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Academy of Western Artists 25th Annual Gear & Trappings Awards

AWA 25th Gear & Trappings Winners

The Academy of Western Artists is proud to announce the winners for the 25th Annual Will Rogers Awards. Over the past 24 years, the very best in western gear and trappings have been recognized and, again, this is a tremendously talented group of outstanding individuals. This year’s award presentation will be on the internet for all to see on March 30, 2021 (time and location to be announced later). Tune in to see these winners and the best in Pure Country, Western Swing and Western Music perform and the top 10 and winners announcement, and, for the first time, everyone will have the winners at the same time. The awards will be going worldwide to a huge new audience and we are excited.

Congratulations to the Academy to Western Artists 25th Will Rogers Gear and Trappings Winners:

Western Art-Bill Nebeker, Prescott, AZ

Garnet Brooks Chuckwagon-Tom Elliott, Clinton, AR

Bootmaker-Lisa Sorrell, Guthrie, OK

Cartoonist-Pepe Villasenor, Lexington, KY

Master Leather Artisan-Peter Main, Houston, TX

Spurmaker-Chris Cheney, Rexburg, ID

Engraver-Beau Compton, Tombstone, AZ

Saddlemaker-Gordon Andrus, Coalville, UT

Don King Lifetime Achievement in Saddlemaking-Jesse Smith, Pritchett, CO
Academy of Western Artists

The Academy of Western Artists is a non profit 501 c 3 organization for the preservation and promotion of western culture. If you would like an ad on this year’s show, please reply to working_cowboy@hotmail.com.

25th Nominee List Now Posted

awa insigniaAll nominees are now posted in all categories.   If you need to ask questions, please send to working_cowboy@Hotmail.com.  Good Luck to all. Write Ins are still welcome.. This year’s 25th AWA awards will be an internet show,  date is March 30, 2021. The show will be streamed live all around the globe, tune in for a great show…Please monitor this website and social media for the latest details.

PURE COUNTRY
PURE COUNTRY-MALE 2020

…Bill Abernathy
…Joey Allcorn
…Rex Allen Jr.
…Johnny Angel
…Garry Ash
..Tim Atwood
…David Ball
…Brandon Bamburg
…Moe Bandy
…Will Bannister
…Lonnie Bartmess
…Jake Blocker
…Doug Boggs
…Tony Booth
…Norman Borland
…Gary Burk III
…Mario Carboni
…Marty Howard Chambers
…Mark Chesnutt
…Gus Clark
…Michael Coleman
…Jerry Collins
…Ags Connolly
…Arnold Connelly
…Ron Christopher
…Perley Curtis
…Chuck Cusimano
…JP Cyr
…Jesse Daniel
…Reuben Darnell
…John Mark Davis
…Joe Diamond
…Landon Dodd
…Michael English
…Michael Estrada
…Johnny Falstaff
…Seamus Fitzsimmons
…Bobby Flores
…Kevin Fullen
…Kent Gill
…Hershell Golden
…Ken Goldsmith
…Steve Griggs
…Tyler Gummersall
…Robert Hiscock
…Jake Hooker
…Tommy Hooker
…Vernon Huskey
…Tomas Jackman
…Jason James
…Larry Jay
…Buddy Jewell
…Rollin Jewett
…JJ Johns
…Billy Keeble
…Braxton Keith
…Steve Kolander
…Dennis Ledbetter
…David Lewis
…Richard Lynch
…Owen Mac
…Warner Mack
…Bobby Mackey
…Steve Markwardt
…Bobby Marquez
…Bob Marshall
…James Marvell
…Wyatt Massingille
…Darrell McCall
…Frankie Miller
…Tommy Lee Moffat
…Randy C Moore
…Donice Morace
…Sonny Morgan
…Pat Mulchrone
…Bryan Mullan
…Rance Norton
…Elijah Ocean
…Zephania O’Hora
…Kenny Orts
…Shane Owens
…Jimmy Parker
…Jay Parr
…Jeremy Parsons
…Albert Leon Payne
…Billy Payne
…Jake Penrod
…Brad Petersen
…Keith Phillips
…Jerry Plumlee
…Cowboy Gary Regan
…Bret Raper
…Bobby G Rice
…Jason Richison
…John Riggins
…Ciaran Rosney
…Brent Rowan
…Ernie Rowell
…Joe Rucker
…Curt Ryle
…Lee Sims
…Joe Wade Smith
…Sam L. Smith
…Dustin Sonnier
…Scott Southworth
…Lonnie Spiker
…Kelly Spinks
…Red Steagall
…Dennis Stroughmatt
…Danny Thomas
…Justin Trevino
…Otis C. Truax
…Carl Vaughan
…Rocco Vaugoise
…Joahua Ray Walker
…Dan Washburn
…Tim Waters
…Dallas Wayne
…Bill Weaver
…James Robert Webb
…Gary West
…Mat Westin
…Tex Westus
…Jeffd Woolsey
…Billy Wright
…Daryn Wright

PURE COUNTRY FEMALE
2020

…Joy Adams
…Shavonne Aliphon
…Brenda Lynn Allen
…Dawn Anita
…Judy Bailey
…Victoria Bailey
…Mandy Barnett
…Diane Berry
…Vanessa Bourne
…Stacey Breen
…Naomi Bristow
…Catherine Britt
…Mary K Buke
…Brea Burns
…Caitlin Cannon
…Lorraine Chavana
…Kelly Diamond Crosby
…Jayne Denham
…Amber Digby
…Dottsy
…Sara Douga
…Olivia Douglas
…Tara Dunphy
…Erin Enderlin
…Sandee Facy
…Sabina Fallon
…Kerry Fearon
…Teresa Farris
…Allison Forbes
…Penny Gilley
…Alyson Greene
…Cindy Hall
…Joni Harms
…Olivia Harms
…Chitglin Rose Harnett
…Della Harris
…Kristyn Harris
…Jolie Holiday
…Necay Howard
…Emma Jane
…Norma Jean
…Rebecca Jed
…Cathy Jewell
…Georgette Jones
…Kristi Kalyn
…Geri Kane
…Mary Kaye
…Julie Keech
…Courtney Keil
…Deby Kelley
…Jill Kinsey
…Janey Kirk
…Christie Lamb
…Lisa Layne
…Laurie Lace
…Dixie Lang
…Celine Lee
…Brenda Loomis
…Ruth Manning
…Diane McCall
…Guyanne McCall
…Mona McCall
…Lorraine McCauley
…Tia McGraff
…Tecia McKenna
…Alicia Summers McLeod
…Elizabeth McQueen
…Jody Miller
…Meloday Moko
…Michelle Murphy
…Kimberly Murray
…Kristina Murray
…Heather Myles
…Kora Naughton
…Sharon Nixon
…Peggie Nora
…Alecia Nugent
…Dee Jee Overbey
…Sandy Paramore
…Ashley Puckett
…Kinley Rice
…Pat Roden
…Myra Rolen
…Katge Russell
…Cina Samuelson
…Hailey Sandoz
…Crystal Sands
…Savannah
…Shavonne
…Amber Seay
…Jeannie Seely
…Jacqui Sharkey
…Carolyn Sills
…Margie Singleton
…Karen Spradlin
…Jean Stafford
…Anita Stapleton
…Lisa Stewart
…Kaye Tolson
…Leslie Tom
…Larissa Tormey
…Mary Lou Turner
…Alice Wallace
…Nikki Nelson Welcher
…Leona Williams
…Tessy Lou Williams
…Lynette Wolfe
…Erin York
…Dani Young

PURE COUNTRY DUO/GROUP 2020

…Ponderosa Aces
…Jake Penrod/Joey Alalcorn
…Tim/Roxanne Atwood
…Arnold Connelly/Judy Bailey
…Drew Fish Band
…Coby Carter Band
…Hartwood Backing Band
…Spur 327 Band
…Bobby Flores/Yellow Rose Band
…Texas Cadillac Jack Band
…Brady Honeycutt Band
…Steve Griggs Band
…Bobby Mackey His Best Damn Band
…Karen Spradlin/Badge 101 Band
…Flat River Band
…Richard Lynch Band
…Sarah Dunn Band
…Cheri Kane & Crawford Bell
…Carrie Haskins/Noel Boland
…Brea Burns/Boleros
…Ennis Bro’s
…McAllister Bro’s
…Reeves Brothers
…Dolly Dunn/Michael Carey
…Buddy Eugene & Claudia
…Coachmen
…Alicia McLeod/Jerry Collins
…Carolyn Sills Combo
…Doc Fell & Company
…Jody Nix/Texas Cowboys
…Cardboard Cowboy Cutouts
…ed Scanlon/Desperados
…The Rough Diamaonds
…Dawn Anita/Joe Diffie
…Lonnie Spiker/Amber Digby
…Runaway Dixie
…Landon Dodd/Dancehall Drifters
…Chuck Cusimano & Country Enough
…Susie Blue & Lonesome Fellas
…Greenshine
…Ten Penny Gypsy
…Mario Carboni/Norm Hamlet
…Margie Singleton/Julie Keech Harris
…Perley Curtis/Erin Hay
…Hurricane Highway
…Dolly Dunn/Wolfgang Hildebranddt
…Dolly Dunn/Robert Hiscock
…Sugarcane Jane
…Big B/Georgette Jones
…Brad Petersen/Scott Joss
…Dolly Dunn/Darren Keiran
…Next of Kin
…Jeff Woolsey/Dancehall Kings
…Allen & Jill Kirkham
…Bobby Mackey/Lisa Layne
…Lonnie Spiker/Diane McCall
…Lonnie Spiker/Elizabeth McQueen
…The McKedys
…JP Cyr & The Midnight Men
…Palomino Moon
…Mike & The Moonpies
…2Country4Nashville
…Jake Hooker/Outsiders
…Chuck Cusimano/DeeJee Overbey
…Lonnie Spiker/Up Close & Personal
…Dawn Anita/Jerry Plumlee
…Snake Blood Remedy
…James Marvell/Bobby G Rice
…Rizdales
…Lisa Layne & One Layne Road
…Sheldon Road
…Justin Trevino/Myra Rolden
…Cindy Hall/Ernie Rowell
…Dana Whitaker/Shineb enderfs
…Country Side Of Harmonica Slim
…Greg Gibbs/Texas Standard Time
…Honky Tonk Special
…Dennis Stroughmatt/Anita Stapleton
…Kelly Spinks/Miles Of Texas
…Peggie Nora/Rocco Vaugoise
…Jimmy Parker/Colene Walters
…Tex Westus
…Gary West/Leona Williams
…Richard Lynch/Leona Williams

PURE COUNTRY ALBUM 2020

…Bill Abernathy-Crossing Willow Creek
…Joey Allcorn-State Of Heartbreak
…Tim Atwood-Living The Dream
…Victoria Bailey-Jesus, Red Wine & Patsy Cline
…Drew Fish Band-Wishful Drinking
…Flat River Band-Every Dog Has Its Day
…Moe Bandy-A Love Like That
…Will Banister-Everything Burns
…Mandy Barnett-A Nashville Songbook
…Brea Burns/Boleros-Heartbreak & Drinkin’ Songs
…Tony Booth-Someething ‘Bout You Baby I Like
…Norman Borland-Even The Man In The Moon Is Crying
…Vanessa Bourne-Young At Heart
…Vanessa Bourne-Lies That Bind
…Vanessa Bourne-Hurtin’ Over You
…Reeves Brothers-The Last Honky Tonk
…Caitlin Cannon-The Trash Cannon Album
…Mark Chestnut-Numbers On The Jukebox
…Carolyn Sills Combo-Return To El Paso
…Gus Clark-Some Of My Songs
…Jerry Collins-And Friends
…Arnold Connelly-By Faith Not By Sight
…Ags Connolly-Wrong Again
…Perley Curtis-At This Moment
…Chuck Cusimano-My Personal Favorites #1
…Jesse Daniel-Rollin On
…Dawn Anita/Joe Diffie-Sweet Dreams Die Hard
…Amber Digby-Heroes, Mentors And Friends
…Dolly Dunn-Country Gospel Album
…Johnny Falstaff-Lost In The City Lights
…Erin Enderlin-Faulkner County
…Susie Blue/Lonesome Fellasl-Bye Bye Blues
…Bobby Flores-Full Circle
…Penny Gilley-57 Classics Live
…Alyson Greene-Picture On The Wall
…Tyler Gummersall-Heartbreak College
…Ten Penny Gypsy-Fugitive Heart
…Cindy Hall-Back Where I Belong
…Kristyn Harris-A Place To Land
…Vernon Huskey-Cold And Lonely
…Sugarcane Jane-Rufffled Feathers
…Billy Keeble-My Last Time Around
…Braxton Keith-Neon Dreams
…Jill Kinsey-Blue Light
…Dixie Lang-Apple Tree
…Laurie Lace-Back At The Farm
…Lisa Layne-Turn Around
…David Lewis-Country Music Therapy
…Richard Lynch-Think I’ll Carry It On
…Owen Mac-How Beautiful Heaven Must Be
…Warner Mack-Better Than Ever
…Bobby Mackey-I’ll Go Down Swinging
…Ruth Manning-Rewind
…Steve Markwardt-Home Again
…Bob Marshall-That’s The Way It Should Be
…Tecia McKenna-Off The Beaten Path
…JP Cyr/Midnight Men-Fooled Again
…Frankie Miller-A Friend Remembered: A Tribute To George Jones
…Mike & Moonpies-Touch Of You
…Randy C Moore-Highway 59 Remastered
…Sonny Morgan-I’m Your Man
…Bryan Mullan-Someday You’ll Love Me
…Michelle Murphy Part Of Me
…Elijah Ocean-Blue Jeans And Barstools
…Zephania O’Hora-Listening To The Music
…Kenny Orts-My Hometown
…Dee Jee Overbey-With Love
…Shane Owens-Thankful For Country Music
…Albert Leon Payne-No Doubt
…Keith Phillips-Pieces Left Behind
…Brad Petersen-Second Chances
…Dawn Anita/Jerry Don Plumlee-Raisin’ Hell In Heaven
…Ashley Puckett-Never Say Never
…Cowboy Gary Ragan-What Good Are Dreams?
…Bret Raper-Texas Bound
…Sheldon Road-Sheldon Road
…John Riggins-I Want My Country Back
…Ciaran Rosney-BornIn TheCountry
…Derek Ryan-TEN
…Myra Rolen-Till I Find he Strength
…Countryside of Harmonica Sam-Broken Bottle, Broken Heart
…Cina Samuelson-Sing With Your Heart & Soul
…Jeannie Seely-An American Classic
…Lee Sims-A Few Miles To Go
…Margie Singleton-Never Mind
…Sam L Smith-The Way You Make Me Feel
…Scott Southworth-These Old Bones
…Honky Tonk Special-Home To Texas
…Karen Spradlin-Jeans And Leather
…Jean Stafford-Let The Dance Begin
…Anaita Stapleton-Some Memories
…Red Steagall-Hats Off To The Cowboy
…Dennis Stroughmatt-The Same Old Me:Homage To Ray Price And Cherokee Cowboys
…Otis C Truax-Otis
…Mary Lou Turner-A Sentimental Music Journey
…Joshua Ray Walker-Glad You Made It
…Tim Waters-The Way It Was Back Then
…Bill Weaver-The Road Mix
…James Robert Webb-James Robert Webb
…Gary West-Heroes, Friends And Legends For The Love Of Cash Vol. 3
…Matt Westin-Legacy
…Tesy Lou Williams-Tessy Lou Williams
…Lynette Wolfel-A Hard Place To Be

Pure Country Song 2020

…Bill Abernathy-Whiskey Road
…Joy Adams-Everyone But Me
…Joey Allcorn-State Of Heartbreak
…Joey Allcorn-Lefty Was Right
…Johnny Angel-Here And Now
…Tim/Roxanne Atwood-You Pop My Corn
…Judy Bailey-Old Legend
…Victoria Bailey-Outlaws
…Flat River Band-Every Dog Has Its Day
…Will Banister-Everything Burns
…Lonnie Bartmesss-Love Would’ve Wanted It That Way
…Vanessa Bourne-Young At Heart
…Vanessa Bourne-Lyin’ Cheatin’ Heart
…Vanessa Bourne-Haggard In The Air
…Vanessa Bourne-Lies That Bind
…Vanessa Bourne-Don’t Judge Me
…Reeves Brothers-I’m Still Crazy
…Gary Burk III-Like That
…Marty Howard Chambers-Breakin’ New Ground
…Ron Christopher-Who Used To Live Here
…Ron Christopher-When Monica Danced
…Ron Christopher-Cocaine Cowboys
…Ron Christopher-Say Goodbye To Houston
…Ron Christopher-Hey Cowgirl
…Michael Coleman-I Will Tell Jesus You Said Hello
…Michael Coleman-See Your Shadow
…Michael Coleman-Christmas On Cellblock 9
…Jerry Collins-Country Music Is My Drug
…Jerry Collins-Old Man And The Drunk
…Jerry Collins-Life After Death
…Doc Fell & Company-Fragile
…Ags Connolly-Wrong Again
…Arnold Connelly-It’s Not Easy Going Home
…Cardboard Cowboy Cutouts-Help Me Rob That Train
…Cardboard Cowboy Cutouts-All Of The Monkeys
…Jesse Daniel-Tar Snakes
…Joe Diamond-Miss Jones
…Dawn Anita/Joe Diffie-Sweet Dreams Die Hard
…Dolly Dunn-Alcoholics Daughter
…Dolly Dunn-Play Me
…Dolly Dunn-The Hungry Doll
…Erin Enderlin-Fishin In The Dark
…Michael Estrada-Adaline
…Sandee Facy-Still That Girl
…Kerry Fearon-Chase Wild Horses
…Susie Blue/Lonesome Fellas-Drivin’ Nails In My Coffin
…Seamus Fitzsimmons-Rainy Heart
…Bobby Flores-America, The Beautiful
…Kevin Fullen-Until We Meet Again
…Kent Gill-God’s Got Everything Under Control
…Amber Digby/Vince Gill-Under These Conditions
…Hershell Golden-I’ve Got It Good
…Alyson Greene-Halfway Down The Bottle
…Tyller Gummersall-Lucky Guy
…Ten Penny Gypsy-Your True You
…Olivia Harms-Hey There Cowboy
…Kristyn Harris-Musician Standard Time
…Kristyn Harris-Old Soul
…Hurricane Highway-Heart Condition
…Robert Hiscock-Sensuous Woman
…Tommy Lee Moffatd/Necay Howard-My Ole Nebraska Home
…Vernon Huskey-Remembering Key Largo
…Jason James-I Miss You After All
…Sugarcane Jane-That’s What I See
…Sugarcane Jane-Waking Up America
…Larry Jay-Wow
…Rollin Jewett-I Ain’t Workin’ On Christmas
…Georgette Jones-Cigarettes & You
…Mary Kaye-Roundup In The Spring
…Billy Keeble-Are You Getting Over Me?
…Billy Keeble-Redneck Honky Tonk
…Billy Keeble-Turn To The Wine
…Billy Keeble-Fifth Of The Month
…Deby Kelley-All Roads Lead To You
…Deby Kelley-Past 12 O’Clock
…Scott Southworth/Jill Kinsey-Agree To Disagree
…Steve Kolander-Oh My
…Steve Kolander-Hey You
…Steve Kolander-Angels
…Laurie Lace-Blue Rendezvous
…Dixie Lang-Apple Tree
…Bobby Mackey/Lisa Layne-Honey I Do Too
…Mat Leavy-Who Left The Door To Heaven Open?
…Dennis Ledbetter-Too Far From Home
…Dennis Ledbetter-The Road I’ve Traveled On
…Dennis Ledbetter-I’ll Be Waiting There For You
…Dennis Ledbetter-How Far Would You Go?
…Richard Lynch-Cathead Biscuits
…Richard Lynch-Starting Now
…Richard Lynch-He’ll Make Everything Alright
…Ruth Manning-Second Wind
…Steve Markwardt-Rear View Mirror
…Steve Markwardt-I Forgot To Tell My Memory To Forget
…Steve Markwardt-How Much Is Enough?
…Steve Markwardt-Home Again
…Bobby Marquez-What’s The Deal
…Lonnie Spiker/Diane McCall-This Ain’t Love
…Lonnie Spiker/Elizabeth McQueen-Wish Upon Your Star
…Alicia McLeod-Mama I’m Glad You’re Not Here
…Alecia McLeod-I Wish I Was 18 Again
…Tecia McKenna-I Won’t Play Second Fiddle
…Tecia McKenna-Quarantine Me In Texas
…JP Cyr/Midnight Men-Here In This Honky Tonk
…Frankie Miller-You’re In My Hearet
…Donice Morace-Fool Around
…Sonny Morgan-Desperately
…Kristina Murray-The Great Unknown
…Peggie Nora-This Girl Means Business
…Peggie Nora-Now And Then
…Alecia Nugent-Old Side Of Town
…Zephania O’Hora-We Planned To Have It All
…Dee Jee Overbey-What Can You Do?
…Sandy Paramore-Dust On The Fiddle
…Jimmy Parker-Live Before I Die
…Jeremy Parsons-Good Ole Days
…Albert Leon Payne-Las Cruces
…Albert Leon Payne-I Wish Someone Who Loved Me Would Look At Me Like That
…Jake Penrod-Baby Steps
…Keith Phillips-Things My Daddy Told Me
…Keith Phillips-He’s A Firefighter
…Dawn Anita/Jerry Don Plumlee-Life’s A Misery Dealing Mother
…Dawn Anita/Jerry Don Plumlee-Smokey Joe’s Tavern
…Dawn Anita/Jerry Don Plumlee-Raisin’ Hell In Heaven
…Dawn Anita/Jerry Don Plumlee-Blue Side Of The Red River
…Ashley Puckett-Bulletproof
…Jason Richison-Fool To The End
…Savannah-We Are Us
…James Marvell/Bobby G Rice-What The Hell Has Happened To Country Music?
…Amber Digby/Jeannie C Riley-The Heart He Kicks Around
…Sheldon Road-Heaven Sent
…Brent Rowan-Still Wishin’ You Were Mine
…Cindy Hall/Ernie Rowell-He Sings She Dances
…Hailey Sandoz-You Don’t Know Me
…Savannah-Terror In Disguise
…Amber Seay-Almost Me Again
…Jacqui Sharkey-Just An Illusion
…Julie Kech Haris/Margie Singleton-I Guess I Just Loved You Too Long
…Margie Singleton-Nevermind
…Joe Wade Smith-Life Behind Bars
…Sam L Smith-Blue Jackets
…Sam L Smith-The Way You Make Me Feel
…Scott Southworth-Steel Guitars & Broken Hearts
…Scott Southworth-These Old Bones
…Scott Southworth-Brown Liquor
…Honkytonk Special-A Memory Like Yours
…Lonnie Spiker-Nowhere To Go But Craqzy
…Lonnie Spiker-Como Se Llama Mama
…Lonnie Spiker-You Haven’t Hurt Enough
…Karen Spradlin-One Kind Of Smoke
…Jean Stafford-God’s Creation
…Otis C Truax-One Of Those Days
…Otis C Truax-Ask A Woman
…Otis C Truax-Jukebox Junkie
…Otis C Truax-Could’ve Been Me
…Carl Vaughan-She Found Something In Me
…Peggie Nora/Rocco Vaugoise-But I Do
…Dan Washburn-Have To Drink About That
…Tim Waters-Lie Behind Bars
…Mat Westin-Hey Bro
…Tex Westus-I’m In Love She’s In Texas
…Gary West/Leona Williams-Jackson
…Billy Wright-I’m Not The Guy
…Daryn Wright-Certifiable
…Erin York-Rooster Crows At Dawn

Disc Jockeys 2020

…Susanne Abby
…Woody Adkins
…HD Ainsworth
…Brenda Lynn Allen
…Frank Anderson
…Yves Audifren
…Bobbi Jean Bell
…Billy Bowles
…Ted Branson
…Janice Brooks
…Beth Brown
…Chuckaroo the Buckaroo
…Pamela Bush
…Erin Caldwell
…Marcia Campbell
…Georges Carrier
…Mike Day
…Richie Dee
…David D’Souza
…Hank Edwards
…Charley Engel
…Jim Farrell
…Doug Figgs
…James Finchum
…Nancy Flagg
…Frank Hammer
…Sam Harris
…Sean Hickey
…Jason Hill
…Don Hollander
…Gary Holt
…Judy James
…T Reece Janca
…Bill Kenton
…Phil Kranz
…Graham Lees
…Roberto Malpassi
…Enola Gay Matthews
…Secchi Mauro
…Skeebo Norris
…Ger O’Brien
…Bradley Olson
…Ben Parks
…Tracy Pitcox
…Sid Randell
…Alan Reynolds
…Barbara Richart
…Ritchie Ritchison
…Robert Rivers
…Tommy Rosney
…Totsie Slover
…Kent Thompson
…Steve Tidbury
…Justin Trevino
…Tommy Tucker
…Tom Wardle
…Dave Watkins
…Dallas Wayne
…Scott Wikle
…Tom Winkler

Radio Stations 2020

…Blackdogindiecountry
…Cherokee Nation Radio
…Country Mile, UK
…Earsradio
…FreedomLiveRadio
…Highland Radio, Ireland
…kkbj
…KBEF, Minden, LA
…KCEG, Colorado Spgs, CO
…KDFT, Davis, CA
…KOOP, Austin, TX
…KSJD, Cortez, CO
…KSSL FM, ,Lubbock
…KTNK
…KYQX
…QXFM, Weatherford, TX
…sansabaradio.com
…RioGrandeValleyRadio.com
…starpowerradio
…w.a.l.f. 88.3 Cincinnati 88.3
…WDVX, Knoxville, TN
…WIOX, Rodberry, NY
…WKRM 103.7 FM. Columbia, TN wkrmradio.com
…www.thebull-italia.com
…www.truckersradiousa.com
…www.ultrardio.eu
…WXNA, Nashville, TN
…YassFM 100.2 Australia

Young Artist 2020

…Katelyne Adams
…Tyson Atwood
…Jake Blocker
…Zac Clifton
…Emily George
…Wyatt Massengille
…Abby Payne
…Ruby Leigh Pearson
…Abby Perry
…Jack Phillips
…David Sawyer
…Sam L. Smith
…Kacey Thunborg
…Caroline Wiseman

Western Swing-Male 2020

…Dave Alexander
…Johnny Angel
…Will Banister
…Kim Blakey
…Tom Blizzard
…Doug Boggs
…Brady Bowen
…Don Burnham
…Jimmy Burson
…Coby Carter
…Chuck Cusimano
…Sterling Drake
…Al Dressen
…John England
…Bobby Flores
…Kevin Fullen
…Greg Gibbs
…Jake Hooker
…Tommy Hooker
…Brady Hunnicut
…Cornell Hurd
…Rocky King
…Steve Markwardt
…John Arthur Martinez
…Billy Mata
…Bobby Mackey
…Syd Masters
…Steve Nebel
…Jody Nix
…Rick Norcross
…Keith Phillips
…Bret Raper
…Jason Roberts
…Dave Stuckey
…Tommy Thomsen
…Justin Trevino
…Carlos Washington
…Doc Watkins

Western Swing-Female 2020

…Dawn Anita
…Eli Barsi
…Susie Blue
…Pam Brandon
…Lori Beth Brooke
…Devon Dawson
…Cheryl Deseree
…Emily George
…Teea Goans
…Stacey Lee Guse
…Joni Harms
…Kristyn Harris
…Alana James
…Bailey James
…Mary Kaye
…Ginny Mac
…Carolyn Martin
…Olivia Morgayne
…Kristi Nebel
…Wendy Newcomer
…Taryn Noelle
…Chris O’Connell
…Georgia Parker
…Lee Lee Robert
…Selena Rosenblaum
…Hailey Sandoz
…Leah Sawyer
…Carolyn Sills

Western Swing Duo/Group 2020

…Western Swing Authority
…Dave Alexander/Big Texas Swing Band
…Coby Carter Band
…Hot Texas Swing Band
…Sterling Drake Band
…Jason Roberts Band
…Robert Huston/Western Swing Rules Band
…Bobby Flores/Yellow Rose Band
…Barnstompers
…Western Caravan
…Carolyn Sills Combo
…Swing Commanders
…Brady Bowen/Swing Country
…Lovesick Duo
…Chuck Cusimano/Country Enough
…Curio Cowboys
…Hot Club Of Cowtown
…Ted Scanlon/Desperadoes
…Light Crust Doughboys
…Susie Blue/Lonesome Fellas
…Big Cedar Fever
…Palomino Moon
…Phantoms of the Opry
…Miss Devon & Outlaw
…Jake Hooker/Outsiders
…Can’t Hardly Playboys
…Texas Playboys
…Rick & The Ramblers
…Kristyn Harris/Hailey Sandoz
…Quebe Sisters
…Sharyn Lee/Sundowners
…Rick & The All Star Ramblers
…Swangers
…Tommy Thomsen/Ambassadors of Western Swing
…Carlos Washington Steel Horse Swing
…Greg Gibbs/Texas Standard Time
…Timejumpers
…Billy Mata/Texas Tradition
…Tucsonics

Western Swing-Album 2020

…Don Burnham-California Skies
…Big Cedar Fever-Tumbleweeds
…Tom Hammel-Steelin’ Crazy Rhythm
…Steve Markwardt-Home Again
…Kristi/Steve Nebel-A Cowgirl’s Dream
…Phantoms of the Opry-Sing Cowboy Sing
…Devon & Outlaw-Plains, Trains, & Also Bob Wills
…Rick/All Star Ramblers-God Bless The Mighty Pickle
…Bret Raper-Texas Bound
…J Paul Moore/Dory Rebekah-Pages Of Yesterday

Western Swing-Song 2020

…Tom Blizzard-Two Step ‘Cross The Lonestar State
…Lori Beth Brooke-Texas Star
…Big Cedar Fever- Boy In Texas
…Big Cedar Fever-Tumbleweeds
…Big Cedar Fever-Dancin’ All Alone
…Kristyn Harris-Place To Land
…Kristyn Harris-Cows Around
…Mary Kaye-Scenic Hwy 12
…Steve Markwardt-They Put The Western Into Western Swing
…Steve Markwardt-Heading Back To Texas
…Steve Markwardt-Cowtown USA
…Kristi Nebel-Deep Water
…Kristi Nebel-Everybody Gotta Hurt
…Taryn Noelle-Shame On You
…Keith Phillips-Heart Of Texas Swing
…Rick/All Star Ramblers-God Bless The Mighty Pickle
…Bret Raper-Texas Bound
…Bret Raper-Texas Swing
…Bret Raper-Just A Closer Walk
…Bret Raper-Play Me A Shuffle Song
…J Paul Moore/Dory Rebekah-I’m Gonna Drive
…Leah Sawyer-For Better Or Fort Worth

Instrumentalist 2020

…Mark Abbott
…Tim Atwood
…Terry Bayless
…Ricky Boen
…Brady Bowen
…Lori Beth Brooke
…Jeanne Cahill
…Marty Howard Chambers
…Gene Charlebois
…Carco Clave
…Chuck Cusimano
…Brook Wallace Deaton
…Milo Deering
…Gino DeSantis
…Bobby Flores
…Wayne Glasson
…Dixie Hankins
…James Hedden
…Richard Helsey
…Hal Higgins
…Rory Hoffman
…Doug Jernigan
…Mike Johnson
…Sarah Jory
…Jill Kirkham
…Ginny Mac
…Eddie Martinez
…Boo Miller
…David Miller
…Dave Nachmanoff
…Abby Payne
…Jake Penrod
…Jack Phillips
…Hyram Posey
…Larry Reid
…Jimmy Lee Robbins
…Jasonn Roberts
…Hailey Sandoz
…Joe Settlemires
…Rose Sinclair
…Hank Singer
…Joe Spivey
…Jordan Stern
…Mike Sweeney
…Albert Talley
…Phillip Telford
…Justin Trevino
…Wanda Vick
…David Waters
…Robert Weeks
…John White
…Terry Wood

Western Music Male 2020

…Gary Allegretto
…Rex Allen Jr.
…Clint Bradley
…Don Burnham
…Ron Christopher
…Bob Corley
…Mike Craig
…Richard Elloyan
…Doug Figgs
…Ryan Fritz
…Kevin Fullen
…Wylie Gustafson
…Andy Hedges
…Brenn Hill
…Randy Huston
…Greg Hager
….Dennis Jay
…Jim Jones
…Allen Kirkham
…Joe Lima
…Corb Lund
…Tony Lundervold
…Buffalo Bryan Marr
…Bob Marshall
…Syd Masters
…Johnny Minick
…Donnie Poindexter
…Gil Prather
…Gary Prescott
…Rich Price
…J Clayton Read
…Ernie Sites
…Dave Stamey
…Red Steagall
…Bob Thomas
…Ed Wahl
…Barry Ward
…Carlos Washington
…KR Wood

Western Music Female 2020

…Grace Adele
…Dawn Anita
…Eli Barsi
…Aspen Black
…Almeda Bradshaw
…Lori Beth Brooke
…Mikki Daniel
…Devon Dawson
…Bernadette Ducharme
…Joni Harms
…Olivia Harms
…Kristyn Harris
…Cindy Hobbs
…Judy James
…Mary Kaye
…Susie Knight
…Peggy Malone
…Carol Markstrom
…Carolyn Martin
…Olivia Morgayne
…Teri Orr
…Sandy Paramore
…Abby Payne
…Jean Prescott
…LeeLee Robert
…Hailey Sandoz
…Leah Sawyer
…Jan Schiferl
…Trinity Seely

Western Music Duo/Group 2020

…Clint Bradley Band
…Dan Canyon Band
…419 Swing Band
…Red Steagall Band
…English Brothers
…Stewart Brothers
…High Country Cowboys
…Panhandle Cowboys
…Notable Exceptions
…Hanson Family
…Sawyer Family
…Simple Gifts
…Allen & Jill Kirkham
…Prairie Moon
…Miss Devon & The Outlaw
…Ramblin’ Rangers
…Riders In The Sky
…Quicksand Soup
…Steeldust
…Many Strings
…Steel Horse Swing
…Old West Trio
…The Cowboy Way
…3 Trails West
…Call Of The West
…Flying W Wranglers
…Colorado Wranglers

Western Music Album 2020

…Bob Marshall-That’s The Way It Should Be

…Dan Canyon Band-Dan Canyon Band
…Lori Beth Brooke-Texas Star
…Don Burnham-California  Skies
…Ron Christopher-No Place Left To Go
…Mike Craig-Cowboy Songs
…Dawn Anita/Jerry Don-Raisin’ Hell In Heaven
…Kristyn Harris-A Place To Land
…Jim Jones-Favorites
…Mary Kaye-Frontier
…Allen & Jill Kirkham-Cowboy Classics
…Susie Knight-Turn ‘em Loose
…Joe Lima-Ghost Town Holdout
…Prairie Moon-New Moon
…Abby Payne-The Hidden Trail
…Ramblin’ Rangers-One More River To Cross
…J Clayton Read-Sad Songs
…Quicksand Soup-Colorado Trail
…Abby Payne-The Hidden Trail
…Ramblin’ Rangers- One More River To Cross
…Red Steagall-Hats Off To The Cowboy
…Ed Wahl-Keepin’ On
…Cowboy Way-Doin’ What We Do
…KR Wood-Texasville Memories

Westerm Music Song 2020
…Bob Marshall-Only A Step Away
…Bob Marshall-Breathe

…Dan Canyon Band-Sixgun Philosophy

…Dan Canyon Band-Nothin’s Too Good For A Cowboy

…Lon Hannah/Larry Bastian-The Ballad of Sontag And Evans
…Ron Christopher-You Survived
…Ron Christopher-Soiled Dove
…Ron Christopher-Rosita’s Tangled Tango
…Ron Christopher-Tequila Texas Night
…Ron Christopher-No Place Left To Go
…Dawn Anita/Jerry Don-Blue Side Of The Red River
…Doug Figgs-Bible In My Pocket
…Doug Figgs-A Cowboy Til I Die
…Kristyn Harris-Old Soul
…Kristyn Harris-Cows Around
…Kristyn Harris-Place To Land
…Mary Kaye-Horse Called Freedom
…Allen/Jill Kirkham-Ghost Towns
…Allen/Jill Kirkham-Ride Cowboy Ride
…Susie Knight-Turn ‘Em Loose
…Joe Lima-Burn Me Inside My Goldmine
…Corb Lund-Old Men
…Steve Markwardt-They Put The Western Into Western Swing
…Bob Marshall-The Old Horse Barn
…Bob Marshall-Ride On
…Bob Marshall-That Old Bull
…Prairie Moon-Hooves Of The Longhorns
…Prairie Moon-Riding Nighthawk
…Prairie Moon-Son Of The West
…Prairie Moon-Why Cowboys Sing
…Prairie Moon-Point ‘Em North
…Prairie Moon-Hangman’s Moon
…Abby Payne-Jingle Bob Music
…Abby Payne-Wide Rollin’ Plains
…Albert Leon Payne-Las Cruces
…Rich Price-Cowboyy Prayer
…Ramblin’ Rangers-Cattle, Rest Easy
…Red Steagall-Hats Off To The Cowboy
…Red Steagall-Young Flankers Are Hard To Come By
…Doug Figgs/Cowboy Way-El Caballo Del Fuego
…Doug Figgs/Cowboy Way-That Night In September
…Doug Figgs/Cowboy Way-We’re All Cowboys
…Doug Figgs/Cowboy Way-Shiro’s Song

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Announcing winners of the 24th Academy of Western Artists

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Young Artist-Abby Payne
Instrumentalist-Mark Abbott
Pure Country Male-Dennis Dennis Paul Ledbetter
Pure Country Female-Cathy Jewell
Pure Country Duo/Group-Heybale
Pure Country Album-Kerry Fearon Honky Tonk Girl
Pure Country Song-Lisa Layne Stewart-Someone Had To Teach You
Western Swing Male-Johnny Angel
Western Swing Female-Kristyn Harris
Western Swing Duo/Group-Tommy Thomsen Ambassadors of Western Swing
Western Swing Album-Hyram Posey/Lonnie Spiker-A Tribute To Bob Wills
Western Swing Song-John Arthur Martinez -For The Love Of Western Swing
Western Music Male–Clint Clint A Bradley
Western Music Female-Devon Dawson
Western Music Duo/Group-Allen Kirkham & Jill Kirkham
Western Music Album-Johnny Minick/Stewart Brothers-Sagebrush Sysmphony
Western Music Song-Gil Gilbert Prather-Beautiful Darling
ENGRAVER-Ron Smith, TX
ARTIST-Tyler Crow, TX
SPURMAKER-Richard Brooks, CAN
CARTOONIST-Wendy Liddle, CAN
SADDLEMAKER-Doug Krause, AZ
DON KING Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award In Saddlemaking-Wayne Cates, TX
CHUCKWAGON-Kathy Christensen, TX
MASTER LEATHER-Britt Nantz, TX
BRAIDER-Kirby Orme, ID
BOOTMAKER-Armando Duarte Rios, TX
Radio Station-KBEF, Minden, LA
Disc Jockey-Scott Wikle, Michigan
Elmer Kelton Non Fiction Book-Patrick Dearen “Apache Lament”
Elmer Kelton Non Fiction Book-Chris Enss “According to Kate: The Legendary Life of Big Nose Kate Elder, Love of Doc Holliday”
Trail Driver Award- RFD, Cowboy Country, TV
Trailhand Award-Melinda Melinda Joy Miers

Nominations for the 25th Academy of Western Artists Awards Are Open Until Oct. 31

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Nominations have been open for 25th Annual Awards. There are less than two months left in which to submit names for nomination. Western Swing, Western and Pure Country Genre are open for awards in the following categories.
2020
RADIO STATION
DISC JOCKEY
LITERARY
Elmer Kelton Fiction Book-
Elmer Kelton Non Fiction Book
1. Song of the Year (W, WS, PC)
2. Album of the Year (W, WS, PC)
3. Outstanding Female Performer (W, WS, PC)
4. Outstanding Male Performer (W, WS, PC)
5. Duo/Group of the Year (W, WS, PC)
Again, each genre has listings for these categories.
TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR NOMINATION, A SONG, OR AND ALBUM, MUST HAVE BEEN RELEASED BETWEEN NOVEMBER 1 2019, AND OCTOBER 31 2020. THE SONG OR ALBUM MUST NOT HAVE BEEN IN NOMINATION WITH THE AWA FOR A PRIOR AWARD. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF THE ACADEMY OF WESTERN ARTISTS TO NOMINATE OR BE NOMINATED. “ANYONE**********” CAN NOMINATE FOR AN AWARD. FRIENDS, FAMILY, NEIGHBORS, DJ’S, OTHER ARTISTS….ANYONE CAN NOMINATED BY EMAILING THE NOMINATION ALONG WITH CATEGORY BEING NOMINATED FOR AND THE NAME OF THE ARTIST AND CONTACT INFORMATION. THE TOP TEN WILL BE CHOSEN BY VOTING AWA DJ’S …THEN IT WILL BE DOWN TO THE TOP 5. THE TOP FIVE WILL BE ANNOUNCED. THE WINNERS WILL THEN BE ANNOUNCED DURING THE 2021 AWARDS SHOW. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS CONCERNING PROTCOL CONTACT BOBBY NEWTON @ working_cowboy@hotmail.com or Dena Wood at 214 585 2055.
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1. Instrumentalist
2. Outstanding Young Artist
Trappings and Gear
ENGRAVER
ARTIST
SPURMAKER
CARTOONIST
SADDLEMAKER
DON KING Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award In Saddlemaking
CHUCKWAGON
MASTER LEATHER
BRAIDER
BOOTMAKER

Top 5 Academy of Western Artists Awards in Music

top five for awaYoung Artist 2019
….Zac Clifton
…Emily George
…Olivia Morgayne
…Abby Payne
…Jack Phillips

Pure Country Male
…Chuck Cusimano
…Steve Griggs
…Dennis Ledbetter
…Darrell McCall
…Lonnie Spiker

Pure Country Female
…Kerry Fearon
…Cathy Jewel
…Lisa Layne
…DeeJee Overbey
…Myra Rolen

Pure Country Duo/Group
…Steve Griggs Band
…Richard Lynch Band
…Heybale
…Jeff Woolsey/Dancehall Kings
…Chuck Cusimano/DeeJee Overbey

Pure Country Album
…Kerry Fearon-Honkytonk Girl
…Weldon Henson-Texas Made Honky Tonk
…Jason James-Seems Like Tears Ago
…Dennis Ledbetter-Opposite Walls
…Carl Vaughan-Dancing With Katie

Pure Country Song
…Marty Howard Chambers-Catfish Charlie
…Joni Harms-Merle
…Cathy Jewell-Always On A Mountain
…Lisa Layne-Someone Had To Teach You
…Bobby Marquez-An Empty Glass

Western Swing Male
…Johnny Angel
…Jimmy Burson
…Billy Mata
…Tommy Thomsen
…Carlos Washington

Western Swing Female
…Dawn Anita
…Cheryl Deseree
…Kristyn Harris
…Ginny Mac
…Taryn Noelle

Western Swing Duo Group
…Carolyn Sills Combo
…Big Cedar Fever
…Rick & The Ramblers
…Swangers
…Tommy Thomsen/Ambassadors of Western Swing

Western Swing Album
…Western Swing Authority-Big Deal
…Carolyn Sills Combo-Return To El Paso
…Hyram Posey/Lonnie Spiker-A Tribute To Bob Wills
…Carlos Washington’s Steele Horse Swing-Litle Bit Of Texas
…Tommy Thomsen-Timeless Treasure For A Living Legend

Western Swing Song
…Susie Blue/Lonesome Fellas-Spadella
…John Arthur Martinez-For The Love Of Western Swing
…Rod Moag-There’s Not a Cow In Texas
…Tommy Thomsen-Going Away Party
…Carlos Washington-Little Bit Of Texas

Instrumentalist
…Mark Abbott
…Brady Bowen
…Ginny Mac
…Joe Spivey
…Albert Talley

Western Music Male
…Clint Bradley
…Bob Corley
…Doug Figgs
…Dennis Jay
…Bob Marshall

Western Music Female
…Dawn Anita
…Devon Dawson
…Kristyn Harris
…Carol Markstrom
…Jean Prescott

…Western Music Duo/Group
…High Country Cowboys
…Hanson Family
…Allen & Jill Kirkham
…Old West Trio
…Flying J Wranglers

Western Music Album
…Clint Bradley-Soul of the West
…Johnny Minick/Stewart Brothers-Sagebrush Symphony
…Ryan Fritz-Runaway Remuda
…Cowboy Way-Go West
…Rusted Spurs West-Ridin’, Ropin’ & Rounders

Western Music Song
…Mike Blakely-The Outside Circle
…Clint Bradley-The Lightning Ride
…Judy James-Manhattan
…Donnie Poindexter-Those Cowboys Of Old
…Gil Prather-Beautiful Darling

Winners of the coveted Will Rogers Award for 2018 Announced

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Artist of the Year-Shawn Cameron
Cartoonist of the Year-Kristen Lloyd
Buck Ramsey Cowboy Award Gail Steiger
Buck Ramsey Cowgirl Award-Amy Auker
Braider of the Year-Bret Haskett
Spurmaker of the Year-Bill Madole
Engraver of the Year-Matt Litz
Saddlemaker of the Year-Ken Tipton
Bootmaker of the Year-Dave Wheeler
Horsehair Hitcher of the Year-Donna Murray
Don King Memorial Saddlemaker-Pete Gorrell
Master Leather Artisan of the Year-Tony Laier
Garnet Brooks Chuckwagon of the Year-
Keith Middleton
Disc Jockey of the Year-Sean Hickey
Radio Station of the Year- www.sansabaradio.com
Elmer Kelton Book of the Year “The Old Chisholm Trail: From Cowboy Path To Tourist Stop” by Wayne Ludwig
Lifetime Achievement-Barbara Martin
Young Artist of the Year-Hailee Nixon
Pure Country Male Artist of the Year-Richard Lynch
Pure Country Female Artist of the Year-Leslie Tom
Pure Country Duo/Group-Chuck Cusimano/DeeJee Overbey
Pure Country Album of the Year- Scott Southworth “Hey Hillbilly Singer”
Pure Country Song of the Year-Bobby Marquez/Rhonda Vincent “For Awhile”
Western Swing Male Vocalist of the Year-Doug Boggs
Western Swing Female Vocalist of the Year-Taryn Noelle
Western Swing Duo/Group-Billy Mata & Texas Tradition
Western Swing Album of the Year-LeeLee Robert “Swing Set”
Western Swing Song of the Year-Steel Horse Swing “Swing Time Baby”
Instrumentalist of the Year-Hyram Posey
Western Music Male Vocalist of the Year-Barry Ward
Western Music Female Vocalist of the Year-Dawn Anita
Western Music Duo/Group of the Year-Many Strings
Western Music Album of the Year-Joni Harms “Lucky 13″
Western Music Song of the Year-Ron Christopher “Line In The Sand”

2018 Western Music

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!

POSTED OCTOBER 14, 2018

SUBMISSIONS WILL CLOSE NOVEMBER 1, 2018
CHECK FOR ACCURACY

WESTERN MUSIC 2018
MALE

…Gary Alegretto
…Rex Allen Jr.
…Vic Anderson
…Mark Baker
…Terry Brown
…Ron Christopher
…Bob Corley
…Richard Elloyan
…Doug Figgs
…Dom Flemons
…Brenn Hill
…Randy Huston
…Jim Jones
…Steve Jones
…Allen Kirkham
…Bobby Marquez
…Buffalo Bryan Marr
…Bob Marshall
…Terry Nash
…Gil Prather
…Donnie Poindexter
…Rich Price
…Matt Robertson
…Jody Taylor
…Bob Thomas
…RJ Vandygriff
…Steve Wade
…Barry Ward

WESTERN MUSIC 2018
FEMALE

…Grace Adele
…Dawn Anita
…Eli Barsi
…Aspen Black
…Leddy Bragg
…Mikki Daniel
…Devon Dawson
…Joni Harms
…Kristen Harris
…Mary Kaye
…Sara Lou
…Carol Markstrom
…Carolyn Martin
…Olivia Morgayne
…Lauralee Northcott
…Sandy Paramore
…Abby Payne
…Dawn Anita Plumlee
…Lee Lee Robert
…Leah Sawyer
…Catherine Thompson

WESTERN MUSIC 2018
DUO/GROUP

…Farmer and Adele
…Dust In My Coffee
…Sara Lou & The Cowboy
…High Country Cowboys
…Notable Exceptions
…Hanson Family
…Sawyer Family
…Hannah & Hailee
…Allan & Jill Kirkham
…Rex Allen JR/Sara Lou
…Devon and Outlaw
…Riders In The Sky
…Many Strings
…Wylie/Wild West
…Flying W Wranglers

WESTERN MUSIC 2018
ALBUM

…Gary Alegretto-Blues On The Trail
…Doris Daley/Eli Barsi-Once Upon The West
…Aspen Black-Lovin’ The West
…Mike Blakely-The Outside Circle
…Ron Christopher-Outside The Fence
…Dust In My Cofffee-The West In Us
…Bob Corley-God, Buckles, Boots and Cowboy Roots
… V The Gypsy Cowbelle-Tribal Pilgrim
…Sara Lou & The Cowboy-Just Stay
…High Country Cowboys-Cowboy
…Miki Daniel-Thinkin Of You
…Notable Exceptions-Souvenir
…Mikki Daniel/Doug Figgs-Thinkin’ Of You
…Dom Flemons-Black Cowboys
…Joni Harms-Lucky 13
…Brenn Hill-ReRides
…Jim Jones-Headin’
…Steve Jones-Picasso
…Allan & Jill Kirkham-Sunrise On The Prairie
…Sara Lou-Just Stay
…Bobby Marquez-The Cowboy Way
…Carol Markstrom-Desert Rose
…Carolyn Martin-Wild West Texas Wind
…Terry Nash-A Good Ride
…Lauralee Northcott-On The Loose And Headed Your Way
…Sandy Paramore-Where Did The Storms Come From?
…Abby Payne-Abby Payne
…Dawn Anita Plumlee-Down On Wildhorse Creek
…Donnie Poindexter-Cowboy Life
…Gil Prather-The Man From The Rio Grande
…Matt Robertson-Just Cowboyin’
…Riders In The Sky-40 Years The Cowboy Way
…Many Strings-Off Their Rockers
…Jody Taylor-I Need Some Sun
…Bob Thomas-Bob Thomas Sings The Love Songs Of Hoyt Axton
…Catherine Thompson-Western Serenade
…RJ Vandygriff-Ms Ellie’s Gospel Favorites
…Richad Elloyan/Steve Wade-Up For Adoption
…Barry Ward-Coyotes And Cattle
…Wylie/Wild West-2000 Miles From Nashville
…Diamond W Wranglers-A Kansas Souvenir

WESTERN MUSIC 2018
SONG

…Gary Alegretto-Blues On The Trail
…Gary Alegretto-Cowboys Gotta Be Free
…Gary Alegretto-When Dutchy Plays The Mouth Harp …Gary Allegretto-Black Diamond
…Gary Alegretto-The Firebreak Liie
…Gary Alegretto-Jack Of Diamonds
…Gary Alegretto-Wherever I Roam ….Dawn Anita-Down On Wildhorse Creek …Mike Blakely-The Hat Song
…Doris Daley/Eli Barsi-Share The Ride With Me Eli …Eli Barsi-Once Upon The West
…Aspen Black-It Must Be The Rain
…Aspen Black-Sing Me A Campfire Song
…Mike Blakely-The Colorado Trail
…Ron Christopher-May You Always A Way To Be A Cowboy
…Ron Christopher-Francesca And The Outlaw Joaquin …Ron Christopher-Line In The Sand
…Dust In My Coffee-Rio Grande
…Bob Corley-Ride With Me
…V The Gypsy Cowbelle-Tribal Pilgrim
…High Country Cowboys-The Cowboy’s Life
…Sara Lou & The Cowboy-Just Stay …Doug Figgs/Mikki Daniel-Ever Since The Rain
…Mikki Daniel-Texas Plains
…Cheryl Deseree-Starstruck …Richard Elloyan-Sunrise Side Of The Sierra …Richard Elloyan-Orphan Drover…
…Notable Exceptions-More West Than Texas …Donna Guffey-Lonesome In His Smile …Donna Guffey-Westward Ho! …Donna Guffey-Wyoming
…Joni Harms-Horse Sense
…Brenn Hill-Cowboy CAdillac
…Jim Jones-Take Me Back To Texas When I Die
…Steve Jones-Cowboy’s Hard Times
…Allan & Jill Kirkham-Love Burst
…Allan & Jill Kirkham-Sunrise On The Prairie
…Sara Lou-Just Stay
…Bobby Marquez-The Cowboy Way
…Bob Marshall-He Talks To God
…Carol Markstrom-Bandida
…Carol Markstrom-Love Is An Angel
…Carol Markstrom-Too Bad This Town Ain’t In Texas
…Carolyn Martin-South Of The Border
…Carolyn Martin-Red River Valley
…Carolyn Martin-Wayward Wind …Tony Messerely-Ridin’ By The Light Of The Moon
…Terry Nash-A Cowman’s Lot
…Taryn Noelle-Swing Of The Range
…Lauralee Northcott-Carry Me Back …Lauralee Northcott-When The Ponies Stretch Out Their Stride
…Abby Payne-Roll Along Prairie Moon
…Dawn Anita Plumlee-Down On Wildhorse Creek
…Donnie Poindexter-Makes Me Want To Dance
…Donnie Poindexter-Rose Of San Joaquin
…Donnie Poindexter-Dust Bowl Days
…Donnie Poindexter-Buffalo Grass
…Gil Prather-Saddle Up And Bring Your Dreams Along
…Rich Price-Cowboy’s Country
…Riders In The Sky-Buffalo Galls
…Riders In The Sky-BearCreek Hop
…Jody Taylor-Take The Rains
…Cheryl Deseree/Riders In The Sky-Home To Stay
…Bob Thomas-A Stone And A Feather
…Catherine Thompson-The Auctioneer
…Catherine Thompson-Along The Santa Fe Trail
…RJ Vandygriff-I Saw The Light
…RJ Vandygriff-We Were Cowboys
…Richard Elloyan/Steve Wade-Ranch Rendezvous …Barry Ward-Rusts Of The Santa Fe Trail
…Wylie/Wild West-Nashville Never Wanted Me

2018 dj-station-young artist

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 AT LEAST 10 SUBMISSIONS, WILL BE DELETED!

POSTED OCTOBER 14, 2018
SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL NOVEMBER 1, 2018
PLEASE CHECK FOR ACCURACY

RADIO STATION 2018

…Boots 101
…BusOfRealCountry.com
… Cosmic Cowboy Cafe; http://2rrr.org.au/listen-online/
…CVFM-UK England
…http://www.boots101.com
…CBRI Radio, County Bear http://billandkatradio.com/stations/boots101
…My Kind Of Country: https://mkocradio.com
…My Kind Of Counry
…KUAF 91.3
…KCEG, Colorado Spgs, CO
…KLYC, McMinville, OR
…KKIK, 106.5 Batesville, AR
…KMQX 88.5 FM, Weatherford, TX
…KOPN 89.5
…KOTS
…KPOV
…KSJD, Cortez, CO
…KSSL, 107.3 Lubbock, TX
…KTNK 1410 AM
…KUAF 91.3
…OMCRN
…Rocking Therapy
…WAAK 94.7 FM
…WHIV 102.3 FM New Orleans
…WTTC Twang Thang Country …https://tdwangthangcountryradio.com/
…SanSaba, TX
…Uckfield 105 FM
…WDVX, Knoxville
…WSM 650 AM
…WXNA, Nashville
…www.whenthecowboysings
…www.ChicagoHonkyTonk.com
…www.countrybearradio.com/home.htm
…www.Keeping It CountryLive.com

DISC JOCKEY 2018

…Woody Adkins
…Gina Bacon
…Janice Brooks
…Billy Bowles
…Marcia Campbell
…Mike Day
…JB Duckett
…Hank Edwards
…Stan Edwards
…Charley Engel
…Miguel Angel Diaz Gonzalez
…Sam Harris
…Lance Hawkins
…Sean Hickey (Western Red)
…Red Hickey
…Randy “Tex” Hill
…Judy James
…Bill Kenton
…Phil Kranz
…Kenny Loggains
…Enola Gay Matthews
…Jimi Palacios
…Barbara Richart
…Ritchie Ritchison
…Totsie Slover
…Chris Smith
…Skeebo Norris
…Eric Swansick
…Steve Tidbury
…Tommy Tucker
…Tom Wardle
…Scott Wikle

YOUNG ARTIST 2018

…Wyatt Aleman
…Emily George
…Austin McKedy
…Mackynsie McKedy
…Hailee Nixon
…Reece Norris
…Abby Payne
…Nathan Pedneault
…Abby Perry
…Jack Phillips
…Mason Ramsey
…Ridge Roberts
…Leah Sawyer
…Catherine Thomas

2018 Western Swing

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!

POSTED OCTOBER 14, 2018
SUBMISSIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL NOVEMBER 1, 2018
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WESTERN SWING 2018
MALE

…Johnny Angel
…Garry Ash
…Kim Blakey
…Doug Boggs
…Coby Carter
…Chuck Cusimano
…Al Dressen
…John England
…Greg Gibbs
…Cornell Hurd
…Kenny James
…Chas Justus
…Rocky King
…Billy Mata
…Rick Norcross
…Dion Pride
…Leon Rausch
…Chris Reeves
…Jason Roberts
…Carlos Washington
…Doc Watkins
…Jeff Woolsey

WESTERN SWING 2018
FEMALE

…Grace Adele
…Annita
…Susie Blue
…Cheryl Deseree
…Mikki Daniel
…Alexa Dee
…Elana Fremerman
…Emily George
…Stacie Lee Guse
…Kristyn Harris
…Eva Van Houten
…Bailey James
…Cherilyn Johnston
…Carol Markstrom
…Carolyn Martin
…Jane Monheit
…Wendy Newcomer
…Taryn Noelle
…Chris O’Connell
…Georgia Parker
…LeeLee Robert
…Selena Rosenblaum
…Louise Rowe
…Carolyn Sills
…Cathy Whitten

WESTERN SWING 2018
DUO/GROUP

…Western Swing Authority
…Candler Wilkinson Band
…Hot Texas Swing Band
…The Barnstompers
…Western Caravan
…Brady Bowen/Swing Country
…Hot Club Of Cowtown
…Big Hat No Cattle
…Carolyn Sills Combo
…Light Crust Doughboys
…Susie Blue/Lonesome Fellas
…Johnny Angel & Helldorado
…Steel Horse Swing
…Chas Justus & Jury
…Urban Pioneers
…Louise Rowe/Texan Playboys
…Rollfast Ramblers
…Rick/All Star Ramblers
…Al Dressen/Super Swing Revue
…Countryside Ride
…Stony Loner/Rhythm Rounders
…Back In The Saddle
…Quebe Sisters
…Steel Horse Swing
…John England/Western Swingers
…Timejumpers
…Billy Mata/Texas Tradition

WESTERN SWING 2018
ALBUM

…Western Swing Authority-Big Deal
…The Barnstompers-Showcase
…Doug Boggs-One For The Road
…Western Caravan-Honky Tonk
…Chuck Cusimano-Swingin’ Through The Years
…Cheryl Deseree-Dreamy
…Lightcrust Doughboys-Lightcrust Doughboys with Kristyn Harris
…Johnny Angel/Helldorado-Crawfish & Cowboys
…Steel Horse-Swing Time Baby
…Kenny James-Kenny James & Friends
…Cherilyn Johnston-Out Of Darkness
…Chas Justus & Jury-Chas Justus & The Jury
…Junior Knight-50 Years Behind The Steel
…Carolyn Martin-Wild West Texas Wind
…Billy Mata-This Is Tommy Duncan #3
…Taryn Noelle-Swings
…Georgia Parker-Big Cedar Fever
…Urban Pioneers-Hillbilly Swing Music
…Leon Rausch-Time Changes Everything
…Chris Reeves-Shoeshine Man
…Rick & All Star Ramblers-Taryn Noelle Swings
…Countryside Ride-I Hope He Breaks Your Heart
…LeeLee Robert-Swing Set
…Stony Loner/Rhyhm Rounders-Long Gone Session
…Steel Horse Swing-Swing Time Baby
…Carlos Washington-Stay Hooked
…Billy Mata/Texas Tradition-This Is Tommy Duncan #3
…Doc Watkins-Jazz,TX

WESTERN SWING 2018
SONG

…Johnny Angel-Crawfish & Cowboys
…Johnny Angel-Empty Glass Cafe
…Johnny Angel-I Don’t Miss Her As Much
…Barnstompers-I Need Lovin
…Susie Blue-A Thousand Good Nights
…Doug Boggs-Don’t Touch Me
…Doug Boggs-There I Said It Again
…Western Caravan-Right Or Wrong
…Cheryl Deseree-Sitting Duck
…Cheryl Deseree-Snake Oil & Stiff Drinks
…Johnny Angel/Helldorado-Empty Glass Cafe
…Steel Horse-Swing Swing Time Baby
…Bailey James-Texas Swing
…Chas Justus & Jury-Along The Navajo Trail
…Stony Loner-Beer Drinking Mama
…Carol Markstrom-Too Bad This Town Ain’t In Texas
…Carolyn Martin-You Can’t Take Texas Out Of The Girl
…Carolyn Martin-Detour
…Carolyn Martin-Wild West Texas Wind
…Carolyn Martin-Cowboy’s Sweetheart
…Billy Mata-Heart To Heart Talk
…Billy Mata-Convict And The Rose
…Billy Mata-You Don’t Love Me
…Billy Mata-Keeper Of My Heart
…Billy Mata-A Maiden’s Prayer
…Billy Mata-Walking In The Shadow Of The Blues
…Billy Mata-Goodnight Little Sweetheart
…Billy Mata-Time Changes Everything
…Jane Monheit-Mississippi
…Taryn Noelle-Back In Baby’s Arms
…Taryn Noelle-You’re Gonna Get Hurt
…Taryn Noelle-Swing On The Range
…Dee Jee Overbey-My Heart Is Back In Texas
…Georgia Parker-A Cowboy’s Life
…Georgia Parker-See You In The Window
…Georgia Parker-Swing Baby Swing
…Urban Pioneers-Texas Wildflower
…Leon Rausch-Dusty Skies
….Chris Reeves-Remington Ride
…Countryside Ride-Ain’t No God In Mexico
…Stony Loner/Rhythm Rounders-Bring It On Down To My House
…Steel Horse Swing-Swing Time Baby
…Steel Horse Swing-Kiss Me Baby
…Billy Mata/Texas Tradition-Bubbles In My Beer
…Billy Mata-Image Of Me
…Doc Watkins-Stay All Night
…Cathy Whitten-The Maybe Kind

INSTRUMENTALIST 2018

…Ricky Boen
…Marty Howard Chambers
…Bobby Flores
…Michael Harvey
…Richard Helsey
…Rory Hoffman
…Sarah Jorey
…Hillary Klug
…Junior Knight
…Jerry Krahn
…Buffalo Bryan Marr
…Ernie Martinez
…Boo Miller
…Hyram Posey
…Ron Reese
…Jimmie Lee Robbins
…Ben Rosow
…John Schattenberg
…Joe Settlemires
…Rose Sinclair
…Hank Singer
…Joe Spivey
…Mike Sweeney
…Albert Talley
…Phillip Telford
…Aaron Till
…David Waters
…Terry Wood