Mission: The western music association is an organization that encourages and supports the preservation, performance and composition of historic traditional and contemporary music and poety of the west.
Programs: Provide a convention for performers and fans of western music and cowboy poetry to display and enjoy their talents; sell their products; receive instruction in the various areas of their craft; and associate with other like minded individuals
publish a quarterly magazine called "the western way" which is dedicated to the promotion of western music and cowboys poetry. There were approximately 1500 copies distributed quarterly during the 2014 calendar year
crisis fund estabished to assist self-employed western performers with crisis financial needs such as utility bills and funeral expenses.