Academy of Western Artists Hands Out Awards

The Academy of Western Artists presented over two-dozen Will Rogers Awards on July 13 to end the organization’s 2004 conference in Fort Worth, TX. Sons of the San Joaquin were named Entertainers of the Year with Kata Hay being recognized with the Rising Star Award. Cowboy Poet Male and Female awards went to Andy Hedges and Doris Daley. Along with the awards and music and cowboy poetry showcases, the event also featured the Chuckwagon Cookoff and a golf scramble. The Academy of Western Artists was “formed to recognize and honor outstanding individuals who, through their accomplishments, preserve and perpetuate the traditions, values and heritage of the American Cowboy.”

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