The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum is honoring the best in Western entertainment this April.
Actors Robert Duvall and Kurt Russell will be recognized at the April 17 and 18 black-tie event at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. Below are the 2020 category winners.
Western Novel: The Cheyenne Story: An Interpretation of Courage, written and published by Gerry Robinson
Nonfiction Book: Lakota America: A New History of Indigenous Power, by Pekka Hämäliänen, published by Yale University Press
Art/Photography Book: Don Weller Tracks, by Don Weller, published by Weller Institute for the Cure of Design
Juvenile Book: J is for Jackalope, by Teal Blake
Magazine Article: “If You had Fought Bravely I would have Sung for You” The Changing Roles of Cheyenne Women During Nineteenth-Century Plains Warfare, by David Beyreis, published by Montana The Magazine of Western History
Poetry Book: We Make a Tiny Herd: Poems to Honor the Burro Lady of Far West Texas, by Lucy Griffith, published by Main Street Rag
Original Western Composition: “Hats Off to the Cowboy,” recording artist Red Steagall, composed by Red Steagall and Joe Merrick
Traditional Western Album: Shadow of a Cowboy, recording artist Andy Hedges
New Horizon: “Desert Dwelling Mama,” recording artist Adrian Brannan, produced by Craig Schumacher
Film & Television Awards
Fictional Drama: “Touching Your Enemy,” Yellowstone S2, E5 starring Kevin Costner, written by Taylor Sheridan
Western Lifestyle Program: Cow Town, produced by Robert Burch and OETA
Theatrical Motion Picture: Deadwood: The Movie, starring Timothy Olyphant, directed by Daniel Minahan, produced by HBO
Documentary: Country Music, directed by Ken Burns, written and produced by Dayton Duncan