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2024 Western Heritage Awards

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Honoring Significant Contributions to Western heritage

The Western Heritage Awards honors individuals who have made significant contributions to Western heritage through creative works in literature, music, television and film that share the great stories of the American West.

Presented by celebrity hosts, this black-tie event also honors individuals who have made significant contributions to Western heritage with their inductions into the Hall of Great Western Performers and Hall of Great Westerners as well as the presentation of the Chester A. Reynolds Memorial Award and Lifetime Achievement Award

2023 Inductees & Award Winners Attend


Registration are closed.  For questions contact Hannah Forman at

62nd Annual Western Heritage Awards Kick-Off Party
Presented by Pendleton Whisky

with a special performance from Dan Miller’s Cowboy Music Revue

Music and Entertainment Presented by Cresap Family Foundation

FRIDAY, APRIL 14, 2023
Western attire
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Cocktails and live music
For questions or reservations, call (405) 507-2803

Daytime Events
Free to the public with Museum admission

Western Heritage Awards Workshop: “The Vaquero Way: Spanish Horsemanship” 

Friday, April 14 | 11:00 a.m.
Featuring Bobby Ingersoll and Don Reeves, moderated by Michael Grauer

Western Heritage Awards Panel Discussion with Lou Diamond Phillips
Moderated by “Longmire” author Craig Johnson
Saturday, April 15 | 11:00 a.m.
All events occur at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

Due to the outpouring of sponsorship support from the inductees, honorees and their families, the Western Heritage Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 15 is sold out.



Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel
6300 Waterford Boulevard Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73118

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2023 Inductees


Looking to Sponsor the Western Heritage Awards?

For sponsorships contact Jeff Ewing at or 405-839-7767.

2023 Western Heritage Awards

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