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The Real West from the Old West – AM 1230 KOTS

9-21-16

The Real West – Rod Taylor

Welcome Home – Barry Ward – Welcome Home

West Texas Town – Coby Carter – Legends

Hell In A Helmet – RW Hampton – This Cowboy

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

Cowboy Singer Too – Jared Rogerson – Heaven

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

Hosses vs Horses – Paul Zarzyski – Bar-D Roundup Vol. 10

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

Sweet Georgia Brown – Carolyn Martin – A Platter Of Brownies

Fence Building Blues – Dave Stamey – Western Stories

The Mustang Waltz – Kristyn Harris – Down The Trail

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

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

Of Horses And Men – Jay Snider – Bar-D Roundup Vol. 10

Old Bay – J Parson – Outlaw Trail

Route 66 – Liz Masterson – Mood Swings

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

Born To Lose – Bobby Flores – Fast Company

Twenty And Cowboy – Brenn Hill – How You Heal

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

When A Horses Hoof Hits The Ground – Tom Swearingen – Rhyme ‘Em Cowboy

Heaven Without Horses – James Michael – Meadowlark

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

Buckaroo Man – LeeLee Robert – Jewel Of The West

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

Branding Day – Jean Prescott – Traditions

Fort Worth, Texas – Shoot Low Sheriff – Wanted In Texas

Darby’s Stampede String – Susie Knight – Fillin’ Tanks

Horse Lover – Mary Kaye – Ride A Wide Circle

Lily Dale – Jimmy Tomlinson – Jimmy Tomlinson And Friends

The Real West from the Old West – AM 1230 KOTS

9-14-16

The Real West – Rod Taylor

You Just Can’t See Him From The Road – Bill Barwick – Sometime

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

American Wonder – Barry Ward – Welcome Home

Fast Company – Bobby Flores – Fast Company

Driftin’ Cowboy – RW Hampton – This Cowboy

Sweet Georgia Brown – Carolyn Martin – A Platter Of Brownies

A Quarter Of A Century – Linda Nadon – North Of 54

Lizzy Knight – James Michael – Meadowlark

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

How You Heal – Brenn Hill – How You Heal

It Had To Be You – Liz Masterson – Mood Swings

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

Texas Blues – Stephanie Davis – Western Bliss

I Won – Andy Nelson – I Won

Runaway Horse – Dave Stamey – Western Stories

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

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

Dance Time In Texas – Coby Carter – Legends

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

Crazy – Barbara Nelson – Big Corral Roundup

Cowboy Count Yer Blessings – McWhorter & Mitchell – Bar-D Roundup Vol. 10

She Likes Diamonds – Jared Rogerson – Heaven

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

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

Gotta Lotta Rhythm In My Soul – Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band – All I Need

Wayfaring Stranger – Sawyer Family (David)

Dev’lish Mary – Billy Mata – By Request

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

God Must Be A Cowboy – Allen Kirkham – Ghost Towns

Viva La Cowboy – Dan Roberts – Viva La Cowboy

Jersey Bounce – Rose Sinclair – Lone Star Landing

The Real West from the Old West – AM 1230 KOTS

9-7-16

The Real West – Rod Taylor

There Ain’t No Quit – Bill Barwick

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

Cowboy Singer Too – Jared Rogerson – Heaven

Somewhere In Texas – Coby Carter – Legends

Bass Reeves – RW Hampton – This Cowboy

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

Branding Time – Floyd Beard – Short Grass Country

Turn To Die – James Michael – Meadowlark

Let’s Put The Western Back In The Country – Joni Harms – From Oregon To Ireland

Montana Homestead 1915 – Dave Stamey – Western Stories

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

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

Always Late – Billy Mata – By Request

A Quarter Of A Century – Linda Nadon – North Of 54

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

Waltz Across Texas – Jimmy Tomlinson/Wayne Thompson – Jimmy Tomlinson & Friends

Wild Horses – Doug Figgs – A Cowboy Like Me

Diesel And Dust – Kristyn Harris – Down The Trail

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

By A Campfire On The Trail – Liz Masterson – Mood Swings

He Talked About Montana – Elizabeth Ebert – Bar-D Roundup Vol. 10

Please Play Silver Wings Again – Chuck Cusimano – Swing Me A Songg

American Blue Eyes – Brenn Hill – How You Heal

Atchison, Topeka And Santa Fe – Barbara Nelson – Big Corral Roundup

The Cowboy Way – Tony Lundervold – From The Ranch To The Rodeo

Texas Blues – Stephanie Davis – Western Bliss

Michael Bia – Chris Isaacs – Bar-D Roundup Vol. 10

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

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

 

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