2015 AWA Music Winners

2015 Winners and Finalists


The Academy of Western Artists is proud to announce the 20th Will Rogers Western Award winners and finalists. Awards were presented March 12, 2016 in the Brown Lupton Ballroom at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

Congratulations to All of the nominees, finalists and winners for a job well done.


Radio Station-Defenders of Freedom Radio Network,  Albuquerque, NM
Disc Jockey-Chuck Ramsey, KSEY Radio, Seymour, TX


AWA 2015 Music Winners


Pure Country-Male-Jake Penrod
Pure Country-Female-Pat Roden
Pure Country Duo/Group-2Country4Nashville
Pure Country Album-Richard Lynch/A Better Place
Pure Country Song-Lonnie Spiker/Things Only A Fool Would Know


Western Swing-Male-Coby Carter
Western Swing-Female-Stacey Lee Guse
Western Swing-Duo/Group-5 Miles West
Western Swing-Album-Cowboy Joe Babcock-Trail Jazz
Western Swing-Song-Susie Blue/Lonesome Fellas-Love is Lingering Thing

Western Music-Male-Doug Figgs
Western Music-Female-Carol Markstrom
Western Music-Duo/Group-3 Trails West
Western Music-Album-Randy/Hannah Huston-Cowboys and Girls
Western Music-Song-Jim Jones-The Fires of Goliad

Instrumentalist-Tim Atwood
Young Artist-Hailey Sandoz