Performer Showcase

Featuring Recent
Awards For Excellence
Recipients

Performer Showcase

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

2019 Entertainer of the Year

Kristyn Harris



Kristyn Harris
2019 Male Performer of the Year

Gary Allegretto



Gary Allegretto
2019 Female Performer of the Year

Kristyn Harris



Kristyn Harris
2019 Duo or Group of the Year

The Cowboy Waty



Doug Figgs Jim Jones Mariam Funke
2019 Instrumentalist of the Year

Hailey Sandoz



Hailey Sandoz
2019 Male Poet of the Year

Tom Swearingen



Tom Swearingen
2019 Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year

The Truth

A.K. Moss



A. K. Moss
2019 Harmony Award

Youth: Kacey & Jenna Thunborg
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 Miss Devon & The Outlaw
2019 Working Cowboy Song of the Year

“The Outside Circle”



Mike Blakely
2018 Entertainer of the Year

Kristyn Harris



Kristyn Harris
2018 Male Performer of the Year

Doug Figgs



Doug Figgs
2018 Female Performer of the Year

Kristyn Harris



Kristyn Harris
2018 Duo or Group of the Year

The Cowboy Way



The Cowboy Way
2018 Instrumentalist of the Year

Ernie Martinez



Ernie Martinez
2018 Male Poet of the Year

Terry Nash



Terry Nash
2018 Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year

A Good Ride

Terry Nash



Terry Nash
2018 Cowboy Poetry Book of the Year

Tales of the Trails

Marleen Bussma



Marleen Bussma
2018 Harmony Award

Youth: Leah Sawyer & Olivia Morgayne
Group: The High Country Cowboys
Marilyn Tuttle Best of the Best Award: Catherine Thompson & Marty Kosel



Leah Sawyer Olivia Morgayne High Country Cowboys Catherine Thompson
2018 Yodeling Award

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



Jeneve Rose Mitchell Vic Anderson Paula Williamson
2018 Cowboy/Western Swing Album of the Year

Wild West Texas Wind



Carolyn Martin