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Smokey Smith

Iowa's "Mr. Country Music"

Country Music Disc Jockey Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee 1982



For his accomplishments in country music radio and televison. He served as a board member for the Country Music Disc Jockey Association, which later became the Country Music Association. He holds card #4 with the CMA.

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Midwest Country News Hall of Fame October 22, 1990

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Missouri Country Music Hall of Fame 2006


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Iowa Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2008 LifeTime Achievment Award




 Although Smokey Smith has his roots firmly planted in country music, he brought the first Elvis Presley concert to Iowa in 1956. He was not only a promoter, but a radio and television personality, performer, and recording artist.

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KSO Radio--Iowa State Fair Country Music Hall of FAme 1984



"For his contributions to the growth of country music in Iowa." Smokey had the first commercial live country TV show in Iowa on KRNT-TV in 1955.  In the mid - 50’s he did remote broadcasts from the Iowa State Fair. He was not only a promoter, but a radio personality, performer, and recording artist. Smokey booked hundreds of shows at KRNT Theatre in Des Moines as well as at the Iowa State Fair and venues throughout the Midwest.

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Johnny Cash Award of Merit  1963




"For his dedication and loyalty in elevating country and western music in that he is a shining example in country promotion and radio broadcasting.

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Professional Musicians and Enterainers Hall of FAme  1996




For his devotion to entertaining people for over 48 years.

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KRNT Radio Station AWARD





This award was presented by the Wilburn Brothers Fan Club to Smokey in recognition of his popularity after 7 years of spinning country music on KRNT Radio in Des Moines, Iowa

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Mid-America Country Music Hall of Fame  1996





" For his accomplishments in country music radio and televison."

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ROPE International Media Award 2007

 Reunion of Professional Entertainers, Nashville, Tennessee - "For preserving the integrity of the world of country music honoring a lifetime of achivements in country music." Copyright Snowflake Enterprises,LLC 2019