Pure Country 2016 Nominees

This is the latest list of submissions for Pure Country for 2016.  The list will be sent to DJs for final balloting. They have the ability to write in nominees of artists who may have been left out. Thank to everyone for sending in these fine artists and we congratulate them all for their outstanding work.
Email:  working_cowboy@hotmail.com.

Submissions are now open for 2017, material released mid 2016-Nov. 1, 2017 to qualify and can only be submitted once. If you know of any mistakes in the submissions below, please let us know. Music should have been released fro mid 2016-Nov. 1, 2017.

Anyone is welcome to submit qualified artists and material, you do not have to be a member, only willing to take the time to submit your favorite artists to: working_cowboyhotmail.com, or mail to AWA, P O Box 35, Gene Autry, OK 73436

If you don’t see you name or album/song, IT’S BECAUSE NOBODY HAS SUBMITTED IT.

The 21st Annual Academy of Western Artists “Will Rogers Awards” will be held March 16, 2017 at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.
The awards are open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend.

 MALE

…Gary Ash
…Tim Atwood
…Jim Bachman
…Moe Bandy
…Tony Barge
…Joe Bayer
…Luke Bell
…Coby Carter
…John Crabtree
…Chuck Cusimano
…Jimmy Dale
…James Darden
…Gino DeSantis
…Landon Dodd
…Tim Dugger
…Larry Van Fleet
…Ed Gary
…Larry Goddard
…Monte Good
…Dave Gore
…Steve Griggs
…Case Hardin
…Kadin Hernandez
…Hicks
…Matt Hillyer
…Terry Hogan
…Kenny Holliday
…Jake Hooker
…Tommy Hooker
…Ron Hotstream
…Brad Howard
…Dave Insley
…Jesse Jones
…Billy Keeble
…Rocky King
…Vance Lane
…Dennis Ledbetter
…TJ Leonard
…Kenyon Lickry
…Richard Lynch
…Bobby Marquez
…Steve Maynard
…Gary McCray
…JD Micals
…Tommy Lee Moffat
…Rance Norton
…Jay Parr
…Billy Payne
…Jake Penrod
…Artie Rodriguez
…Jared Rogerson
…Rune Rudberg
…Jimmy Ruggiere
…Ray Sanders
…Ted Sanlon
…Travis Scott
…Doug Seegers
…Thomas Sheffield
…Mike Siler
…Scott Southworth
…Lonnie Spiker
…Jim Stringer
…Dennis Stroughmatt
…Justin Trevino
…Gene Watson
…Dallas Wayne
…Dan Whitaker
…Don Woods
…Jeff Woolsey
…Billy Yates

FEMALE
…Lorraine Chavana
…Amber Digby
…Dottsy
…Gena Roberts Hamilton
…Marie Hodson
…Jolie Holliday
…Heather Myles
…Donica Knight
…Lisa Layne
…Brennen Leigh
…Miss Leslie
…Kimberly Murray Manning
…Janice Maynard
…Diane McCall
…Elizabeth McQueen
…Shelia Moreland
…Shelley Walenia Moses
…Pauline Reese
…Pat Roden
…Myra Rolen
…Dixie Rose
…Shavonne
…Margie Singleton
…Patsy Thompson
…Kaye Tolson
…Madelyn Victoria
…Kerry Wallace
…Cathy Whitten
…Chantel Williams

DUO/GROUP

…Ponderosa Aces
…Steve Griggs Band
…Richard Lynch Band
…Bobby Flores/Yellow Rose Band
…Joe’s Mule Barn
…Jimmy Dale & Beltline
…Cactus Blossoms
…Reeves Brothers
…Buddy Eugene & Claudia
…Jody Nix/Texas Cowboys
…Jake Penrod/Million Dollar Cowboys
…Rance Norton/Cadillac Cowboys
…Ted Scanlon/Desperados
…Heresis
…High Plains Honky
…Lonnie Spiker/Diane McCall
…Miss Leslie/Juke Jointers
…Jeff Woolsey/Dancehall Kings
…2 Country 4 Nashville
…Pine Street Ramblers
…Will Banister/Moderen Day Ramblers
…Dan Whitaker/Shinebenders
…Billy Mata/Texas Tradition
…Tessie Lou & The Shotgun Stars
…The Band Walenia
…Richard Lynch/Kerry Wallace
…5 Miles West

ALBUM/CD

…Ponderosa Aces-Honky Tonkin’ My Life Away
…Tim Atwood-Old Time Religion
…Jim Bachman-Jim Bachman
…Moe Bandy-Lucky Me
…Tony Barge-Empty Spaces
…Joe’s Mule Barn-Joe’s Mule Barn
…Luke Bell-Luke Bell
…Cactus Blossoms-You’re Deaming
…Lorraine Chavana-Free To Love
…John Crabtree-Taking Back Our Country
…Chuck Cusimano-Cold In Colorado
…Chuck Cusimano-Broken Hearts and Honky Tonks
…Jimmy Dale-Heartaches And Honkeytonks
…Landon Dodd-What Comes Natural To A Fool
…Dottsy-Texas Sensation
…Steve Griggs-Ft. Worth To Bakersfield
…Gena Roberts Hamilton-A Tribute To Connie Smith
…Case Hardin-Fort Worth
…Heresis-I Want My Honky Tonk Back
…Tommy Hooker-It Should Be Easier Now
…Marie Hodson-Chances Are
…High Plains Honky-Lonely Tonight
…Ron Hostream/Midcity Drifters-13 Days
…Brad Howard-Deeper Than The Heart
…Marli Humphrey-At Last
…Dave Insley-Just The Man That I Am
…Billy Keeble-Down In Texas 2015
…Donica Knight-Can’t Buy A Southern Girl
…Vance Lane-Night Life
…Lisa Layne-I’m In A God Mood To Be Bad
…Dennis Ledbetter-My Life Is A Country Song
…Kenyon Lockry-Family Man
…Bobby Marquez-Bobby Marquez
…Steve Maynard-Full Moon On An Empty Heart
…JD Micals-Honky Tonk
…2 Country 4 Nashville-Just Us 2
…Billy Payne-Genuine Leather
…The Tone Pirates-Hats Off To The Hag
…Pine Street Ramblers-Hazy Shade of Gold
…Artie Rodriguez-Bordeline Fool
…Jared Rogerson-Between Hell And Texas
…Dixie Rose-Outside The Box
…Rune Rudberg-Kindly Keep It Country
…Jimmy Ruggiere-A Heartache Couldn’t Happen To ANicer Guy
…Ray Sanders-That’s Just The Way It Is
…Travis Scott-Heartaches and Honkytonks
…Margie Singleton-On The Other Side Of Life
…Doug Seegers-Walking On The Edge Of The World
…Shavonne-My Own Peculiar Way
…Thomas Sheffield-Keeping Country..Country
…Dan Whitaker/Shinebenders-Truck Ride
…Margie Singleton-On The Other Side Of Life
…Jim Stringer-Pick It Up
…Scott Southworth-The Last Honkytonk In Town
…Dennis Stroughmatt-One More Time, A Tribute To Ray Price’s Cherokee Cowboys, Vol. 2
…Patsy Thompson-Joyride
…Justin Trevino…VA Remembering Kitty Wells, The Queen Of Country Music
…Gene Watson-Real Country Music
…Dallas Wayne-Songs The Jukebox Taught Me
…Cathy Whitten-Mirror Mirror
…Chantel Williams-Two Sparrows
…Don Woods-It Wasn’t For The Radio
…Billy Yates-These Old Walls

SONG

…Ponderosa Aces-Honky Tonkin’ My Life Away
…Tim Atwood-Never Been This Homesick Before
…Jim Bachman-Day Drinkin’.
…Moe Bandy-Old Frame Of Mind
…Tony Barge-Murder On Music Row
…Joe’s Mule Barn-I’m In Love, She’s In Texas
…Joe Bayer-Hello Sunshine, Goodbye Rain
…Luke Bell-Sometimes
…Oregon Valley Boys-Don’td Look Now, But It’s A Teardrop
…Cactus Blossoms-Powder Blue
…Oregon Valley Boys-Don’t Look Now, But It’s A Teardrop
…Reeves Brothers-Home, Sweet Honky Tonk
…Lorraine Chavana-Texas Honky Tonk
…Lorraine Chavana-I’ll Get Over You
…Lorraine Chavana-Free To Love
…Stan Cox-Ghost
…Chuck Cusimano-Heaven’s On The Other Side Of Town
…Chuck Cusimano-Difference
…Chuck Cusimano-Hangin’ Out In A Honky Tonk
…Jimmy Dale-Women And Whiskey
…Landon Dodd-Same Old Town
…Landon Dodd-All They Serve In Here Is Misery
…Landon Dodd-What Comes Natural To A Fool
…Dottsy-Red Bird
…Larry Van Fleet-Sixteen Roses
…The Western Flyers-Heart Over Mind
…Shane Greenville-When Houston Meets Austin
…Steve Griggs-Daddy Liked Lefty, Haggard And Jones
…Steve Griggs-Drinkin’ Texas Off My Mind
…Gena Roberts Hamilton-How Long
…Case Hardin-Sign Of A Fool
…Heresies-I Wnat My Honky Tonk Back
…Hicks-Stomp A Little Louder
…Matt Hillyer-If These Old Bones Could Talk
…Marie Hodson-Oh Lord I’m Tired
…Terry Hogan-Home To Me
…Kenny Holliday-Always
..High Plains Honky-Heartache and Gin
…Tommy Hooker-I Thought I Heard Her Calling My Name
…Tommy Hooker-It Should Be Easier Now
…Ron Hotstream-Truck Stop
…Brad Howard-Five O’ One Today
…Dave Insley-Drinking Wine And Staring At The Phone
…Billy Keeble-Texas Girl
…Donica Knight-Acting Like A Lady
…Vance Lane-Above And Beyond
…Lisas Layne-Till I Know It’s Real
…Lisa Layne-A Better Mind To Stay
…Sharyn Lee-Honky Tonk Girl
…TJ Leonard-The River
…Jim Levatte-This Ain’t My Day
…Kenyon Lockry-Big Stock In Small Talk
…Tessie Lou-Get Out
…Dennis Ledbetter-Open A Vein
…Dennis Ledbetter-Motel Blues
…Richard Lynch-A Better Place
…Eddy Mann-You, You Make Me Feel
…Bobby Marquez-She’s Not From Texas
…Steve Maynard-Old Folks
…Steve Maynard-2-1=Nothing
…Lonnie Spiker/Diane McCall-This Ain’t Love
…Gary McCray-What Came Over You?
…Lonnie Spiker/Elizabeth McQueen-Wish Upon Your Star
…JD Micals-If You’ll Hold The Ladder
…Tommy Lee Moffat-Whisky And Roses
…Shelia Moreland-Cheers To Me
…2 Country 4 Nashville-Like Johnny & June
…2 Country 4 Nashville-If Teardrops Were Pennies
…2 Country 4 Nashville-That’s The Way Love Goes
…Jay Parr-Somebody Must Have Broke Your Heart
…Jay Parr-I Lost Myself Today
…Billy Payne-Too Many Honky Tonks On My Way Home
…Tone Pirates-Mama Tried
…Tone Pirates-I’ll Fly Away
…Pine Street Ramblers-Daddy Quit Drinkin’
…Ed Roman-Lay One Down
…Dixie Rose-Headed South
…Rune Rudberg-Last Thing On My Mind
…Jimmy Ruggiere-I Cried All The Way To Fort Worth
…Ray Sanders-Another Place, Another Time
…Travis Scott-Hang Your Head In Shame
…Doug Seegers-From Here To The Blues
…Shavonne-No One Will Ever Know
…Dan Whitaker/Shinebenders-Texas
…Mike Siler-Step Aside
…Scott Southworth-Whiskey Bottle
…Lonnie Spiker-Love Would Have Wanted It That Way
…Lonnie Spiker-You Haven’t Hurt Enough
…Amber Digby/Justin Trevino-Just Between The Two Of Us
…Dallas Wayne/Jeanne Seely-It Just Doesn’t Seem To Matter
…Patsy Thompson-Sweet Blanco Rose
…Justin Trevino-Remembering Kitty Wells
…The Band Walenia-Far Side Of The Bed
…Kerry Wallace-Ballad of Bertie Brown
…Kerry Wallace-If We Knew
…Gene Watson-When A Man Can’t Get A Woman Off His Mind
…Dallas Wayne-A Dime At A Time
…Kerry Wallace-Christmas For Cowboys
…Richard Lynch/Kerry Wallace-There You Go
…Dallas Wayne-Who’ll Turn Out The Lights In Your World Tonight?
…Dallas Wayne-Your Time’s Coming
…Chantel Williams-Don’t Tell Me What To Do
…Artie Rodriguez/Leona Williams-Forever, Now And Then
…Don Woods-90 Proof
…Billy Yates-Her Old Stomping Grounds

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