KUDOS: Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame 2019 Winners Announced
The Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame held its annual dinner and awards show on August 18th at Dougie G’s, 10217 Quivas Street, Thornton, Colorado. Inducted into the CCMHOF were Lindsey Brown, Phil Helman, and Danny G.
Other 2019 awards categories were:
Artist of the Decade: Jeff Golden
Entertainer of the Year: Diane “DeeJ” Johnson
Male Vocalist of the Year: Pete Luthman
Female Vocalist of the Year: Diane “DeeJ” Johnson
Band of the Year: [COMBO member] Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts
Instrumentalist of the Year: Lynn Phipps
Venue of the Year: Dougie G’s
Comeback Artist of the Year: Phil Helman
Newcomer of the Year: Eric Golden
Special awards went to Debbie Belle (Presidential Award), Al Cargill (Special Service Award), and Carolyn Wilson (Special Humanitarian Service Award).
And finally, Rex Allen, Sr. (1920-1999), known as the “Arizona Cowboy”, American actor, singer and songwriter and narrator of many Disney nature and Western productions was inducted into the Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame.
The CCMHOF sincerely wants to thank the festival back-up band 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 were presented by her honor Heidi Williams, mayor of Thornton. Phil Helman served at MC of the event.