Austin Federation of Musicians

Local 433 Fiddle Player Wins 3rd Award

  June 29, 2017  

Congratulations to AFM Local 433 Member David Varnado on your Most Honorable Musician award from the State of Texas! This is David’s 3rd award this year. David has performed with Ty England, Trick Pony, Neil McCoy, Johnny Paycheck, Garth Brooks, Loretta Lynn and George Jones (to name a few), and has received the 2017 American Fiddlers Association Legend Award. Little Red Hayes (fiddle player for Hank Thompson, Jim Reeves, Ray Price, George Jones and Mel Tillis) presented David with this distinguished award in Texas on April 24, 2017. On May 1, 2017, David traveled to Nashville where Vince Gill (now part of Time Jumpers) honored him in a separate ceremony. In addition to this prestigious award, David was nominated by the Country Music Association as Best Fiddler for 2017. Congratulations, David, on your well deserved accomplishments!