Inducted Nebraska Country Music Hall of Fame 2013 The Shoe, and Big Al pictured above, connoisseur and preservationist Big Al Weekley of Overton, Nebraska, was inducted into the Nebraska Country Music Hall of Fame Saturday, October 19, 2013. Big Al was nominated by Curt Shoemaker of Iona, Kansas. Shoemaker is a three time hall of famer, professional steel guitarist, songwriter-entertainer and recording artist. Weekley accompanied Shoemaker back in 2009 in recording Gospel CD “Gathered In His Name,” with the song “Peace in the Valley.”.

3 time IBMA Nominated DJ Of The Year 2003, 2014, 2021

Hometown Hero Award  North Platte, NE Admiral Of The Great State of Nebraska

Recipient  Ole Time Country Music Preservation Award

Leadership Bluegrass Class of 2000

President Award Nebraska Country Music Association

Ship Of The State West Virginia

Kentucky Colonel

Lifetime Member Branson Gospel Singer Association

2006 Honoree VFW Highway 83 Project