The Western Music Association was founded in 1988 to foster the professional growth of individual performing members through their web site, the quarterly "Western Way," the annual International Western Music Festival every November, state and regional chapters, and an Educational Outreach Program.
The Western Wordsmiths Chapter started in 2011 to provide more support and opportunities for Western writers within the Western Music Association. Our members include poets, authors, story tellers, song writers and lyricists.
The primary goal of the Western Wordsmiths Chapter is to create poetry awards, and eligibility criteria for those awards.
Volunteers are needed. If you have an idea for Western Wordsmiths and are willing to chair a committee to make it happen, please contact a member of the Board. If you are a Western Wordsmiths member, and if you have the time and if you have a thick skin and if and want to volunteer, we want to hear from you. Please contact member of the Board for any of the above reasons. Thanks!
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Cowboy Poetry Jackpot award winners.
Western Wordsmiths newly-elected Board members:
Western Wordsmith members who won 2015 WMA awards:
Jack "Trey" Allen who released a new CD, "A Remnant Gather."
Susie Knight who released a new CD, "Fillin' Tanks."
Peggy Malone who was inducted into the Country Music Legends of Legends Hall of Fame as Female Vocalist of Country Music.
Tom Swearingen, whose poem One to Ride the River With was published in the "Penned By Lantern Light" column of the Fall 2015 The Western Way.
THANKS TO THE OUTGOING BOARD:
Dale Page, Dennis Russell, Susie Knight, Francine Roark Robison