PAST LE CAJUN WINNERS

Best Recording with a Fiddle 1989-1993
Fiddler of the Year 1994-
2006 Courtney Granger
2005 Jason Begeron
2004 Louis Dronet
2003 Tony Thibodeaux
2002 Rufus Thibodeaux
2001 Travis Matte
2000 Michael Doucet
1999 Elridge Aguillard
1997 Travis Matte
1996 David Greely
1995 Terry Huval
1994 Travis Matte
1993 Terry Huval
1992 Al Berard
1991 Steve Riley / David Greely
1990 Rufus Thibodeaux
1989 Harry LeFleur

Best Recording with an Accordion 1989-1993
Accordionist of the Year 1994
2006
Lee Benoit
2005
Jackie Callier
2004
Kevin Naquin
2003
Jackie Caillier
2002 Kevin Naquin
2001 Lee Benoit
2000 Kevin Naquin
1999 Jackie Caillier
1998 Jesse Lege
1997 Horace Trahan
1996 Steve Riley
1995 Reggie Matte
1994 Blake Mouton
1993 Steve Riley
1992 Tim Broussard, Wayne Toups
1991 Steve Riley
1990 Bruce Daigrepont
1989 Bruce Daigrepont

Female Vocalist of the Year
2006
Valerie Benoit
2005
Les Amies Louisianaises
2004
Ashley Hayes
2003
None selected
2002 Eva Touchet
2001 Christine Balfa
2000 Suzanne Fallon-Diaz
1999 Les Amies Louisianaises Jeanette Aguillard, Janet Aguillard, Shelia Agillard, Donna Thibodeaux
1998 None given
1997 Christine Balfa
1996 Helen Boudreaux
1995 Kristi Guillory
1994 Helen Boudreaux
1993 Ann Savoy
1992 Becky Richard
1991 Becky Richard
1990 Becky Richard
1989 Becky Richard

Male Vocalist of the Year
2006
Lee Benoit
2005
Ivy Dugas
2004
Belton Richard
2003
Ivy Dugas
2002 Ed Gary
2001 Don Fontenot
2000 Kevin Naquin
1999 Ivy Dugas
1998 Ivy Dugas
1997 Ivy Dugas
1996 Robert Jardell
1995 Jo-El Sonnier
1994 Robert Elkins
1993 Robert Elkins
1991 Johnny Sonnier
1992 Johnny Sonnier
1990 Johnny Allen
1989 Robert Elkins

Up & Coming Band 1989-1990
New Horizon Award 1991
Best First Album by a Band 1992-1995
Best First Album/CD by a Band 1996-
Best First Recording of the Year 1998-
2006
Les Larmes Dans Tes Yeux - Seth Guidry
2005
Charlie Roger and the Lafayette Playboys
2004
"For Old Time Sake" - Ray Abshire and Friends
2003
"La Tete Fille De Carencro" - Al Roger, Terry Cormier & Louisiana Pride
2002 "Deux Vies Pour Te Donner" - Jay Cormier
2001 "A la Vielle Maniere"(The Old Way) w/Jason Frey, Travis Matte, With Lagniappe
2000 "Pour Les Danseur" w/Kenneth Thibodeaux , Jason Frey, Randy Bellard, Jimmy Higginbotham, Ray Thibodeaux, Danny Cormier, Scott Ardoin
1999 "Fier D'etre Cajun" w/Don Fontenot, Eldridge Aguillard, Leighton Thibodeaux, Karl Deshotels, Kurt Daigle, Waven Boone, Freddie Pate, Danny Cormier, Troy Jagneaux
1998 "Memories de Passe" Mack Manuel, Jesse Lege w/Lake Charles Ramblersw/Jesse Lege, Mack Manuel, Orsy "R.C." Vanicor, Elzie Matthews, Robert La Pointe, Leetal Hank
1997 "Ossun Express" Horace Trahan & Ossun Express w/Horace Trahan, D. L. Menard, Terry Huval, Stacey Huval, Christine Balfa, Nelda Balfa, Kevin Wimmer, Dirk Powell
1996 "Robert Jardell & Pure Cajun" w/Robert Jardell, Milton Melancon, Edwin Guidry, Edmond Guidry, Jody Viator
1995 "Reveille" w/Kristi Guillory, Bill Grass
1994 "Beau Thomas & Cajun Power" w/Beau Thomas, Jimmie Barzar, Billy "Botch" Richard, Glen "Chic" Richard, Randy Melancon, Colby Thomas, Joe Simon, "Cajun Power" John Trahan, Robert Jardell, Christine Balfa
1993 "La Musique de Vieux Temps" Joe Simon & the La. Cajuns w/ Joe Simon, Percy Boudreaux, Ed Gary, Mervin Faul, Mark Corbello, Hugh Johnson
1992 "Memories de MaMa" "Danny Brasseaux & Cajun Express" w/Danny Brasseaux, Floyd Brasseaux, Ulysse Poirrier, Kenneth Richard, Tim Foreman, Scotty Hargroder
1991 "Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys" w/Steve Riley, David Greely, Kevin Barzas, Mike "Chop" Chapman, Christine Balfa
1990 "Sheryl Cormier & Cajun Sound"
1989 "Laissez Faire" w/Ed Billeaud, Wilson Touchet, D. Peters, E. Chapman, R. Monsour
 
Best Album of the Year 1989-1995
Best Album/CD of the Year 1996-
Best Recording of the Year 1998-
2006
Bayou Roots by Chris Miller and Bayou Roots
2005
A Bit of Two Worlds - Jackie Callier and the Cajun Cousins
2004
"Bayou Groove" - Kevin Naquin
2003
"Let's Kick Up Some Dust" - Jackie Caillier & The Cajun Cousins
2002 "AuCoup D'eclair" - Kevin Naquin
2001 "Le Necessaire" (The Necessities) w/Don Fontenot et Les Amis de la Louisiane
2000 "Pour La Premiere Fois" Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys w/ Kevin Naquin, John Gary, Louis Dronet, Jody Viator, Dwayne Lavergne, Randy Foreman, Derick Maitre, Tony Daigle
1999 "Je Vas Sortir et Two Step" Jackie Caillier & the Cajun Cousins w/Jackie Caillier, Ivy Dugas, Keith Richard, Benny Mueller, Danny Cormier
1998 "Blacktop the Gravel Road" Jackie Caillier & the Cajun Cousins w/Jackie Caillier, Ivy Dugas, Benny Mueller, Danny Cormier, Keith Richard
1997 "Front Porch Cajun Music" Jackie Caillier & the Cajun Cousins w/Jackie Caillier, Dallas Roy, Ivy James Dugas, John Dale Hebert, Benny Mueller, DannyCormier, Marty Pryor
1996 "Les Petites Heures de la Nuit" Richard LeBouef & Two Step w/Richard LeBouef, Kevin Sonnier, Randy Melancon, Tommy Guidry, Jimmy Hebert, Tim Picard, Darrel Fontenot, Beau Thomas, Camey Doucet
1995 "Laisse Les Jeunes Jouer" Jambalaya Cajun Band
1994 "Cajun Sentiment" Le Band Passe Partout w/Joe Lirette, Robert Elkins, Travis Matte, Percy Boudreaux, Jr., Larry Hoffpauir
1993 "Tit Gailop Pour Mamou" Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
1992 "Untit Peu Plus Cajun" Jimmy Breaux w/Michael Doucet, David Doucet, Gary Breaux, U. J. Meaux, Richard Comeaux
1991 (see New Horizon Award)
1990 "Co-eur de Cajun" Bruce Daigrepont & the Bouree Cajun Band
1989 "Stir Up The Roux" Bruce Daigrepont & the Bouree Cajun Band
 
Song of the Year
2006
Ma Petite Femme by Lee Benoit
2005
Biggest Fool in the World - Ivy Dugas (Greatest Hits and More)
2004
"C'est Trop Tard" - Kevin Naquin
2003
"Joues Pas Avec Le Couer Oui T-Aime" - Ivy Dugas
2002 "Belle Louisiane" - Brittany Polaski - vocals / Zachary Richard - songwriter
2001 "The Porch Swing" Don Fonenot singer/Ellis Deshotels songwriter
2000 "Je Suis En Amour Avec La Femme Que Jai Marier" Kevin Naquin singer & songwriter/John Gary singer/Jean Arceneaux songwriter
1999 "La Visit" Lee Benoit singer & songwriter/Eddie Bodin background vocals/Richard Meaux & Freddie Pate songwriters
1998 "Little Short Pants" Ivy Dugas singer/Vin Bruce & Lee Lavergne songwriters
1997 "The Gravel Road" Ivy Dugas singer & songwriter
1996 "Where Were You Last Wednesday?" Robert Jardell singer/Robert Jardell songwriter
1995 "La Valse de Chere BeBe" Jo-El Sonnier singer/Jo-El Sonnier songwriter
1994 "Ne Phes de Whisky Pour Pop" Robert Elkins singer/John Hebert songwriter
1993 "Je Suis Tout Pour Toi" Robert Elkins singer/John Hebert songwriter
1992 "Late in Life" Wayne Toups singer/Jean Arceneaux songwriter
1991 "Dernier, Dernier Chance" Johnny Sonnier singer/Ken Vallot songwriter
1990 "L Image dans le Mirror" Johnny Sonnier singer/Ken Vallot  & Raymond Taussin songwriters
1989 "La Lumiere dans tor Chassis" Robert Elkins singer/Pierre Varmon Daigle songwriter
Band of the Year
2006
Chris Miller and Bayou Roots
2005
Jackie Callier and the Cajun Cousins
2004
Kevin Naquin and the Ossun Playboys
2003
Jackie Callier and the Cajun Cousins

2002
Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys - Kevin Naquin, John Gary, Louis Dronet, Jody Viator, Dwayne Lavergne
2001
Don Fontenot et Les Amis de la Louisiane - Don Fontenot, Kurt Daigle, Karl Deshotels, Layton W. Thibodeaux Sr., Mark Young

2000
Kevin Naquin & the Ossun Playboys - Kevin Naquin, John Gary, Louis Dronet, Jody Viator, Dwayne Lavergne, Randy Foreman, Derick Maitre, Tony Daigle

1999 Jackie Caillier & the Cajun Cousins - Jackie Caillier, Ivy Dugas, Keith Richard, Benny Mueller, Danny Cormier
1998 Jackie Caillier & the Cajun Cousins - Jackie Caillier, Ivy James Dugas, Benny Mueller, Danny Cormier, Keith Richard
1996 Robert Jardell & Pure Cajun - Robert Jardell, Milton Melancon, Edwin Guidry, Edmond Guidry, Jody Viator
1997 Jackie Caillier & the Cajun Cousins - Jackie Caillier, Dallas Roy, Ivy James Dugas, John Dale Hebert, Benny Mueller, Danny Cormier, Marty Pryor
1995 Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys - Steve Riley, David Greely, Peter Schwarz
1994 Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys - Steve Riley, David Greely, Kevin Dugas, Peter Schwarz, Kevin Barzar, Christine Balfa, Sonny Landreth
1993 Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys - Steve Riley, David Greely, Kevin Barzar, Mike Chapman, Christine Balfa
1992 Johnny Sonnier & Cajun Heritage - Johnny Sonnier, Leroy Dugas, Jr., Jessie Credeur, Chad Cormier, Russell Quebodeaux
1991 Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys
1990 Paul Daigle & Cajun Gold - Paul Daigle, Robert Elkins, Tony Thibodeaux, Kelly Hebert, Vernon Bergeron
1989 Paul Daigle & Cajun Gold - Paul Daigle, Robert Elkins, Tony Thibodeaux, Kelly Hebert, Vernon Bergeron

People's Choice Award ( First presented in 2005)
2006 - Bayou Roots by Chris Miller and Bayou Roots
2005 - A Bit of Two Worlds - Jackie Callier and the Cajun Cousins

Best 45 RPM 1989-1991
Best Single Recording 1992-1993
1993 Robert Elkins "Je Suis Tout Pour Tois"
1992 Johnny Sonnier/Helen Boudreaux "Tears Become A Rose"
1991 Richard LeBeouf "Acadiana Two-Step"
1990 Sheryl Cormier
1989 Johnny Sonnier "Paul Daigle on the Juke Box"
Most Traditional Cajun Band
This award was initiated in 1989 by Chairman Pete Bergeron to encourage bands to play and record the traditional style of Cajun Music
1990 Jesse Lege & the Jeff Davis Ramblers
1989 Jesse Lege & the Jeff Davis Ramblers
-- This Award is discontinued --
Prix Dehors de Nous
This award was given a plaque prior to 1996. In years 1996, 1997, 1998 & 1999 the winner band was awarded one "Le Cajun". Beginning in 2000, each band member of the winner band is awarded a "Le Cajun".

2004-2005 San Diego Cajun Playboys, San Diego, CA (winner)-"Small Town Two-Step";
Boiling Bayou, Denmark (1st runner-up)-"Boiling Bayou";
Cleoma's Ghost (second runner-up)-"Mon Coeur Est Ave Toi"
2003 The New Riverside Ramblers, Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (winner) "Saute la Barriere"
Bal De Mason Band, France (1st runer-up) "Ce Soir Au Bayou Ecrevisses"
The Hackney Ramblers, England, (2nd runner-up)"Saturday Night Special
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2001
Cajun du Nord of Denmark, Norway & Sweden (winner) "In Louisiana"
Trans Bayou Express of France (lst runner-up) "Voyage dan le pays Cajun"
Catfish of Australia (2nd runner-up) "Two-Step at a Time"
2000 The Bone Tones of Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN (winner) "Live Recordings"
Ziga Zag of England (lst runner-up) "Desperately Seeking Boudin"
Hows Bayou of Seattle, WA (2nd runner-up) "Pardon My French"
1999 Cayenne Cajun Band, Seattle Wash. (winner) "Live at Greenwood"
Manuel Family Band, Nashville, TN (1st runner-up) "Leissey Les Bon Temps Rouler"
Acadian Ramblers Band, Holland (2nd runner-up) "Gost Dance"
1998 Squeeze Bayou, Va.-Washington D.C. area (winner) "Stepping Fast"
Vermenton Plage, France, "Lache Pas La Patate" (1st runner-up)
The Colorado Cajun Dance Band, "Colorado Cajun Dance" (2nd runner-up)
1997 Tracy Schwarz & the Cajun Trio, W. Va.. (winner)
Cajun Company, (1st runner up)
Atlanta Swamp Opera, Atlanta, Ga. (2nd runner up)
1996 Bon Tons, Minneapolis, Mn. (winner)
Danny Poullard & The California Cajun Orchestra, California (1st runner up)
The Magnolias, Providence R.I. & eastern Mass. (2nd runner up)
1995 Danny Poullard & The California Cajun Orchestra, California (winner)