Academy of Western Artists' Will Rogers Awards winners.

Here are the winners for the Academy of Western Artists' Will Rogers Awards, handed out July 9 at the Scott Theatre in Fort Worth, Texas. The Academy, based in Gene Autry, Okla., serves to further interest in Western arts, including music, poetry, and crafts.





Joni Harms - Entertainer of the year
Jake Hooker - Rising Star

Western Music:
R.W. Hampton - Male vocalist of the year
Eli Barsi - Female vocalist of the year
Kacey Musgraves - Yodeler of the year
Lone Star Chorale - Duo/group of the year
"Every Cowgirl's Dream" - Joni Harms, Song of the year
"Tapestry of the Old West" - Jean Prescott, Album of the year

Western Swing:
Curtis Potter - Male vocalist of the year
Robin Deeter - Female vocalist of the year
Time Jumpers - Duo/group of the year
"Each Time I Hear That Song" - Dugg Collins, Song of the year
"Juggling Cats" - Tom Morrell, Album of the year
Floyd Domino - Instrumentalist of the year

Cowboy Poetry:
Joel Nelson - Male poet of the year
Debra C. Hill - Female poet of the year
"The Big Roundup," by Margo Metegrano - Poetry book of the year
"Out With the Crew," Chris Isaacs - Album/cassette of the year
Kent Rollins - Humorist/storyteller of the year

Additional Awards:
KNTX Bowie, Texas - Radio station of the year
Orin Friesen, KFDI Wichita, Kan. - Disc jockey of the year
Toni Schutte - Hitcher/Braider of the year
Bill Maloy - Saddlemaker of the year
Bill Adamson - Spurmaker of the year
Johny Wyerts - Engraver of the year
Jerry Slaton - Chuckwagon of the year
Bill Owen - Artist of the year
Bonnie Shields - Cartoonist of the year

Special Recognition:
First Annual Don King Award for Artist Recognition - Don King