The AWA awards were announced March 15th, but are up on the web site now: 22nd Annual Academy of Western Artists “Will Rogers Awards”
I’m unfamiliar with most of these, but Cheryl Desere’e hosted the Ameripolitan Awards fashion show in Memphis. She is currently raising funds for her next album. It looks like we can expect everything from country to Samoan, from jazz to yodeling, a song with Ray Benson and a song with Riders in the Sky.
Here were the finalists vying for the awards (and the “album” categories are likely of most interest): AWA finalists One of the album finalists was Leslie Tom for her EP last year. Her first full-length album in twelve years is out this week, and can be streamed here: Ain’t It Something, Hank Williams