkham
          …Susie Knight
          …Carol Markstrom
          …Abby Payne
          …Jean Prescott
          …Leah Sawyer
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      • Male Artist of the Year
        • …John Bergstrom
          …Richard Elloyan
          …Clint Bradley
          …Richard Elloyan
          …Doug Figgs
          …Brenn Hill
          …Randy Huston
          …Jim Jones
          …Allen Kirkham
          …Corb Lund
          …Bob Marshall
          …John Clayton Reed
          …David Sawyer (older)
          …Ernie Sites
          …Dave Stamey
          …Red Steagall
          …Bob Thomas
          …RJ Vandygriff
          …Barry Ward
          …Carlos Washington
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      • Duo or Group of the Year
        • …English Brothers
          …Cowtown Opry Buckaroos
          …Notable Exceptions
          …Simple Gifts (Sawyer family)
          …Allen/Jill Kirkham
          …Miss Devon and Outlaw
          …Gary/Jean Prescott
          …Kacey/Jenna Thunborg
          …Cowboy Way
          …Three Trails West
          …Bar J Wranglers
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      • Song of the Year
        • …Doug Figgs-Yellow Horse
          …Doug Figgs-She Calls Me Daddy
          …Brenn Hill-Still In The Fight
          …Mary Kaye Holt-Scenic Hwy 12
          …Mary Kaye Holt-Horse Called Freedom
          …Jim Jones-I’m Right, You’re Wrong
          …Jim Jones-In The Moment
          …Susie Knight-Lookin’ For One Good Cowboy
          …Carol Markstrom-Dust Of Palomas
          …Bob Thomas-Gone
          …Bob Thomas-Irony
          …Bob Thomas-Reality
          …Bob Thomas-Cowboy Blues
          …Jim Jones, Kacey/Jenna Thunborg-In The Moment
          …Barry Ward/Carlos Washington-Last Cattle Guard
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      • Album of the Year (Must have been released between November 1, 2020 through October 31, 2021)
        • …Dawn Anita-Singing Cowgirl Rides Again
          …Dan Canyon Band-Canyon Songs
          …John Bergstrom-Grandpa’s Yard
          …Doug Figgs-Yellow Horse
          …Gabrielle Gore-I See You
          …Kerry Grombacher-Range Of The Buffalo
          …Brenn Hill-Still In The Fight
          …Mary Kaye Holt-Frontier
          …Jim Jones-Good Days Are Comin’
          …Carol Markstrom-Mile After Mile
          …Dan McCorison-Me and Les
          …Chris Mortensen-Ride My Pony
          …Bob Thomas-Irony
          …Barry Ward-Rancher’s Paradise
          …Carlos Washington-One Way To Swing
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    • Western Swing
      • Female Artist of the Year
        • …Susie Blue
          …Lori Beth Brooke
          …Devon Dawson
          …Kristyn Harris
          …Carolyn Martin
          …Jasmine McDonald
          …Louise Rowe
          …Leah Sawyer
          …Carolyn Sills
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      • Male Artist of the Year
        • …Dave Alexander
          …Jody Byrd
          …Alex Dormont
          …Jake Hooker
          …Rocky King
          …Dewey Longuski
          …Bobby Mackey
          …Steve Markwardt
          …Billy Mata
          …Jody Nix
          …Jason Roberts
          …Carlos Washington
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      • Duo or Group of the Year
        • ….Clint Bradley Band..Bobby Flores/Yellow Rose Band
          …Dave Alexander Big Swing Band
          …Red Steagall Western Swing Band
          …Carolyn Sills Combo
          …Southwest Biscuit Company
          …Jake Hooker/Outsiders
          …Texas Playboys
          …Swangers
          …Carlos Washington/Steel Horse Swing
          …Texas Tradition
          …Coby Carter/Five Miles West
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      • Instrumentalist of the Year
        • …Marty Howard Chambers
          …James Hedden
          …Mike Johnson
          …Jill Kirkham
          …Ernie Martinez
          …Al “Boo” Miller
          …Dave Nachmanoff
          …Hyram Posey
          …Chuck Rich
          …Curt Ryle
          …Hailey Sandoz
          …Scotty Sanders
          …David Sawyer (young)
          …David Sawyer (older)
          …Leah Sawyer
          …Joe Spivey
          …Brooke Wallace
          …David Waters
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      • Song of the Year
        • …Hot Texas Swing Band-Devil On My Tail
          …Lori Beth Brooke-Guys Love Chicks Who Yodel
          …Southwest Biscuit Company-Please Leave Me The Whiskey
          …Southwest Biscuit Company-What Is There To Do In Cheyenne
          …Southwest Biscuit Company-Old And Cranky
          …Hot Club Of Cowtown-What Makes Bob Holler
          …John Frank/Dewey Longuskii-Front Porch Swing
          …Bobby Mackey-Texas Is Where I Need To Be
          …Steve Markwardt-Home Again
          …Jasmine McDonald-I’m Saying Hello To Goodbye
          …Carlos Washington-One Way To Swing
          …Carlos Washington-Little Bit Of Texas
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      • Album of the Year (Must have been released between November 1, 2020 through October 31, 2021)
        • …Lori Beth Brooke-Texas Star
          …Southwest Biscuit Company-It’s Biscuit Time
          …Steve Markwardt-Home Again
          …Carlos Washington-Little Bit Of Texas
  • Gear and Trappings

    • The following categories are judged by blind jury.  If you have a submission, please send it to working_cowboy@hotmail.com and it will be forwarded to the appropriate people.  Please list contact information for the artist.
      • Cartoonist
      • Western Artist
      • Engraver
      • Master Leather Artisan
      • Saddlemaker
      • Don King Memorial Lifetime Achievement in Saddle Making
      • Spurmaker
      • Bootmaker
      • Garnet Brooks Chuckwagon