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WMA Showcase & Awards Show

2012 WMA Showcase & Awards Show

November 14-18  –  Albuquerque, NM

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NOTE: Prices shown are for WMA Members; consult the ticket order form for Non-Member Prices             

WEDNESDAY, November 14

3:00-6:00  pm                    Performers CD Check-In

7:00-9:00  pm                    Western Swing Dance

Syd Masters & The  Swing Riders featuring the High Desert Dancers

THURSDAY, November 15

8:00 am–7:00 pm             Member Registration & Ticket Sales

8:00 am-5:00 pm              Performers CD Check-In

12:00 noon – 6:00 pm     WMA Mercantile & Silent Auction

Personal & Professional Development Workshops

8:00-10:00  am                   Lessons from a Desperado Poet ($25)

Baxter Black

(hosted by WMA Western Wordsmiths Chapter)

10:00-11:30  am                 Distributing Your Music Digitally ($10)

                                     Bill Lindsay, Hamblen  Music Co.

12:00  noon-1:30 pm          Opening Lunch ($25)

Keynote Speaker: Baxter Black

There is no charge for daytime stages


2:00-2:45 pm                  Hosted by Troy Bateson

Tom Angle, Gency Brown, Almeda Bradshaw

3:00-3:45 pm           Hosted by John Bergstrom

Coyote Creek Ramblers, Jerry Hall & Trick Shot, Earl Gleason

4:00-4:45 pm           Hosted by Jerry Hall & Trick Shot

Francine Roark Robison, Glenn Moreland, Barry Ward


2:00-2:45 pm           Hosted by Judy James

Susie Knight, Carol Markstrom, Dale Page

3:00-3:45 pm       Hosted by Dennis Jay

Miss Devon & The Outlaw, Miss V, Tom Hawk

4:00-4:45 pm           Hosted by Doug Muchmore

Bj Smith, Paul Kelly, David Waddle

6:00-8:00  pm             Crisis Fund Dinner & Show ($35)

                             The Cowboy Ain’t Dead Yet

RJ Vandygriff  & Friends

FRIDAY, November 16

7:30  am–6:00 pm         Member Registration &  Ticket Sales

12:00 noon–6:00 pm    WMA Mercantile & Silent Auction

NOTE: The Mercantile  will re-open after the Friday Night Opry.

Personal & Professional Development  Workshops

8:00-12:00  noon             WMA Youth Chapter Workshops

8:00-8:30  am     Youth Membership Meeting

8:30-10:15  am   Basics of Songwriting

10:30-noon        What to Expect When Making a                                                                 Recording

8:00-10:00  am                Cowboy Poetry &  the Power of Story ($10)

Joe  Herrington

10:00-10:45am                The Rodeo  of Public Speaking ($10)

Lee Lee Robert

10:45-11:45  am                DJ Panel (No charge)

   Moderator: Marvin O’Dell

                                    Panelists: O.J.  Sikes, Donna Howell, Dick Hall, Eddy Leverett, Butch Martin, Peter Bruce, Al  Krtil,  Judy James, Jarle Kvale

There is no charge for daytime stages


12:00-12:30 pm                    Mary Kaye

12:40-1:10 pm            Call of the West

1:20-1:50 pm                    Joyce Woodson

2:00-3:30 pm                    MATINEE CONCERT

Featuring Dave Stamey, Juni Fisher, RW Hampton

3:40-4:10 pm           Yampa Valley Boys

4:20-4:50 pm         Kerry Grombacher


12:00-12:45 pm         Hosted by Aspen Black

Doug Figgs, Troy Bateson, Allan Chapman

1:00-1:45 pm           Hosted by Gency Brown

Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers, John Bergstrom, Austin O’Dell

3:30-4:15 pm                      Hosted by Tom Angle

Patty Clayton, Naomi Bristow, Fred Hargrove

4:30-5:15 pm         Hosted by Buck Helton

Dennis “Quickdraw” Knill, Dale Page, Ernie Martinez


12:00-12:45 pm     Hosted by TBA

Judy James, Mountain Saddle Band, Royce Smithey

1:00-1:45 pm     Hosted by Barry Ward

Sam DeLeeuw, The Texas Trailhands, Rodger Maxwell

3:30-4:15 pm       Hosted by Terry Brown

Jim Jones, Mustang Mikki, Doug Muchmore

4:30-5:15 pm                Hosted by Miss V

Carr Family Cowboy Band, Susie Knight, LeeLee Robert

4:00 – 6:00 pm          WMA  Chapter Officers Roundtable

For all current and incoming WMA Chapter officers.

7:00-9:00 pm             Friday Night Opry ($15)

3 TRAILS WEST, Buffalo Bill & Dr. Jo, Terry Brown, Allan Chapman, Fred Hargrove, Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band, Dennis Jay, Miss Devon & The Outlaw, Glenn Moreland, Open Range, Prairie Moon, Joyce Woodson, Flying W Wranglers, G.T. Hurley, Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers, Jerry Hall & Trick Shot, Almeda Bradshaw, STAMPEDE!, Cowgirl True, Judy Coder, Ball Family, Francine Roark Robison, James Michael, Barry Ward, Joe Herrington

SATURDAY, November 17

8:00  am-10:00 am        WMA Membership Meeting

                              Continental  Breakfast at 7:30 am

Open  to all current and future WMA members.

11:00  am- 6:00 pm        Registration & Ticket Sales

11:00  am-5:00 pm          WMA Mercantile & Silent Auction

NOTE: The Mercantile  will re-open after the Awards Show.

11:00 am                           Yodeling Contest

2:00 pm                             Harmony Contest

There is no charge for daytime stages


11:00-11:30 am         The Texas Trailhands

11:40-12:10 pm         Patty Clayton

12:20-12:50 pm         Jerry Hall & Trick Shot

1:00-1:30 pm         Kristyn Harris

1:40-2:10 pm           Flying W Wranglers

2:20-2:50 pm           Doc Mehl

3:00-3:30 pm         Judy Coder

3:40-4:10 pm           Stardust Cowboys


11:00-11:45 am           Hosted by Dale Page

Troy Bateson, Sandy Reay

12:00-12:45 pm          Hosted by Earl Gleason

Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band, Judy James, Joe                                            Herrington

1:00-1:45 pm               Hosted by Sam DeLeeuw

Bill Barwick & Sons of the Tumbleweed, Jim Jones,

Prairie Moon

2:00-2:45 pm Hosted by GT Hurley


3:00-4:45 pm         YOUTH STAGE

Hosted by James Michael & Jane Leche


11:00-11:45 am           Hosted by Open Range

John Bergstrom, Almeda Bradshaw, GT Hurley

12:00-12:45 pm                   Hosted by Doug Figgs

Kerry Grombacher, Dennis Jay,

Mountain Saddle Band

1:00-1:45 pm       Hosted by Fred Hargrove

Glenn Moreland, Yampa Valley Boys,

Doug Muchmore

2:00-2:45 pm           Hosted by Tom Hawk

Dick Warwick, Way Out West

3:00-3:45 pm                      Hosted by Susie Knight

Call of the West, Aspen Black, Bob Thomas

4:00-4:45 pm                      Hosted by Royce Smithey

Buck Helton, Open Range, Del Kubena

7:00-9:00  pm                  WMA Awards Show (KiMo Theatre) ($25)

(Bus  service will be available for $5 a person)

9:30 pm                           Reception (Marriott Grand Ballroom)

Meet  & Greet with all the Award Nominees

SUNDAY, November 18

9:00-11:00  am                Cowboy Church (No Charge)

Led by Steve Harrington

Tom Angle, Troy Bateson, Aspen Black, Almeda Bradshaw, Naomi Bristow, Call of the West, Carr Family Cowboy Band, Jan Michael Corey, Janice Deardorff, Doug Figgs, Earl Gleason, Buck Helton, Horse Crazy Cowgirl Band, Mary Kaye, Dennis “Quickdraw” Knill, Del Kubena, Pete Laumbach, Ernie Martinez, Mountain Saddle Band, Steve Porter, Francine Roark Robison, Royce Smithey, STAMPEDE, Stardust Cowboys, Barry Ward

9:00  am-12:00 noon        Mercantile & Silent Auction Pick Up



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