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About The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four (2009)
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About the cover art and inside photo
About The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four (2009) and Cowboy Poetry Week 2009
How to submit images and poems for consideration for future compilations 
 

Find information about The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five (2010) here.


The BAR-D Roundup News
 

  The first volume of The BAR-D Roundup (2006) is now sold out. Some remaining copies may be available from retail outlets and other sources. Find information about Volume 1 here.


  The Fall, 2009 issue of The Western Way magazine, the official publication of the Western Music Association (WMA), names The BAR-D Roundup, Volume Four as the number one cowboy poetry CD. The BAR-D Roundup, Volume Three is in fifth place in the chart. The Western Way playlists are compiled by Marvin O'Dell from reports by Western DJ's for cowboy poetry, Western swing, and Cowboy/Western music.

The Western Way is a benefit of WMA membership and is available to all for reading on line, at the WMA web site. Subscriptions are also available for non-members, and it is sold at retail outlets.

Posted 10/1


  The weekly Cowboy Culture Corner radio show, with hosts Dallas and PJ McCord, often features tracks from each of the volumes of The BAR-D Roundup.  

The March 7, 2010 show includes Paul Kern's "At Codding's Place" from  The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two and Yvonne Hollenbeck's "A Plain Ol' Ranchwife" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The February 28 show includes Mark Gardner's recitation of Jack Thorp's "What's Become of the Punchers" and Linda Kirkpatrick's "When Roundup Time Comes 'Round" from the first edition of The BAR-D Roundup; Randy Rieman's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "When They've Finished Shipping Cattle in the Fall" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two; and Wallace McRae's "Urban Daughter" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The February 21, 2010 show includes Sunny Hancock's "The Horse Trade" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two and Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The February 14, 2010 show includes Dee Strickland Johnson ("Buckshot Dot")'s "The End of the Day" and Mick Vernon's "Picayune Valley" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume 1, and Elizabeth Ebert's "He Talked About Montana" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two.

The February 7, 2010 show includes Chris Isaacs' recitation of Sunny Hancock's "Change on the Range," Colen Sweeten's "Cow on the Fight," and Virginia Bennett's "Dad was Like a Colt" from the first volume of The BAR-D Roundup.

The January 31. 2010 show includes Pat Richardson's  "Cowboy Banker" from the first volume of The BAR-D Roundup; Pat Richardson's "Shep's Poetry" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two; and Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry, from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The January 17, 2010 show includes Don Kennington's "The Last Nail" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two; and Diane Tribitt's "Half the Hand" and Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry, from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The January 9, 2010 show, with most of the program a tribute to Curly Musgrave, also included Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry, from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The December 27, 2009 show includes Badger Clark's own recitation of his poem, "Ridin'" and Pat Richardson's "Shep's Poetry" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two; and Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry" and Yvonne Hollenbeck's "A Plain Ol' Ranchwife" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The October 11, 2009 show includes Red Steagall's "Born to this Land" from the first edition of The BAR-D Roundup and and Yvonne Hollenbeck's "Nature's Church from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two.

The October 4, 2009 show includes Mark Gardner's recitation of Jack Thorp's "What's Become of the Punchers," from the first edition of The BAR-D Roundup; and Yvonne Hollenbeck's "A Plain Ol' Ranchwife," DW Groethe's "The Star Cavvy," and Jesse Smith's recitation of Johnie Schnieder's "The Black Beauty" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The September 27 2009 show includes Dee Strickland Johnson ("Buckshot Dot")'s "The End of the Day" and Mick Vernon's "Picayune Valley" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume 1, and  Jane Morton's "The Cows Came First" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The September 20, 2009 show includes Susan Parker's recitation of A. V. Hudson's "Homemade Cigarette" and Hal Swift's recitation of James Barton Adams' "Bill's in Trouble" from The Bar-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The September 13, 2009 show includes Pat Richardson's "Shep's Poetry" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two, and Randy Rieman's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "An Old Western Town" from The Bar-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The September 6, 2009 show includes Don Kennington's "The Last Nail" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two; Hal Swift's recitation of James Barton Adams' "Bill's in Trouble" from The Bar-D Roundup: Volume Three; and Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The McCords were substitute hosts for the September 6, 2009 Sunday Morning Light Cowboy Church program, and the show included Dick Morton's recitation of Badger Clark's "A Cowboy's Prayer" from the first volume of The BAR-D Roundup; and Diane Tribitt's "Prayer Under the Northern Lights" and Yvonne Hollenbeck's "Nature's Church from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two.

The August 30 show includes Mark Gardner's recitation of Jack Thorp's "What's Become of the Punchers," from the first edition of The BAR-D Roundup; Badger Clark's own recitation of his poem, "Ridin'" and Diane Tribitt's "Prayer Under the Northern Lights" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two; Ken Cook's "Bloodlines from The Bar-D Roundup: Volume Three; and Wallace McRae's "Urban Daughter" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The August 23, 2009 show includes Doris Daley's "Average Girl," Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry," Jo Lynne Kirkwood's "Ida's Bread," and Diane Tribitt's "Half the Hand" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The August 16, 2009 show includes Doris Daley's "Average Girl," Randy Rieman's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "An Old Western Town" from The Bar-D Roundup: Volume Three and Ken Cook's "The Conversation," from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The August 9, 2009 show includes Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry" and Diane Tribitt's "Half the Hand" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The August 2, 2009 show includes Slim McNaught's "Heading Home" and DW Groethe's "My Father's Horses from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four, and Paul Zarzyski's "Luck of the Draw" from The Bar-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The July 19, 2009 show includes Red Steagall's "Born to this Land" from the first edition of The BAR-D Roundup; and Ken Cook's "Grandpa" from The Bar-D Roundup: Volume Two; and Hal Swift's recitation of James Barton Adams' "Bill's in Trouble" from The Bar-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The July 5, 2009 show includes Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry" and Randy Rieman's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "An Old Western Town," from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four. and Ken Cook's "Bloodlines from The Bar-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The June 28, 2009 show includes Mick Vernon's "Picayune Valley" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume 1, and Sunny Hancock's "The Horse Trade" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume 2.

The June 21, 2009 show includes Don Kennington's "The Last Nail," Yvonne Hollenbeck's "Nature's Church," and Rod Nichols' "Talent," from The Bar-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The June 14, 2009 show includes Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry," Doris Daley's "Average Girl," and Ray Owens' "The Tracks That Won't Blow Out" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The June 7, 2009 show includes Rod Miller's "The Staff of Life" and Ray Owens' "The Tracks That Won't Blow Out" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The May 31, 2009 show includes Jo Lynne Kirkwood's "Ida's Bread" and J.B. Allen's recitation of the traditional "I'd Like to Be in Texas" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The May 24, 2009 show includes Linda Kirkpatrick's "The Ranger," Jerry Brooks' recitation of Henry Herbert Knibbs' "The Shallows of the Ford,"  Randy Rieman's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "An Old Western Town," and Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The May 17, 2009 show includes Jay Snider's "Of Horses and Men" and Jesse Smith's recitation of Johnie Schnieder's "The Black Beauty" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The May 10, 2009 show includes Jesse Smith's recitation of Johnie Schnieder's "The Black Beauty" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The May 3, 2009 show includes Randy Rieman's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "An Old Western Town," and Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry" The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The April 26, 2009 show includes Pat Richardson's "Henry," Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry," and Andy Nelson's "The Worst One to Buck" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The April 19, 2009 show, featuring "women of the West," includes Doris Daley's "Average Girl" and Georgie Sicking's "Housewife" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The April 5, 2009 show includes the first airplay from a pre-release copy of The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four (to be released during Cowboy Poetry Week): Ken Cook's "The Conversation," Joel Nelson's "The Men Who Ride No More," and Gail I. Gardner's "The Sierry Petes."

The March 29, 2009 show includes Doris Daley's "A Letter to Mr. Russell" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two and Mick Vernon's "Picayune Valley" from the first volume of The BAR-D Roundup.  

The March 22, 2009 show includes Paul Zarzyski's recitation of S. Omar Barker's "Horses versus Hosses" and Sunny Hancock's "The Horse Trade" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two and Mike Puhallo's "Man in the Moon" from the first volume of The BAR-D Roundup.

The March 16, 2009 show includes Smoke Wade's "A Change of Season" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three and  Sunny Hancock's "The Horse Trade" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two.

The February 22, 2009 show includes DW Groethe's "Yearlin' Heifers" from the first volume of The BAR-D Roundup.

The February 8, 2009 show includes Joel Nelson's "Shadow on the Cutbank" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three, Pat Richardson's "Shep's Poetry" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two, and Pat Richardson's "Cowboy Banker" from the first volume of The BAR-D Roundup.

The February 1, 2009 show includes Andy Nelson's "The Old Crockett Spurs" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three and Dick Morton's recitation of Badger Clark's "A Cowboy's Prayer" from the first volume of The BAR-D Roundup.

The January 25, 2009 show includes  Mick Vernon's recitation of S. Omar Barker's "Jack Potter's Courtin'" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three; Pat Richardson's "Shep's Poetry" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two; and DW Groethe's "Yearlin' Heifers" from the first volume of The BAR-D Roundup.

The January 18, 2009 show includes Red Steagall's "The Memories in Grandmother's Trunk" and Linda Kirkpatrick's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "The Bronco Twister's Prayer" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three; Smoke Wade's "Trailing the Herd" The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two; and Jay Snider's "300 Miles to Go" from the first volume of The BAR-D Roundup.

The January 11, 2009 show includes
Deanna Dickinson McCall's "Advice" and Diane Tribitt's "Prayer Under the Northern Lights" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two and Mick Vernon's "Picayune Valley" from the first edition of The BAR-D Roundup.

The January 4,  2009 show includes "Bigfoot" by Pat Richardson from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three, Don Kennington's "The Last Nail" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two, and A.K. Moss' poem, "The Truth," from the first edition of The BAR-D Roundup.

Find earlier information here with the previous edition of The BAR-D Roundup.

The Cowboy Culture Corner plays Western and cowboy music, cowboy poetry, and some bluegrass gospel.  The show airs Sundays from 1 PM to 4 PM. (Pacific) on KNND 1400AM in Cottage Grove, Oregon.

Dallas McCord has been named a 2007 DJ of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists.

CD submissions are welcome for consideration for airplay.

Read more about the Cowboy Culture Corner in our feature here.

Updated 3/15


  The award-winning Clear Out West (C. O. W.) radio show with Andy Nelson and Jim Nelson is broadcast weekly throughout the West from Pinedale, Wyoming, bringing "News and Entertainment of the Cowboy Culture" to a wide audience.  Andy and Jim, the "C.O.W. boys"—known widely for the wild humor they bring to Cowboy Poetry gatherings and their rodeo and sports announcingfeature western music, cowboy poetry, and more on their popular show.

Clear Out West (C. O. W.) radio is broadcast to many radio stations and past shows are available for listening on demand from the Clear Out West web site  

Clear Out West (C. O. W.) co-hosts, brothers Jim and Andy Nelson, received the Western Music Association's 2006 Top Radio DJ's of the Year Award. 

Andy Nelson, who is also a popular poet, humorist, and emcee, co-produces The BAR-D Roundup.

Clear Out West welcomes Western music and cowboy poetry CD submissions: Clear Out West, Box 1547, Pinedale, WY 82941; cowboys@clearoutwest.com; (307) 360-8776.

Updated 10/27


The October 26, 2009 show includes Yvonne Hollenbeck's "What Would Martha Do?" from the first edition of The BAR-D Roundup.

The October 12, 2009 show includes Dick Morton's recitation of the traditional "Cattleman's Prayer" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The October 5, 2009 show includes Ray Owens' "The Tracks that Won't Blow Out" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The September 14, 2009 show includes Slim McNaught's "Headin' Home" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The September 7, 2009 show includes Buck Ramsey's "Grass: Chapter 3" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The August 24, 2009 show includes Jane Morton's "The Cows Came First" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The August 17, 2009 show includes Allen Clark's recitation of Arthur Guiterman's "The Star Planters" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The August 10, 2009 show includes Diane Tribitt's "Half the Hand" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The August 3, 2009 show includes DW Groethe's "The Star Cavvy" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The July 27, 2009 show includes J.B. Allen's recitation of the traditional "I'd Like to be in Texas" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The July 20, 2009 show includes Jesse Smith's recitation of Johnie Schneider's "The Black Beauty" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The July 13, 2009 show includes Larry McWhorter's "The Red Cow" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The June 22, 2009 show includes Jay Snider's "Of Horses and Men" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The June 15, 2009 show includes Gail Steiger's recitation of Gail Gardner's "The Dude Wrangler" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The June 8, 2009 show includes Georgie Sicking's "Housewife" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The June 1, 2009 show includes Jerry Brooks' recitation of Henry Herbert Knibbs' "The Shallows of the Ford from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The May 25, 2009 show includes Joel Nelson's "The Men Who Ride No More" from  The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The May 18, 2009 show includes Ken Cook's "The Conversation" from  The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The May 11, 2009 show includes Jo Lynne Kirkwood's "Ida's Bread," The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The May 4, 2009 show includes Randy Rieman's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "An Old Western Town," The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The April 27, 2009 Cowboy Poetry Week show includes interviews with poets and selections from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four: Doris Daley's "Average Girl"; Pat Richardson's "Henry"; Yvonne Hollenbeck's "A Plain Ol' Ranchwife"; Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry"; Elizabeth Ebert's "Cowboy"; and Gail I. Gardner's  "The Sierry Petes." There are also selections of songs written in collaboration with poets, including Jean Prescott's "Queen of Diamonds" (Les Buffham); David Anderson's "The Saddle" (CR Wood); Eli Barsi's "Just Call Him Cowboy" (Doris Daley); Wylie & the Wild West's "Lasca" (Frank Desprez).

The February 25, 2009 show, a benefit for Rusty McCall, includes Ross Knox recitation of D.J. O'Malley's "The D2 Horse Wrangler" and Deanna Dickinson McCall's "Advice" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The October 27, 2008 show includes Georgie Sicking's "To Be a Top Hand" from from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The October 14, 2008 show includes Paul Kern's "At Codding's Place" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The September 15, 2008 show includes Ken Cook's "Bloodlines" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The September 8, 2008 show includes Ross Knox recitation of D.J. O'Malley's "The D2 Horse Wrangler" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The September 2, 2008 show includes Randy Rieman's recitation of Henry Herbert Knibbs' "Where the Ponies Come to Drink" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three

The August 25, 2008 show includes Smoke Wade's "A Change of Season" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.  

The August 18, 2008 show includes Wallace McRae's "Urban Daughter" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.  

The August 11, 2008 show includes Bill Siems' recitation of Curley Fletcher's "The Strawberry Roan from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.  

The July 14, 2008 show includes Paul Zarzyski's "The Luck of the Draw" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three. (The week's live show is a special "stay-at-home benefit; read more about it here.)

The July 7, 2008 show includes Rhonda Sedgwick Stearns'  "Fiddleback Headquarters" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The June 30, 2008 show includes Mick Vernon's recitation of S. Omar Barker's "Jack Potter's Courtin'" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The June 16, 2008 show includes Jay Snider's recitation of Luther A. Lawhon's "The Good Old Cowboy Days" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The June 9, 2008 show includes Jerry Brooks' recitation of Badger Clark's "The Free Wind" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The June 2, 2008 show includes Deanna Dickinson McCall's "Advice" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The May 27, 2008 show includes DW Groethe's "My Father's Horses" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The May 19, 2008 show includes  Susan Parker's recitation of A.V. Hudson's poem, "The Homemade Cigarette," from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

Find earlier information here with the previous edition of The BAR-D Roundup.

Rick Huff reviews The BAR-D Roundup, Volume Four, in his Best of the West Reviews:


Here's this year's stunner from CowboyPoetry.com. The Bar-D Roundup collections are designed to go into rural libraries to help reinstill in some and preserve for all ranching and cowboy traditions of their communities.  However, we should all be terrifically thankful we can get our hands on them too!

 

The Bar-D Roundup Volume 4 is a gem. That fact shouldn't come as any huge revelation to those familiar with the series, but this time the mix of classic and contemporary Cowboy Poetry has a particularly interesting flow as you go from vision to vision. It's almost an artful documentary in verse, and definitely a welcome visit from new and old friends. Among the staggering 28 tracks here are such current masters as Joel Nelson ("The Men Who Ride No More"), Georgie Sicking ("Housewife"), Ken Cook ("The Conversation"), Jay Snider ("Of Horses & Men"), Slim McNaught ("Headin' Home"), Pat Richardson ("Henry") and so many more. Renderings of classics come from Randy Rieman, Jerry A. Brooks, Gail Steiger, Jesse Smith and others. Then there are the heart tugging visits from beyond that include Larry McWhorter ("The Red Cow"), Buck Ramsey ("Chapter Three from Grass"), J. B. Allen ("I'd Like To Be In Texas For The Roundup In The Spring"), Ray Owens ("Tracks That Won't Blow Out") and the amazing find for this volume...Gail Gardner singing his "The Sierry Petes" (aka. "Tying Knots In The Devil's Tail")!!  This is as good as it gets.  Get it!!!! 

 

See more of Rick Huff's Best of the West Reviews in our feature here.

 

Posted 5/11


 

  Totsie Slover's The Real West from the Old West radio show from Deming, New Mexico, plays cowboy and Western music and poetry. The show airs live on the radio and on the internet each Wednesday morning from 10:00 AM until noon (Mountain) on KOTS/1230AM and each show is archived for one week for listening on demand.

CD submissions for consideration for airplay are welcome. Send those to: Totsie Slover, 220 S Gold Ave., Deming, NM 88030; totsieslover@hotmail.com; www.totsieslover.com ; 575-494-0899.

The March 17, 2010 show includes Gail Steiger's recitation of "The Dude Wrangler," written by his grandfather, Gail Gardner, from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The March 10, 2010 show includes Jay Snider's "Of Horses and Men" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The March 3, 2010 show includes Dick Morton's recitation of the traditional "Cattleman's Prayer"  from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The February 17, 2010 show includes Red Steagall's "Born to this Land" from the first edition of The BAR-D Roundup; DW Groethe's "The Bunny Poem" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two;  Andy Nelson's "The Old Crockett Spurs" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three; and Randy Rieman's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "An Old Western Town"  from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The February 10, 2010 show includes  Jo Lynne Kirkwood's "Ida's Bread" and Smoke Wade's "Trailing the Herd"  from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The February 3, 2010 show includes Slim McNaught's "Headin' Home," from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The January 27, 2010 show includes Diane Tribitt's "Half the Hand" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The January 20, 2010 show includes Janice Gilbertson's "Night Time's Promise" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two and Rod Nichols' "Talent," from The Bar-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The January 13, 2010 show includes Linda Kirkpatrick's "When Roundup Time Comes 'Round" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume One and Hal Swift's recitation of James Barton Adams' "Bill's in Trouble" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The December 30, 2009 show includes Ken Cook's "The Conversation," Yvonne Hollenbeck's "A Plain Ol' Ranchwife,"  Randy Rieman's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "An Old Western Town," and Doris Daley's "Average Girl" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The December 16, 2009  show includes Yvonne Hollenbeck's "Nature's Church" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two.

The November 11, 2009 show includes Diane Tribitt's "Half the Hand," and Randy Rieman's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "An Old Western Town" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The November 4, 2009 show includes Jay Snider's  "Tyrone and Tyree,"  Paul Zarzyski's recitation of S. Omar Barker's "Horses versus Hosses"  from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two and Yvonne Hollenbeck's "A Plain Ol' Ranchwife" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The October 28, 2009 show includes  Mark Gardner's recitation of Jack Thorp's "What's Become of the Punchers," from the first edition of The BAR-D Roundup.

The October 21, 2009 show includes Jay Snider's "Of Horses and Men," Ken Cook's "The Conversation,"  Diane Tribitt's "Half the Hand," and Andy Nelson's "The Worst One To Buck" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The October 14, 2009 show includes Doris Daley's "Average Girl" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The October 7, 2009 show includes Linda Kirkpatrick's "When Roundup Time Comes 'Round" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume One.

The September 30, 2009 show, which featured recent Academy of Western Artists award winners, included Mike Puhallo's "Man in the Moon" from the first volume of The BAR-D Roundup; and Jo Lynne Kirkwood's "Ida's Bread," Ray Owens' "The Tracks that Won't Blow Out," and  Slim McNaught's "Headin' Home," from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four

The September 23, 2009 show includes Dick Morton's recitation of the traditional, "Cattleman's Prayer" and Slim McNaught's "Headin' Home," from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four

The September 9, 2009 show includes Doris Daley's "Average Girl" and Georgie Sicking's "Housewife" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The September 2, 2009 show includes Smoke Wade's "Trailing the Herd" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two and Randy Rieman's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "An Old Western Town," from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four

The August 12, 2009 show includes Ken Cook's "Bloodlines" and Red Steagall's "The Memories in Grandmother's Trunk" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three, and Diane Tribitt's "Prayer Under the Northern Lights" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two.

The August 5, 2009 show includes Mick Vernon's recitation of S. Omar Baker's "Jack Potter's Courtin'"; Linda Kirkpatrick's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "The Broncho Twister's Prayer"; and Hal Swift's recitation of James Barton Adams' "Bill's in Trouble" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The July 29, 2009 show includes Joel Nelson's "Shadow on the Cutbank," Jay Snider's recitation of Luther A. Lawhon's "The Good Old Cowboy Days," Doris Daley's "Bones," and Andy Nelson's "The Olf Crockett Spurs" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The July 15, 2009 show includes Rod Miller's "The Staff of Life," Diane Tribitt's "Half the Hand," and Andy Nelson's "The Worst One To Buck" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The July 8, 2009 show includes
Dick Morton's recitation of the traditional, "Cattleman's Prayer" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The June 24, 2009 show includes J. B. Allen's recitation of "I'd Like to be in Texas," Slim McNaught's "Headin' Home," and Ray Owens' "The Tracks that Won't Blow Out" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The June 17, 2009 show includes Linda Kirkpatrick's "The Ranger" and Randy Rieman's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "An Old Western Town" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The June 3, 2009 show includes DW Groethe's "The Star Cavvy"  from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The May 6, 2009 show includes Jay Snider's "Of Horses and Men" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The April 14, 2009 show includes selections from a pre-release copy of The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four (to be released during Cowboy Poetry Week): Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry"; Georgie Sicking's "Housewife"; Doris Daley's "Average Girl"; and Randy Rieman's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "An Old Western Town."

Read more about The Real West from the Old West in our feature here.

Updated 3/18


  England's Graham Lees' presents The Western Hour, as a part of his weekly The Country Connection show, available on the radio. Selections from that show are available on demand on the internet in a monthly program also called The Western Hour, at www.twangtownusa.com (program #13). The shows feature cowboy poetry along with Western swing and cowboy music. He airs the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry PSA's most weeks.

The March 18, 2010 show includes  Ray Owens' "The Tracks that Won't Blow Out" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The March, 2010 Western Hour show includes DW Groethe's "The Star Cavvy" and  Randy Rieman's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "An Old Western Town," from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The February 18, 2010 show includes Randy Rieman's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "An Old Western Town" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The January 28, 2010 show includes Yvonne Hollenbeck's "A Plain Ol' Ranchwife" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The January, 2010 broadcast of The Western Hour includes Ray Owens' "The Tracks that Won't Blow Out" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The December 3, 2009 show includes Doris Daley's "Average Girl" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The November 5, 2009 show includes DW Groethe's "The Star Cavvy" and  Randy Rieman's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "An Old Western Town," from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The October 29, 2009 show includes Yvonne Hollenbeck's "A Plain Ol' Ranchwife" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The October 22, 2009 show includes Ray Owens' "The Tracks that Won't Blow Out" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The October 15, 2009 show includes Diane Tribitt's "Half the Hand" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The September 17, 2009 show includes Andy Nelson's "The Worst One To Buck" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The August 14, 2009 show includes J.B. Allen's "I'd Like to be in Texas" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The July 30, 2009 show includes Randy Rieman's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "An Old Western Town," from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The July 23, 2009 show includes J.B. Allen's recitation of the traditional "I'd Like to be in Texas" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The June 25, 2009 show includes Joel Nelson's "The Men Who Ride No More" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The June 4, 2009 show includes Slim McNaught's "Heading Home" and Ray Owens' "Tracks that Won't Blow Out" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The May 20, 2009 show includes Yvonne Hollenbeck's "A Plain Ol' Ranchwife" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The May 14, 2009 show includes Elizabeth Ebert's "Cowboy" and Pat Richardson's "Henry" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The May 7, 2009 show includes Doris Daley's "Average Girl" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The April 30, 2009 show includes Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry" and Yvonne Hollenbeck's "A Plain Ol' Ranchwife from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The April 18, 2009 show includes DW Groethe's "The Bunny Poem" and J.B. Allen's recitation of Gail Gardner's "The Sierry Petes" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two.

The April 2, 2009 show includes Badger Clark's own recitation of his poem, "Ridin'" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two.

The February 26, 2009 show includes  Red Steagall's "The Memories in Grandmother's Trunk" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The November 20, 2008 show includes Jerry Brooks' recitation of Katherine Fall Pettey's "Morning on the Desert," from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two and Andy Nelson's Public Service Announcement (PSA) for the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry from that CD. 

The November 6, 2008 show includes Badger Clark's own recitation of his poem, "Ridin'" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two and Andy Nelson's Public Service Announcement (PSA) for the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry from that CD. 

The September 25, 2008 show includes Yvonne Hollenbeck's poem, "Prairie Patchwork" and Francie Ganje's Public Service Announcement (PSA) for the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry and CowboyPoetry.com from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The July 31, 2008 show includes Pat Richardson's "Bigfoot" and Francie Ganje's Public Service Announcement (PSA) for the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry and CowboyPoetry.com from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The July 10, 2008 show includes Yvonne Hollenbeck's poem, "What Would Martha Do?" and Jim Thompson's Public Service Announcement (PSA) for the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry from the first volume of The BAR-D Roundup.

The June 26, 2008 show includes Red Steagall's "Born to This Land" and Jim Thompson's Public Service Announcement (PSA) for the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry and CowboyPoetry.com from the first volume of The BAR-D Roundup.

The June 12, 2008 show includes Yvonne Hollenbeck's poem, "Nature's Church"  from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two and Andy Nelson's Public Service Announcement (PSA) for the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry from that CD. 

The June 5, 2008 show includes cowboy poetry and Jim Thompson's Public Service Announcement (PSA) for the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry and CowboyPoetry.com from the first volume of The BAR-D Roundup.

The May 29, 2008 show includes Doris Daley's poem, "Bones," and Joel Nelson's "Shadow on the Cutbank" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

Find earlier information here with the previous edition of The BAR-D Roundup.

The Western Hour is available on the radio and on demand on the internet at www.twangtownusa.com (program #13).

CD submissions are welcome for consideration for airplay: Graham Lees, 13 Overthorpe Ave, Thornhill, Dewsbury, West Yorkshire WF12 0DS, England; www.grahamlees.co.uk

See our feature about The Western Hour here.

Updated 3/22


  Around the Campfire with Ed and Terry airs live on the radio and on the internet on Sunday evenings at 8:05 PM Central on WKUL 92.1 FM from Cullman, Alabama.

The October 11, 2009 show includes Ray Owens' "The Tracks that Won't Blow Out" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The August 23, 2009 show includes Jesse Smith's recitation of Johnie Schneider's "The Black Beauty" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four and Diane Tribitt's "Prayer Under the Northern Lights" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two.

The July 25, 2009 show includes DW Groethe's "The Star Cavvy" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The July 5, 2009 show includes Paul Zarzyski's recitation of "Horses versus Hosses" by S. Omar Barker, from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two.

The June 21, 2009 show includes DW Groethe's "My Father's Horses" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The May 31, 2009 show includes Pat Richardson's "Henry" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The May 10, 2009 show includes Joel Nelson's "The Men Who Ride No More" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The May 17, 2009 show includes Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The half-hour show, which debuted in 2007, airs cowboy poetry and cowboy and Western music.

Hosts Eddy Leverett ("The Kudzu Cowboy") and Terry Slaten, Alabama Assistant State Veterinarian, welcome submissions for air play: Campfire Productions, 1623 Co. Rd. 820, Cullman, AL 35057.

Updated 10/14


  Calling All Cowboys is a weekly, two-hour show from Bend, Oregon, which includes cowboy music, cowboy poetry, and interviews. The show is broadcast live on Wednesdays at 6 PM and rebroadcast Sundays at 8AM. Each current show is available on demand for one week at the Calling All Cowboys web site. 

Host Charley Engel ("Chuckaroo the Buckaroo") invites submissions for consideration for airplay: Calling All Cowboys Radio, KPOV 106.7 FM, 22470 Rickard Road, Bend, OR 97702.

The February 24, 2010 show includes Mick Vernon's "Picayune Valley" and DW Groethe's "Yearlin' Heifers" from the first edition of The BAR-D Roundup.

The February 17, 2010 show includes Red Steagall's "Born to this Land" and A.K. Moss' "The Truth" from the first edition of The BAR-D Roundup.

The February 10, 2010 show includes Virginia Bennett's "As You Ride" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two and Randy Rieman's recitation of Henry Herbert Knibbs' "Where the Ponies Come to Drink" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three. 

The February 3, 2010 show includes Mark Gardner's recitation of Jack Thorp's "What's Become of the Punchers," from the first edition of The BAR-D Roundup.

The January 27, 2010 show includes Yvonne Hollenbeck's "What Would Martha Do?" from the first edition of The BAR-D Roundup.

The January 20, 2010 show includes Janice Gilbertson's "Night Time's Promise" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two.

The January 6, 2010 show includes Doris Daley's "A Letter To Mr. Russell" and Paul Zarzyski's recitation of S. Omar Barker's "Horses versus Hosses" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two.

The December 16, 2009 show (which also includes a tribute to Curly Musgrave) includes Janice Gilbertson's "Night Time's Promise" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two and Georgie Sicking's "To Be a Top Hand" from from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The November 18, 2009 show includes Jay Snider's "Tyrone and Tyree" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two.

The November 11, 2009 show includes Mark Gardner's recitation of Jack Thorp's "What's Become of the Punchers," from the first edition of