Jim Halsey Awards and Citations

Jim Halsey Awards, Achievements & Citations

2015 - Halsey was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame.

2015 - Received The American Legion's "Patriot Award.”

2015 - Received the National Music Council's American Eagle Award.

2014 - Inducted into the International Entertainment Buyers Association's (IEBA) Hall of Fame.

2011 - In August of 2011, the "Starmaker" exhibit opened at The Tulsa Historical Society Museum after which it spent a year on display at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. It is currently hosted at The Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame in Muskogee, OK.

2011 - Oklahoma History Center produced another Halsey-influenced exhibit, “Pickin’ and Grinnin’: Roy Clark, Hee Haw, and Country Humor”

August 2011 - July 2012 - Jim Halsey Starmaker Exhibition, Tulsa Historical Society Museum, Tulsa, OK

April 2010 - May, 2011 - Jim Halsey Starmaker Exhibition, Oklahoma History Center, Oklahoma City, OK

2010 - Governor Brad Henry proclaims April 7, Jim Halsey/Starmaker Day

2009 – Induction to Kansas Music Hall of Fame

2007 - Received permanent monument Memorial Hall, Independence, KS Lifetime achievement

2006 - Received Tex Ritter Award from International Fan Club Organization

2005 - Impresario of the Year - Kansas Federation of Music Clubs

2000 - Inducted - Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame

1999 - Medal of Honor - Cherokee Honor Society. Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

1998 - Governor's Award in Arts & Education - Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating. Oklahoma City, OK

1997 - Lifetime Achievement Award - International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA). Nashville, Tennessee

1994 - 2000 Oklahoma City University - Created the Music and Entertainment Business Degree Program.

1992 - Doctor of Fine Arts Degree, honoris causa, Baker University. Baldwin City, Kansas

1990 - Merged Jim Halsey Co. booking division with the William Morris Agency

1989 - Awarded Oklahoma Governor's Arts and Education Award.

1989 - Medallion - Committee for Artists - Deutsche Democratic Republic

1989 - Medallion - Festival of Bregenz - Bregenz, Austria

1989 - Citation - Kumamoto Prefectural Government; Japan Mokihiro Hosokawa, Governor

1988 - Co-created The Billboard Song Contest with Billboard talented songwriters.

1988 - Distinguished Service Award - International Theatrical Agents Association

1987 - Billboard Magazine "Salutes" The Jim Halsey Company with a special 52 page supplement on the Halsey Company

1987 - The Frederic Chopin Medal presented by PAGART (The Polish Artists Bureau) for his continuous efforts toward peace through world music festivals

1986 - Governor's Medal of Merit from the Kansas Commission for the 125th Anniversary

1986 - Commendation for Outstanding Leadership in Promoting World Peace and Harmony Through the Medium of Visual and Performing Arts from the Mayor of Los Angeles, Tom Bradley
1985 - Founding President's Award from the Country Music Association

1984-2009 Feed the Children Partnership-25 Years Feeding Hungry Children with Larry and Frances Jones, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma (concerts, special events, organized feedings, 12 television specials).

1984 - International Federation of Festival Organizations (FIDOF) Diploma as promoter of the Neewollah Festival for Promoting Peace and Friendship through Music and Art

1982 - Distinguished Leadership Award given by Baker University in Baldwin City, KS

1982 - The Hubert Long Award at the Wembley International Festival in London, England

1982 - Named one of Esquire Magazine's Country Music Heavy 100

1982 - The FIDOF Oscar, presented in Cannes, France during the world wide MIDEM convention by the International Federation of Festival Organizations (FIDOF), Augusto Alguero, Spain, President

1982 - Recipient of citation at the Golden Orpheus Festival in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

1981-85 - Member, Kansas Film Commission (through 1985)

1980 - Recipient of International Ambassador of Country Music Award for SESAC

1980 - Recipient of Outstanding Artistic Achievement in Booking Award from Cashbox Magazine

1980 - Recipient of Distinguished Kansan Award from Topeka Capitol - Journal editorial board

1978 - Recipient of the Cashbox Magazine "Manager of The Year" Award

1978 - Recipient of the International Ambassador of Country Music Award from SESAC

1977 - Recipient of the Jim Reeves Memorial Award by the Academy of Country Music

1970-1990 -Halsey Ranch parties, Mounds, OK - Annual Innovative Sales and Marketing Event, Roy Clark Children's Medical Center All-Star Golf Tournament/Roy Clark Star Night.

1969-1984 - Halsey Co. represented majority of artists on Hee Haw starring Roy Clark, featuring Minnie Pearl, Grandpa Jones, Archie Campbell, Gaylord Sartain, Jana Jae, Gunilla Hutton.

1958 - Co-Founded the New Neewollah Festival. Independence, Kansas (to become Kansas' largest annual festival)

1957 - Recipient of the Distinguished Service Award by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. Independence, Kansas