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Basic Grilled Baby Back Ribs

It just isn’t summer without ribs, and they don’t get much easier than this.

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Cowboy and Flyboy

Montana rancher Hank Esp learned to fly airplanes in the service and, at 88 years old, he still gets airborne almost every day and horseback any time it’s necessary.

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Top 20 Western Songs of the Last 20 Years

The editors at American Cowboy present their picks for the greatest songs from the last 20 years. From true cowboy tunes to contemporary country, these songs are sure to encourage a trip down memory lane.

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Watt Matthews: Dean of Texas Cattlemen

Don’t be fooled by the East Coast college diploma—Watt Matthews was a true Westerner.

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How to swim cattle

From the words of Fay Ward's The Cowboy at Work(1958), how to safely and successfully swim cattle.

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Ultimate Western Events Calendar: August

From our Ultimate Western Events Calendar, here are the cowboy events to attend in August!

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Jesse Chisholm

Though neither a rancher nor much of a cowboy, Jesse Chisholm established the most well-known and trafficked cattle trail in American history.

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"Duke"ing it out

Which of the Duke's roles—cowboy or soldier—where his greatest?

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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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Behind the Scenes of "Lonesome Dove"

Audiences remember the epic story and timeless character, but the cast and crew who worked behind the scenes remember a whole lot more. Here are some of their stories.

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At Home with Anita La Cava Swift

John Wayne’s granddaughter shares personal memories of her grandfather and how she and many others are helping to carry on his legacy through the fight against cancer.

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Painting the West

Everyday moments of the working cowboy become works of art thanks to Western artist Jason Rich.

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Recipe: Sunday Brisket and Frito Salad

Served with homemade horseradish cream sauce and Frito salad, this brisket meal is true Texas fare.

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At Home with Robert Duvall

We caught up with Robert Duvall to talk Gus, behind-the-scene stories from Lonesome Dove, horses, and future projects.

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Ultimate Western Events Calendar: July

From our Ultimate Western Events Calendar, here are the cowboy events to attend in July

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