Founder's Awards
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2014 Carl T. Sprague Award

Emily Herring for
YOUR MISTAKE

Lifetime Achievement

Freddie Steady Krc


Artistic Excellence

Ben Morris for
AMEN BROTHER

Leo Rondeau for
TAKE IT AND BREAK IT

The Captain Legendary Band for
TCLB LIVE
2013
Artistic Excellence


Mike Amabile for
OPEN YOUR EYES

Leyla Fences for
ITTY BITTY TWANG TWANG

The Bigsbys for
TRUE STORY

Historical Significance
Joe "King" Carrasco for
QUE WOW

Lifetime Achievement

Wrecks Bell

Shake Russell

Musical Event
Harestock 5
The Great American Boxcar Chorus

2012
Artistic Excellence

Jean Synodinos for
GIRLS, GOOD & OTHERWISE

Casey Hubble for
BI-POLAR SIX STRING

Lou Ann Petty for
I'M FALLING

Lifetime Achievement
Joe "King" Carrasco

Historical Significance
Jim Stricklan for
BLUES FOR STEPHEN FOSTER

Gone To Texas
Slim Bawb

2011
Musical Honors/Memorial Award
Troy Allan
presented to: JoAnn Jones

Musical Event of the Year:
"Shoulder To The Stone"

Artistic Excellence

Jeremy Parsons for
DOGGONDEST FEELIN'

Lifetime Achievement

Tim Henderson


Freddy Powers


Historical Significance
Steve Howell for
"SINCE I SAW YOU LAST"

Gone To Texas
Preston Camp Jr.
2010
Artistic Excellence
David Lutes for
"BIG TOP"

2009


Artistic Excellence
Lynn Stokes for
"TERRA NOCTURNE"

Musical Honors/Memorial Award
Tex Ritter
presented to Tommie Ritter-Smith

2008


Musical Honors/Memorial Award
John Vandiver
presented to Joanna Vandiver

2007


Best Selling Album - 6 Yrs.
"Deep In The West"
Shake Russell

Musical Event of the Year:
"A Case of the Gimbles"
Johnny, Dick & Emily Gimble

2006


Musical Event of the Year:
"A Texas Hill Country Christmas"
Lodge Recording Studio

2005
Musical Event of the Year:
"Peace From The Porch"
Bear Creek Concerts