2018 Performers

Jim Jones

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Jim Jones, the Western Music Association’s 2014 Male Performer of the Year and winner of both the Academy of Western Artists 2016 Western Song of the Year and Western Writers of America 2013 and 2017 Spur Awards for Best Western Song, is a native Texan who moved farther West to enjoy the beauties of New Mexico.  His songs are about the West…cowboys, horses & cattle, cattle rustlers, the coming of the train…songs about people and land, rivers and mountains, the beauty of the Western sky.

 Jim has produced ten Western/Folk albums and three award-winning children’s character education videos.  His Western novels include the Jared Delaney series, Rustler’s Moon, Colorado Moon and Waning Moon, as well as a spin-off series including The Big Empty and The Lights of Cimarron, published by Five Star Publishing.

Solo albums include “Race with the Wind,” 2015 and “Headin’ Home,” 2018.  He is a member of the trio, The Cowboy Way.  Their first CD, released in 2016, won the 2017 Western Heritage Award for Best Traditional Western Album. The trio received the 2017 Western Music Association Best Group of the Year.