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  The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five (2010) CD is our fifth compilation of vintage and contemporary recordings of some of the  best cowboy poetry. A wide range of voices present tales that express this venerable art form, words that uncover "the heartbeat of the working West."

This fifth annual edition of The BAR-D Roundup includes a vintage recording of Charles Badger Clark, Jr. (1883-1957) introducing and reciting his still-popular poem, "The Cowboy's Prayer," and contemporary poets reciting their work, including "Awakenings" by rancher, horseman, and National Endowment of the Arts Fellow Joel Nelson; "The Fence That Me and Shorty Built" by songwriter, poet, entertainer and past Texas Poet Laureate Red Steagall; and "No Second Chance" by top cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell.

Also included are "Waitin' on the Drive" by the late Larry McWhorter (1957-2003), and "Some Cowboy Brag Talk" by the legendary Harry Jackson.

Classic selections include a focus on Charles Badger Clark, Jr. with recitations by Randy Rieman ("The Married Man"), Jerry Brooks ("The Legend of Boastful Bill"), and Hal Swift ("Jeff Hart"). Other classic offerings include Linda Kirkpatrick's rendition of "The Creak of the Leather" by Bruce Kiskaddon (1878-1950); S. Omar Barker (1895-1985) poems recited by Susan Parker ("Ranch Mother") and Jim Thompson ("He'll Do"); and Rex Rideout's recitation of the anonymous "When Bob Got Throwed."

The CD has a fifth annual selection from Grass, the master work by the late Buck Ramsey (1938-1998), a National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, recognized as the spiritual leader of modern cowboy poetry.

There are many additional tracks of contemporary poems, most from poets who frequently please audiences from contemporary gathering stages, including: Marty Blocker, Ken Cook, Doris Daley, Janice Gilbertson, DW Groethe, Yvonne Hollenbeck, Chris Isaacs, Dee Strickland Johnson ("Buckshot Dot"), Andy Nelson, Rodney Nelson, Pat Richardson, Georgie Sicking, Jay Snider, and Diane Tribitt.

Every year's CD includes a radio public service announcement about the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry. This year, it is delivered by popular radio DJ Joe Baker of New Mexico's Backforty Bunkhouse.

The BAR-D Roundup cover images are vintage photos of poets or their forebears. This year's cover features a circa 1940 image of Georgie Sicking, cowboy, poet, and Cowgirl Hall of Fame inductee. Inside each year's CD, a contemporary ranch family photo is featured. For 2010, there's a photo of cowboys, family, and friends at poet and writer Diane Tribitt's Minnesota ranch.

Poems and permissions were generously donated by poets, musicians, families, organizations, and publishers.

The BAR-D Roundup enjoys wide radio airplay, thanks to the pro bono distribution to hundreds of Western radio stations by Joe Baker of New Mexico's Backforty Bunkhouse. Wyoming's Andy Nelson, poet, humorist, popular emcee and co-host of the award-winning Clear Out West (C. O. W.) Radio show is the CD's engineer and co-producer.

The BAR-D Roundup CDs are sent to rural libraries as a part of Cowboy Poetry Week's Rural Library Project. They are also a premium for supporters of CowboyPoetry.com and the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry, and are offered for sale.

Find complete information here, along with a narrative description of the CD's contents, with poem excerpts.

Read more and find order information and special offers in our feature here.


 

The BAR-D Roundup CDs are produced by the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry, made possible by generous funding support from sustaining donors. It is dedicated to all those who carry on the ranching tradition. 

In celebration of Cowboy Poetry Week, The BAR-D Roundup CD has been offered to hundreds of rural libraries in fulfillment of the Center's mission to preserve and promote our Western heritage. Read more about the Rural Library Project here.


Volume Five (2010)

The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five (2010) is available, postpaid, for a $20 donation, and is offered to new and renewing supporters of the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry at the Partner level and above.

Proceeds from The BAR-D Roundup support the Center. CowboyPoetry.com is a project of the Center. 

You can order by mail using the form here or send $20 (check or money order in U.S. funds) per copy to:

CowboyPoetry.com
PO Box 330444
San Francisco, CA 94133

Postage is included for the U.S. and Canada. Add $5 US for other countries.

You can also pay by a secure, on-line credit card payment (a Paypal account is not required):

CowboyPoetry.com is a project of the Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry, Inc. a non-profit, tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Act. Contributions are fully deductible for federal income tax purposes. The BAR-D Roundup fair market value is $15 and no amount of the $20 donation for its postpaid delivery is tax deductible as a charitable contribution.

 


The BAR-D Roundup News

 Thanks to the radio shows who frequently play tracks from The BAR-D Roundup.

Clear Out West (C.O.W.)
Cowboy Culture Corner
Real West from the Old West
Calling All Cowboys
The Western Hour
Cowtrails
Backforty Bunkhouse
Ralph's Back Porch
Western Heritage Show
and others, noted below

  The October/November, 2010 issue of American Cowboy magazine includes a review of The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five from CowboyPoetry.com. The review, written by Charley Engel, host of the popular Calling All Cowboys radio show, calls the collection "another fine collection of verse."

Posted 9/7


  One of the many features at top cowboy poet and philosopher Baxter Black's web site is "What's in Baxter's Truck." Among the current selections is The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three, for Robert Service's own recitation of "The Cremation of Sam McGee." See the feature here on Baxter's web site.

Posted 8/23


  The July/August issue of Rope Burns ("serving the Cowboy Entertainment and Trade Industry") includes Rick Huff's review of The BAR-D Roundup: Volume 5.

Find more about what's in the July/August issue here.

Posted 7/15


      The Summer, 2010 issue of The Western Way magazine, the official publication of the Western Music Association (WMA), includes Rick Huff's review of The BAR-D Roundup: Volume 5.

Also in the magazine, the Western playlists compiled by Marvin O'Dell from reports by Western DJ's list The BAR-D Roundup, Volume Five as the third-most played cowboy poetry CD.

Posted 7/14


  Rick Huff reviews The BAR-D Roundup: Volume 5 in his Best of the West Reviews:

The landmark cowboy poetry series that bears The Bar-D Roundup brand welcomes a new CD into its ranks! And of course Volume Five won’t spend any more time languishing on a library shelf than do the other volumes. It too is destined to be played and played and played, just like the others!

What is so striking about the annual
Bar-D Roundup releases is they represent the absolute best of what’s being written and performed today and what has been done in the past. And each time there is a special "surprise" performance. This time it’s the legendary Badger Clark himself, introducing and reading his famous (but too often not credited) poem, “A Cowboy’s Prayer.”

On the CD cover is a 1940s vintage photo of the beloved poet Georgie Sicking, still working and represented with her poem “Be Yourself.” Joining her in Volume Five we find the most renowned cowboy poets working today. People such as Joel Nelson (“Awakenings”), Jay Snider (“Rainy Day Prayer”) Waddie Mitchell (“No Second Chance”) and Red Steagall (“The Fence That Me and Shorty Built”) are here. Comical views from the likes of Pat Richardson (“The Confession”), Yvonne Hollenbeck (“The Ranch Rig”), D. W. Groethe (“The Night Ol’ Flukie Foundered”) and Rodney Nelson (“Good Clean Fun”) make for yet another welcome element. Top reciters are here in force, such as Jerry "Brooksie" Brooks (Badger Clark’s “Legend Of Boastful Bill”), Randy Rieman (with Clark’s “The Married Man”), Linda Kirkpatrick (delivering Bruce Kiskaddon’s “Creak Of The Leather”) or Jim Thompson (with S. Omar Barker’s “He’ll Do”). There are sweet nods back, with the late Larry McWhorter’s “Waitin’ On The Drive” and Buck Ramsey continuing the installments from his epic
Grass. And it’s always great to hear Andy Nelson, Ken Cook, Chris Isaacs, Doris Daley…and by now I think surely you must be getting the point!

The Bar-D Roundup CDs are a must have for fans of Cowboy Poetry and a should have for most everybody else!

CDs: $20 contribution ppd through www.cowboypoetry.com  or by mail from Cowboypoetry.com, Box 330444, San Francisco, CA 94133.

© 2010, Rick Huff

Posted 5/18


  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 announcing. They feature 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  

The February 7, 2011 show includes Andy Nelson's "The Worst One To Buck" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The January 17, 2011 show includes Ross Knox's recitation of D.J. O'Malley's "The D2 Horse Wrangler from the The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The January 10, 2011 show includes "Michael Bia" by Chris Isaacs from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The January, 3, 2011 show includes DW Groethe's "The Night Ol' Flukie Foundered" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.  

The December 13, 2010 show includes Ken Cook's "Fill 'em Up to Overflowing" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The November 15, 2010 show includes Diane Tribitt's "Headin' Out" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The November 8, 2010 show includes "Tomboy" by Dee Strickland Johnson ("Buckshot Dot") from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The October 11, 2010 show (the 400th show) includes Yvonne Hollenbeck's "What Would Martha Do?" from the first edition of The BAR-D Roundup; DW Groethe's "The Bunny Poem" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two; and Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The October 4, 2010 show includes Marty Blocker's "When the Grass Still Holds the Dew" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The September 14, 2010 show includes Georgie Sicking's "Be Yourself" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The September 7, 2010 show includes Doris Daley's "Goodnight to the Trail" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The August 30, 2010 show includes Andy Nelson's "My Shoeing Rig" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The August 16, 2010 show includes Jay Snider's "A Rainy Day Prayer" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The August 9, 2010 show includes Linda Kirkpatrick's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "Creak of the Leather" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The August 2, 2010 show includes "No Second Chance" by Waddie Mitchell from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The July 26, 2010 show includes Joel Nelson's "Awakenings" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The July 19, 2010 show includes Buck Ramsey's "Chapter Four" from Grass, from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The July 5, 2010 show includes Charles Badger Clark, Jr.'s own introduction to and recitation of his "A Cowboy's Prayer" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The June 28, 2010 show includes Jerry Brooks reciting Charles Badger Clark's "The Legend of Boastful Bill" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The June 21, 2010 show includes Randy Rieman's recitation of Badger Clark's "The Married Man" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The June 14, 2010 show includes Rex Rideout's recitation of the traditional "When Bob Got Throwed" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The June 7, 2010 show includes Red Steagall's "The Fence That Me and Shorty Built" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The May 31, 2010 show includes Larry McWhorter's "Waitin' on the Drive," from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The May 24, 2010 show includes Rodney Nelson's "Good Clean Fun," from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The May 10, 2010 show includes  Susan Parker's recitation of S. Omar Barker's "Ranch Mother" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The April 26, 2010 show, a special Cowboy Poetry Week edition that aired live the previous week, includes Yvonne Hollenbeck's "The Ranch Rig," DW Groethe's "The Night Ol' Flukie Foundered," Pat Richardson's "The Confession," and Jim Thompson's recitation of S. Omar Barker's "He'll Do" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.  

The April 5, 2010 show includes Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The October 26, 2009 show includes Yvonne Hollenbeck's "What Would Martha Do?" from the first edition of The BAR-D Roundup and Dick Morton's recitation of the traditional "Cattleman's Prayer" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

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.

Find earlier show information here.

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  3/3


  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 available for a week, on demand.

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

The April 6, 2011 show includes two tracks from a preview of The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Six: Randy Rieman's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "Looking Back" and Jay Snider's recitation of Sunny Hancock's "The Bear Tale."

The March 30, 2011 show includes two tracks from a preview of The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Six: Waddie Mitchell and Larry McWhorter reciting Larry McWhorter's "Cowboy Count Yer Blessings" and Linda Kirkpatrick's recitation of Berta Harte Nance's "Cattle."

The March 23, 2011 show includes Marty Blocker's "When the Grass Still Holds the Dew" and Linda Kirkpatrick's recitation of "The Creak of the Leather" by Bruce Kiskaddon from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The March 16, 2011 show includes Red Steagall's "Born to this Land" and Mike Puhallo's "Man in the Moon" from the first volume of The BAR-D Roundup.

The March 9, 2011 show includes  Jay Snider's recitation of Luther A. Lawhon's "Good Old Cowboy Days" and Deanna Dickinson McCall's "Advice" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three and

The March 2, 2011 show includes  Georgie Sicking's "To Be a Top Hand" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three and Doris Daley's "Average Girl" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The February 23, 2011 show includes Smoke Wade's "A Change of Season" 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 16, 2011 show includes Yvonne Hollenbeck's "A Plain Old Ranchwife" and Jay Snider's recitation of Luther A. Lawhon's "Good Old Cowboy Days" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The February 9, 2011 show includes Hal Swift's recitation of James Barton Adams' "Bill's in Trouble" and Ken Cook's "Bloodlines" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The February 2, 2011 show includes Andy Nelson's "The Old Crockett Spurs" and Doris Daley's "Bones" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The January 19, 2011 show includes Georgie Sicking's "To Be a Top Hand" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three; Marty Blocker's "When the Grass Still Holds the Dew" and Andy Nelson's "My Shoeing Rig" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The January 12, 2011 show includes  Linda Kirkpatrick's recitation of "The Creak of the Leather" by Bruce Kiskaddon and "Michael Bia" by Chris Isaacs from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The January 5, 2011 show includes Diane Tribitt's "Headin' Out," Georgie Sicking's "Be Yourself," and Randy Rieman's recitation of Badger Clark's "The Married Man" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The November 24, 2010 show includes "No Second Chance" by Waddie Mitchell from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The November 10 show, a tribute to Veterans Day, includes Red Steagall's "Born to this Land" from the first edition of The BAR-D Roundup.

The November 3, 2010 show includes Ken Cook's "The Conversation" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The October 28, 2010 show includes Rodney Nelson's "Good Clean Fun," from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The October 21, 2010 show includes  Marty Blocker's "When the Grass Still Holds the Dew" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The October 14, 2010 show includes Linda Kirkpatrick's recitation of "The Creak of the Leather" by Bruce Kiskaddon from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The September 22, 2010 show includes Doris Daley's "Average Girl" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four and Jerry Brooks reciting Charles Badger Clark's "The Legend of Boastful Bill" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The September 15, 2010 show includes Smoke Wade's "Trailing the Herd" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four and Susan Parker's recitation of S. Omar Barker's "Ranch Mother" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The September 8, 2010 show includes Janice Gilbertson's "Maybe It's Your Callin'," from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The September 1, 2010 show includes "Tomboy" by Dee Strickland Johnson ("Buckshot Dot") from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The August 25, 2010 show includes Jay Snider's "A Rainy Day Prayer" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The August 18, 2010 show includes Harry Jackson reciting "Some Cowboy Brag Talk" and Red Steagall's "The Fence That Me and Shorty Built" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The August 11, 2010 show includes Buck Ramsey's "Chapter Four" from Grass, and "Michael Bia" by Chris Isaacs from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The August 4, 2010 show includes Ken Cook's "Fill 'em Up to Overflowing"  and "No Second Chance" by Waddie Mitchell from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The July 21, 2010 show includes Georgie Sicking's "Be Yourself" and  Linda Kirkpatrick's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "Creak of the Leather" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five..

The July 14, 2010 show includes Doris Daley's "Goodnight to the Trail'," and Susan Parker's recitation of S. Omar Barker's "Ranch Mother" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The July 7, 2010 show includes Janice Gilbertson's "Maybe It's Your Callin'," and Linda Kirkpatrick's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "Creak of the Leather" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The June 30, 2010 show includes Jay Snider's "A Rainy Day Prayer" and Randy Rieman's recitation of Badger Clark's "The Married Man" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The June 23, 2010 show includes Diane Tribitt's "Headin' Out" and Joel Nelson's "Awakenings" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The June 16, 2010 show includes Marty Blocker's "When the Grass Still Holds the Dew" and Andy Nelson's "My Shoeing Rig" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The June 9, 2010 show includes Hal Swift's recitation of Charles Badger Clark Jr.'s "Jeff Hart" and Charles Badger Clark, Jr.'s own recitation of his "A Cowboy's Prayer" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The June 2, 2010 show includes "Michael Bia" by Chris Isaacs, "No Second Chance" by Waddie Mitchell, and "Goodnight to the Trail" by Doris Daley from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The May 26, 2010 show includes "Tomboy" by Dee Strickland Johnson ("Buckshot Dot") from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The May 19, 2010 show includes  Georgie Sicking's "Housewife" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The May 12, 2010 show includes Rodney Nelson's "Good Clean Fun," from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The May 5, 2010 show includes Rex Rideout's recitation of the traditional "When Bob Got Throwed" and Susan Parker's recitation of S. Omar Barker's "Ranch Mother" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The April 28, 2010 show includes Ken Cook's "Fill 'em Up to Overflowing" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The April 21, 2010 show celebrates Cowboy Poetry Week and includes Waddie Mitchell's "No Second Chance," Linda Kirkpatrick's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "Creak of the Leather"; Randy Rieman's recitation of Badger Clark's "The Married Man"; Susan Parker's recitation of S. Omar Barker's "Ranch Mother"; Diane Tribitt's "Headin' Out"; and Jay Snider's "A Rainy Day Prayer" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The April 14, 2010 show includes Andy Nelson's "My Shoeing Rig" and Jim Thompson's recitation of S. Omar Barker's "He'll Do!" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The April 7, 2010 show includes Georgie Sicking's "Be Yourself" and Doris Daley's "Goodnight to the Trail," from an advance release of The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The March 31, 2010 show includes Janice Gilbertson's "Maybe it's Your Callin'," from an advance release of The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The March 24, 2010 show includes Ray Owens' "The Tracks that Won't Blow Out," from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

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.

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

[photograph by Lori Faith Merritt, www.photographybyfaith.com]

Updated 4/7
 


  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. Visit their web site, www.dallasmccord.com.

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. CD submissions are welcome for consideration for airplay.

The April 3, 2011 show includes Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four and preview selections from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume 6: Linda Kirkpatrick's recitation of Berta Harte Nance's "Cattle," Pat Richardson's "The Evaluation," Rodney Nelson's "Gift Rift," Buck Ramsey's recitation of "Windy Bill," and Elizabeth Ebert's "Cowboy Courtin' Time."

The February 20, 2011 show includes Red Steagall's "The Memories in Grandmother's Trunk" and  Pat Richardson's "Bigfoot" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three; and Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry"  from The Bar-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The January 16, 2011 show includes Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four; and Waddie Mitchell's "No Second Chance" and Jay Snider's "A Rainy Day Prayer" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The January 9, 2011 show includes Joel Nelson's "Shadow on the Cutbank," Georgie Sicking's "To Be a Top Hand" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three; and DW Groethe's "My Father's Horses" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four,

The December 5, 2010 show includes Virginia Bennett's "As You Ride" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two.

The November 14, 2010 show includes Ken Cook's "Grandpa" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two and Doris Daley's "Average Girl" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The November 7, 2010 show includes Diane Tribitt's "Prayer Under the Northern Lights" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two; Jo Lynne Kirkwood's "Ida's Bread" and Rod Miller's "The Staff of Life"from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four; and Red Steagall's "The Fence That Me and Shorty Built" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The October 3, 2010 show includes Don Kennington's "The Last Nail," Paul Kern's "At Codding's Place," and Virginia Bennett's "As You Ride" 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 September 12, 2010 show includes Jay Snider's "300 Miles to Go" from the first edition of The BAR-D Roundup; and Georgie Sicking's "To Be a Top Hand" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three.

The August 1, 2010 show includes Red Steagall's "Born to this Land" from the first edition of The BAR-D Roundup; Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry," from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four; and Linda Kirkpatrick's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "Creak of the Leather" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The June 6, 2010 show includes Pat Richardson's  "Cowboy Banker" from the first volume of The BAR-D Roundup; Rod Miller's "The Staff of Life" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four;and Rodney Nelson's "Good Clean Fun," from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The May 30, 2010 show includes Kent Rollins "Horseshoes and Heaven" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two; Joel Nelson's "Shadow on the Cutbank," from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three; J.B. Allen's "I'd Like to be in Texas" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four; Red Steagall's "The Fence That Me and Shorty Built," Harry Jackson reciting "Some Cowboy Brag Talk," Randy Rieman's recitation of Badger Clark's "The Married Man," and Susan Parker's recitation of S. Omar Barker's "Ranch Mother" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The May 23, 2010 show includes Rod Nichols' "Yep" from the first volume of The BAR-D Roundup; Pat Richardson's "Bigfoot" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three; and Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry," Yvonne Hollenbeck's "A Plain Ol' Ranchwife," and Jane Morton's "The Cows Came First" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four.

The May 9, 2010 show includes Red Steagall's "The Memories in Grandmother's Trunk" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Three; Doris Daley's "Average Girl," Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry," and Yvonne Hollenbeck's "A Plain Ol' Ranchwife" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four; and Andy Nelson's "My Shoeing Rig" and Susan Parker's recitation of S. Omar Barker's "Ranch Mother" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five

The May 2, 2010 show includes Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry" and Rex Rideout's recitation of the traditional "When Bob Got Throwed" Waddie Mitchell's "No Second Chance," from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The April 25, 2010 show includes Trey Allen's recitation of Bruce Kiskaddon's "Alone" from the first edition of The BAR-D Roundup.; Don Kennington's "The Last Nail" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Two; Wallace McRae's "Urban Daughter" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four; Georgie Sicking's "Housewife" from  The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four; and Rodney Nelson's "Good Clean Fun," from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five

The April 17, 2010 show marking Cowboy Poetry Week includes Jane Morton's "The Cows Came First" and Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four; and Joel Nelson's "Awakenings" and Yvonne Hollenbeck's "The Ranch Rig" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five

The April 11, 2010 show includes Andy Nelson's "My Shoeing Rig"; Red Steagall's "The Fence That Me and Shorty Built," Harry Jackson reciting "Some Cowboy Brag Talk," and Jerry Brooks reciting Charles Badger Clark's "The Legend of Boastful Bill" from an advance copy of The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

The April 4, 2010 show includes Rodney Nelson's "Cowboy Laundry" from The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Four; Rodney Nelson's "Good Clean Fun," and Andy Nelson's "My Shoeing Rig" from an advance copy of The BAR-D Roundup: Volume Five.

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, 2010 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,