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The Cowboy Show with Ken Overcast is a nationally syndicated one-hour program, broadcast weekly. The show features current Cowboy music, interviews with artists and old-time cowboys, and a bit of storytelling and poetry.

You can listen on the internet to recent shows.

View the playlists and read more at The Cowboy Show site. Submissions (in CD format only) are welcome for consideration: The Cowboy Show; PO Box 1542, Chinook, MT 59523

 

Ken Overcast is the real deal. In this day and age of plastic throwaway everything, to find someone that is really genuine is a treat indeed. While many in the performing arts tend towards honing an act that is saleable, Ken strives very diligently to just be himself. His music, writing, and public performances are characterized by a down home connection that is indeed rare. He's a third generation Montanan, and is truly making a mark on America's entertainment. Both Ken's recording and writing have been prolific, with his book Yesterday's Yarns published in the spring of 2003, and at least one new recording project in the mill constantly. 2002 also saw the introduction of a syndicated radio program, "The Cowboy Show" with Ken Overcast.

Born into a ranching family, he was raised in northern Montana on a section of the Milk River known as "Paradise Valley." He literally grew up on a horse, and attended a rural school with three classmates. He and his wife Dawn were childhood sweethearts, and run a commercial cow/calf operation on Lodge Creek, as well as entertaining audiences all over the West. Their ranch is located within fifteen miles of where 100 years of both sides of their family have made their homes. Dawn's only complaint is that, "He's always running off somewhere to play that darned guitar, and leaving me home to do all the work."

Ken has been teamed with Nashville Producer, Russ Ragsdale for many years, and together they have seven CD recordings under their belts. National recognition was just a matter of time. Besides a host of nominations, Ken was crowned the Western Music Association "Yodeler of the Year", garnered a first round Grammy nomination for his Album "Prairie Poetry," and was awarded the coveted "Will Rogers Award" by the Academy of Western Artists.

Read more about Ken and his recordings at www.KenOvercast.com

and read a review of his recent book, Shootin' the Breeze, right here along with some of his "Meadow Muffins," stories included in our feature with Ken's Bear Valley Tales.


 

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