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

2012 Award Nominations…..

The final nominees for the 2012 WMA Awards of Excellence are listed below. Ballots were sent to all WMA members in good standing on September 15, 2012. Ballots must be postmarked by Otober 15, 2012 to be counted. Awards will be presented at the 2012 WMA Awards Show on November 18, 2012 at the KiMo Theatre in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

For more information on the nominees or to go to their websites, visit their individual  listings under the “Performers” Tab.

WESTERN ALBUM of THE  YEAR

  • A  Cowboy’s Song – Sons of the San Joaquin
  • My  Horse Knows the Way Home – Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band
  • Songcatcher  – Judy Coder
  • Twelve  Mile Road – Dave Stamey
  • West  of Dodge – Barry Ward

WESTERN SWING ALBUM  of THE YEAR

  • Breakin’  Out – The Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers
  • Dancin’in Denver – Patty Clayton
  • Saddle  Sore Blues – Way Out West

SONG of THE YEAR

  • The  18 & 21 Waltz-Written by Marvin O’Dell/Recorded by The Red  Hot Rhythm Rustlers
  • My  Horse Knows the Way Home-Written by Dave McClure/Recorded by Horse  Crazy Cowgirl Band
  • No  Wilder Place – Written by Les Buffham & Mary  Kaye/Recorded by Mary Kaye
  • Song  for Jake – Written by Dave Stamey/Recorded by Dave  Stamey
  • Twelve  Mile Road – Written by Dave Stamey/Recorded by Dave  Stamey

INSTRUMENTALIST of  THE YEAR

  • Tom  Boyer
  • Jeanne  Cahill
  • Rich  O’Brien
  • Ric  Steinke
  • Johnny  Neill

MALE PERFORMER of THE  YEAR

  • Bill  Barwick
  • R.  W. Hampton
  • Michael  Martin Murphey
  • Dave  Stamey
  • Barry  Ward

FEMALE PERFORMER of  THE YEAR

  • Juni  Fisher
  • Belinda  Gail
  • Mary  Kaye
  • Jean  Prescott
  • Nancy  Ruybal

DUO or GROUP OF THE  YEAR

  • 3  Trails West
  • Call  of the West
  • Horse  Crazy Cowgirl Band
  • The  Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers
  • Stampede

ENTERTAINER of THE  YEAR

  • Bill  Barwick
  • Juni  Fisher
  • R.  W. Hampton
  • Riders  In The Sky
  • Dave  Stamey

SONGWRITER of THE YEAR

  • Bruce  Huntington
  • Jim  Jones
  • Mary  Kaye
  • Dave  Stamey
  • Barry  Ward

CRESCENDO AWARD

  • Naomi  Bristow
  • Kristyn  Harris
  • Doug  Figgs
  • GT  Hurley
  • Trinity  Seely

RADIO DJ/RADIO  PROGRAM of THE YEAR

  • Judy  James – Cowboy Jubilee
  • Marvin  O’Dell – Around the Campfire
  • Nancy  Pitchford, Bobbi Jean Bell, Julie Pomilia & Mike Dowler – Around the Barn
  • Totsie  Slover – The Real West from the Old West
  • Tommy  Tucker – The Western Heritage Show

COWBOY POETRY CD of  THE YEAR

  • Susie  Knight – Western Wordsmith
  • Dawn  Nelson – Then He Made Cowgirl
  • Steve  Porter – Forgotten
  • Francine  Roark Robison – Prairie Tales from the Heart
  • Dick  Warwick – Cowboy Poetry Lite (Nuthin’ Serious)

COWBOY POETRY BOOK of  THE YEAR

  • Clark  Crouch – Harkin’ Home
  • Steve  Deming – The Source
  • Yvonne  Hollenbeck – Christmas on the Range
  • Rod  Miller – Things a Cowboy Sees
  • Jane  Morton – In This Land of Little Rain

MALE POET of THE YEAR

  • Les  Buffham
  • Clark  Crouch
  • Steve  Deming
  • Joe  Herrington
  • Andy  Nelson

FEMALE POET of THE  YEAR

  • Doris  Daley
  • Sam  DeLeeuw
  • Yvonne  Hollenbeck
  • Susie  Knight
  • Diane  Tribitt

Congratulations to all of this year’s nominees!

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