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