On February 17th, James was presented with The Ameripolitan Music “Founder of the Sound” award in Austin, Texas. Ameripolitan Music is a music Genre with prominent roots influence. It is broken into four related subcategories: Honky Tonk, Western Swing, Rockabilly and Outlaw. Read more
James was inducted into the Louisiana Hall of Fame in 2009 for his contribution to the rich history and heritage of music in the great state of Louisiana.
The photo below was taken in April 2013, when fellow Shreveport native D.J. Read more
James was already in the #20 spot on the previous Top 100 Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone, but he made #19 in the recently published 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.