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JIM JONES UP FOR THREE

ACADEMY OF WESTERN MUSIC AWARDS

Jim Jones has been nominated in three categories for the 20th annual Academy of Western Music awards. The singer/songwriter is up for Western Music Male, Western Music Album for “Race With The Wind” and Western Music Song for “The Fires Of Goliad.”

“I was really pleased to find out I was nominated for three Academy of Western Artist awards … Male Vocalist of the Year, Song of the Year for mine and Bruce Huntington’s ‘The Fires of Goliad,’ and for Album of the year with my album ‘Race with the Wind.’

“It’s always an honor to be recognized. You know this organization has been around for a long time, thanks primarily to the efforts of our good friend Bobby Newton, and I really appreciate them validating my work.”

Jones is also pleased to have an excuse to return to his native Texas.

“You know, this year a bunch of my good friends have been nominated for an award, some of them for the first time. There’s a real sense of excitement surrounding the awards ceremony and I think it’s gonna be a big ole celebration, no matter who wins. And it also gives me a good excuse to head back to my home state of Texas, which is always a treat.”

Awards will be presented at the AWA Banquet and Awards show on March 12 in the Brown Lupton Ballroom at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.

Awards will be presented to performers in Western Music, Western Swing and Western Country music categories. There will also be awards presented in the category of Western Trappings.

Tickets for the dinner and awards show are $75 per person or $750 per table (table seats eight). There will be a cash bar. Tickets must be purchased by March 5.  No tickets will be sold the night of the event.

Jones is also performing at the The Billy Bowles Birthday Bash and 3rd Annual Swinging Country and AWA Pre-Awards Jam & Dance on Friday, March 11 at the Longhorn Saloon in Ft. Worth’s Stockyards area, 121 West Exchange, Fort Worth, Texas.

To purchase tickets through Pay Pal for the Dinner and Awards show, go to www.awaawards.org. Click on 20th Annual Award Pay Pal Tickets on the left side of the screen. To purchase tickets by mail, send check to AWA Tickets, P.O. Box 35, Gene Autry, OK 73436. The association does not accept credit cards at this time.

The awards show will be streamed live for the first time in the 20-year history of the awards over keepingitcountrylive.com. Fans can preorder to watch the awards online at keepingitcountrylive.com.

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