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Thanks to everyone who has in the past, and continues to call their favorite radio stations to
request my songs.
For those of you who were not able to purchase the Country Music People Magazine with
the recent article about me, it can be previewed and printed by clicking on
Johnny Rodriguez
Feature.
This is a  pdf file and can be magnified for your convenience in reading and printing.  Hope
you enjoy the article. Thank you to Duncan Warwick, editor;  Adrian Peel, writer,  and Ron
Losey, photographer, for the assistance on this article.  
An interesting blog about one of my performances held at the Sportsman's  BBQ &
Back Yard in Lake City, CO  has surfaced on the Internet.   The name of the blog is

"JOHNNY RODRIGUEZ - LESSON IN COURAGE"
written by  Shannon.  Thank
you, Shannon, for sharing this blog and in turn I am sharing it to my fans.
To view this blog by Shannon
click here.
From the New York Times......
"While the Lukes, Blakes and FGLs may get the lion's share of publicity at CMA
Fest, the backbone of the festival are the veteran artists who connect today's
Nashville with its roots. Bobby Bare, Jeannie Seely and T.G. Sheppard all turned
in nostalgic sets on the Fan Fair X concourse, with the appearance of Johnny
Rodriquez a rare treat. Although the 65-year-old Texas singer... sported a cast
on his right hand that prohibited him from playing guitar, he was in excellent voice
during a heartfelt performance on Friday afternoon, offering hits like "Ridin' My
Thumb to Mexico" and "You Always Come Back (To Hurtin' Me)." But it was his
beautiful rendition of his 1973 Number One "That's the Way Love Goes" that
reminded fans how important Rodriguez was to Seventies country. J.H."

Two of Johnny's devoted fans, Belinda Anderson-Machen and Patrice Ash, have
launched petitions, etc so that the Board of Directors of the CMA Hall of Fame in
Nashville will recognize the significance that Johnny Rodriguez has played during his
career of country music.  More information can be found on the Facebook pages,
Johnny Rodriguez Official Internet Fan Club, The Legendary Johnny Rodriguez Fan
Group,Living Legend Johnny Rodriguez Fan Site and Chasin' Johnny Rodriguez,
Country Music Legend.  If you would like to write something in behalf of Johnny's
career, the email address is:
JohnnyRodCMAHallofFame@gmail.com.
There is also a "Campaign Page" on Facebook, titled "Johnny Rodriguez CMA Hall
of Fame Campaign". This page has a link to send an email.
Let's get Johnny into the CMA Hall of Fame.
A special announcement was made at Main Street Crossing in Tomball, Texas by
Mary Minter and Troy Bates of the Texas Country Music Association (CMA of Texas)
that on October 16th at Cook's Garage in Lubbock, TX
Johnny will be receiving the LIVING LEGEND AWARD.  Johnny is very appreciative of
this award and his fans are also rejoicing !
Photo copyrighted by Patrice Ash.  
Please do not copy, share or use in
any way without
written permission from Patrice.
Johnny recently did a photo shoot for his forthcoming CD produced in Bakersfield, CA.  We
are all anxious for this CD to be released.
Congratulations to my friend, Charley Pride upon receiving
Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the CMA
Awards.  He is well deserving of this award.  

The Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award is for an
iconic artist who has attained the highest degree of
recognition in country music..  The award is not given out
every year.  Previous recipients of this award include Willie
Nelson in 2012, Kenny Rogers in 2013, Johnny Cash in
2015, Dolly Parton in 2016 and Kris Kristofferson in 2019.  
CONGRATUTIONS, Charley.

Also on hand at the awards were my buddies Johnny Lee
and Mickey Gillley
        2021 CMA of Texas Awards
Show     
                         

Due to many factors influencing travel, crowd gatherings, and
numerous other restrictions related to the spread of COVID, we have
made the decision to move the Awards Show to the month of March,
2021.
The exact date in March is forthcoming and will be
announced in a few days.

2021 Award Recipients

Artist of the Year - Will Banister
Band of the Year - Kelly Hastey and Cadillac Jack Band
Joe DeLeon Drummer of the Year - Bruce Carter
Instrumentalist of the Year - Jeremy Moyers
Songwriter of the Year - Dennis Quaid
Song of the Year - "My Caroline" by Spur 327 Band
Album of the Year - Gary Nix and West Texas Band
Americana Artist of the Year - Hilda Lamas
Producer of the Year - Rick "Reno" Stevens
Cowboy Western Entertainer of the Year - R.J. Vandygriff
Choice Award - Katherine McLamore "Lubbock Summer
Nights"
Waylon Jennings Artist Award - Scooter Brown
Country Gospel Artist Award - Jerry Brownlow
KSSL Radio Program of the Year - Billy Bowles
"Swinging Country"
Living Legend Award - Tanya Tucker
Lifetime Achievement Award - Rick Garcia
TOP OF TEXAS AWARD - Johnny Rodriguez

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The above list of Award Recipients is not a complete list.
This year's show will include a few surprises with three
more new award categories and recipients announced at
the show. Stay tuned for updates.

Questions or concerns, 713-927-7265.
2021 CMA OF TEXAS AWARDS
11002 HIGHWAY 87
LUBBOCK, TX 79423

March 31, 2021