Recent Awards For Excellence Winners and Nominees

Recent Awards For Excellence Winners and Nominees

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

2020 Songwriter of the Year

Ron Christopher

Ron Christopher
2020 Working Cowboy Song of the Year

One More River to Cross

Brad Exton

Brad & Bonnie Exton
2020 Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year

They Come Prancin'

A.K. Moss

A. K. Moss
2020 Cowboy Poetry Book of the Year

Good Medicine - Read Two Poems and Call Me in the Morning

Doc Mehl

(tie)

Reflection

Tom Swearingen

Al Mehl Tom Swearingen
2020 Cowboy/Western Swing Album of the Year

Texas Star

Lori Beth Brooke

Lori Beth Brooke

2019


2019 Bill Wiley Award

Ann Saunders

Ann Saunders
2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

Cowboy Joe Babcock, Lynn Anderson

Cowboy Joe Babcock Lynn Anderson
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 Songwriter of the Year

LeeLee Robert

LeeLee Robert
2019 Working Cowboy Song of the Year

The Outside Circle

Mike Blakely
2019 Song of the Year

It’s a Cowboy I Will Be

Jim Jones

Jim Jones
2019 Duo or Group of the Year

The Cowboy Way

Doug Figgs Jim Jones Mariam Funke
2019 Traditional Album of the Year

Go West

The Cowboy Way

The Cowboy Way
2019 Western Swing Album of the Year

Plains, Trains and Also Bob Wills

Miss Devon & The Outlaw

Miss Devon & The Outlaw
2019 Instrumentalist of the Year

Hailey Sandoz

Hailey Sandoz
2019 Radio DJ / Radio Program of the Year

Campfire Café

Bobbi Jean Bell Gary Holt
2019 Male Poet of the Year

Tom Swearingen

Tom Swearingen
2019 Female Poet of the Year

Teresa Burleson

Teresa Burleson
2019 Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year

The Truth

A.K. Moss

A. K. Moss
2019 Liz Masterson Crescendo Award

Alice Black

Alice Black
2019 Curly Musgrave Silver Buckle Award

Peggy Malone

Peggy Malone
2019 President's Award

Syd Masters

Syd Masters
2019 Pioneer Trail

Red Steagall

Red Steagall
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 Poetry Contest

P.W. Conway

P. W. Conway