Winners of the coveted Will Rogers Award for 2018 Announced


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-
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”