33rd Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Western Music Rendezvous
Thursday, August 16th - Sunday, August 19th, 2018
Day Headquarters at Fergus High School, 1001 Casino Creek Road, Lewistown
Directions: South on 1st Avenue to Brassey, then right to High School
2nd Oldest Gathering in the Country
2015 Inductee to the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame!
Welcome everyone to the 33rd Annual Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering and Western Music Rendezvous, a signature event held every August in Lewistown, Montana. We’re glad you’re here! Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering is the 2nd oldest cowboy poetry gathering in the country, just one year behind the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada! The mission of Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering is: “…to preserve and celebrate the history, heritage and values of the American cowboy in the upper Rocky Mountain west.”
The Montana Cowboy Poetry Board is proud to announce our 2018 headlining performer, award winning singer/songwriter Suzy Bogguss. One of the most diverse female artists in country music, Suzy is a CMA, ACM, and ASCAP winner.
Every artist has a tipping point in their career where creativity, tenacity and talent align to produce something truly special. For Suzy Bogguss, that was Aces. Coming off her second album on Capitol Nashville, Aces was co-produced by Bogguss, a rare feat at the time, and released August 27, 1991. It certified Platinum and yielded four memorable Top 10 radio singles: “Outbound Plane,” “Someday Soon,” “Aces,” and “Letting Go.” To celebrate the 25th Anniversary Suzy has re-recorded Aces with some of Nashville’s top players in her latest offering, Aces Redux.
“I love to play the radio hits from Aces every night,” explains Suzy, “but in truth, every single song on that record gets requested at my live shows. So for the first time in awhile I went back and listened to the album start to finish. The songs are timeless, but over the past 25 years I feel like I’ve grown as a vocalist, and when we started recording Aces Redux I got so excited because these songs took on a whole new life that is more representative of who I am and what I do now."
Although the Platinum selling album propelled Suzy to new heights, her career did anything but plateau. One of the most diverse female artists in country music, she is a CMA, ACM, and ASCAP Award Winner. She recorded a duets album with the legendary Chet Atkins, made an album of modern swing music with Ray Benson of Asleep At The Wheel, and landed on the jazz charts with an original album Sweet Danger. In 2004 she added GRAMMY winner to her list of accolades for her work on Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster.
Tickets for this one-of-a-kind show will go on sale Friday, November 24, 2017. We look forward to seeing you in Lewistown, and thank you for joining all of us for this joyous time of listening, humming along, honoring those who came before us and taking inspiration from them into our daily lives! We hope you enjoy every minute of your “Keepin’ It Cowboy,” Montana Cowboy Poetry Gathering experience.