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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Rodeo Songs by Kaye Spencer – Part 2 of 4 – Countdown of Kaye’s 7 Favorite Rodeo Songs #rodeo #rodeosongs #prairierosepubs




This is Part 2 of my four-part series about my favorite rodeo songs, which came about because July 4, 2019 was the 150th anniversary of the Deer Trail Rodeo in Deer Trail, Colorado. It was a rodeo from my younger days that I didn't miss.

You can read about my teenage rodeo years in Part 1 HERE.

Also in Part 1, I promised to post pictures of me as the Brush Rodeo Queen c. 1970 before this series is finished. I haven’t located those pictures yet. I will, though. I promise. Hopefully, I’ll have them for Part 3 in November.

Now, on to my favorite rodeo songs…

To remind us, coming in at Number 7 was Bad Brahma Bull sung by Chris LeDoux and Number 6 was Marty Robbins’ Strawberry Roan. The link above to the Part 1 blog has the videos of these songs.

Counting down, my Numbers 5 and 4 share the same theme:

Rodeo cowboy falls for a woman who breaks his heart and his spirit.


Number 5 is Bandy, the Rodeo Clown by Moe Bandy. It was released in 1975. Moe followed the rodeo circuit as a bull rider in his youth, but he turned to a career as a country music artist when the rodeo-related injuries weren’t worth the ride anymore.



Number 4 is another Marty Robbins song called All Around Cowboy (1979). Marty wrote this song, which isn’t surprising, since he wrote many of his songs.



Next month, Part 3 of my favorite rodeo songs will have Numbers 2 and 3. Any guesses?


Until next time,
Kaye Spencer



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Images Courtesy:
Bull and rodeo clown: Fololia.com - license purchased for use
Rodeo Queen: Creative Commons license "At a small town rodeo (22)" by 4nitsirk









4 comments:

  1. What memories these songs bring back. Yes, we had rodeos in the mid-west where I grew up. I even remember the TV show 'Stoney Burke' that was popular back then.

    Thanks for sharing these memories and songs. Doris

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  2. Not being American, many of these were new to me. Thanks for introducing me to them.

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  3. Doris,

    Stoney Burke was a short-lived, but entertaining television program. He was a saddle bronc rider. Jack Lord before his Hawaii 5-0 days.

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