Cowboy, Cowgirl & Western Swing halls of fame

National Cowboy Hall of Fame / Hall of Great Western Performers
Through their outstanding individual works in film, television and stage works, inductees into the Hall of Great Western Performers have kept the American West in the public's collective eye, thus perpetuating its legacy and enduring mythology.

Gene Autry guitar, vocals - Tioga, TX (inducted 1972)
Dale Evans guitar, vocals - Uvalde, TX (inducted 1976)
Hugh Farr vocals, fiddle - Llano, TX and Karl Farr vocals, guitar - Rochelle, TX as members of the Original Sons of the Pioneers (inducted 1995)
Tex Ritter guitar, vocals - Murvaul, TX (inducted 1980)


National Cowgirl Hall of Fame
The National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame is the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring and documenting the lives of legendary women who have distinguished themselves while exemplifying the pioneer spirit of the American West. It is the legacy of legends. The purpose of the Hall of Fame is to preserve the history and impact of western women living roughly from the mid-1800s to the present -- the pioneers, the artists and writers, the tribal leaders, the entertainers, the social activists, and the modern ranchers and rodeo cowgirls.

Margaret Pease Harper founder of the musical drama "Texas" - St. Paul, MN (inducted 1981)
Louise Massey Mabie "original rhinestone cowgirl", vocalist - Midland, TX (inducted
Pam Minick director of marketing at Billy Bob's Texas - Fort Worth, TX (inducted 2000)
Dale Evans Rogers singer, songwriter, composer, actress, and author - Uvalde, TX (inducted 1995)
Cindy Walker first woman inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame - Mart, TX (inducted 1998)



Western Swing Hall of Fame (39 members)
The Western Swing Society was established in Sacramento in 1981. It's mission is the preservation and promotion of Western Swing Music as an American jazz art form. The Society achieves it's goals by presenting regular public dances by Western Swing musicians, and by giving financial assistance to young students with an interest in becoming Western Swing musicians.

Shelly Lee Alley vocals, fiddle: Shelly Lee Alley and his Alley Cats - Alleyton, TX (inducted 1994)
Tommy Allsup guitar, producer - Owasso, OK (inducted 1991)
Jesse Ashlock fiddle: Bob Wills' Texas Playboys - Walker County, TX (inducted 1990)
Gene Autry
guitar, vocals - Tioga, TX (inducted 1989)
Ray Benson guitar, vocals, songwriter: Asleep at the Wheel - Philadelphia, PA (inducted 1994)
Clyde Brewer fiddle, mandolin, keyboards Clyde Brewer & the Original River Road Boys - Luling, TX (inducted 1990)
Milton Brown
vocals: Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies - Stephenville, TX (inducted 1989)
Cliff Bruner fiddle: Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies - Texas City, TX (inducted 1995)
Craig Chambers guitar, vocals: Craig Chambers with the Time Warp Tophands - Houston, TX (inducted 2002)
Ted Daffan vocals, songwriter, steel guitar - Merryville, LA (inducted 1994)
Eddie Dean vocals, guitar - Posey, TX (inducted 1992)
Floyd Domino keyboards - Berkeley, CA (inducted 1996)
Tommy Duncan vocals, songwriter - Whitney, TX (inducted 1986)
Randy 'Snuffy' Elmore
fiddle: Craig Chambers with the Time Warp Tophands - Cleburne, TX (inducted 1998)
Dale Evans guitar, vocals, songwriter - Uvalde,TX (inducted 1992)
Johnny Gimble fiddle, mandolin, guitar - Tyler, TX (inducted 1987)
Jim Gough guitar, electric bass: Jim Gough and the Cosmopolitan Cowboys - Stephenville, TX (inducted 1999)
Greg Hardy drums: Craig Chambers with the Time Warp Tophands - Dallas, TX (inducted 2000)
Adolf Hofner vocals, bass, guitar, bandleader: Hofner Adolph and The Pearl Wranglers - Moulton, TX (inducted 1998)
Eddie McAlvain vocals: Eddie McAlvain and the Mavericks - Oologa, OK (inducted 1995)
Leon McAuliffe steel guitar - Houston, TX (inducted 1987)
Laura Lee McBride vocals - near the Canadian River in Oklahoma (inducted 1987)
Frankie McWhorter fiddle (inducted 1987)
Smokey Montgomery banjo: Light Crust Doughboys - Rinard, IA (inducted 1989)
Tiny Moore mandolin: Bob Wills and his band the Texas Playboys - Energy, TX (inducted 1982)
Tommy Morrell steel guitar: Leon Rausch with Bob Wills' Texas Playboys Band (inducted 1997)
Hoyle Nix fiddle: Hoyle Nix And His West Texas Cowboys (inducted 1990)
Jody Nix vocals, fiddle: Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys - Big Spring, TX (inducted 1996)
Richard O'Brien vocals, guitar (inducted 1998)
Curtis Potter guitar, vocal - Calahan, TX (inducted 2000)
Leon Rausch vocals: Leon Rausch with Bob Wills' Texas Playboys Band (inducted 1987)
Herb Remington pedal steel guitar - Mishawaka, IN (inducted 1986)
Red Steagall guitar, vocals, poet - Gainesville, TX (inducted 1994)
Al Stricklin piano: Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys - Antioch, TX (inducted 1990)
Hank Thompson vocals, guitar - Waco, TX (inducted 1988)
Cindy Walker guitar, piano, vocals, songwriter - Mart, TX (inducted 1990)
Bob Wills fiddle: Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys - Kosse, TX (inducted 1986)
Johnnie Lee Wills guitar, banjo: Johnnie Lee Wills and His Boys - Limestone County, TX (inducted 1986)
Bobby Wynne trumpet: Bobby Wynne & Kings of Western Swing - Lubbock, TX (inducted 1995)