Actor/singer Rex Allen, Sr., and his horse Koko (1952)

The 21st Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame announces the nominations for their Induction and Awards Banquet and Show to be held Sunday, August 18th, 2019, at Dougie’s Lounge Dance and Showroom, 10217 Quivas Street, Thornton, Colorado, from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. MC for the Social Hour will be Diane “DeeJ” Johnson!

The festival back-up band is Pure Country Gold, featuring band leader and lead guitarist Jeff Golden, Clip Cookson, steel guitar; Chris Alan, keys; Lindsey Brown, bass; and Pete Luthman, drums.

Inductions awards presented by the honorable Heidi Williams, mayor of Thornton, Colorado. Ms. Williams will be inducting National/International Headliner Rex Allen, Sr.

MC – Phil Helman

● Country Music Artist Talent Award
Inductees – Colorado Country Music Artists: Lindsey Brown, Phil Helman, Danny G

● Artist of the Decade – Year 2019: Jeff Golden

01. Entertainer of the Year 2019: Danny G, Lee Sims, Diane Deej Johnson

02. Male Vocalist of the Year 2019: Pete Luthman, Mark Jenkins, Walker Williams

03. Female Vocalist of the Year 2019: Diane Deej Johnson, Karen Osburn, Kay Dragon

04. Band of the Year 2019: The Danny G Band, Ryan Chrys & The Rough Cuts, Lee Sims & The Platte River Band

05. Instrumentalist of the Year 2019: Ernie Martinez, Ryan Chrys, Lynn Phipps, Mario Dobbs

06. Venue of the Year 2019: Dougies G’s, LuLu’s Inn, Frontier Club

07. Come Back Artist of the Year 2019: Phil Helman, Kay Dragon, Crispy Nelson

08. New Comer Artist of the Year 2019: Eric Golden

09. Special Presidential Award: Debbie Belle

2019 Local Artist Induction: Phil Helman, Recording Artist

2019 Festival Induction Nominee is Rex Allen, Sr., Recording Artist and Movie Star

Rex Elvie Allen (December 31, 1920 – December 17, 1999) was an American film and television actor, singer and songwriter, known as “the Arizona Cowboy” and as the narrator of many Disney nature and Western productions. For his contributions to the film industry, Allen received a motion pictures star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1975, located at 6821 Hollywood Boulevard.


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Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame was established in 1998 to support, reserve and promote the art of country music in the state of Colorado and around the world. It is a 501-C-4 Non- Profit Organization.

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