Working Cowboy Song of the Year

This award goes to a song recorded within the eligibility period that speaks expressly and clearly to real, authentic working cowboy life, historic or current. The award goes to the songwriter(s) and is based on lyrics, not performance. SONGWRITERS: please submit a copy of the lyrics with your nomination. This is a juried award.


Never Cuss the Rain

Lyrics by Darrell Arnold
Music by Tom Hiatt

Tom Hiatt


Angus MacKenzie

John Lowell


Riding Night Hawk

Written by Tim Callaway, performed by Prairie Moon

Tim Callaway


One More River to Cross

Brad Exton

Brad & Bonnie Exton


The Outside Circle

Mike Blakely