10th Annual Western Music and Songwriter Series
Cowboys and Indians Magazine has called him “the Charlie Russell of Western Music.” Western Horseman Magazine has declared his “Vaquero Song” to be one of the greatest Western songs of all time. True West Magazine named him Best Living Western Solo Musician four years in a row.
Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers working today. He has been voted seven times Entertainer of the Year, seven times Male Performer of the Year and Five times Songwriter of the Year by the Western Music Association, and received the Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists. He’s delighted audiences in twenty three states, and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by angry horses.
In November of 2016 Dave was inducted into the Western Music Hall of Fame.
Inspired by the mountains of Colorado where she was born and raised, Carin Mari is a songwriter from the heart who is passionate about sharing her stories and playing her unique brand of music. In 2001, Country music quickly became her passion when friend and mentor, Michael Martin Murphey, suggested Carin learn “I Want to be a Cowboy’s Sweetheart.” After nineteen years of continued dedication, her talents as a guitarist/singer/songwriter have won her numerous awards, including 2009 Entertainer and Songwriter of the year from the NACMA, Female Vocalist and Female Entertainer of the year for South Plains College, and eight Colorado Country Music Awards. In 2010, Carin, entered the Texaco Country Showdown and won the Southwest Regional final and a trip to Nashville. She felt her dreams coming true when she performed one of her original songs on stage at the historic Ryman Auditorium during the televised Showdown finals, where she placed second.
Kevin Davis from Walters, Oklahoma will be performing on the Saturday night show. Kevin is an award winning singer/songwriter. He comes from a family of horsemen and has been a champion rodeo cowboy for many years competing in bareback, saddle bronc, calf roping and team roping. He has been a working cowboy for 20+ years all over Oklahoma and Texas.
Drawing from his experiences and people he has known, he started writing songs. Little did he know how this would impact his life. With his first album, he won the Will Rogers award from the Academy of Western Artists. he has shared the stage with many well known acts such as R.W. Hampton, Red Steagall, Michael Martin Murphy, and even Merle Haggard. It has been said that he can paint a picture with his songs, and make you feel like you are there. He is a true lover of the American West