Don Edwards

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Grammy nominated songster Don Edwards continues to build a legacy that enriches our vision of the American West. The son of a vaudeville magician, Don, as a child was aware of a vast cross-section of music from classical to jazz, and blues to western-swing. Many of those influences enter his own music as they did the music of the West. Don Edwards has two recorded anthologies of cowboy songs: Guitars & Saddle Songs and Songs of the Cowboy, included in the Folklore Archives of the Library of Congress. These anthologies have been re-recorded and expanded for Western Jubilee Recording Company as the 32-song double CD/set, Saddle Songs. This project was awarded first place as the Best Folk/Traditional Album at the annual 1998 INDIE Awards. The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City has awarded Edwards six prestigious Wrangler Awards for Outstanding Traditional Western Music. Other recognition includes: Western Music Association Hall of Fame, Old-Time Country Music Hall of Fame, Texas Trail of Fame,Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and Edwards is immortalized on the Walk of Western Stars in Newhall, California.