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PLAYING THE ROCKABILLY BLUZE SINCE 1955

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Earl played on the new recording,  paying homage to Byrd's SWEETHEART OF THE RODEO almost 50 years ago.  Releasing on Record Store Day April 21, 2018

John Macy, "2018 is going to be a great year as we take Coastal Bend Music to a new level.  Our first release for 2018 is a steel guitar tribute to the Byrds' "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" by Lloyd Green and Jay Dee Maness, the steel players on the original record."

Earl Poole Ball, "So glad to be a part of this great New Recording paying homage to the Byrds' groundbreaking SWEETHEART OF THE RODEO almost 50 years ago."




2017 Ameripolitan Music Awards, Austin TX

Nominated Artist




2016 Ameripolitan Music Awards, Austin TX

Nominated Artist


 



2015 Ameripolitan Music Awards, Austin TX

Nominated Artist


 

Earl Poole Ball was nominated in the AMERIPOLITAN MUSICIAN Category - Piano for the 2015 Ameripolitan Music Awards held on Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at the Paramount Theatre, Austin TX.

 

 




2014 Ameripolitan Music Awards, Austin TX

Best Honky Tonk Group Award  Heybale!

 



 "Thanks to all the Fans and Friends of Heybale who make it possible for us to play all the forms of Ameripolitan Music every Sunday night at the Continental Club in Austin TX and who are responsible for this Honky Tonk Honor being bestowed upon us."  Earl Poole Ball

Best Honky Tonk Group Award 2014

Heybale! 




Man In Black Lifetime Achievement Award

Earl Poole Ball

In recognition of your significant contribution to the legacy of Johnny Cash.  You will always be the only "Rockabilly Boogie Woogie Piano Player" to Cash fans around the world, and your "I Walk the Line" introduction still rings in the memories of everyone who attended a Cash concert from 1977 through 1997.  Like the bricks of Sun Studio, your talent helped to build the musical foundation of the Man in Black's 50-year journey.

Cash Bash 2005 Memphis 



Billy Graham, Earl Poole Ball, and Johnny Cash




Earl Poole Ball and W.S. Holland


      




Academy of Country Music Awards, Los Angeles, CA

 


1967 Academy of Country Music Award - Best Piano

 

THE LOOK OF A WINNER: Ball won Best Piano Player at the  ACADEMY OF COUNTRY & WESTERN MUSIC AWARDS 1967.  Here he celebrates his win with Minnie Pearl and fellow winner Ken Curtis, who played Festus on Gunsmoke and also played in Sons of the Pioneers, which won Vocal Group of the Year. 




1968 Academy of Country Music Award - Best Piano

ACADEMY of COUNTRY & WESTERN MUSIC AWARDS - LOS ANGELES 1968

RED WOOTEN - Bass Award,  CLIFFIE STONE - (My Mentor) Publisher Award,  EARL POOLE BALL - Best Piano Award

 

 

 




Austin Chronicle

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December 24, 1999 by Jerry Renshaw




 Thanks to Mark Pucci from Country Music People Magazine

Here is a cool feature in the new May issue of UK's "Country Music People"




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