2015 Grammy Award Winner for Best Regional Roots Album, Grammy nominations in 1997, 2000, 2005, and 2014

Louisiana Music Hall of Fame

Louisiana Songwriter Hall of Fame 

Museum of the Gulf Coast Hall of Fame 

CFMA Hall of Fame

NACMA Hall of Fame 

Louisiana Folklife Center's Hall of Master Folk Artists

2002 Louisiana Humanitarian Award Winner

Rayne/Acadian Parish Hall of Honor 2001 Signature Award 

AIRA Awards Duet of the Year Award

1999 Golden Music Awards Song of the Year

1999 Golden Music Awards Male Vocalist of the Year

1994 NAIRD Award Honorable Mention

South Louisiana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award 1992

CFMA Male Vocalist of the Year 1995

CFMA Song the Year 1995 

CFMA Award of Excellence

1989 TNN Viewers Choice Awards Nominee 

1989 Touring Magazine New Artist of the Year

Texas Rice Festival Cajun Award

Inducted into the Fred's Lounge KVPI Wall of Fame 1997

Performance International Touring Talent 1988 Readers Poll Award Winner

1988 Academy of Country Music New Male Vocalist Nominee