Doug is an AFA certified journeyman farrier, a working cowboy, and a multiple-award-winning Western music singer/songwriter. He has performed his music all over the West and continues to turn out his own variety of Western music – from hard driving songs with a tinge of Southern rock, to beautiful ballads and everything in between. He lives in Lemitar, New Mexico.
His awards include:
- 2021 "Wrangler Award" Outstanding Western Composition: "El Caballo del Fuego" (written with Floyd Beard and Mariam Funke)
- 2019 NMMA Western Song of the Year: "I Make My Livin' In the Saddle"
- 2018 IWMA Male Performer of the Year
- 2018 IWMA Group of the Year with The Cowboy Way trio
- 2018 NMMA Best Country CD: …thinkin' of you
- 2017 WMA Group of the Year with The Cowboy Way trio
- 2017 NMMA Western Song of the Year: "A Cowboy Like Me"
- 2017 "Wrangler Award" Best Western Album: The Cowboy Way
- 2016 RRMC Traditional Western Album of the Year: A Cowboy Like Me
- 2015 AWA "Will Rogers Award" Western Male Performer of the Year
- 2015 WMA Songwriter of the Year
- 2015 WMA Song of the Year: "Socios"
- 2015 NMMA Western Song of the Year: "Running With the Wind"
- 2015 WWA "Spur Award" Western Song: "Charlie and Evangeline"
- 2014 AWA "Will Rogers Award" Western Song of the Year: "Socios"
- 2014 WMA Harmony Trio Award with The Cowboy Way