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

Albuquerque MARRIOTT – Albuquerque, NM

Make hotel reservations now (click on the link above for the Albuquerque Marriott). Please call WMA at 505-563-0673 to order tickets.

WEDNESDAY, November 16

Western Swing Dance (Ticketed Event) – Come dance to the music of Syd Masters & The Swing Riders featuring The High Desert Dancers.

THURSDAY, November 17

Personal & Professional Development Workshops:
•Getting the Most From the Voice You’ve Been Given – 8:00-10:00 am

Judy Coder: One of Western Music’s most versatile performers, Judy will talk about vocal production and caring for your voice.
•How to Package Your CD for Maximum Airplay & Sales – 10:00 am-12:00 noon

Marvin O’Dell: This workshop is designed to help you get the maximum sales and radio airplay for your CD and to help you present yourself as a professional musician to talent buyers and fans.

Scheduled to Perform – 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Jerry Hall & Trick Shot, STAMPEDE!, Troy Bateson, Coyote Creek Ramblers, Dennis Jay, Sons of the Rio Grande, Jerry Bell, Scott & Leigh Ann Matthews, L.K. Potts, Doug Figgs, Doug Muchmore, Paul Kelly, John Bergstrom, Tom Hawk, Miss “V” The Gypsy Cowbelle, Open Range, DoubleTake, Pete Laumbach, Buffalo Bill Boycott, Glenn Moreland & Washtub Jerry, Mountain Saddle Band, Del Kubena, Gency Brown, Almeda Bradshaw, Buck Helton, Will Merritt, Prairie Moon, Kerry Grombacher, Francine Roark Robison

WMA Crisis Fund Benefit Dinner & Show (Ticketed Event) – You are invited to attend an evening of fun, surprises and great entertainment. After dinner, Sky Shivers, noted Western humorist from Prague, Oklahoma will entertain us with his stories of cowboy life. Then sit back and listen to the legendary Sons of the Pioneers

FRIDAY, November 18

Personal & Professional Development Workshops:
•WMA Chapter Officers Roundtable – 8:00-10:00 am

Open to all WMA State Chapter Officers.
•”Do It Yourself” Booking – 10:00-11:00 am

Kerry Grombacher & Juni Fisher: Are you a solo singer/songwriter, a poet, or a member of a band? Do you want to start playing out or do you want to play out more – maybe outside your immediate region or at venues and events that are not traditionally “Western” or “Cowboy?” Kerry and Juni, two hard-working Western artists who have been touring steadily for years, will talk about how to find festivls and gatherings, concert series, and house concerts, and the steps you can take to get more and better gigs.
•WMA Poets Chapter Meeting 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Open to all WMA members interested in forming a WMA Poets Chapter.

MAIN STAGE
•12:00-12:45 pm  –  Open Range
•1:00-1:45 pm  –  KG & The Ranger
•2:00-2:45 pm  –  Peggy Malone
•3:00-3:45 pm  –  Belinda Gail
•4:00-4:45 pm  –  Jon Messenger & Call of the West

Scheduled to Perform – 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Vic Anderson, Sid Hausman, Ed Terry, Carr Family Cowboy Band, Mary Kaye, Tony Vice, Troy Bateson, Rockin’ HW, Lee Robert, Lanny Joe Burnett, Rodger Maxwell, Royce Smithey, Tom Hawk, Mark Mendelsohn, Jan Michael Corey, Steve Deming, Quickdraw, DoubleTake, Joyce Woodson, Way Out West, Richard Martin, Sam DeLeeuw, Doc Mehl, Tom Hiatt, Aspen Black, Journey West, Jim Reader, Broken Chair Band, Monty Moncrief Teel, Bob Thomas, Naomi Bristow & Austin O’Dell

Friday Night Opry (Ticketed Event) – Dinner at 6:00 pm, Show at 7:00 pm

Featuring: Mac-Tire, The Ball Family,John Bergstrom, Call of the West, Judy Coder, Juni Fisher, Belinda Gail, Earl Gleason, Kerry Grombacher, Fred Hargrove, Kristyn Harris, Eddy Harrison, Joe Herrington, Tom Hiatt, Judy James, Jerry Hall & Trick Shot, KG & The Ranger, Mary Kaye, Peggy Malone, Carolyn & David Martin, Richard Martin, Miss Devon & The Outlaw, Glenn Moreland & Washtub Jerry, Nevada Slim & Cimarron Sue, Open Range, Prairie Moon, Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers, Roger Ringer, Sons of the Rio Grande, STAMPEDE!, 3 TRAILS WEST, The Tumbling Tumbleweeds, Barry Ward, Joyce Woodson, The Yampa Valley Boys

SATURDAY, November 19

WMA Membership Meeting for all current and future WMA Members – 8:00 am

Yodeling Contest – 11:00 am – Download entry form and rules

Harmony Contest  –  2:00 pm – Download entry form and rules

MAIN STAGE
•12:00-12:45 pm  –  The Tumbling Tumbleweeds
•1:00-1:45 pm  –  Juni Fisher
•2:00-2:45 pm  –  The Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers
•3:00-3:45 pm  –  Barry Ward
•4:00-4:45 pm  –  Judy Coder

Scheduled to Perform  –  1:00 am – 5:00 pm

Ball Family, KG & The Ranger, Jim Jones, Joe Herrington, Will Merritt, STAMPEDE!, Fred Hargrove, Call of the West, Buck Helton, Judy James, Bill Barwick & The Sons of the Tumbleweeds, Sam DeLeeuw, Jim Reader, Yampa Valley Boys, Francine Roark Robison, Miss Devon & The Outlaw, Dennis Jay, Joyce Shaffer, Barry Whitfill, Aspen Black, Almeda Bradshaw, Steve Deming, Peggy Malone, Carolyn & David Martin, Barbara Nelson, Broken Chair Band, Sid Hausman, Glenn Moreland & Washtub Jerry, Doc Mehl, 3 TRAILS WEST, Buffalo Bill Boycott

WMA Awards Show at the historic KiMo Theatre (Ticketed Event) – 7:00 pm

Put on your best Western clothes and join us for this evening of entertainment and surprises.

Featuring Performances by
•Bar D Wranglers (with 2010 WMA Pioneer Trail Award Recipient Cy Scarborough & 2010 WMA Crescendo Award Winner Richard Lee Cody
•R.W. Hampton, 2011 WMA Hall of Fame Inductee
•2011 WMA Song of the Year Nominees

Join us at the Marriott Albuquerque after the Awards Show for birthday cake to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Roy Rogers’ birthday!

SUNDAY, November 20

Cowboy Church –  9:00-11:00am

With Troy Bateson and Jerry Bell, Aspen Black, Almeda Bradshaw, Lanny Joe Burnett, Call of the West, Carr Family Cowboy Band, Jan Michael Corey, Doug Figgs, Belinda Gail, Earl Gleason, Buck Helton, Joe Herrington, Mary Kaye, Del Kubena, Peggy Malone, Jon Messenger, Mountain Saddle Band, Quickdraw, Lee Robert, Francine Roark Robison, Royce Smithey, STAMPEDE!, 3 TRAILS WEST, Monty Moncrief Teel, Barry Ward

All this plus a Silent Auction, CD Mercantile and music everywhere!

Contact Terri Taylor if you have items to donate to the Silent Auction.

Albuquerque MARRIOTT – Albuquerque, NM

Make hotel reservations now (click on the link above for the Albuquerque Marriott). Please call WMA at 505-563-0673 to order tickets.

WEDNESDAY, November 16

Western Swing Dance (Ticketed Event) – Come dance to the music of Syd Masters & The Swing Riders featuring The High Desert Dancers.

THURSDAY, November 17

Personal & Professional Development Workshops:

  • Getting the Most From the Voice You’ve Been Given – 8:00-10:00 am

Judy Coder: One of Western Music’s most versatile performers, Judy will talk about vocal production and caring for your voice.

  • How to Package Your CD for Maximum Airplay & Sales – 10:00 am-12:00 noon

Marvin O’Dell: This workshop is designed to help you get the maximum sales and radio airplay for your CD and to help you present yourself as a professional musician to talent buyers and fans.

Scheduled to Perform – 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Jerry Hall & Trick Shot, STAMPEDE!, Troy Bateson, Coyote Creek Ramblers, Dennis Jay, Sons of the Rio Grande, Jerry Bell, Scott & Leigh Ann Matthews, L.K. Potts, Doug Figgs, Doug Muchmore, Paul Kelly, John Bergstrom, Tom Hawk, Miss “V” The Gypsy Cowbelle, Open Range, DoubleTake, Pete Laumbach, Buffalo Bill Boycott, Glenn Moreland & Washtub Jerry, Mountain Saddle Band, Del Kubena, Gency Brown, Almeda Bradshaw, Buck Helton, Will Merritt, Prairie Moon, Kerry Grombacher, Francine Roark Robison

WMA Crisis Fund Benefit Dinner & Show (Ticketed Event) – You are invited to attend an evening of fun, surprises and great entertainment. After dinner, Sky Shivers, noted Western humorist from Prague, Oklahoma will entertain us with his stories of cowboy life. Then sit back and listen to the legendary Sons of the Pioneers

FRIDAY, November 18

Personal & Professional Development Workshops:

  • WMA Chapter Officers Roundtable – 8:00-10:00 am

Open to all WMA State Chapter Officers.

  • “Do It Yourself” Booking – 10:00-11:00 am

Kerry Grombacher & Juni Fisher: Are you a solo singer/songwriter, a poet, or a member of a band? Do you want to start playing out or do you want to play out more – maybe outside your immediate region or at venues and events that are not traditionally “Western” or “Cowboy?” Kerry and Juni, two hard-working Western artists who have been touring steadily for years, will talk about how to find festivls and gatherings, concert series, and house concerts, and the steps you can take to get more and better gigs.

  • WMA Poets Chapter Meeting 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Open to all WMA members interested in forming a WMA Poets Chapter.

MAIN STAGE

  • 12:00-12:45 pm  –  Open Range
  • 1:00-1:45 pm  –  KG & The Ranger
  • 2:00-2:45 pm  –  Peggy Malone
  • 3:00-3:45 pm  –  Belinda Gail
  • 4:00-4:45 pm  –  Jon Messenger & Call of the West

Scheduled to Perform – 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Vic Anderson, Sid Hausman, Ed Terry, Carr Family Cowboy Band, Mary Kaye, Tony Vice, Troy Bateson, Rockin’ HW, Lee Robert, Lanny Joe Burnett, Rodger Maxwell, Royce Smithey, Tom Hawk, Mark Mendelsohn, Jan Michael Corey, Steve Deming, Quickdraw, DoubleTake, Joyce Woodson, Way Out West, Richard Martin, Sam DeLeeuw, Doc Mehl, Tom Hiatt, Aspen Black, Journey West, Jim Reader, Broken Chair Band, Monty Moncrief Teel, Bob Thomas, Naomi Bristow & Austin O’Dell

Friday Night Opry (Ticketed Event) – Dinner at 6:00 pm, Show at 7:00 pm

Featuring: Mac-Tire, The Ball Family,John Bergstrom, Call of the West, Judy Coder, Juni Fisher, Belinda Gail, Earl Gleason, Kerry Grombacher, Fred Hargrove, Kristyn Harris, Eddy Harrison, Joe Herrington, Tom Hiatt, Judy James, Jerry Hall & Trick Shot, KG & The Ranger, Mary Kaye, Peggy Malone, Carolyn & David Martin, Richard Martin, Miss Devon & The Outlaw, Glenn Moreland & Washtub Jerry, Nevada Slim & Cimarron Sue, Open Range, Prairie Moon, Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers, Roger Ringer, Sons of the Rio Grande, STAMPEDE!, 3 TRAILS WEST, The Tumbling Tumbleweeds, Barry Ward, Joyce Woodson, The Yampa Valley Boys

SATURDAY, November 19

WMA Membership Meeting for all current and future WMA Members – 8:00 am

Yodeling Contest – 11:00 am – Download entry form and rules

Harmony Contest  –  2:00 pm – Download entry form and rules

MAIN STAGE

  • 12:00-12:45 pm  –  The Tumbling Tumbleweeds
  • 1:00-1:45 pm  –  Juni Fisher
  • 2:00-2:45 pm  –  The Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers
  • 3:00-3:45 pm  –  Barry Ward
  • 4:00-4:45 pm  –  Judy Coder

Scheduled to Perform  –  1:00 am – 5:00 pm

Ball Family, KG & The Ranger, Jim Jones,  Joe Herrington, Will Merritt, STAMPEDE!, Fred Hargrove, Call of the West, Buck Helton, Judy James, Bill Barwick & The Sons of the Tumbleweeds, Sam DeLeeuw, Jim Reader, Yampa Valley Boys, Francine Roark Robison, Miss Devon & The Outlaw, Dennis Jay, Joyce Shaffer, Barry Whitfill, Aspen Black, Almeda Bradshaw, Steve Deming, Peggy Malone, Carolyn & David Martin, Barbara Nelson, Broken Chair Band, Sid Hausman, Glenn Moreland & Washtub Jerry, Doc Mehl, 3 TRAILS WEST, Buffalo Bill Boycott

WMA Awards Show at the historic KiMo Theatre (Ticketed Event) – 7:00 pm

Put on your best Western clothes and join us for this evening of entertainment and surprises.

Featuring Performances by

  • Bar D Wranglers (with 2010 WMA Pioneer Trail Award Recipient Cy Scarborough & 2010 WMA Crescendo Award Winner Richard Lee Cody
  • R.W. Hampton, 2011 WMA Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 2011 WMA Song of the Year Nominees 

Join us at the Marriott Albuquerque after the Awards Show for birthday cake to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Roy Rogers’ birthday!

SUNDAY, November 20

Cowboy Church –  9:00-11:00am

With Troy Bateson and Jerry Bell, Aspen Black, Almeda Bradshaw, Lanny Joe Burnett, Call of the West, Carr Family Cowboy Band, Jan Michael Corey, Doug Figgs, Belinda Gail, Earl Gleason, Buck Helton, Joe Herrington, Mary Kaye, Del Kubena, Peggy Malone, Jon Messenger, Mountain Saddle Band, Quickdraw, Lee Robert, Francine Roark Robison, Royce Smithey, STAMPEDE!, 3 TRAILS WEST, Monty Moncrief Teel, Barry Ward

All this plus a Silent Auction, CD Mercantile and music everywhere!

Contact Terri Taylor if you have items to donate to the Silent Auction.

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