Riders in the Sky Honored by Western Music Association

Riders in the Sky were recognized as “Entertainer of the Year” and “Best Traditional Western Group” at the 15th Annual International Western Music Festival celebrating the best in Cowboy and Western music. Other winners honored in the ceremony in Wichita, KS include Walnut Valley Festival producer Don Redford, Hot Club of Cowtown for “Best Western Swing Group,” Joni Harms for “Female Performer of the Year” and “Song of the Year,” Curly Musgrave for “Songwriter of the Year” and “Male Performer of the Year,” and Kip Calahan for “Best Newcomer.” The awards were presented by theWestern Music Association, an organization founded in 1988 to support the music of the American Cowboy and the code of the West.

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