Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival: 2012 Season

2012 Highlights

Wayne County youth are encouraged to submit poetry for the annual Cowboy Poetry festival. Learn more…

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Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival
Saturday May 26, 2012 

Cross Town Cowboys write and perform original western music with an inspirational message. Learn more…

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.

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. Learn more…

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. Learn more…

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.

Cross Town Cowboys return to the stage.  The Action, California-based act’s debut was nominated for Best Cowboy/Western Swing album for 2008 by the Western Music Association.

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