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A Cowboy for the Ages

Chris LeDoux brought the grit of the rodeo arena to the bright lights of Nashville.

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A Taste of Colorado

Location Civic Center Park 101 W 14th Ave Denver, CO Date:  Fri, 2014-08-29 11:30 - Mon, 2014-09-01 08:00 Event Description:  Celebrating its 31st year as the state’s largest free-admission outdoor event, A Taste of Colorado draws more than 500,000 visitors annually. Five entertainment stages include national, local, and ethnic music in a variety of genres, children’s performers, and much more. Festivalgoers also can try a variety of culinary delights from more than 50 of Colorado’s favorite food establishments, including a fine dining area and culinary showcase. A fireworks light spectacular will illuminate Civic Center Park on Friday, Aug. 29, and feature synchronized lights on the City and County Building along with choreographed music. Plus, visitors can enjoy the offerings of more than 275 marketplace artisans and vendors, as well as educational programs promoting the diverse cultural and Western heritage of the region. WHAT: A Taste of Colorado — FREE ADMISSION WHEN: Friday, Aug. 29 through Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 WHERE: Civic Center Park, Downtown Denver (at the intersection of Colfax Avenue and Broadway) HOURS: Friday: 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday: 10:30 a.m. – 8 p.m. Festival of Mountain and Plain … A Taste of Colorado is a community celebration that is produced by and benefits Downtown Denver Events, Inc., the Downtown Denver Partnership family’s community events non-profit organization. The Festival is an opportunity for people throughout the region to come together to experience and appreciate our diverse cultural traditions, and to learn more about our state’s Western heritage. The Festival highlights visual and performing arts in addition to featuring educational programs and culinary demonstrations. Visit,,, or call (303) 295-6330 for more information.

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Top 20 Cowboy Songs in the Past 20 Years

We gave cowboy music radio host Charley Engel the daunting task of choosing the Top 20 core cowboy songs of the last 20 years, and he didn't disappoint. Here they are!

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Cowboy Poetry & Music Gathering

Location Salinas Sports Complex 1034 N. Main Street Salinas , CA Date:  Sun, 2014-07-13 13:00 Event Description:  Western musician Dave Stamey will headline the afternoon of barbecue, music, poetry and more on Sunday July 13th. Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers working today. There will be a barbecue meal available for purchase, wine tasting and poetry; a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Foundation for Monterey County Free Libraries. Barbecue $10, Wine Tasting $10, Poetry & Music Gathering $30 Sherwood Hall, 940 N. Main Street, Salinas Information 831-775-3100

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Winds of Change

Ian Tyson talks to American Cowboy magazine about music, horses, and life.

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The King of Western Swing

Bob Wills pioneered a new, toe-tapping sound.

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