As the youngest person to be awarded Western Music Association’s Female Performer of the Year Award (in 2016), Mikki Daniel captivates audiences with her mesmerizing performances and ability to spin a tale. Her young resume includes singing, playing multiple instruments, songwriting, horse training and writing historical fiction novels. Living her whole life on a small ranch as a real cowgirl, she discovered her true calling of playing, writing and singing Western music when she, at 5, fell in love with Roy Rogers and Gene Autry movies – she even owns (and trained) a golden palomino named Trigger. Mikki was mentored into the fascinating world of American cowboy-‐style music, yodeling and western swing (the official music of Texas!) first by those movie icons and then by contemporary music greats such as Dave Alexander, Joey McKenzie, Bobby Flores, Janet McBride, Rich O’Brian, and Dick Gimble. Mikki began delighting audiences at festivals and events across the country with her unique style which n o w crosses genres from swing, western, western swing, big band, gospel, classic country and more. Her performances are full of soulful, Mikki-‐style renditions of old classics and originals as well as songs and tales that bring out her sparkling vocals and personality. Mikki is so unique and loved for what she does, she was featured in Western Horseman Magazine in Dec. 2016 and on national television for RIDE TV with “Unbridled Song-‐Mikki Daniel”. Other national TV performances include RIDE TV’s “Ride on the Road-‐Lincoln County Symposium”, RFD-‐TV’s “The Penney Gilley Show” and “Horse Country Tours”. She has been proud to represent Western music at such events as the Professional Racing Industry Trade Show Convention in Indianapolis, IN. Mikki is honored to count among her numerous awards the prestigious New Horizons Wrangler Award for her debut CD, “Gotta Be A Cowgirl,” which contains 9 songs that Mikki wrote; she made history by being the youngest person to ever win a Western Heritage Wrangler Award. Her second CD, “Cowgirl Swing,” (also with 9 originals) has been awarded Western Swing Album of the Year by the Western Music Association and the Rural Roots Commission. She has been awarded the WMA Crescendo Award, the WMA Marilyn Tuttle “Best of the Best” Harmony Award, the WMA Janet McBride “Best of the Best” Yodeling Award, and received nominations from the WMA for Song of the Year for “She Could Ride” and Western Swing Album of the Year for “Gotta Be a Cowgirl.” The AWA awarded Mikki the 2017 Western Female of the Year award, in 2013 Yodeler of the Year Award and over the years AWA
nominations for Western Swing Female, Western Swing Album, Western Album and Western Song (for “Johnny Harness the Team”). She is extremely honored to already have been inducted in the Cowtown Society’s Western Swing Hall of Fame and twice receive Ameripolitan’s nomination for Western Swing Female. She published her first historical fiction novel, Girls and Gunsmoke, in 2014, for which she also has received awards. She performs most often as a solo artist but also with her band, Texas Wildfire, (3, 4 or 5 piece) which she formed in 2014. You can’t help but love the personality, charm and engaging performance of this dynamic, young entertainer!
There are some unbelievable folks out there that are keeping this music alive; the main one is Mikki Daniel. She’s an extremely talented young lady with a lot of pizzazz and a tremendous amount of confidence in what she is doing.Red Steagall
Mikki Daniel has the ability to interpret her own tunes as well as those of others, her incredible songwriting is really authentic. She represents a great hope of the future of western music. I’d say that’s a pretty exciting statement!Michael Martin Murphey
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“AMERICA’S SINGING COWBOY” –STEVE MITCHELL
Steve is a native 7th generation Texan, with a rich ancestry of early cattlemen who were among the first pioneers settling the western frontier. For history buffs, his forefathers helped establish the uncharted cattle trails with such noted cattlemen as Oliver Loving and Charles Goodnight.
Steve is a top-level vocalist, musician and composer, who combine his singing and acting career with his everyday lifestyle, along with his strong patriotism and unwavering faith in God.
He is committed to the preservation of western music in its purest form. Steve has been featured on the CBS Morning Show, Good Morning America, A&E Channel, Westerns Channel, Great American Wild West Shows, Talk America Radio Network, Silver Dollar City in Branson, MO., Six Flags over Texas, TV-5- Branson, The Nashville Network, KABC TV-Eye on LA., National Westerns-Denver, Co., Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, Nev. and more.
Much like his forefathers, who served in the Texas Legislature, when Texas first became a state, and wrote and published detailed accounts of life on the Texas frontier, Steve’s songs are enriched by his real life, rich cowboy experiences. He has many tales to tell of the Old West.
Steve is an inductee into the “Gene Autry Cowboy Museum” in Gene Autry, Okla.
His music is laced with cowboy tradition. Every melodic note and inflection of voice portrays open range, mesquite trees, sage brush and golden sunsets.
Steve and his lovely wife, Eileen (a noted opera singer), blend their voices beautifully, pleasing audiences throughout the US.
Cowboy Poetry and Music w/ Martin & Murray
Tim Martin of “Martin and Murray” has been singing and playing music for over 40 years. The lifestyle, values and culture of the Cowboy and life in North Central Texas permeate his music. He is doing his part to keep the Spirit of the West alive by writing original songs and covering artists like Dave Stamey, Ian Tyson, R.W. Hampton, as well as the old trail songs that have been a part of Cowboy lore for generations.
Tim also has a strong gospel/bluegrass influence coming from his younger days in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Tim’s first professional work was singing second tenor in the original Christian Music Hall of Fame group “Acappella” out of Paris, Tennessee Tim combines his love for music with his work as a hospice chaplain by singing for many of his patients and currently playing for 18 nursing homes a month from Baird to Stephenville and Brady to Ranger.
Tim met Glenn Murray when they both served as chaplains for hospice in Comanche Texas. Glenn became the bassist in Tim’s band “Spirit of the West’. Over time it was clear that they both had a passion for the cowboy way of life and music and they formed “Martin and Murray” with the goal of playing at Cowboy Poetry Gatherings, Rodeo Events, and Cowboy Churches. As well as working on putting together their first CD, Martin and Murray are also working music for a project related to the story/screenplay “Transcending Times – The Charles Alsonso Kennedy Story”
Dr. Robert Bob Medicine Show
Robar (Robert Adams) has been a musical performer since the age of 7 when he began playing at local Dude Ranches around the camp fires. His first recordings began while he was in high school and quickly expanded to gigs across the state. Robar performs with Claude “ Butch” Morgan, The Perfect Parrot Head Party Band, Loose Change and I Ching Gatos. You can see him on Saturdays at Cowboys on Main as Dr. Robert Bob Adams Medical Music Healer.