We have another award-winning lineup for 2012!
Direct from The wild west of California, the incredible Crosstown Cowboys. are a top rated for their Western Swing album, "That Old Prairie Moon".
Cross Town Cowboys write and perform original western music with an inspirational message. The Action, California-based act’s debut was nominated for Best Cowboy/Western Swing album for 2008 by the Western Music Association.
The photo on the right shows the Cross Town Cowboys.
Old Leather is a Utah-based act featuring well-known old-time music stalwart Jim Witherspoon. This trio combines cowboy music and poetry for a free-roaming exploration of song and verse.
Having performed together for over ten years, this exciting group brings forth their talents and life experiences in the form of traditional and contemporary cowboy poetry mixed together with old-time western songs. Their fast paced and engaging show will put a smile on your face and have you singing along.
The Band consists of Gary Fulton, the poet who weaves together his stories and tales in a real down home cowboy way. Jim Witherspoon is on lead guitar, mandolin, and vocals along with his wife Janet Witherspoon who plays rhythm guitar, sings, and yodels. Recently joining the herd, David Nay sings and thumps the bass.
A common thread bonds together the members of this group. All four were born and raised in the Real West. Old Leather brings to their fans an authentic blend of family friendly, toe-tapping music, poetry and humor that is sure to please.
J.C. Needham is a buckaroo balladeer nominated as Western male vocalist of the year by the Western Music Assoc. J.C. is deeply rooted in the west desert of Utah and the lonely expanses and the cows, cowboys and great expanses inflect his songs with a Great Basin earthiness that defines the genre.
Wayne County High School Poetry Winners will share their original verse about life in Wayne County, where the ranching tradition remains strong to this day.
Mary Kaye Knaphaus is back by popular demand! She was the 2010 Western Music Association Vocalist of the Year.
The photo on the right shows Mary Kaye.
Jeff Chappell is as authentic as a pair of well-worn batwing chaps.
A general practitioner at Wayne County's medical clinic, he is also an in-demand musician.
A native of Wayne County, his performances have a lived-in feel that cannot be faked.