Independent Superstars Hall of Fame Inductee - Two songs on 2009 Grammy ballot - 12 No. 1 Hits on Major Independent Charts - No. 1 artist on Roots Music Report - No. 1 artist on Indie Folk Charts - Six-time American Songwriting Awards winner - Two-time World Songwriting Awards winner - Hollywood Songwriting Awards winner - “Christmas Without You” named among “Top 25 Christmas Songs of All-Time” by Sweden’s largest daily newspaper, Dagens Nyheter - “Songs from the Valley” named “Classic Country CD of the Year 2015” by the Rural Roots Music Commission - "The Heart of It All" named "Classic Country CD of the Year 2016" by the Rural Roots Music Commission - 14 studio CDs - "Backroads, Bottles & Blues" named "Contemporary Country CD of the Year" by the Rural Roots Music Commission - No. 1 song, "Lighting In A Bottle," on the New Music Weekly chart.