Western Heritage Awards

The best of the West.

Photo courtesy National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

Photo courtesy National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

Friday, April 11-Saturday, April 12

Country recording artist, actor and Clinton native Toby Keith takes the reins as master of ceremonies for the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum’s Western Heritage Awards weekend, Friday, April 11-Saturday, April 12. The Western Heritage Awards recognize artists and achievements contributing to the legacy of Western culture in literature, music, film and television. This year’s Hall of Fame inductees include actors Katharine Ross, Jean Arthur and Doug McClure (the latter are posthumous honors). Other inductees are Robert C. Norris, John Goodman, B. Byron Price and the late U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Charles W. Brown. Meet the some of the honorees and artists behind recognized work at the annual Jingle Jangle Mingle, a casual night of hors d’oeuvres and autographs at 5:30 p.m. Friday. The black-tie award banquet is set for 5 p.m. Saturday. Go to www.nationalcowboymuseum.org to register and for more information.

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