2019 Pure Country Nominees

This is the FINAL list of submissions for Pure Country 2019.  Winners will be announced Apr. 9, 2020 at the 24th AWA Awards in Fort Worth, Texas

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PURE COUNTRY 2019
MALE

…Bill Abernathy
…Dennis Alan
…Richie Albright
…Taylor Alexander
…Rex Allen Jr
…Johnny Angel
…Steve Anthony
…Tim Atwood
…David Ball
…Casey Baker
…James Lee Baker
…Moe Bandy
…Will Banister
…Jimmy Berry
…Forrest Black
…Jake Blocker
…Tim Bluhm
…Doug Boggs
…Tony Booth
…Jay Bragg
…Jason Breedlove
…Junior Brown
…Tom Buller
…Gary Burk III
…Johnny Bush
…Josh Card
…Michael Carey
…James Carouthers
…Marty Howard Chambers
…Jim Chestnut
…Zac Clifton
…Ricky Cook
…Corm y M Coons
…Bob Corley
…Tony Corrales
…JD Crowe
…Jim Cuddy
…Tim Culpepper
…Chuck Cusimano
…Jesse Daniel
…T R Dallas
…Michael Dart
…John Mark Davis
…Chuck Day
…George Dearborne
…Gino DeSantis
…Landon Dodd
…Thomas Bryan Eaton
…James Ellis
…Shawn Fenner
…Bobby Flores
…Merlin Gene
…Kent Gill
…Trey Gonzalez
…Todd Graves
…Steve Griggs
…Greg Hager
…Chuck Hancock
…Clint Hasse
…Bill Hearne
…Joshua Hedley
…Weldon Henson
…Shawn Hess
…Robert Hiscock
…Nathan Hoeft
…Donnie Hons
…Tommy Hooker
…Jake Hooker
…Brad Howard
…Doug Hudson
…Kim Hunter
…Jason James
…Dennis Jay
…Buddy Jewell
…Jess Jones
…Billy Keeble
…Jordon Robert Kirk
…Spence Koehlor
…Mickey Lamantia
…Aaron Lane
…Jim Lauderdale
…Dennis Ledbetter
…Kenyon Lockry
…Richard Lynch
…Bobby Mackey
…Paul Malloy
…Jeff Mamett
…Chris Mantello
…Bobby Marquez
…Andy Martin
…Wyatt Massingille
…Darrell McCall
…Charlie McNeal
…Tommy Lee Moffatt
…Jordan Mogey
…Donice Morace
…Craig Moreau
…Nicholas Mudd
…TJ Nelson
…Larry Nix
…David Paul Nowlin
…Gary P Nunn
…Damian O’Grady
…Zephania O’Hora
…Mikkel Orligur
…Jay Parr
…Jeremy Parsons
…Billy Payne
…Bo Porter
…Don Pride
…Bo Porter
…Shawn Pruner
…Jason Roberts
…Phil Rockhold
…Arroyo Rogers
…Korey Rose
…Ted Scanlon
…Joedi Silvers
…Lonnie Spiker
…Kelly Spinks
…Brady Smith
…Dustin Sonnier
…Scott Southworth
…James Steinle
…Jim Stringer
…Dennis Stroughmatt
…Jody Taylor
…Justin Trevino
…Lyndall Underwood
…Phil Valdez
…Carl Vaughan
…Cooper Wade
…Joshua Ray Walker
…Roger Wallace
…Ricky Wasson
…Dale Watson
…Dallas Wayne
…Matt Westin
…Dan Whitaker
…Shawn Williams
…Jeff Woolsey
…Tyler Young

PURE COUNTRY 2019
FEMALE

…Dawn Anita
…Julia Ann
…Tommy Ash
…Judy Bailey
…Laura Benitez
…Trisha Gene Brady
…Naomi Bristow
…Kim Carson
…Kylee Carter
…Wisper Cox
…Lorraine Chavana
…Tanya Lee Davis
…Amber Digby
…Dottsy
…Sara Douga
…Olivia Douglas
…Dolly Dunn
…Tara Dunphy
…Erin Enderlini
…Kerry Fearon
…Teresa Farris
…Samantha Fish
…Nina Flaaseth
…Kimberley Gabie
…Andrea Goodman
…Joni Harms
…Olivia Harms
…Jolie Holiday
…Tracey K Houston
…Claudia Hoyer
…Norma Jean
…Rebecca Jed
…Cathy Jewell
…Holly Jo
…Georgette Jones
…Geri Kane
…Connie Kelley
…Janey Kirk
…Lisa Layne
…Celine Lee
…Kathryn Legendre
…Heather Littlefield
…Sara Lou
…Kristi Kalyn
…Kimberly Bibb Marrs
…Guyanne McCall
…Mona McCall
…Tia McGraff
…Tecia Mc Kenna
…Shauna McStravock
…Pam Miller
…Donice Morace
…Ann Morton
…Tammy Moxon
…Heather Myles
…Pegggy Nora
…Dee Jee Overbey
…Nikki Pelley
…Dawn Anite Plumlee
…Kayla Ray
…Myra Rolen
…Dixie Rose
…Bailey Rose
…Dana Rowan
…Hailey Sandoz
…Shavonne
…Robyn Shayne
…Margie Singleton
…Lisa Stewart
…Kayla Tecca
…Karen Tobin
…Leslie Tom
…Mary Lou Turner
…Madelyn Victoria
…Amy Westney
…Heather Whitney
…Leona Williams
…Kelly Willis

PURE COUNTRY 2019
DUO/GROUP

…Silver Lake 66
…Ponderosa Aces
…Sara Lou & Rex Allen Jr.
…Doug Boggs/Cowboy Jazz Band
…Coby Carter Band
…Steve Griggs Band
…Flat River Band
…Jason Roberts Band
…Bobby Flores Yellow Rose Band
…Lyndall Underwood/Dusty Creek Band
…Spur 327 Band
…Richad Lynch Band
…Phil Rockhold/Roadkill Band
…Reeves Brothers
…Buddy Eugene & Claudia
…Coachmen
…Ted Scanlon/The Desperados
…The Handsome Devils
…Ron Walton/Dolly Dunn
…Bourbon Express
…The Jealous Guys
…Laura Benitez/Heartache
…Country Heroes
…Heybable
…Hold Your Horses
…Dolly Dunn/Darren Keiran
…The McKedys
…Jeff Woolsey/Dancehall Kings
…Chuck Cusimano/DeeJee Overbey
…Jake Hooker/Outsiders
…Palominos
…Midtown Playboys
…Snake Blood Remedy
…Countryside Ride
…Rizdales
…Dan Whitaker/Shinebenders
…Alvarado Road Show
…Lisa Layne/One Layne Road
…Lonnie Spiker/Margie Singleton
…Benn Sisters
…Honkytonk Special
…Hearts Gone South
…Teccas
…Kelly Spinks/Miles Of Texas
…Myra Rolen/Justin Trevino
…Richard Lynch/Leona Williams

PURE COUNTRY 2019
ALBUM

…Silver Lake 66-Ragged Heart
…Bill Abernathy-Crossing Willow Creek
…Ponderosa Aces-No Particular Way
…Dennis Alan-The Last Cowboy
…Richie Allbright-Back To Nashville
…Taylor Alexander-Good Old Fashioned Pain
…Dawn Anita-The Country In Me
…Steve Anthony-A Simjple Life
…Various Artists-World Wide Country
…Casy Baker-When The Party’s Over
…James Lee Baker-Home Again
…David Ball-Come See Me
…Flat River Band-Every Dog Has Its Day
…Spur 327 Band-Dodging Armadillos
…Phil Rockhold/Roadkill Band-Songs For Sale
…Spur 327 Band-Dodging Armadillos
…Tim Bluhm-Sorta Surviving
…Tony Booth-I Love To Tell The Story
…Jay Bragg-Honky Tonk Dream
…Junior Brown-Deep In The Heart Of Me
…Josh Card-With A Heavy Heart
…Kim Carson-Don’t Forget The Twang
…Jim Chestnut-I Sure Do Miss My Hair
…Zac Clifton-Honky Tonk Heaven
…Cory M Coons-The Long Road Home
…Jim Cuddy-Back Here Again
…Chuck Day-Golden
…Jesse Daniel-Jesse Daniel
…Michael Dart-Fighting The Wars
…John Mark Davis-Bayou Self Sessions
…Tanya Lee Davis-The Duetting Damsel
…George Dearborne-I’m Gonna Walk
…The Handsome Devils-Nose To The Rhinestone
…Dolly Dunn-I’m A Survivor
…Kerry Fearon-Honkytonk Girl
…Shawn Fenner-Bad Decisions
…Nina Flasseth-Living On
…Kent Gill-Let Not These Songs Be Wasted
…Andrea Goodman-No Mans Land
…Todd Graves-Too Young To Care
…Steve Griggs-Moving Forward
…James Ellis/Jealous Guys-It Ain’t Texas (But It Ain’t Bad)
…Greg Hagar-State Of Mind
…Chuck Hancock-Can’t Get The Texas Out Of Me
…Clint Hasse-Inside Nashville
…Bill Hearne-Where The Lights Are Low
…Laaura Benitez/Heartache-With All Its Thorns
…Weldon Henson-Texas Made Honky Tonk
…Shawn Hess-World Away
…Donnie Hons-A Picture Norman Never Painted
…Hold Your Horses-Broken Bones And Shattered Dreams
…Doug Hudson-Honky Tonk Hymns
…Kim Hunter-True Stories
…Tracey K Houston-Shades Of Crystal
…Jason James-Seems Like Tears Ago
…Rebecca Jed-Cowboy Up
…Buddy Jewell-Shine On
…Cathy Jewell-Please Blue Moon
…Holly Jo-Time Will Tell
…Georgette Jones-Skin
…Jess Jones-Meanwhile In This Honkytonk
…Jordon Robert Kirk-Listening For The Sound
…Spence Koehlor-Country & Western
…Mickey Lamantia-How Far Would I Fall
…Aaron Lane-Looking Back
…Jim Lauderdale-From Another World
…Lisa Layne-Turn Around
…Dennis Ledbetter-Opposite Walls
…Kathryn Legendre-Making It Up
…Heather Littlefield-Fashion Cowboy
…Kenyon Lockry-Honky Tonk Noir
…Richard Lynch-Think I’ll Carry It On
…Jeff Mamett-Carry Me Back
…Cris Mantello-Keep On Rollin
…Kimberly Bibb Marrs-Music From Marrs
…Andy Martin-Honky Tonks Are Calling Me Again
…Tia McGraff-Stubborn In My Blood
…Tommy Lee Moffat-I’m Country
…Wyatt Massingille-No Jones On The Jukebox
…Jordan Mogey-Love Loving You
…Donice Morace-Long Live The Cowboy
…Craig Moreauu-A Different Kind Of Train
…Tammy Moxon-Drive Me Sane
…Nicholas Mudd-Nicholas Mudd
…Larry Nix-Hardly Haggard
…David Paul Nowlin-Keep On Pickin’
…Damian O’Grady-9 Til 1
…DeeJee Overbey-Rhymes Without Reason
…Nikki Pelley-I Fell Into A T-Rex Dinosaur Pit
…Arroyo Rogers-Single Wide
…Myra Rolen-’Till You Find The Strength
…Justin Trevino/Myra Rolen-Today, Tomorrow And Forever
…Bailey Rose-Cowboy Bluff
…Dixie Rose-Life In A Small Town
…Shavonne-Country Classics
…Alvarado Road Show-Best Of
…Korey Rose-Thousand Miles Gone
…Hailey Sandoz-You Don’t Know Me
…Dan Whitaker/Shinebenders-Far Far Away
…Joedi Silvers-Sleeping Alone
…Brady Smith-Long Way From Here
…Dustin Sonnier-Between The Stones And Jones
…Honkytonk Special-To Die For
…Lonnie Spiker-5ive
…James Steinle-South Texas Home Coming
…Lisa Stwart-Turn Around
…Jim Stringer-Gold Records
…Dennis Stroughmatt-The Key’s In The Mailbox
…Karen Tobin-Before Its Too Late
…Phil Valdez-Phil Valdez
…Carl Vaughan-Dancing With Katie
…Joshua Ray Walker-Wish You Were Here
…Roger Wallace-Live At The White Horse
…JD Crowe/Rickey Wasson-Hats Off To Haggard
…Dale Watson-Call Me Lucky
…Richard Lynch/Leona Williams Think I”ll Carry It On

PURE COUNTRY 2019
SONG

…Bill Abernathy-Changes
…Julia Ann-Fallen Angel
…Flat River Band-Every Dog Has Its Day
…Spur 327 Band-Beneath The Texas Sunset
…Casey Baker-Should’ve Been
…Jimmy Berry-In This Life
…Jason Beedlove-Flipside
…Jake Blocker-It’s Your Turn To Cry
…Jake Blocker-Kickin’ Cut In May
…Gary Burk III-Friday Night
…Michael Carey-
…Kim Carson-A Couple Of Beers Behind
…Marty Howard Chambers-Catfish Charlie
…Zac Clifton-Alays Gonna Want You
…Zac Clifton-Fiddle On The Wall
…Zac Clifton-Rough Rocky Roads
…Cory M. Coons-Would You Stay?
…Korey Rose/Tim Culpepper-The Day Keith Whitely Died
…Michael Dart-Amber Calls
…Michael Dart-Fighting The Wars
…Michael Dart-She Spoke Softly
…Michael Dart-Dad’s Old Boxcar
…Michael Dart-Lonliest Happy
…Michael Dart-Old Aches And Pains
…Michael Dart-Better Off Alone
…Michael Dart-I Miss Me
…Michael Dart-Prisoners Lament
…Dolly Dunn-Testing 123
…Dolly Dunn-Alcoholic’s Daughter
…Dolly Dunn-No More Pain
…Dolly Dunn-Is My Dream Just Foolin’ Me?
…Ron Walton/Dolly Dunn-And Dream Again
…Kelly Fearon-To Ramona
…Shawn Fenner-Until You
…Kimberley Gable-Karma
…Steve Griggs-Moving Forward
…Kent Gill-Pretty Hazel Eyes
…Steve Griggs-Somethin’
…Steve Griggs-My Daddy Wore A John B Stetson Hat
…Steve Griggs-We’re Already Been There And Done That
…Steve Griggs-All The Way To California
…Steve Griggs-My Live Is Real
…Steve Griggs-Good Times, Pick-Up Lines & Beer
…Steve Griggs-You Stood By Me
…Steve Griggs-I’m Gonna Hold On
…Steve Grigggs-Truth Is I Should’a Lied
…Steve Griggs-Everywhere I Go
…Steve Griggs-I Ain’t Gonna Be The One
…Joni Harms-Merle
…Robert Hiscock-Memories
…Nathan Hoeft-Thousand Mile Ride
…Donnie Hons-A Picture Norman Never Painted
…Jason James-Simply Divine
…Dennis Jay-Bluebonnet Days In Texas
…Rebecca Jed-Feel Like Sinning
…Rebecca Jed-Shotgun Willie
…Cathy Jewell-Always On A Mountain
…Cathy Jewell-Love Ain’t Fair
…Georgette Jones-Cigarettes And You
…Geri Kane-Sweet Memories
…Dolly Dunn/Darren Keiran-Island In The Stream
…Connie Kelley-One Sip At A Time
…Jordon Robert Kirk-Pinebox
…Lisas Layne-These Shoes Don’t Fit Me Anymore
…Lisa Layne-Smoking Cigarettes & Drinking Coffee Blues
…Lisa Layne-If You Can
…Lisa Layne-Someone Had To Teach You
…Lisa Layne-Turn Around
…Dennis Ledbetter-Opposite Walls
…Dennis Ledbetter-The Ring
…Dennis Ledbetter-Rock Bottom
…Dennis Ledbetter-I Remember
…Dennis Ledbetter-The Greatest Country Singer
…Heather Littlefield-Fashion Cowboy
…Richard Lynch-Keyboard Cowboy
…Richard Lynch-They Don’t Play ‘Em Like That
…Richard Lynch-One Breath Away
…Richard Lynch-Pray On The Radio
…Bobby Mackey-America’s Honky Tonk
…Paul Malloy-Never Really Knew You Till You Said
…Bobby Marquez-An Empty Glass
…Tia McGraff-Let ‘em See You’re Strong
…Tecia McKenna-I Won’t Play Second Fiddle
…Tommy Lee Moffat-I’m Country
…Tommy Lee Moffat-Cowboy Ways
…Tommy Lee Moffat-Love In The Cornfield
…Tommy Lee Moffat-When Love Has Done Walked Out The Door
…Tommy Lee Moffat-Two Step Around The Floor
…Donioce Morace-The Blues Are Alive & Well
…Ann Morton-Tainted Rose
…TJ Nelson-United We Stand
…TJ Nelson-Grizzly
…Peggy Nora-This Girl Means Business
…Reece Norris-On The Radio
…Mikkel Orligu-Cowboy Baby
…Chuck Cusimano/DeeJee Overbey-I Meant Everything
…Chuck Cusimano/Deejee Overbey-Rhymes Without Reason
…Jeremy Parsons-Making Things Up As I Go
…Nikki Pelley-Lsat Broken Heart
…Dawn Anita Plumlee-The Country In Me
…Dawn Anita Plumlee-Stand Up I’m Talking About Texas
…Dixie Rose-Small Town
…Amber Seay-Rockabye My Baby
…Dan Whitaker/Shinebenders-Don’t Blame Me It’s My Honky Tonk Heart
…Dan Whitaker/Sinebenders-Real Country Man
…Dustin Sonnier-Wake Me Up Tomorrow
…Lonnie Spiker/Margie Singleton-Lovin’ On A Rainy Day
…Lonnie Spiker-I Wish I Had A Home
…Lonnie Spiker-There’s Only One
…Lonnie Spiker-Beaten Jack and Blue
…Lonnie Spiker-Nowhere To Go But Crazy
…Lonnie Spiker-Naked In Spanish
…Lonnie Spiker-Power And Paint
…Lonnie Spiker-Behind The Clown
…Lisa Stewart-Turn Around
…Teccas-These Days
…Leslie Tom-Hank You Very Much
…Myra Rolen/Justin Trevino-Backstreet Affair
…Carl Vaughan-She Found Something In Me
…Carl Vaughan-Dancing With Katie
…Madelyn Victoria-Right Here With You
…Matt Westin-Stomp On
…Heather Whitney-What Part Of Life
…Cathy Whitten-Always On A Mountain
…Richard Lynch/Leona Williams-Another Honky Tonk
…Shawn Williams-Be Mine Tonight
…Tyler Young-For The Good Times