Awards

1985 Kerrville Folk Festival, winner, New Folk Songwriters'  Contest

1994 Western Heritage "Wrangler" Award for Outstanding Original Music given by the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, for “Charlie Goodnight”

1996 Western Heritage "Wrangler" Award for “The Freedom Song”

1997 John Ben Shepperd Jr. Craftsmanship Award, Texas Historical Foundation

1998 Western Heritage "Wrangler" Award in Outstanding Poetry for My Cowboy’s Gift

2010 Western Heritage "Wrangler" Award for Best Traditional Album and Producer for “Welcome to the Tribe”

2014 Western Heritage "Wrangler" Award for Outstanding Photography Book in 2014 for A Family of the Land: The Texas Photography of Guy Gillette

2014 inducted into the West Texas Walk of Fame

2014 Will Rogers Medallion Award for A Family of the Land: The Texas Photography of Guy Gillette