20th Awards Show Airing this Sunday on The Cowboy Channel & RFD-TV

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For Immediate Release                                              January 23, 2023

The 20th Annual Native American Music Awards Show, hosted by actor Rodney A. Grant, will be broadcast this Sunday at 6pm EST on The Cowboy Channel and RFD-TV.


The Cowboy Channel and RFD-TV can be found in more than 63 million households across all 50 states. These networks are two of America’s fastest growing cable networks providing family-friendly entertainment that is dedicated to serving the needs and interest of rural America. The networks combine a unique and effective mixture of rural lifestyle programming, equestrian and western sports, farming features, agribusiness news and traditional country music. Both networks broadcast a wide range of engaging content, as well as self and co-produced programs and live events.


The broadcast program of the Awards is a 60 minute edited version of the 20th Annual Native American Music Awards show held at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino, which celebrates and honors some of the most powerful voices from across the country.  The Awards is hosted by actor Rodney A. Grant, a member of the Omaha tribe of Nebraska, who will be presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding work as an actor in the motion picture and television industries.   Rodney is best known for his memorable role as ”Wind In His Hair” in the 1990 film, “Dances With Wolves” with Kevin Costner.


The event also honors Wisdom Keeper, Oren Lyons, a member of the Onondaga and Seneca nations, as a Living Legend who is an author and environmental activist for Indigenous peoples worldwide and is also in the All-American Lacrosse Hall of Fame.  Grammy Award winner & multiple Native American Music Award winner of Comanche and Cherokee descent, Micki Free, will be inducted into the N.A.M.A. Hall of Fame. Originally discovered and managed by Gene Simmons of KISS, Micki was the guitarist in the R&B sensation, Shalamar who boasted mega platinum hit songs like “Dancing In The Sheets” from the movie soundtrack “Footloose” and “Don’t Get Stopped In Beverly Hills”  from the “Beverly Hills Cop” soundtrack. 


This year’s Awards program also features performances by multiple nominees:  Cody Blackbird who won Best Rock Recording, Earl Slick (David Bowie) and the Fabulous Ripcords who won Best Blues Recording and Group of the Year, The Halluci Nation who won Best Animation in A Video, and artist and actor, Sten Joddi, known for his recent role as ‘Punkin Lusty’ aka Mr. Greasy Frybread, in the Award Winning FX Networks series, ‘Reservation Dogs’ who won Best Rap Hip Hop Recording and Best Male Artist.


You can watch the broadcast on The Cowboy Channel (cable and satellite) by visiting  https://www.thecowboychannel.com/find-us-on-tv  and enter your zip code here at the bottom of the page to find it in your area. 

You can also stream it on their paid subscription service TCC+ (www.cowboychannelplus.com). Following the broadcast, the show will also be available as VOD on TCC+ as well.



www.NAMALIVE.com   NativeMusicAwards@gmail.com


20th Awards Show Airing this Sunday on The Cowboy Channel & RFD-TV

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