A blog about Cowboy Music, Western Swing and Cowboy Poetry. 2014 WMA Radio DJ/Radio Program of the Year

The Real West from the Old West

8-24-16

The Real West – Rod Taylor

Viva La Cowboy – Dan Roberts – Viva La Cowboy

How You Heal – Brenn Hill – How You Heal

Don’t Fence Me In – Notable Exceptions – New Day

Runaway Horse – Dave Stamey – Western Stories

Pistol Packin’ Mama – Miss Devon And The Outlaw – Where In The Dickens RU?

Comanche – RW Hampton – This Cowboy

Cowman’s Lot – Terry Nash – December Stragglers

Sweet Georgia Brown – Carolyn Martin – A Platter Of Brownies

The Last True Cowboy – Jon Chandler – The Gang

Louisiana Hot Sauce – Joni Harms – From Oregon To Ireland

Tumbleweed Trail – James Michael – Meadowlark

Diesel And Dust – Kristyn Harris – Down The Trail

That’s What I Like About A Country Song – Coby Carter – Legends

The Greatest Cowboy – Aspen Black – Invisibility

She Likes Diamonds – Jared Rogerson – Heaven

Interview – Jared Rogerson

Band Of Brothers – Jared Rogerson – Heaven

Swingtime In The Rockies – Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band – All I Need

Wild Horses – Doug Figgs – A Cowboy Like Me

It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie – Mikki Daniel – Cowgirl Swing

Riding – Deanna Dickenson McCall – Riding

True Texas Treasure – Jim Jones – Race With The Wind

An Old Water Mill By A Waterfall – Liz Masterson – Mood Swings

Leavin’ Cheyenne – Mary Kaye – Ride A Wide Circle

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – Hot Texas Swing Band – Ain’t Dead Yet

Cowboy’s Wage – Trinity Seely – Cowboy’s Wage

Crazy – Barbara Nelson – Ridin’ Down The Canyon

Rattled – Teresa Burleson – The Legend Remains

First Rodeo – Gary Allegretto – Allegretto/Espinoza

Tumbling Tumble Weeds – The High Country Cowboys – Songs Of The Pioneers

The Real West from the Old West – AM 1230 KOTS

8-17-16             2016  WMA Awards Nominees

The Real West – Rod Taylor

Old New Mexico Moon – Doug Figgs – A Cowboy Like Me

Where In The Dickens R U – Miss Devon & The Outlaw – Where In The Dickens R U

Driftin’ Cowboy – RW Hampton – This Cowboy

Colorado Trail – Horse Crazy Circle Band – All I Need

Listen – Juni Fisher – Listen…To The Horse

Fence Building Blues – Dave Stamey – Western Stories

Well Howdy Little Feller – Tom Swearingen – Rhyme ‘Em Cowboy

Horse Lover – Mary Kaye – Ride A Wide Circle

Race With The Wind – Jim Jones – Race With The Wind

Mockingbird Yodel – Notable Exceptions – New Day

Wheatfields – Barry Ward – Distant Furrows

Thank Heavens For Dale Evans – Kristyn Harris – Down The Trail

Swing Me Back To Texas – 3 Trails West – Trails Less Traveled

Once We Were Kings – Dale Page – Once We Were Kings

She Could Ride – Mikki Daniel – Cowgirl Swing

Panhandle Rag – Call Of The West – Twilight On The Trail

Dusty Vail – Janice Deardorff – Part Of The West

A Badger’s Holiday – Rich O’Brien – Southwest Souvenirs

Back In The Saddle Again – Allen & Jill Kirkham – Ghost Towns

Shenandoah – Belinda Gail – Granite Mountain

Stand Yer Ground – Sam DeLeeuw – Spreadin’ Sunshine

Rocky Mountain Hillbilly Girl – Jeneve Rose Mitchell – Rocky Mountain Hillbilly Girl

Along The Navajo Trail – Ernie Martinez – Blue Range

Ain’t Dead Yet – Hot Texas Swing Band – Ain’t Dead Yet

Keep Knockin’ But You Can’t Come In – Carolyn Martin – A Platter Of Brownies

Back In The Swing Of Things – Coby Carter – Legends

It Had To Be You – Liz Masterson – Mood Swings

Fillin’ Tanks – Susie Knight – Fillin’ Tanks

Miles And Miles Of Texas – Barbara Nelson – Big Corral Roundup

Always Late – Billy Mata – By Request

The Real West from the Old West – AM 1230 KOTS

8-10-16

The Real West – Rod Taylor

Star Spangled Courage – The Hanson Family

Living The Western Dream – Joyce Woodson – Living The Western Dream

Swing Me A Song – Chuck Cusimano – Swing Me A Song

Grit, Grace And Balin’ Twine – Mary Kaye – Ride A Wide Circle

Lily Dale – Jimmy Tomlinson & Friends – Jimmy Tomlinson & Friends

My Country’s Not For Sale – RW Hampton – This Cowboy

Saddlin’ Up Time – Jerry Brooks – Bar-D Roundup Vol. 10

Sweet Georgia Brown – Carolyn Martin – A Platter Of Brownies

Cowgirl Dreams – Brenn Hill – How You Heal

Along The Navajo Trail – Hot Texas Swing Band – Ain’t Dead Yet

The Red Rocks Of Sedona – John Bergstrom – Daybreak Moon

Swingtime In The Rockies – Open Range – Swingtime In The Rockies

The Ballad Of Bart McGee – Dave Stamey – Western Stories

Our Time – John Dofflemyer – Bar-D Roundup Vol. 10

I’m Confessin’ – Liz Masterson – Mood Swings

When It’s Raining – Jared Rogerson – Heaven

Texas Blues – Stephanie Davis – Western Bliss

Tumbleweed Trail – James Michael – Meadowlark

Across The Alley From The Alamo – Barbara Nelson – Big Corral Roundup

Smoke Of The Brandin’ Fire – Jim Jones – Race With The Wind

Cowboys Are Like That – Ken Cook – Cowboys Are Like That

Me & The Man In The Moon – Solitaire Miles – Susie Blue And The Lonesome Fellas

Fillinic – Juni Fisher – Listen…To The Horse

Somewhere In Texas – Coby Carter – Legends

Diesel And Dust – Kristyn Harris – Down The Trail

Words – Jean Prescott – America…Home Sweet Home

She Could Ride – Mikki Daniel – Cowgirl Swing

Cowboys On Facebook – Andy Nelson – I Won

A Cowboy Like Me – Doug Figgs – A Cowboy Like Me

Dev’lish Mary – Billy Mata – By Request

Just Like Him – Tony Lundervold – From The Ranch To The Rodeo

Tiny’s Tempo – Rose Sinclair – Lone Star Landing

2016 WMA AWARD OF EXCELLENCE NOMINEES


Ballots have been sent to all WMA voting members. Ballots must be emailed or postmarked by September 22, 2016 to be counted.

2016 Instrumentalist of the Year
Jeanne Cahill
Jerome Campbell

Mariam Funke
Ernie Martinez
Rich O’Brien
2016 Male Performer of the Year
Doug Figgs
R.W. Hampton
Jim Jones
Dave Stamey
Barry Ward

2016 Female Performer of the Year
Mikki Daniel
Juni Fisher
Belinda Gail
Kristyn Harris
Mary Kaye

2016 Duo or Group of the Year
3 Trails West
The Cowboy Way
Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band
Miss Devon & The Outlaw
Notable Exceptions

2016 Entertainer of the Year
Juni Fisher
R.W. Hampton
Kristyn Harris
Mary Kaye
Dave Stamey

2016 Crescendo Award
Janice Deardorff
High Country Cowboys
Allen & Jill Kirkham
Jeneve Rose Mitchell
David Sawyer

2016 Radio DJ/Radio Program of the Year
Judy James – Cowboy Jubilee & Western Heritage Radio – Weatherford, TX
Eddy Leverett, Terry Slaten & Westcott Free – Around the Campfire – Cullman, AL
Barbara Richhart – Western Belle Cow Trails – Mancos, CO
Totsie Slover – The Real West from the Old West – Deming, NM
Tommy Tucker – The Snake River Radio Roundup – Lewiston, ID

2016 Male Poet of the Year
Floyd Beard
Terry Nash
Duane Nelson
Dale Page
Tom Swearingen

2016 Female Poet of the Year
Aspen Black
Teresa Burleson
Sam DeLeeuw
Susie Knight
Deanna Dickinson McCall

 

The Real West from the Old West – AM 1230 KOTS

8-3-16

The Real West – Rod Taylor

There Ain’t No Quit – Bill Barwick – Sampler

Keep Knockin’ But You Can’t Come In – Carolyn Martin – A Platter Of Brownies

A Cowboy Like Me – Doug Figgs – A Cowboy Like Me

That’s The Way Love Goes – Brady Bowen/Mike Poe – Old Pictures In A New Frame

Store Bought Buckle – James Michael – Meadowlark

I’m Gonna Lock My Heart – Mikki Daniel – Cowgirl Swing

How I Taught Bruno A Lesson – Andy Nelson – How I Taught Bruno A Lesson

Everlasting Hills – Les Frick – He’s Just A Cowboy

Down The Trail To San Antone – Kristyn Harris – Down The Trail

Fence Building Blues – Dave Stamey – Western Stories

Ghost Riders In The Sky – Solitaire Miles – Susie Blue And The Lonesome Fellas

Heaven – Jared Rogerson – Heaven

I’m Confessin’ – Liz Masterson – Mood Swings

Custom Made – Jarle Kvale – Custom Made

How You Heal – Brenn Hill – How You Heal

Navajo Trail – Stephanie Davis – Western Bliss

Vaya Con Dios – Eddy Harrison – Trail Dust And Teardrops

Ragtime Cowboy Joe – Barbara Nelson – Big Corral Roundup

Rustler’s Moon – Jim Jones – Race With The Wind

Back In The Swing Of Things – Coby Carter – Legends

Cowboy Count Your Blessings – Larry McWhorter/Waddie Mitchell – Bar-D Roundup Vol. 10

Women And Horses – Mary Kaye – Ride A Wide Circle

Don Edwards For President – Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers – Too Hot To Handle

Little Things – Trinity Seely – Cowboy’s Wage

Corrine, Corrina – Billy Mata – By Request

Driftin’ Cowboy – RW Hampton – This Cowboy

Cowboy Joe’s Good Medicine Show – Cowboy Joe – Trail Jazz

Cowboy Poetry In Motion – Paul Bliss – Bar-D Roundup Vol. 10

One Man Rodeo – Brenda Libby – Fire Dances

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy – Hot Texas Swing Band – Ain’t Dead Yet

You Don’t Have To Be A Baby To Cry – Ann J Morton – The Swing Of Things

Jersey Bounce – Rose Sinclair – Lone Star Landing

The Real West from the Old West – AM 1230 KOTS

7-27-16

The Real West – Rod Taylor

All Of Me – Pearls Mahone – Echoes From The Prairie

What A Cowboy Was – RJ Vandygriff – Cowboy To The Bone

Arizona Saturday Night – Open Range – Swingtime In The Rockies

Fire Dances ‘Cross The Sky – Brenda Libby – Fire Dances

Dance Time In Texas – Coby Carter – Legends

Ballad Of Julio Robledo – Eddy Harrison – Trail Dust And Teardrops

Where The Ponies Come To Drink – Randy Rieman – Bar-D Roundup Vol. 10

Crazy – Barbara Nelson – Big Corral Roundup

Race With The Wind – Jim Jones – Race With The Wind

Texas Blues – Stephanie Davis – Western Bliss

Lizzy Knight – James Michael – Meadowlark

Dallas Fort  Worth – Shoot Low Sheriff – Wanted In Texas

Old New Mexico Moon – Doug Figgs – A Cowboy Like Me

Reincarnation – Wallace McRae – Bar-D Roundup Vol. 10

Sweet Georgia Brown – Carolyn Martin – A Platter Of Brownies

Between Hell And Texas – Jared Rogerson – Heaven

Routs 66 – Liz Masterson – Moon Swings

She Could’ve Married A Cowboy – Brenn Hill – How You Heal

Crazy Cause I Love You – Solitaire Miles – Susie Blue And The Lonesome Fellas

Don’t Tell Me – RW Hampton – This Cowboy

To Be A Top Hand – Georgie Sicking – Bar-D Roundup Vol. 10

Travelin’ In My Boots – Kristyn Harris – Down The Trail

Loving Today – Randy Huston – Cowboys And Girls

Everything’s Gotta Swing In Texas – Cowboy Joe – Trail Jazz

Grit, Grace And Balin’ Twine – Mary Kaye – Ride A Wide Circle

Along The Navajo Trail – Hot Texas Swing Band – Aini’t Dead Yet

Runaway Horse – Dave Stamey – Western Stories

Headin’ Out – Diane Tribitt Scott – Bar-D Roundup Vol. 10

Corrine, Corrina – The Delk Band – Music For Those That Come To Dance

Cowboy’s Wage – Trinity Seely – Cowboy’s Wage

I Love You So Much It Hurts Me – Ann J Morton – The Swing Of Things

Tiny’s Tempo – Rose Sinclair – Lone Star Landing

The Real West from the Old West – AM 1230 KOTS       

7-20-16

The Real West – Rod Taylor

New Mexico Woman – Dave Stamey – Western Stories

Blue Horizon – Sid Hausman & Washtub Jerry – Blue Horizon

Heaven Without Horses – James Michael – Meadowlark

Ghost Riders In The Sky – Solitaire Miles – Susie Blue And The Lonesome Fellas

Old New Mexico Moon – Doug Figgs – A Cowboy Like Me

Vaya Con Dios – Liz Masterson – Mood Swings

Every Horse I Ever Rode – Kevin Davis – Every Horse I Ever Rode

Café Del Norte – T. Scot Wilburn – Café Del Norte

Heaven – Jared Rogerson – Heaven

Who’s Sorry Now – Carolyn Martin – A Platter Of Brownies

Wyoming: Jewel Of The West – LeeLee Robert – Jewel Of The West

Cow Cow Boogie – Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers – Too Hot To Handle

Navajo Rug – Ian Tyson – Cowboyography

Down The Trail – Kristyn Harris – Down The Trail

*Interview and Poetry – Floyd Traynor

The Face On The Barroom Floor – Floyd Traynor

I Guess I’d Better Dig Another Grave – Nancy Elliot – Selections

An Old Cowboy’s Prayer – Floyd Traynor

Along The Navajo Trail – Hot Texas Swing Band – Ain’t Dead Yet

Endangered Species – Floyd Traynor

Horse Lover – Mary Kaye – Ride A Wide Circle

Cowboys Only – Floyd Traynor

West Texas Town – Coby Carter – Legends

How You Heal – Brenn Hill – How You Heal

It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie – Mikki Daniel & Dave Alexander – Cowgirl Swing

Adobe Walls – Luke Reed – Corridos

Georgia – Barbara Nelson – Big Corral Roundup

Ridin’ With My Shadow – Richard Elloyan – This Side Of The Dirt

Sugar Moon – The Delk Band – Music For Those That Come To Danc

Swingin’ On A Gate – Patty Clayton

Always Late – Billy Mata – By Request

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