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.

2019

Ann Saunders


Ann Saunders

2018

David Veal


David Veal

2017

Luana Middleton


Luana Middleton

2016

Doug & Betty Carter


Doug & Betty Carter

2015

Jim & Bobbi Jean Bell


Jim & Bobbi Jean Bell

2014

Bonnie Rutherford, Ray Rutherford


Bonnie Rutherford Ray Rutherford

2013

Arizona Folklore Preserve
Lori Rutherford Mike Rutherford

2012

David & Sharon Chesmore


David & Sharon Chesmore

2011

Diann Coulson


Diann Coulson

2010

Lee "Singin' Sandy" Thompson

2009

Ray Amerine


Ray Amerine

2008

Mary Ryland


Mary Ryland

2007

Margo Metegrano


Margo Metegrano

2006

Alma Tussing, Stanley Tussing


Alma Tussing Stanley Tussing

2005

Robert Fee


Robert Fee

2004

Rick Huff, Don Cusic


Rick Huff Don Cusic

2003

Debbie Pundt, Jeff Pundt


Debbie Pundt Jeff Pundt

2002

Fred Goodwin


Fred Goodwin

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

1995

Alvin Davis


Alvin Davis

1994

O.J. Sikes


O.J. Sikes

1993

Al Krtil


Al Krtil

1991

Ken Griffis

1990

Bill Jacobson

1989

Bill Wiley & Russ Wolfe