As the Icons of Western Music, the Pioneers singularly built a new genre and library of music that is an American original, one that has become synonymous with the American West and Cowboy and one which keeps enthralling generations of audiences. Although others have followed, although others have openly emulated them and although others have subsequently added to the genre of Western music, the Pioneers were the first and rightfully hold a legendary place in Americana.
Western Music Association (WMA) Hall of Fame
One of the leading Western Entertainers in America today, R.W. is loved by cowboys, cowgirls, ranch hands and rodeo stars, but also by people who have never seen a cow up close – or care to. R.W. is known for his patriotism, his family values and Christian beliefs. His voice & songs resonate with audiences worldwide. After twenty-two years in the entertainment business, R.W. is still pure cowboy, singing about what he loves best.
“These guys are fearless. Their energy and dedication to their music and life itself are addictive. A true down-to-earth all American family playing true down-to-earth all American music – what a concept!”
This group combines the best elements of western, bluegrass, Gospel, and country music into one completely unique and eminently entertaining presentation of music and stories. Whether it is power of the full six-piece band rocking to some new Americana swing or the simplicity of the all-acoustic brother trio, this band brings something for everybody to enjoy.
Seven-time winner WMA ‘Female Performer of the Year’
“One of The Top 50 Country and Western Performers of All Time”
–American Cowboy Magazine
Belinda Gail was raised on ranches in Nevada’s Carson Valley and in the California Sierra Nevada foothills near Sequoia National Park. Her rich ranching heritage and love of the West runs deep in her music and evoke the character of the people, as well as the beauty, majesty, and deep connection to the land that only those who have lived the ranch life can truly capture.
2016 Will Rogers Award ‘Song of the Year’
Jim Jones is a Western folk artist who tells it like it was, is and will be in the great American West. Native Texan, student of the West, he lives, sings and writes about cowboys, horses, cattle rustlers and such. Jim’s singing, songwriting, hot guitar-picking and winning personality keeps him in demand on the Western music circuit, folk music venues and at house concerts, coffeehouses, schools and libraries throughout the country.
Final 14 – American Idol
One of Western Music’s great up-and-coming talents.
Not only does Jeneve play Country and Western music, but she considers herself an ambassador to American music and its origins of Gospel, Blues, Soul, Old-Time, Cowboy, Folk, Bluegrass, alternative, contemporary, pop and swing. Jeneve’s inspiration for music comes from not only her dad and his side of the family, but from her late uncle Jay, who wrote songs for her to sing about her life up on the mountain.
2016 Western Music Association Male Poet of the Year
Floyd Beard has performed for over 30 years to groups and gatherings where his stories and style receive rave reviews. Often compared to Baxter Black, Floyd has a genuine storytelling style, reciting poems born in the craft of everyday ranching.