Western Heritage Awards

April 12 – 13, 2019

The Museum’s Western Heritage Awards was established in 1961 as the pinnacle commemoration of the American West by honoring the legacy of men and women for their works in literature, music, film, and television. The evening includes the induction of individuals into the Hall of Great Western Performers and the Hall of Great Westerners who made extraordinary contributions to shaping the American West’s rich heritage. The awards continue with the Chester A. Reynolds Memorial Award presentation named after the Museum’s founder, given to an individual for their unwavering commitment to the American West’s future. This year Clark McEntire (1927 – 2014) and George McJunkin (1851 – 1922) will be inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners, Kevin Costner and Howard Keel (1919 – 2004) will be inducted into the Hall of Great Western Performers, and Dave Stamey will receive the Chester A. Reynolds Award. The 2019 Western Heritage Awards will also honor Michael Martin Murphey with the Lifetime Achievement Award. All award recipients receive The Wrangler, a bronze sculpture of a cowboy on horseback representing an iconic symbol of American West determination, persistence, and pride.

The 2019 Western Heritage Awards is a sold out show! To be placed on the waiting list, please contact kmccracken@nationalcowboymuseum.org.

Sponsorships available for purchase now.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities, contact Trent Riley at triley@nationalcowboymuseum.org or 405-478-2250 ext 251

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Inductee Sponsors:
Mrs. Judy Keel
Mike and Sheila Ingram
Brent Cummings
Wyatt & Lisa McCrea






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