Through their outstanding individual works in film, television and stage works, inductees into the Hall of Great Western Performers have kept the American West in the public’s collective eye, thus perpetuating its legacy and enduring mythology.
Criteria for Induction for Inductees into the Hall of Great
Western Performers of the National Cowboy & Western
Heritage Museum will be selected following careful
evaluation of the following:
1. Significant contributions by a performer, living or deceased, to the
perpetuation of the Western film, television, radio or theatrical.
2. Outstanding career achievement, including but not limited to performances in
five motion picture, television radio or theatrical stage productions.
3. Nominee projects the traditional Western ideals of honesty, integrity and self-
sufficiency in career endeavors over a lifetime in film, television, radio or
4. The Board of Directors of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
may consider an outstanding television series to receive a Special Directors