Cowboy Music

Welcome to our Cowboy Music page.

If you’re expecting Reba, Brooks and Dunn, Garth Brooks, or any of the other modern country music stars of today they ain’t here! Now, please don’t take that wrong, as these talented and successful stars along with many others are “Country Music” as we know it today. What you will find is “Western Music”by our friend Red Steagall which in my opinion is more closely related to what we called Country Music when I was a kid. Music evolves with time and each generation has its on style so to speak. I can’t stand Rap, my grand children like it. My dad couldn’t stand Elvis and I loved it. My dad liked Tommy Dorsey and I couldn’t stand that type of music. My Grandpa liked the real old Country Music such as the Carter Family and had he lived long enough wouldn’t have liked Elvis and probably not Tommy Dorsey. Country Music as we  know it today evolved from the music of people like the Carter family, Uncle Dave Macon and others. It seems to me Blue Grass had its roots there too and I like Blue Grass as well. In the days of the old west a good fiddler probably never had to buy a drink in the local saloon and was considered an important part of any Wagon Train. The songs they wrote and sang way back there were in some cases history of the old west set to music. On this page we feature “western music” with our good friend Red Steagall.”

We hope you enjoy some of the pictures of the old time musicians that we have on this page.
Remember, they started it all……………….Tom


Dreamin’ of…….When the Grass Was Still Deep-CD

Red’s latest CD! Features 8 songs and 2 poems. These tracks are some of Red’s personal favorites showcased on his popular radio show ‘Cowboy Corner’ and his TV show, ‘In the Bunkhouse with Red Steagall’. All songs were written by fellow artists whose work Red respects and values. When the Grass Was Still Deep*Long and Lonesome Ride to Dalhart*That Silver Haired Daddy of Mine*Where the Ponies Come to Drink*Leave Him in the Horse Trap*Draggin’ Calves to the Fire*Charlie Siringo*Best Seat in the House*When the Cottonwoods Are Yellow*Palo Duro Farewell

For All My Cowboy Friends-CD

Re-Release! Red Steagall re-visits his Classic 70s Rodeo Album… This is Red’s most requested collection! 11 songs including Rodeo*For All Our Cowboy Friends*Dawson LeGate*Rodeo Blues*Two Pair of Levis*Freckles Brown*Tight Levis and Yellow Ribbons*Bandito Gold*The Night the Copenhagen Saved the Day*Little Joe the



Award Winning Music and Poetry
by Red Steagall

Cowboy Poet Laureate of Texas


The Wind, the Wire and the Rail
The West we know today is possible because of the windmill, the railroad and the barbed wire.  Sit
back and listen as Red Steagall spins his magic with stories and songs that paint images of the struggles and survival of the men and women of the glorious West.
Includes 8 songs and 2 poems……..
“The Wire and the Rail”,”Texas Silver Zephyr”
“McCorkle and the Wire”,”Six Thousand Miles of Wire”
“Muley Was a Railroad Man”,”From the Old Mill”
“No One But God Feels His Pain”,”The Code of the West Hasn’t Changed”
“How Green Was the Grazin’ Back Then”
CD $16.95

Wagon Tracks
“Wagon Tracks” is a multi-generational journey from
the shores of Ireland across frontier America, as told
in story and song by master cowboy storyteller, Red Steagall.
10 original selections weave a compelling saga of the dangers, heartaches, laughter and rewards of the early settlers of our great country. Steagall’s rich baritone and moving acoustic presentation of historic imagery reconfirm why he is indeed the
“Official Cowboy Poet of Texas”………
“If I Never See Ireland Again”, “Western Wagons””Through
The Cumberland Gap”, “Gone To Texas””Out On The Texas Plains”, “The Last Buffalo””Texas Bein’ Texas”, “The Yellowstone Valley””We’ll Stand Up and Fight”, “My Nebraska Homestead””We Danced On The Oregon Trail”, “My America”
CD $16.95

Love of the West
The Master Cowboy Storyteller, Red Steagal has done it again with a collection of all new songs and poems celebrating the profound courage and unsung contributions of women to the culture, valuesand presence of the American West. Love of theWest is a richly romantic album not only about the love between a man and a woman, but also the heartfelt and abiding love for a people and way of life that will continue to exist as long as poets and dreamers, men of character and honor like Red Steagall, perpetuate the West in story and song…
“Red River Rose”,”Quarter Circle Y” “Grandmother’s Trunk”,
“The Day the Songbird Died”,”Her Eyes Were Bluebonnet Blue”,
“Frenchie McCormick” ,”My Pardner” , “Bell of the Ball”
“Visalia” , “When the Roses Bloom Next Spring

CD $12.95

Dear Mama, I’m A Cowboy
A classic collection of music and poetry that gets straight to the heart of everyone who lives or dreams the cowboy life.”This collection of 7 songs and 3 narrative poems by Red Steagall is enchanting. You’ll revel in the lilting melodies and compelling stories he so aptly presents.”
Country Weekly Magazine…….
Featuring the title song and
“I’m Sleepin’ In My Leggin’s Tonight”
“The Old Man and His Fiddle ”
“The Blue Roan and the Kid”
“Forty and Found”, “Boley”
“The Lantern on the Wagon”, “The Last Guard”
“Failure” , “Big Texas Moon

CD $12.95


Frontier Fiddler ( Click to Enlarge )

Cowboy Code
The Perfect Mix of Poetry & Music…..
In response to your many requests for CD format of Red Steagall’s earlier classics, we now offer this 23 song/10 poem collection in a box set .Time Will Prove This To Be The Undeniable Cornerstone of Any Western Music Collection
from Cowboy Favorites….
“I Was Born to Be A Cowboy”, ” My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys,” “When the Work’s All Done This Fall”, “Smokey”, “Strawberry Roan”, “Tennessee Stud”, “Tyin’ Knots  in the Devil’s Tail”, “Ridin’ Down the Canyon”, “Willy, the Wandering Gypsy and Me”, “Red Headed Stranger”, “Horses and Wars”, “Along the Navajo Trail”, “Running Out of Sunsets”
from Nothin’ But A Cowboy….
“Deacon and the Dun”,” Underneath a Wide West Texas Sky”, “Rosalee’s Smile”, “I’d Like To Be In Texas When They Roundup in the Spring”, “To An Old Friend” + title song
from Ride For The Brand….
“He Preferred Bucking Horses to Books”, “The Bell on Old Blue”, “Sourdough, Beefsteak and Beans”, “The Code of the West Hasn’t Changed”, “Bedroll”, “McCorkle and the Wire”, “The Weather”, “Grandmother’s Trunk”
from For All Our Cowboy Friends….
“Little Joe the Wrangler”, “Dawson LeGate”,
“Two Pair of Levis and a Pair of Justin Boots”,
“Bandito Gold”, “The Night the Copenhagen Saved the Day”, “Tight Levis and Yellow Ribbons”
Box Set of 2 CDs $ 16.95

Carter Family ( Click to enlarge )

COTTON PATCH originals

  • 1. It’s Just a  Hope, Skip and a Jump
  • 2. A Woman’s Intuition
  • 3. I Guess I Should Be Under This Earth
  • 4. I Can’t See Me (In Your eyes anymore)
  • 5. I Don’t Give A Care About You Anymore
  • 6. Plant Your Taters In The Dark Of The Moon
  • 7. In My Dreams Last Night
  • 8. Ragg Mopp
  • 9. Sleepy Little Town Of Shirley
  • 10. Standing Ovation
  • 11. I Don’t Want To Live Unhappy Anymore
  • 12. Yellow Leaves Of Autumn


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Steve Trawick and Cotton Nixon

Milburn Cotton Nixon
05/28/22 to 01/11/10
A great fiddle player and a good friend.
We’ll sure miss him.


Atlanta Fiddlers (Click to enlarge)