Bill Wiley Award

Each year the IWMA Bill Wiley Award is presented to a member of the IWMA who has made an outstanding contribution to Western music.

In memory of one of our founders, Bill Wiley, we give this prestigious award to individuals who are not performers or directly involved in the Western music business, but who have shown support for the IWMA through other means - writing, still & video photography, volunteering and other activities in support of the International Western Music Association.

2018

David Veal

2013

Arizona Folklore Preserve
Lori Rutherford Mike Rutherford

2010

Lee "Singin' Sandy" Thompson

2005

Robert Fee

2001

Lillian Turner

2000

Keith and Wilma Schooler

1999

Hal Spencer

1998

Dick “Hopalong” Cassidy

1997

Bobby Newton

1996

Voleta and Jack Hummel & Sue Collins-Avila

1994

O.J. Sikes

1993

Al Krtil

1991

Ken Griffis

1990

Bill Jacobson

1989

Bill Wiley & Russ Wolfe