Awards/Honors

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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