Top 5 Academy of Western Artist Awards 2017

Winners AWA Awards 2018
Winners AWA Awards 2018

TOP FIVE AWA 2017

YOUNG ARTIST

Wyatt Aleman
Hailee Nixon
Abby Payne
Jack Phillips
Leah Sawyer

INSTRUMENTALIST

Jake Hooker
Junior Knight
Joey McKenzie
Rose Sinclair
Hank Singer

PURE COUNTRY

MALE

Gary Ash
Chuck Cusimano
Bobby Marquez
Jake Penrod
Jeff Woolsey

FEMALE

Leddy Bragg
Loraine Chavana
Janice Maynard
Myra Rolen
Cathy Whitten

DUO/GROUP

Rocky King Band
Brady Honeycutt Band
Landon Dodd/Dancehall Drifters
Jeff Woolsey/Dancehall Kings
Will Banister/Modern Day Ramblers

ALBUM

Teea Goans-Swing, Shuffle And Sway
Steve Griggs-Fort Worth To Bakersfield
Richard Lynch-Mending Fences
Leslie Tom-Leslie Tom
Justin Trevino-A Salute To Ray Price And The Cherokee Cowboys

SONG

Will Banister-What A Way To Live
Brad Howard-Girls From The Liquor Store
Dennis Ledbetter-Tell Me I’m Wrong
Jay Parr-Coming Soon
Cathy Whitten-Please Blue Moon

WESTERN SWING

MALE

Doug Boggs
Bobby Flores
Billy Mata
Leon Rausch
Paul Schlesinger

FEMALE

Susie Blue
Leddy Bragg
Cheryl Deseree
Stacey Lee Guse
Kristyn Harris

DUO/GROUP

Rocky King Band
Bobby Flores/Yellow Rose Band
Brady Bowen/Swing Country
Western Flyers
Rick & The All Star Ramblers

ALBUM

Hot Texas Swing Band-Off The Beaten Path
Kim Blakey-Dancin On Daddy’s Boots
Rick & All Star Ramblers-Welcome To Our Vermont
Bret Raper-Somewhere Near Austin
Leon Rausch-Time Changes Everything

SONG

Gary Ash-Swing Me Back Home
Hot Texas Swing Band-Ain’t Dead Yet
Kim Blakey-Bucket List
Susie Blue/Lonesome Fellas-A Thousand Good Nights
Cherokee Maidens/Sycamore Swing-Longing For Tulsa And You

WESTERN MUSIC

MALE

Rex Allen Jr
Dennis Jay
Bob Marshall
Rick Pickren
Matt Robertson

FEMALE

Almeda Bradshaw
Mikki Daniel
Kristyn Harris
Carol Markstrom
Jeneve Rose Mitchell

DUO/ GROUP

Junction 5-12
High Country Cowboys
Hanson Family
Sisters Of The Silver Sage
The Cowboy Way

ALBUM

High Country Cowboys-Cowboy
Dan McCorison-Montana Moon
Donnie Poindexter-Cowboy Life
Matt Robertson-Makin’ History
Cowboy Way-Cowboy Way

SONG

Panhandle Cowboys-Coyote Swing
Dennis Jay-A Cowboy Tune
Dan McCorison-Montana Moon
Gary/Jean Prescott-He Always Rode Good Horses
3 Trails West-Silent Trails