The Ernest Tubb Memorial Award
Throughout the history of western films, country/western music
has played an important role in their success. In 1994 the Western Film Fair decided to honor this tradition by presenting
an annual award to someone in the music field who has made major contributions through their work in movies, television, recordings,
and personal appearances. It was our desire to name this award in memory of someone who had pioneered in all of these categories.
It was decided that no one could fill the qualifications better than Hall of Famer and Country Music legend - Ernest Tubb.
After discussions with Ernest's son, Justin Tubb, he was most happy that we had chosen to honor his father. Justin worked
diligently to help select the honoree and attended the Western Film Fair every year to present the award until his untimely
death in 1998. Since that time Johnny Western has assisted in the selection and presentation of the Ernest Tubb Memorial Award.
1997 Stonewall Jackson
2001 Tommy Overstreet
2002 George Hamilton
2005 The Statler Brothers
Jim Ed Brown
Rex Allen, Jr.
We look forward to presenting
this award to many more worthy recipients in years to come.