Recent Awards For Excellence Winners and Nominees

Recent Awards For Excellence Winners and Nominees

Each year we recognize individuals, duos and groups for the talents in promoting and preserving western music and poetry.

2019 Bill Wiley Award
Ann Saunders
2019 Entertainer of the Year
Kristyn Harris
2019 Male Performer of the Year
Gary Allegretto
2019 Female Performer of the Year
Kristyn Harris
2019 Songwriter of the Year
LeeLee Robert
2019 Working Cowboy Song of the Year

“The Outside Circle”

Mike Blakely
2019 Song of the Year

“It’s a Cowboy I Will Be”

Jim Jones
2019 Instrumentalist of the Year
Hailey Sandoz
2019 Radio DJ / Radio Program of the Year

Campfire Café

Bobbie Jean Bell Gary Holt
2019 Male Poet of the Year
Tom Swearingen
2019 Female Poet of the Year
Teresa Burleson
2019 Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year

“The Truth”

A. K. Moss
2019 Liz Masterson Crescendo Award
Alice Black
2019 Curly Musgrave Silver Buckle Award
Peggy Malone
2019 President's Award
Syd Masters
2019 Harmony Award

Harmony Youth - Kacey & Jenna Thunborg
Harmony Overall - Miss Devon & The Outlaw

Jenna Thunborg Kacey Thunborg Miss Devon & The Outlaw
2019 Cowboy/Western Swing Album of the Year

“Plains, Trains, and Also Bob Wills”

Miss Devon & The Outlaw
2019 Poetry Contest
P. W. Conway

2018


2018 Bill Wiley Award
David Veal
2018 Hall of Fame Inductees
Robert Wagoner The Girls of the Golden West
2018 Entertainer of the Year
Kristyn Harris
2018 Male Performer of the Year
Doug Figgs
2018 Female Performer of the Year
Kristyn Harris
2018 Songwriter of the Year
Richard Elloyan
2018 Song of the Year

The Pitchfork Grays

Jean Prescott
2018 Traditional Album of the Year

Satisfied Hearts

Gary Prescott Jean Prescott
2018 Instrumentalist of the Year
Ernie Martinez
2018 Male Poet of the Year
Terry Nash
2018 Female Poet of the Year
Sam DeLeeuw
2018 Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year

A Good Ride

Terry Nash
2018 Cowboy PoetryWestern Book of the Year

Tales of the Trails

Marleen Bussma
2018 Liz Masterson Crescendo Award
Abby Payne
2018 Harmony Award
Leah Sawyer Olivia Morgayne
2018 Yodeling Award

Youth: Jeneve Rose Mitchell
Male: Vic Anderson
Female: Paula Erlene
Janet McBride Best of the Best Award: Paula Erlene

Jeneve Rose Mitchell Vic Anderson
2018 Duo or Group of the Year

The Cowboy Way

Doug Figgs Jim Jones Mariam Funke
2018 Cowboy/Western Swing Album of the Year

Wild West Texas Wind

Carolyn Martin