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American Music Association











Outstanding Poet - Female

This is Yvonne's 4th year in a row to receive this prestigious award!







Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year "Pieces of the Past"







Best Collaboration, Poet and Musician - "Dining Out " with Jean Prescott






Female Poet of the Year



Female Poet of the Year



Best Collaboration, Poet and Musician - "How Far is Lonesome"





Margo Metegrano of CowboyPoetry.com and Yvonne at the Western Music Association Awards at Albuquerque, New Mexico after Yvonne won the Female Poet of the Year Award as well as Song Collaboration with Jean Prescott for their song "How Far Is Lonesome.





Female Poet of the Year



























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Dining Out

How Far Is Lonesome
















The Will Rogers Medallion Award is presented annually to select Cowboy Poetry books of outstanding excellence in content and design, volumes of enduring quality that preserve and celebrate the history and spirit of the West.








Yvonne received the Will Rogers Medallion Award in 2003 for "Where Prairie Flowers Bloom".   In 2006, Yvonne was awarded her second Will Rogers Medallion for  "From My Window". 


This sets Yvonne apart as the first author to win this prestigious award twice!









Yvonne Hollenbeck & Red Steagall
Heritage of the American  West
Spearfish South Dakota



Yvonne Hollenbeck & Don Kennington

1st place winners
Cowboy Poetry Rodeo
Kanab Utah - 2003






Charles Williams, VP of Academy of Western Artists

presents Yvonne with
Female Poet of the Year award July 12, 2005











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