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RANDY HUSTON AND HANNAH HUSTON UP FOR ALBUM OF THE YEAR

AT THE ACADEMY OF WESTERN MUSIC AWARDS

Randy Huston and daughter Hannah are up for Album of the Year honors at the Academy of Western Music Awards next week, for their album “Cowboys and Girls.” This is the first of Randy’s albums that features Hannah, although she has been performing with her dad for several years at cowboy poetry gatherings and other events.

“It sure is nice to be recognized by the Academy of Western Artists for this album,” Huston says. “And of course it is a special nomination for me, because of Hannah being a part of it. There are some great artists in this category, so I consider myself a winner just by having our name mentioned among them.”

Hannah says she can’t believe she is getting a nomination from the AWA on the first album she ever recorded. “My dad of course had had awards before, but with this being my first album to participate in, I just never thought about it getting nominated for Album of the Year,” she says. “I am so proud to have recorded with my dad on this project and I’m so excited to be nominated.”

Huston is also looking forward to seeing friends at the awards show. “It’s always nice to go somewhere where I’ll see a lot of my friends who do this music that we do,” the singer/songwriter says. “Events like this give us a good chance to hang around and catch up on everything that’s been going on since the last time we crossed paths. It’s going to be lots of fun.”

Awards will be announced at the AWA Banquet and Awards show on Saturday, 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 of eight. There will be a cash bar. Tickets must be purchased by March 5.  No tickets will be sold the night of the event.

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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