WMA Award Finalists:
2014 Western Album of the Year
"Granite Mountain" - Belinda Gail
"Listen" - Juni Fisher
"Live in Santa Ynez" - Dave Stamey
"Lonesome County Road" - Barry Ward
"Traditions" - Jean Prescott
2014 Cowboy Swing Album of the Year
"Always A Cowboy In My Dreams" - Syd Masters & The Swing Riders
"Blue Horizon" - Sid Hausman & Washtub Jerry
"Gotta Be A Cowgirl" - Mikki Daniel
"Too Hot To Handle" - Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers
"Trails Less Traveled" - 3 TRAILS WEST
2014 Song of the Year
"A Cowboy Hat" - Written & Recorded by Trinity Seely
"Along the Buffalo" - Written & Recorded by Belinda Gail
"Don Edwards for President" - Written by Marvin O'Dell & Recorded by The Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers
"He Sang for Me" - Written by Joyce Woodson & Recorded by Belinda Gail
"Still There" - Written by Juni Fisher & Waddie Mitchell & Recorded by Juni Fisher
2014 Instrumentalist of the Year
2014 Male Performer of the Year
2014 Female Performer of the Year
2014 Duo or Group of the Year
Gary Allegretto & Ian Espinoza
Call of the West
"Miss" Devon & The "Outlaw"
The Red Hot Rhythm Rustlers
2014 Entertainer of the Year
2014 Crescendo Award
The Hanson Family
Jeneve Rose Mitchell
2014 Radio DJ/Radio Program of the Year
Judy James - Cowboy Jubilee & Western Heritage Radio - Weatherford, TX
Marvin O'Dell - Around the Campfire/Defenders of Freedom Radio - Redding, CA
Barbara Richhart - Western Belle Cow Trails - Mancos, CO
Totsie Slover - The Real West from the Old West - Deming, NM
Tommy Tucker - Snake River Radio Roundup - Lewiston, ID
2014 Male Poet of the Year
Al "Doc" Mehl
2014 Female Poet of the Year
Barry Ward is a 2014 Inductee into the Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame.
A poem by Dennis Russell Nazelrod, "Renewin' All Our Hopes," will be published in the fall issue of Western Way Magazine.
Welcome to New Members
Dale Page released a new CD, "Once We Were Kings."
Dennis Russell Nazelrod was named the first Cimarron NM Poet Laureate.
Deanna Dickinson McCall's work was included in an anthology, "Broken Promises."
Lynn Kopelke was 3rd in poetry for the 2014 Cowboy Idol award.
to Bill Patterson for the photos of Al "Doc" Mehl and Yvonne Hollenbeck at the Colorado Cowboy Gathering, Jan. 2014