Country music fans recognize show business legend Red Steagall for generating more than three decades of chart-topping records, but organizers and participants of the annual Bluebonnet Youth Ranch Celebrity Golf Tournament recognize Steagall for his two decades of off-stage benevolent contributions.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard new cowboy songs and songs of rodeo and bull riding. “Broken Bones” by Kelly Keening caught our attention the other day, so let’s learn more about this talented artist.
NashvilleWest1 — March 25, 2010 — A National TV show premiered March 30th at 7:30 pm Pacific, on In Country TV (Direct TV #344, Dish Network #230) starring Curly Musgrave, Belinda Gail, Juni Fisher, Dave Stamey, The Diamond W Wranglers, The Tumbling Tumbleweeds and a host of other Cowboy & Western Stars and new “Discoveries.”
Back in the 1800′s the cowboy hat became a regular part of a cowboy’s daily wear. The wide brim could quickly fan a fire, whip a horse to action, and draw the attention of distant riders. The cowboy hat keeps the sun off your face, and the rain off your back.
We have a cattle auction here in Windsor Missouri every Wednesday. Over the last two weeks the weather made things more difficult, the ground was frozen at times, and some days the thaw brought nothing but mud. Regardless, the cattle trucks keep rolling and ranchers keep hauling their cattle trailers. That’s life in this small Mid-West town.
I was discussing traditional country music with Ralph Hampton this weekend, and if you’ve listened to Ralph Hampton you know he is well informed and very knowledgeable. Ralph agreed to share some of our discussion with readers of The Country Classics, and I’m sure you will find it as facinating as I did. Here is Ralph Hampton:
I want to introduce you to Pat James. While researching articles for The Country Classics I came across a great quote by Pat James. In part he said:
Scoring big in two of our favorite categories Dan Roberts combines Cowboy Country and truck drivings songs with his hit “A Trucker’s Just A Cowboy” (trying to make his living on the road). In today’s economy Dan’s song might be even more timely as he sings “Pushing cattle just don’t pay enough so I guess I’ll have to haul another load.”
The fine people over at Sweetgrass Talent pointed us to Todd Fritsch, saying this musician would be a good fit for the audience here at The Country Classics. They are right about that. Since this is also Cowboy Country month for us, allow me to introduce of Todd Fritsch. A cowboy, rancher, and fine country singer Fritsch has the honesty and sincerity of George Strait and Dan Roberts. Todd has reportedly recorded 5 brand new songs with his new production team in Nashville, Tennessee and is ready to present the fresh material to his fans.