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Western Heritage Award Winners Announced

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Western Heritage Award Winners Announced

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is saddling up for this years Western Heritage Awards banquet and presentation, April 20-21.

From their website:

Attend this black-tie presentation of Wrangler Awards for the year’s best Western movies, television, literature and music. Inductees to the Hall of Great Westerners and the Hall of Great Western Performers are honored along with the recipient of the Chester A. Reynolds Memorial Award. Celebrity emcee and award presenters add glamour to this banquet. Reservations required (405) 478-2250, Ext. 219.

First presented in 1961, the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Western Heritage Awards were established to honor and encourage the legacy of those whose works in literature, music, film, and television reflect the significant stories of the American West. The awards program also recognizes inductees into the prestigious Hall of Great Westerners and the Hall of Great Western Performers as well as the recipient of the Chester A. Reynolds Memorial Award, named in honor of the Museum’s founder. Each honoree receives a Wrangler, an impressive bronze sculpture of a cowboy on horseback.

Western Heritage Awards Current Winners

Film & Television

Outstanding Theatrical Motion Picture Yellow Rock

Outstanding Documentary Main Street Wyoming Charles Belden-Cowboy Photographer

Outstanding Television Feature Film Love’s Christmas Journey

Literary

Outstanding Juvenile Book Emerita Romero-Anderson Milagro of the Spanish BeanPot

Outstanding Western Novel Thomas Fox Averill Rode

Outstanding Nonfiction Book Paul L. Hedren After Custer

Outstanding Art Book B. Byron Price, et.al The Eugene B. Adkins Collection

Outstanding Photography Book J. Don Cook Shooting from the Hip

Outstanding Magazine Article Louis Kraft When Wynkoop Was Sheriff

Outstanding Poetry Book Patricia Frolander Married Into It

Music

Outstanding Original Composition R.J. Vandygriff

Outstanding Traditional Western Music Album Dan Roberts

Inductees

Hall of Great Westerners – L Temple Grandin, PhD

Hall of Great Westerners – D Walter Prescott Webb

Hall of Great Western Performers – L Bruce Boxleitner

Hall of Great Western Performers – D Fess Parker

Chester A. Reynolds Award Jerry Cates

 

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