"Strong Western Winds." This episode's songs are about wind. Wind's physical power is featured in many western songs because it is such a big factor in cowboy work, range and animal duties, farming and more. But, wind is also the spirit of the universe. Its invisible yet powerful force often symbolizes movement and change, such as in the phrase "the winds of change." In today's songs there are both the physical and representational dimensions of the wind. Teacher Bert McCoy says that: "the wind plays its own music." That's so true but the wind also inspires music, as we will hear...
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Today we’ll hear songs and poems about the Women of the Wild West: the famous, infamous and unsung women who shaped the frontier.
“Upon the West.” May this show’s songs and poetry take you to a deep and wonderful western state of mind.
“Big Country.” This week’s show title is named after one of the songs you’ll hear but also represents our country’s vastness and great diversity.
”Playing Favorites, Part 2.” In this second installment, Nancy will play more of her favorite western songs and poems from 2018 Cowboy Tracks episodes. They’re all worthy of your attention!
“Playing Favorites.” On this first show of 2019, Nancy will share some of of her favorite western songs and poems from her 2018 Cowboy Tracks episodes. Listen in if you want to hear the cream of the crop, the pick of the litter, the best in class!
Tune into this year’s Cowboy Christmas special on “Cowboy Tracks” (Dec 14, 1pm). The holiday songs you’ll hear aren’t the same old ones you’ve heard forever but are Christmas songs with a Western flair!
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, Part 2.” Hear more great music and cowboy poetry from artists who performed at the International Western Music Association festival in Albuquerque.