Past Entertainers at Western Legends Round-Up

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Bill Anderson
Bill Anderson

Bill Anderson

He’s known as “Whispering Bill,” a nickname hung on him years ago as a result of his breathy voice and his warm, soft approach to singing a country song. His credentials, however, shout his prominence: One of the most awarded songwriters in the history of country music, a million-selling recording artist many times over, television game show host, network soap opera star, spokesman for a nationwide restaurant chain, and a consummate onstage performer. His back-up group, The Po’ Folks Band, has long been considered one of the finest instrumental and vocal groups in the business. Read more »

Carmen Ruiz
Carmen Ruiz

Carmen Ruiz

Carmen Ruiz was born in Manati, Puerto Rico and was raised in New Jersey.  She entered a lot of talent competitions throughout her school years. In 1980, she moved with her family to Colorado in 1980, where she was introduced to karaoke singing one night and got the singing bug all over again. In 1993 she moved with her family to Arizona, where she continued to develop her singing talents. Carmen joined J.D.s’ Legendary Stars in Revue (1998 – 2006)  performing as Patsy Cline & Connie Francis.  Later, she performed with Old School Stars in their Rock N Roll Revue from 2008 thru 2013. Read more »

Hired Guns In Cahoots
Hired Guns In Cahoots

Hired Guns In Cahoots

Hired Guns In Cahoots rustles up some great cowboy entertainment, from a live western band and cowboy poetry to cowboy demonstrations. Read more »

Jared Rogerson
Photo of Jared Rogerson, Country singer and songwriter

Jared Rogerson

Much of Jared Rogerson’s songwriting draws from the 17 years he devoted to riding wild bareback broncs on the rodeo circuit, along with thousands of miles atop broke saddle horses traversing the rugged mountains near his home in Pinedale, Wyoming. His respect for both the tame and unruly are underlined in his lyrics which depict modern themes of love, heartbreak, determination, and defiance from the optimistic perspective of an ever changing West. Read more »

Mickey Gilley

Mickey Gilley

On March 9th, 1936 Mickey was born in Natchez Mississippi. Raised in Ferriday, Louisiana along with his two famous cousins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart it was there where his love and appreciation of music grew. He absorbed the haunting sounds of Louisiana rhythm and blues by sneaking up to the windows of the clubs at night. Read more »

Paul Bliss
Paul Bliss

Paul Bliss

He’s been seasoned with arena dirt, salted with horse sweat, and sweetened by branding fire smoke. He’s been wind-whipped, saturated with rain, covered with snow, and coated with dust. And if there’s anything else that goes into the recipe that stirs up an all-around cowboy, you can add a dash of that as well. Read more »

Rollie Stevens
Rollie Stevens

Rollie Stevens

Rollie Stevens—singer, songwriter and firefighter—writes Mainstream Country and sings about the West that he truly loves. As a youngster, growing up in the Arizona desert, he was greatly influenced by the songs of Marty Robbins, the king of western ballads. Even though Rollie has now developed his own smooth singing style, he is often compared to the legendary performer. Read more »

Roo Arcus

Roo Arcus

2016 Golden Guitar Award Finalist for ‘Male Artist of the Year’ and ‘Toyota Heritage Song of the Year’. Roo Arcus made his return to the country music industry in 2012, after an eight-year hiatus, with the stunning ‘comeback’ album ‘This Here Cowboy’ that resulted in two massive #1 radio hits. January 2015 saw the release of the critically acclaimed album ‘Cowboys & Sunsets’ recorded in the US and produced by Grammy award-winning Jerry Salley, featuring a duet with America’s Queen of Bluegrass…Rhonda Vincent. Since his return, Roo has toured and played most the major festivals of Australia and has twice been an official CMA artist in Nashville, USA. From Tennessee to Tamworth, Roo’s authentic country sound has been welcomed by many. Rave reviews from UK magazine ‘Country Music People, savingcountrymusic.com, the front cover of Italy’s ‘Cowboys’ magazine…and widespread radio airplay across the globe. Read more »

R.W. Hampton
R.W. Hampton

R.W. Hampton

R.W. Hampton is one of the leading Western Entertainers in America today. His fans come from all walks of life. He’s loved by cowboys, cowgirls, ranch hands and rodeo stars, but also by people who have never seen a cow up close – or care to. R.W. is known for his patriotism, his family values and Christian beliefs. His voice & songs resonate with audiences worldwide. He is today’s voice of Cowboy Music. Read More »

Saddle Strings
Saddle Strings Band

Saddle Strings Band

We’re just a bunch of regular country folks.  We evolved from an occasional backyard get-together, to what you hear at our performances today.  Along the journey we have met some wonderful and encouraging people that we will truly treasure for the rest of our lives.  We have officially been the SaddleStrings since late 1994.  (Yes, that makes us old)… Read more »

Sons of the Pioneers
Sons of the Pioneers

Sons of the Pioneers

What would the West be without it’s own style of music? Think of the term “the West” and you think of natural beauty, a cultural mind-set and a very distinctive type of music. The term evokes the image of the singing cowboy and of songs that paint vivid mental pictures of Tumbling Tumbleweeds, Cool Water, Tall Timber and that Strawberry Roan. The West has always had its heros but until the 1930s a distinct type of music was not part of Western lore. The public did not connect any separate genre of music to the West and the cowboy. Starting in the early 1930s the film and radio industry changed all that forever. Read more »

Stan Corliss
Stan Corliss

Stan Corliss

Stan Corliss has been performing western music for nearly thirty years. His first album, “Westerner”, was nominated for best album by the Academy of Western Artists. Read more »

Suzy Bogguss
Suzy Bogguss

Suzy Bogguss

During the creative explosion that was country music in the 1990s Suzy Bogguss sold 4 million records with sparkling radio hits like Outbound Plane, Someday Soon, Letting Go and Drive South. But, you can’t peg Suzy that easily. In the midst of her country popularity she took time off to make a duets album with the legendary Chet Atkins. Read more »

Trinity Seely
Trinity Seely

Trinity Seely

Trinity Seely‘s life has taken her to many different places. Ranging from the cattle country of British Columbia Canada, to the beautiful Ojai Valley of California. To the majestic peaks of the Wasatch front of Utah, to the high desert plains of Wyoming where a vast sea of sagebrush and granite peaks stole her heart. And now to the green rolling sand hills of Nebraska. Each of the places that she has called home has embedded in her a deep love for the Cowboy, Western, and Buckaroo lifestyle. Read more »

"True Willie"
True Willie Willie Nelson Tribute THURSDAY NIGHT

‘True Willie’ – Willie Nelson Tribute

Roger Hegyi began singing in his church at 10 years old before being recognized as “one voice in a million” by professionals in the music industry. Roger has since amassed over 40 years of experience as a singer and guitarist, including several engagements in Southern California at the Anaheim Angels Stadium and the San Diego Padres Stadium, in theater groups and through thousands of performances in small clubs. The True Willie Tribute Band represents Roger’s lifelong dream is to honor the music of Willie Nelson and the influence Willie has had not only on Country and Western music, but also on American music history. Read More »

Waddie Mitchel
Waddie Mitchell

Waddie Mitchell

Waddie Mitchell is a real cowboy who became a world-renowned cowboy storyteller and poet, enchanting contemporary audiences with tales of life in the rugged West. He was born Bruce Douglas Mitchell on the enormous Horseshoe Ranch, located over thirty miles south of Elko, Nevada. Young Bruce, nicknamed “Waddie” (a synonym for ‘cowboy’) by his father, spent most of his time with real cowboys and at night listened to their stories and memorized their poems. He dropped out of school at age 16 to become a full-time wrangler and chuck wagon driver. He was drafted into the Army and was stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado on a 24,000-acre ranch where he broke and trained horses for the U.S. Cavalry. While working as the foreman of a ranch, Mitchell appeared in an early-’80s PBS documentary about the last real cowboys in America, The Vanishing Breed. The documentary featured some of Mitchell’s own poetry, and Johnny Carson invited him to visit The Tonight Show. Mitchell didn’t even know who Carson was, but he was a big hit on the show after reciting Wallace McCray’s famous poem Reincarnation, and later returned several times. He also appeared on several other programs, including Larry King’s radio show and a National Geographic special. Read More »