Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Red Shuttleworth Receives a Western Heritage (Wrangler) Award for Poetry

Red Shuttleworth accepts
the 2016 Western Heritage (Wrangler) Award for Outstanding Poetry Book
Woe to the Land Shadowing
(Blue Horse Press, Redondo Beach, CA)
on April 16, 2016
at the National Cowboy &
Western Heritage Museum
in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
The presenters were
songwriter/cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell, songwriter/singer Don Edwards,
with assistance from Miss Rodeo Oklahoma, Miss Sydney Spencer.

The 55th Annual Western Heritage Awards, honored contributers to Western Culture, including Tommy Lee Jones, Lee Marvin, George Lane, Bob Steele, Rusty Richards, Waddie Mitchell, Pipp Gillette, Mary Kaye, C.J. Box, Enrique Guerra, Mike Kearby, Mack White, Lee Marmon, Tom Corbett, Ben Masters, Red Steagall, John Wirth for Hell on Wheels, and Red Shuttleworth.

Western Heritage Award winners receive a bronze sculpture, The Wrangler.

Red Shuttleworth's winning book of poems, Woe to the Land Shadowing (published by Jeff and Tobi Alfier's Blue Horse Press) was predicated by the worst fire season (summer 2015) in Washington State history.  Woe to the Land Shadowing is available at the book store at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and also on Amazon.

The official (for now) post-ceremony photograph: singer Don Edwards, Luke Shuttleworth, Red Shuttleworth with his Wrangler, and cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell.

On the first day of the Wrangler Weekend,
at the Renaissance Waterford Oklahoma City Hotel,
Luke Shuttleworth, Michael Martin Murphey, Cindy Murphey,
and Red Shuttleworth.

On Friday night, April 15, 2016, at a private VIP reception: Jason Richards, Ben Masters (Wrangler for Documentary Film, Unbranded), Rusty Richards (Chester A Reynolds Award), and Red Shuttleworth.

Red Shuttleworth, Debbie and Dean Smith (awards presenter... stunt man, actor and former Olympian), and Luke Shuttleworth.

"Midnight," the greatest buck horse ever,
is buried at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Any visit there should include paying respects to "Midnight."

Red Shuttleworth and C.J. Box at the Museum Book Signing.

John Cunningham, Red Shuttleworth
and singer/songwriter Eli Barsi (2014 Wrangler winner).

Red Shuttleworth and David Marion Wilkinson.

Red Shuttleworth & actor Barry Corbin.

The legendary Red Steagall, Red Shuttleworth, and cowboy singer Don Edwards at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, April 16, 2015.

New York Times Best Selling Novelist C.J. Box, Laurie Box, and Red Shuttleworth at a reception for Honorees.  Box received a Wrangler for Outstanding Western Novel, Endangered.

John and Gail Wirth with Red Shuttleworth.  Wirth is Executive Producer of the TV series Hell on Wheels, which won a Wrangler for Outstanding Fictional Drama.

Buck Taylor (over 170 episodes on Gunsmoke
as "Newly O'Brien") and Red Shuttleworth
at the Western Heritage Awards.

Red offers thanks for the Western Heritage Wrangler for Poetry.