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