Performer Information

Carlos A. Washington

Carlos Washington's Steel Horse Swing

Youngsville, NM

Carlos A. Washington

Carlos Washington is a nationally and internationally acclaimed award-winning country western swing music entertainer represented by Flaming Tortuga Records. Carlos and his band, Steel Horse Swing, mixes western swing with rodeo and cowboy classics to celebrate a musical legacy that is timeless. Described by the industry as "Roots Music", Carlos has crafted this band with reflections of Bob Wills, Hank Thompson and Asleep at the Wheel. His performances include classics from Strait & LeDoux that create an infectious western sound
that breaks cultural boundaries with major crossover appeal.

Carlos has released several albums and singles that soared to the top of western and country charts and are continually being played on a broad range of western and country radio markets. He has been recognized by the IWMA and AWA with nominations for Entertainer, Male Performer, Cowboy Swing Album and Group of the Year. His LP Swing Time Baby was awarded AWA " 2018 Will Rogers Swing Album of the Year. The EP " A Little Western, A Little Swing" received a 5 Star review by Country Music People Magazine and is listed in their top 10 albums for

Carlos raised angus cattle with his wife, Merinda, on their ranch in Colorado before relocating to Northern New Mexico. He is a former Professional Rodeo Bull Rider and National Team Penning Champion. Retraining cutting horses to make team penning horses is another one of his life's passions. With his true ranching background, Carlos doesn't just sing about the west, he lives it.

International Western Music Association
2022 Entertainer, Male Performer, Cowboy Western Swing Album "Little Bit of Texas"
2021 Male Performer
2020 Cowboy Western Swing Album "Little Bit of Texas"
2019 Group of the Year, Cowboy Western Swing Album "Little Bit of Texas"
2018 Group of the Year, Cowboy Western Swing Album "Swing Time Baby"

Academy of Western Artists
2022 Western Swing Male Vocalist, Western Song "Last Cattle Guard"
2021 Western Swing Song, Western Swing Male Vocalist,
2019 Western Swing Song & Album "Little Bit of Texas", Western Swing Male Vocalist
2018 Will Rogers Award Western Swing Song of the Year "Swing Time Baby"
2018 Western Swing Male Vocalist

Professional Country Cowboy Artist Association
2018 Male Vocalist, Song of the Year "I've Got a Feeling for You"

Talents: Musician, Singer, Songwriter