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Cowboy Poetry Under the Stars

Date: May 11, 2023
Time: 8:00 PM

In the spirit of our western heritage, we invite you to an intimate evening of Cowboy poetry. A sometimes forgotten art form that has been carried on, mostly in the oral tradition, for over a century, cowboy poetry has stood the test of time as a vital part of our western, ranching and cowboy heritage.

Four of the countries best and most awarded contemporary cowboy poets will entertain and enlighten us with poems both classic and contemporary, some serious and some funny, it will be an event you will not soon forget.

Refreshments will be served

Jeff Gore

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Jeff Gore has been performing since he was 4 years old. He has spent the last 30 years traveling and singing Cowboy and Gospel music all over the US and abroad. He is the recipient of the Male Vocalist of the Year award in Cowboy Music from the Academy of Western Artists (1997), and a lifetime achievement award winner for Western Music by the American Cowboy Culture Association (2005, the youngest ever to receive this award). Gore has also produced and acted on television, appeared in film, and is currently producing, directing, and starring in a film based on his 2010 novel, Jingle In The Horses. Jeff also serves on the Executive Committee for the Western Heritage Classic. Along with these and other accomplishments, he is proudest when asked to ride out with a crew of cowboys on the wagon to ranches from Texas to Idaho. He and his wife Donna (of over 30 years), have two married daughters who live in Abilene, Texas with their husbands. They also have four grandsons.

Deanna Dickinson McCall

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Deanna Dickinson McCall writes about the West with settings in both the past and current day. Deanna has cows, horses and a love of the land bred into her, coming from a family that began ranching in Texas in the 1840’s. She has ranched in several western states, including 22 years raising her family on a remote Nevada ranch without phones or electricity. She now ranches with her husband in the Sacramento Mountains of New Mexico.

Her writing and performances have won numerous awards: The Will Rogers Medallion Awards, the Georgie Sicking Award, NM/AZ Book Awards, Women Writing the West, Western Music Assoc, The Academy of Western Artists, the Texas Poets Gathering Heritage Award, The Della Johns Scholarship, and The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Wrangler Award.

Terry Nash

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Terry Nash is one of the most sought-out poets around, due to his creative ability to put words together and deliver them in a captivating way.

A cattle raiser from the Grand Junction, CO, area, Terry knows what he's talking about and he knows how to draw you into his stories. His tales are of the West not seen from an interstate or from the bleachers at a rodeo. He lives the life he writes about, and he's a master at showing it to you.

He has been a top-five finalist for the International Western Music Association award for Male Poet of the Year for seven consecutive years, and in 2018, won the award for Male Poet of the Year, plus CD of the year for his latest, “A Good Ride.”

Terry performs in gatherings from Alpine to Elko, and all points between. He does private performances and banquet speaking and loves to emcee any event.

Sam Noble

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Growing up in southwestern Colorado, Sam Noble grew up herding cattle and sheep “with no one but a horse and a dog for companionship and The Lord’s great creation for a classroom.” He helped his dad feed cattle with a team of draft horses and started working on cattle drives at age seven, holding his first job away from home at 13. With a biology degree from Fort Lewis College in Durango he taught school while still breaking horses and doing ranch work. He married his wife Tanna, who came from a ranching family and they raised two boys to ranching and rodeo becoming involved in The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Cowboy Chapter and organizing church services at rodeos and other western events. He has served on the board of The Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering for many years and has written and published numerous works of his own Cowboy poetry as well as 5 CDs. Sam still lives just outside Durango with his wife Tanna.

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Cowboy Poetry Under the Stars
May 11, 2023 | 8:00 PM
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