The printed program from Les' appearance at the Kennedy Center
Washington D.C., August 31, 1999.
Oklahoma State Day
Gilliam is the official "Oklahoma Balladeer," so designated
by the Oklahoma State Legislature.
He is a native of Gene Autry, Oklahoma, and is a singer,
songwriter, and recording artist.
Gilliam has been featured on radio and television and has been voted one
of the top five male performers in the field of western music.
In 1998, he was named a finalist for "Male Performer of the
Year" by the Western Music Association.
Also in 1998, he was selected the "Outstanding Male
Performer" at the Prairieville Farm Days in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
For several years, Mr. Gilliam has been a member of the Oklahoma
Arts Council Touring Program and just recently was added to the roster of
the Heartland Arts Alliance, which provides entertainment to a 15-state
recent weeks, Mr. Gilliam has opened for country star Rick Treveno,
performed at Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri, and appeared as a
featured performer at the International Country Music Festival in Vienna,
He has also been a frequent entertainer at the Oklahoma State
Capitol and the Cowboy Hall of Fame, and was a featured performer for
Governor Frank Keating at the Governor's Mansion and the Inaugural Ball.