Veteran entertainer Rich Price has been announced as one of the top five finalists in the Western Music Song category for the Academy of Western Artists Awards. The announcement was made this weekend on Billy Bowles Swinging’ Country Show on KSSL. This is Price’s first nomination with performances over the past two years at the event which honors singers and songwriters in country, Western swing and western music categories, as well as saddle makers, poets, chuckwagons and other artistry that upholds western heritage.
This is a wonderful honor for Price as he sends out a heartfelt thank you to all of the wonderful DJs around the world who have shared his recordings for decades.
Rich Price, who is known as The Singing Sierran, is nominated for his new single, Cowboy’s Cowboy, which was recorded with the Nashville A-Team on Adonda Records Nashville. The warm harmonies along with Price’s recitations are reminiscent of the silver screen cowboy recordings that define western music.
The song pays tribute to one of the greats as the chorus rolls along, “The Cowboy’s Cowboy, John Wayne….A legend, a hero, a king. The tumbleweeds whisper his name.”
The 23rd Annual AWA Awards will be held March 14, 2019, in the Brown Lupton Ballroom in Fort Worth, Texas on the campus of Texas Christian University. The event is open to the public. Tickets are available now. Prices increase February first. Visit www.awaawards.org to order tickets.
In the meantime, fans can also look forward to Price’s appearance in the upcoming movie, “The Happy Worker.” Rich plays a singing cowboy in the scene shot on set in Utah. Rich Price co-wrote the song he performs in the movie on the set with the movie’s co-writer, Steve Feinberg based on the idea of the movie’s director, Duwayne Dunham who is best known for his work on such blockbusters as Twin Peaks, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.
Rich Price will also begin shooting the next season of his popular family-friendly, country music tv show, Cheyenne Country, this March near his home at the foothills of Yosemite National Park.
Another artist that has been nominated is Bobby Marquez.
The prestigious panel of disc jockeys with the Academy of Western Artists has recognized singer/songwriter Bobby Marquez once again with two nominations for their 2019 awards. Marquez’s latest album, “The Cowboy Way,” is up for Pure Country Album. And his Grammy-considered duet with Rhonda Vincent, “For Awhile,” has been named in the top five nominees for Pure Country Song of the Year.
“These two categories mean a lot to me because I put a lot of hard work into this album. These categories are about the songs. And these songs are very personal. I am so proud of them. Thanks so much AWA and all of the great radio stations who are playing my music and voted for me for this great honor,” shares Bobby Marquez.
Last year, Marquez took home the Pure Country Male award. This year, the awards will be presented at a special ceremony on March 14, 2019, in the Brown Lupton Ballroom in Fort Worth, Texas on the campus of Texas Christian University. The event is open to the public. Ticket information is available at www.awaawards.org. Ticket prices will increase February first.
Awards will also honor Western swing and western music categories, as well as various aspects of the western heritage from chuckwagon teams to poets to saddle makers.
In the meantime, Bobby Marquez kicks off his 2019 tour with appearances at the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo and the Floresville Opry. More dates are posted at www.bobbymarquez.com.
Bobby Marquez’s self-titled album and the follow-up, “The Cowboy Way” are available at www.amazon.com, CD Baby and iTunes. Autographed copies are available at www.bobbymarquez.com.