OKLAHOMA CITY – The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum will host the annual Western Heritage Awards April 15 – 16. These prestigious awards celebrate the legacy the great works by those who contribute to the understanding and appreciation of the American West. Hell on Wheels actor Anson Mount will serve as emcee of the event, with Country and Western singer Wynonna Judd as a presenter. Actor Tommy Lee Jones and other noteworthy icons are included in this star-studded awards weekend.
The ceremony celebrates the induction of honorees, selected by the Museum’s Board of Directors, into the prestigious Hall of Great Westerners and the Hall of Great Western Performers. The recipient of the Chester A. Reynolds Memorial Award, named in honor of the Museum’s founder, is presented to an individual who embodies the Western lifestyle.
“This special evening represents the highest echelon for Western songwriters, authors, entertainers, artists, and promoters of the West” said Museum President and CEO Steven Karr. “Each honoree espouses elements that embody the Western character, helping to make the region so dynamic and part of our national and, in fact, continental character.” Read more