2013 Performers

Doug Figgs

Lemitar, New Mexico

Doug Figgs is a horseshoer, a cowboy, and a Western music singer/songwriter. In twenty plus years of shoeing horses he has earned the title of “Certified Journeyman Farrier”, the highest level attainable through the American Farrier’s Association.

In the last few years he has turned his attention to his love of music with the emphasis on Western themes. His 4th album, “A Cowboy Like Me” received the Rural Roots Commission’s 2016 “Traditional Western” CD of the year award. As a member of the Western Music Association he was named 2015 WMA songwriter of the year and his song “Socios” was named 2015 WMA song of the year. He received the Academy of Western Artists “Will Rogers Award” for 2015 Western Male Performer of the Year.  “Socios” also won the Academy of Western Artists “Will Rogers Award” 2014 best Western song, and a co-write with Todd Carter “Charlie and Evangeline” won the Western Writers of America 2015 “Spur Award” for best Western song, both songs from his “Partners” CD. A third song (also from the “Partners” CD), “Running With the Wind” won the New Mexico Music Awards 2015 best Western song.

He has toured the Southwest extensively and continues to turn out his own variety of Western music, from hard driving songs with a tinge of southern rock, to beautiful ballads and everything in between.

For more information about Doug Figgs, visit www.dougfiggs.com