Cowboy Tracks

Join Nancy around the campfire to hear authentic Western roots music and cowboy poetry. Something deep in your soul will resonate to stories from the early wranglers, Mexican vaqueros, Old West adventurers, Silver Screen buckaroos, Western Swing bands, contemporary real cowboys, and all who appreciate wide open spaces, freedom, and the western lifestyle.


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Cowboy Tracks, Feb. 1, 2023: Elko Cowboy Gathering 2023

This episode of Cowboy Tracks previews some of the artists performing this week at the annual National Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering in Elko, Nev.

Here's the playlist:

Song -- Title -- Artist -- Album

Milk Cow Blues (instrumental) -- Jimmy Day & Herb Remington, A Day With Remington

Come Ride With Me -- Dave Stamey, Come Ride With Me

Mountain Water -- Carin Mari, Rambling Daughter

Cowboy Tracks, Dec. 14, 2022: Christmas in the Western style

Cowboy Tracks brings you a new episode today of Christmas music done WESTERN style! Enjoy this "Ranch Christmas" show, and happy holidays!

Song -- Title -- Artist -- Album

  • Santa Claus is Coming to Town (instr), Craig Duncan, Bluegrass Christmas
  • Santa's Yodeling Song, The Light Crust Doughboys and Kristyn Harris, Cool Yule Christmas
  • Do You Hear What I Hear, Barry Ward, Home for Christmas
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Almeda Bradshaw, single
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Barry Ward, Home for Christmas
  • Christmas Time, Mary Kaye Holt, single
  • A Rootin' Tootin' Santa Claus, Tennessee Ernie Ford, The Capitol Singles, 1951-1952
  • Sleigh Ride (instr,) The Trail Band, Peace on Earth, A Christmas Collection
  • When Winter Comes to Tahoe, David John and the Comstock Cowboys, Christmas in the Sierra
  • Holiday Roundup, Buffalo Bill Boycott, single

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Hi Nancy,
I enjoyed visiting with you today on "Cowboy Tracks"
I wanted to set the record straight. During your show, I made a comment about recently deceased, Doris Day. In fact, Doris Day starred in "Calamity Jane" not "Annie Oakley"
Sorry, my mistake... Really love your show... Keep keepin' on with the great tracks!
Oh, BTW... John Fremont's guide and messenger was Kit Carson.

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 05/17/2019 - 11:15pm

I am really excited about your interview with Dale's former long time manager (Dick Baxter).  Can't wait to hear his stories of the good ole days with Roy and Dale!

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Fri, 05/10/2019 - 11:11am

Right now I'm listening to your Western Swing show and it's too wonderful, it's beyond super. It's even really swell. Thank you for this Swing salute. More Swing and more...

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 04/25/2018 - 9:53pm

Wow, thank you! This was the first time I've done an all-western swing show. Now, I'm encouraged to do more!

Submitted by Nancy Flagg on Thu, 04/26/2018 - 8:27am

Listened to this varied Cowboy time last Friday. There was Cowboy poetry, music, definitions of terms...yes, so much time has pasted we need to know what used to be common words that relate to Cowboy and The West. Tune in for a good time.

Submitted by Ruth Chambers on Sun, 05/28/2017 - 9:22pm

Thanks for listening and for your positive comments!

Submitted by Nancy Flagg on Thu, 06/01/2017 - 5:05pm

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