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

11-23-16

The Real West – Rod Taylor

The Brave And The Free – Barry Ward – Welcome

There’s Not A Cow In Texas – Billy Mata – This Is Tommy Duncan Vol. 2

Cuttin’ Horse Pen – Juni Fisher – Listen To The Horse

I Hear You Talkin’ – Solitaire Miles – Susie Blue And The Lonesome Fellas

Middle Age Cowboy – Brenn Hill – How You Heal

My Adobe Hacienda – The Hanson Family – Rope That Rhythm

An Old Western Town – Randy Rieman – Bar-D Roundup Vol. 4

The Long Haul – Jean Prescott – Traditions

Along The Santa Fe Trail – Liz Masterson – Linger A While

New Mexico Woman – Dave Stamey – Western Stories

Right Or Wrong – Carolyn Martin – A Platter Of Brownies

She Likes Diamonds – Jared Rogerson – Heaven

Thanksgiving Time – Notable Exceptions – New Day

The Conversation – Ken Cook – Bar-D Roundup Vol. 4

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

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

A Horse Half As Wild – Doug Figgs – The Cowboy Way

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

Can’t See Him From The Road – Jim Jones – The Cowboy Way

Snap Your Fingers – Miss Devon And The Outlaw – City Of Dreams

Half The Hand – Diane Tribitt Scott – Bar-D Roundup Vol. 4

Driftin’ Cowboy – RW Hampton – This Cowboy

Cowboy Swing – Leah Sawyer – Demo

Hurricane Deck – RJ Vandygriff – Cowboy To The Bone

Red River Valley -The Swing Sisters – Somewhere There’s Music

Lizzy Knight – James Michael – Meadowlark

San Antonio Rose – Cowboy Joe – Trail Jazz

Charlie’s Thanksgiving Prayer – Hal Swift – Holiday Poems

Anytime – Cow Bop – Too Hick For The Room

Old Pelloncios – John Messanger – Pony Dance

Nuages – Rose Sinclair – Lone Star Landing

2016 WMA AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE

CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR’S WINNERS

2016 Instrumentalist of the Year
Jeanne Cahill

2016 Male Performer of the Year
Dave Stamey

2016 Female Performer of the Year
Mikki Daniel

2016 Duo or Group of the Year
3 TRAILS WEST

2016 Entertainer of the Year
Kristyn Harris

2016 Crescendo Award
Jeneve Rose Mitchell

2016 Radio DJ/Radio Program of the Year 
Judy James – Cowboy Jubilee & Western Heritage Radio – Weatherford, TX

2016 Male Poet of the Year
Floyd Beard

2016 Female Poet of the Year
Susie Knight

2016 Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year
Fillin’ Tanks – Susie Knight

2016 Cowboy Poetry Book of the Year
Is She Country? – Marlene Bussma

2016 Western Album of the Year
Western Stories – Dave Stamey

2016 Cowboy Swing Album of the Year
Trail Jazz – Cowboy Joe Babcock

2016 Song of the Year
Land Where Cedars Grow – Written by Dave Stamey

2016 Harmony Contest
Youth Division: Olivia Morgayne & Leah Sawyer
Open Division: Miss Devon & The Outlaw
Marilyn Tuttle Best of the West: The Hanson Family

2016 Yodeling Contest
Male Division: Marty Kosel
Female Division: Lori Brooke

2016 Poetry Contest
Duane Nelson
Trey Pearson

2016 Georgie Sicking Award
Jessica Hedges

2016 Curly Musgrave Cowboy Spirit Award
Ray Rutherford

2016 Bill Wiley Award
Doug & Betty Carter

2016 Hall of Fame Inductees
Pat Brady
Dave Stamey

The Real West from the Old West – AM 1230 KOTS

11-16-16

The Real West – Rod Taylor

The Land Where Cedars Grow – Dave Stamey – Western Stories

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

Steel Guitar Rag – Swing Sisters (Jeanne Cahill) – Somewhere There’s Music

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

Snap Your Fingers – Miss Devon And The Outlaw – City Of Dreams

Lights Of Old Santa Fe – The Hanson Family – Rope That Rhythm

Windmill’s Song – Floyd Beard – Short Grass Country

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

Cherokee Maiden – 3 Trails West – 3 Trails West

Blues For Dixie – Swing Sisters (Kristyn Harris) – Somewhere There’s Music

Los Ladrones – Doug Figgs (The Cowboy Way) – The Cowboy Way

Ridin’ On Down – Liz Masterson – Linger Awhile

Ridin’ – Lloyd Dolen – Songs Of Sweat And Leather

Fillin’ Tanks – Susie Knight – Fillin’ Tanks

Western Skies – Leah Sawyer – Demo

Let The Best Man Win – Jim Jones (The Cowboy Way) – The Cowboy Way

Right Or Wrong – Carolyn Martin – A Platter Of Brownies

Driftin’ Cowboy – RW Hampton – This Cowboy

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

Growing Dust – Barry Ward – Welcome Home

Listenin’ For His Cinch Bell – Jessica Hedges – History In The Barn

Crazy – Barbara Nelson – Big Corral Roundup

Ain’t Dead Yet – RJ Vandygriff – Cowboy To The Bone

Love Is A Lingering Thing – Solitaire Miles – Susie Blue And The Lonesome Fellas

Horse Lover – Mary Kaye – Ride A Wide Circle

San Antonio Rose – Cow Bop – Too Hick For The Room

Down By The Old San Pedro – James Michael – Meadowlark

Advice To The Traveler – Chris Isaacs – Cuttin’ The Dust

Somewhere In Texas – Coby Carter – Legends

Cold As Clay – Almeda Bradshaw – Lovers, Wives And Mothers

The Real West from the Old West – AM 1230

11-9-16

The Real West – Rod Taylor

Star Spangled Banner – Cora Wood

Hymns of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force & Coast Guard

Star Spangled Courage – The Hanson Family

Hell In A Helmet – RW Hampton – This Cowboy

Welcome Home – Barry Ward – Welcome Home

There’s A Gold Star In Her Window – Jean Prescott – America, Home, Sweet Home

The Pledge Of Allegiance – John Wayne – America, Why I Love Her

There’s A Star Spangled Banner Flying Somewhere – Don Edwards – American

Old Soldier – Jim Jones – Race With The Wind

It Had To Be You – Liz Masterson – Mood Swings

Cowboy To The Bone – RJ Vandygriff – Cowboy To The Bone

It’s A Good Day – AATW/Leon Rausch – It’s A Good Day

Communicate – Kevin Davis – Every Horse I Ever Rode

Sweet Georgia Brown – Carolyn Martin – A Platter Of Brownies

Veteran’s Day – Hal Swift – Holiday Poems

Don’t Look Back – Jim Jones – The Cowboy Way

Interviews with Jim Jones and Doug Figgs

If You Wanna Ride – Doug Figgs – The Cowboy Way

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

Runaway Horse – Dave Stamey – Western Stories

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

Be Yourself – Georgie Sicking – To Be A Top Hand

Buckskin Joe – Mary Kaye – Ride A Wide Circle

I’ll Have Somebody Else – Bobby Flores – Festival Favorites

All American Cowboy – James Michael – Meadowlard

I Hear You Talkin’ – Solitaire Miles – Susie Blue And The Lonesome Fellas

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

Be A Top Hand – Georgie Sicking – To Be A Top Hand

God Bless America – Judy James – My God And I

And … off to the WMA Convention!!!

The Real West from the Old West – AM 1230 KOTS

11-2-16

The Real West – Rod Taylor

Loving Today – Randy Huston – Cowboys And Girls

Broken Hearts – Chuck Cusimano – Broken Hearts And Honky Tonks

We Were The Vaqueros – Trinity Seely – Cowboy’s Wage

Shoulda Grabbed Her A Cowboy – Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers – Too Hot To Handle

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

Red River Valley – Jan Schiferl – The Game Horse

Pert Near – Chris Isaacs – Cuttin’ The Dust

The Brave And The Free – Barry Ward – Welcome Home

Navajo Trail – Stephanie Davis – Western Bliss

Angel In Levis – RW Hampton – This Cowboy

Back In The Swing Of Things – Coby Carter – Legends

She Likes Diamonds – Jared Rogerson – Heaven

Keeper Of My Heart – Bobby Flores – Festival Favorites

Rain – Deanna Dickinson McCall – Riding

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

Right Or Wrong – Carolyn Martin – A Platter Of Brownies

Tumbleweed Trail – James Michael – Meadowlark

Diesel And Dust – Kristyn Harris – Down The Trail

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

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

The Bear Tale – Jay Snider – Bar-D Roundup Vol. 6

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

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

Fence Building Blues – Dave Stamey – Western Stories

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

Middle Age Cowboy – Brenn Hill – How You Heal

Crazy – Barbara Nelson – Big Corral Roundup

The Devil’s Hatband – Don Edwards – Bar-D Roundup Vol. 6

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

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

The Real West from the Old West – AM 1230 KOTS

10-26-16

The Real West – Rod Taylor

Driftin’Cowboy – RW Hampton – This Cowboy

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

Cowboy Singer Too – Jared Rogerson – Heaven

Snap Your Fingers – AATW/Leon Rausch – It’s A Good Day

How You Heal – Brenn Hill – How You Heal

She’s Killin’ Me – Jody Nix – Twin Fiddles Turn Me On

Teenagers In The Pen – Mike Moutoux – Spirits Still Remain

I Didn’t Know The Gun Was Loaded – Notable Exceptions – New Day

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

Heaven Without Horses – James Michael – Meadowlark

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

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

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

Branding Time – Floyd Beard – Short Grass Country

Let Me Sell You A Dream – Dave Stamey – Western Stories

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

Wings Of A Dove – Barry Ward – Welcome Home

I’m Confessin’ – Liz Masterson – Mood Swings

Wild Horses – Doug Figgs – A Cowboy Like Me

Dev’lish Mary – Billy Mata – By Request

Cowboy Count Yer Blessings – Larry McWhorter/Waddie Mitchell – Bar-D Roundup Vol. 6

Little Things – Trinity Seely – Cowboy’s Wage

Back In The Swing Of Things – Coby Carter – Legends

Ride A Wide Circle – Mary Kaye – Ride A Wide Circle

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

Cowboy To The Bone – RJ Vandygriff – Cowboy To The Bone

Curtain In The Window – Bobby Flores – Festival Favorites

This Old Post – DW Groethe – Bar-D Roundup Vol. 6

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

T-U-L-S-A Straight Ahead – Shoot Low Sheriff – Wanted InTexas

The Real West from the Old West – AM 1230 KOTS

10-19-16

The Real West – Rod Taylor

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

It’s A Good Day – AATW/Leon Rausch – It’s A Good Day

You Just Can’t Get There From Here – Jim Jones – Race With The Wind

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

Welcome Home – Barry Ward – Welcome Home

Pretty Words – Jody Nix – Twin Fiddles Turn Me On

Spirits Still Remain – Mike Moutoux – Spirits Still Remain

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

West Texas Town – Coby Carter – Legends

Words – Jean Prescott – America Home Sweet Home

She’s Someone – Chuck Cusimano – Borken Hearts And Honky Tonks

Keepin’ The Old West Alive – Kevin Davis – Every Horse I Ever Rode

It Had To Be You – Liz Masterson – Mood Swings

Song Of The Packer – Chris Isaacs – Out With The Crew

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

Sweet Georgia Brown – Carolyn Martin – A Platter Of Brownies

Down By The Old San Pedro – James Michael – Meadowlark

Mona Lisa – Billy Mata – By Request

One Man Rodeo – Brenda Libby – Fire Dances

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

Housewife – Georgie Sicking – Bar-D Roundup Vol. 4

Hurricane Deck – RJ Vandygriff – Cowboy To The Bone

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

Ridin’ With Red – Jon Chandler – The Gang

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

Buckaroo Man – LeeLee Robert – Jewel Of The West

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

Tracks That Won’t Blow Out – Ray Owens – Bar-D Roundup Vol. 4

Run Away Horse – Dave Stamey – Western Stories

Keeper Of My Heart – Bobby Flores – Festival Favorites

Mountian Home – Jim Wilson – Border Bravo

Texas Blues – Stephanie Davis – Western Bliss

Tiny’s Tempo – Rose Sinclair – Lone Star Landing

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