On October 16th, we held our 3rd Annual Sportsmen’s Americana Music Foundation Awards Show at the Sportsmen’s Tavern. The tavern was perfectly crowded and a great time was had by all. Our National Spokesman, Bill Kirchen, was there to help hand out the awards and become part of The Twang Gang. Nearly all of the nominees were there, and many of them joined The Twang Gang as the evening progressed. This year, the members nominated all the artists and a ballot was sent out for the members to select the winners as well. There is an incredible amount of talent in WNY, making it difficult for many voting members to pick their favorites.
The Board of Directors chose two of the award winners, as in previous years. Rosemary McLennan was selected as Member of the Year. Dwane Hall was chosen for the prestigious Bill Kirchen Pioneer of the Year award.
Congratulations to all the award winners:
- Best Band: Ten Cent Howl
- Best Male Singer: Mr. Conrad
- Best Female Singer: Kate Clark
- Jim Lauderdale Songwriter: Willie Schoellkopf