Dale writes mostly narrative poems of bygone days.
- 2021 IWMA Western Wordsmiths Special Achievement Award for the book "Four Aces and a Queen"
- 2015 IWMA Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year for "Once We Were Kings"
- 2010 National Cowboy Rodeo First Place, Serious Poets
- 2008 Best Overall Performer, Oklahoma State University Cowboy Poetry and Songs