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“Fresh From the Festival, Part 3.” December 7, 2018

Fresh From the Festival, Part 3.”  This episode concludes our 3-part series of music and cowboy poetry from artists who performed in November at the International Western Music Association festival in Albuquerque,  New Mexico. Mary Kaye, the High Country Cowboys, Notable Exceptions and more than a dozen  artists on this episode!

“Fresh from the Festival.” November 16, 2018

“Fresh from the Festival.” Nancy is just back from the International Western Music Association’s festival in Albuquerque. She’ll share with you the fantastic music and poetry she heard over 5 days. Today’s episode will recreate the annual Western Music Awards show, which is like the Grammys but for western works. In the upcoming weeks, she’ll have Parts 2 & 3  of “Fresh From the Festival” so that you can hear from many more artists who performed at the festival.

“In the Saddle.” November 2, 2018

“In the Saddle.” Today’s show is named after the first song, “I Make My Livin’ in the Saddle.” There will be other songs about saddle time by Trinity Seely and Dawn Anita. Beyond that, you’ll  hear cowboy poems from Mark Munzert and Doc Mehl  and western songs that well represent the genre. There are sure to be some that tug on your heartstrings and others  that’ll have you tapping your feet!

“Bob Wills’ Legacy.” October 5, 2018

“Bob Wills’ Legacy.” On this special episode of Cowboy Tracks, we’ll hear the musical legacy of Bob Wills. Wills is known as the “King of Western Swing.” He had a massive influence on performers and listeners alike. Many of his 300+ songs are music standards. Today’s show feature a few originals performed by his Texas Playboys but most will be versions performed by contemporary artists who are honoring and keeping Wills’ musical legacy alive.