2011 Final Five Nominees

16th Annual Will Rogers Awards


Final 5 Music Nominees

Below are the final five in the music categories. If you see your name, please contact the AWA at working_cowboy@hotmail.com. Tickets will be furnished to the awards for all of the final five. The 16th Annual Academy of Western Artists Awards will be held January 26, 2012, at the Casa Manana Theater in Fort Worth, Texas at 7 PM. In order to be considered, you must let the AWA know that you would accept the award if you were selected. If the AWA does not hear from you, we can only assume you do not wish to be involved. There is no obligation to attend or be a member of the AWA.




Western Music Male Western Music Female Western Music Duo/Group Western Music Album Western Music Song
Richard Elloyan Eli Barsi Ball Family Richard Lee Cody/Mary Kaye-Way Out West Allan Chapman-Smoke of the Branding Fire
Greg Hager Judy Coder Buckarettes Tom Hiatt - Appaloosa Moon R.W. Hampton - Shortgrass
Tom Hiatt Kristyn Harris Call Of The West Gary LeMaster - The White Hat Collection J Parson - He Wore A Blue Bandana
Syd Masters Mary Kaye Old West Trio Rod Taylor - Here, There, & Everywhere Tom Hiatt - Bronc To Breakfast
Rod Taylor Joyce Woodson Sons Of The San Joaquin Stardust Cowboys - Riding Back To You Rod Taylor - Saddle Tramp


Western Swing Male Western Swing Female Western Swing Duo/Group Western Swing Album Western Swing Song
Jimmy Burson Carolyn Martin Tony Harrison & Hot Texas Asleep at the Wheel/Leon Rausch - It's a Good Day Asleep at the Wheel/Leon Rausch - It's a Good Day
Jake Hooker Emily Gimble Brady Bowen - Swing Country Jimmy Burson - Back in the Swing Jimmy Burson - There's Not a Cow in Texas
Billy Mata Elana James Billy Mata - Texas Tradition Johnny Gimble - Celebrating With Friends Chuck Cusimano - Swing Me A Song
Jody Nix Joni Harms Jody Nix & Texas Cowboys Tony Harrison & Hot Texas - Route 66 Joe Paul Nichols - Is Anyone Going to San Antone
Leon Rausch Liz Talley Shoot Low Sheriff Oklahoma Stomp - On the Road Tony Harrison & Hot Texas - Swingin' Big


Pure Country Male Pure Country Female Pure Country Duo/Group Pure Country Album Pure Country Song
Tony Booth Amber Digby Country Night Live Tony Booth-Other Side of Love Tony Booth-All That She Could Take
Johnny Bush Jade Cienega Landon Dodd Amber Digby-Live at Swiss Alp Hall Amber Digby-Sing A Sad Song
Landon Dodd Jade Jack Cornell Hurd Jerry D. Hobbs-Keepin' It Country Jerry D. Hobbs-I'm A Texas Boy
Darrell McCall Georgette Jones The Outsiders Curtis Potter-The Potter's Touch The Survivors-Wasted Words
Justin Trevino Kimberly Murray Miles Of Texas The Survivors-The Survivors Curtis Potter-That's What I Do Best


Instrumentalist Young Artists
Bobby Koefer Cheyenne Lakota Craig
Dale Morris, Jr. Katie Crawford
Jody Nix The Nugents
Larry Reed Colby Sheppard
Jason Roberts Jake Vance




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