Episode 75: Dr. Charles "Bud" Townsend (Part 2)


Part 2 with rodeo announcer, boot salesman, history professor, and writer Dr. Charles "Bud" Townsend. In this episode Dr. Townsend talks about teaching history, how rodeo influenced his academic career, and how he became a salesman with…

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Episode 74: Dr. Charles "Bud" Townsend (Part 1)

Dr. Charles Bud Townsend shares stories from a lifetime as a rodeo announcer, boot salesman, history professor, and writer. Tune in to hear about his family history, how he became a rodeo announcer, and the story of writing…

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Episode 73: Linda Davis

Fourth-generation rancher Linda Davis talks about growing up on the Tequesquite Ranch in the 1930s, becoming a part of the Bell Ranch cowboy crew as a 5 year old, and spending her life on the historic CS Ranch…

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Episode 72: Dale Burson

Rancher and musician Dale Burson talks about his deep ranching roots, his love of the ranching lifestyle, playing music with his kids, the cowboy code, and the rich musical traditions of the Texas panhandle.


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Episode 71: Buster Welch

Photo by Jay Dusard. 

Legendary cutting horse trainer Buster Welch talks about his family history and childhood in Sterling City, Texas, leavinghome at 14 to work for the Proctor Ranch in Midland, Texas, and shares stories and…

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Episode 70: Red Steagall

Texas cowboy poet and songwriter Red Steagall stops by Cowboy Crossroads to talk about growing up in the Texas panhandle, his songwriting career, his rodeo album For All Our Cowboy Friends, writing cowboy poetry, his experiences on the…

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Episode 69: Andy Wilkinson



Andy Wilkinson returns to Cowboy Crossroads to talk about the Llano Estacado, Waylon Jennings, Buck Ramsey, and the creative process. He also reads excerpts from his upcoming memoir, Llanero: a boyhood on the 360-of-the-180.


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Episode 68: Michael Stevens

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Singer, songwriter, and guitar builder Michael Stevens talks about growing up in the Ohio horse culture, the guitar scene in Berkeley, California, building Junior Brown's guit-steel, and remembers his cowboy father. 


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Episode 67: Warner Glenn (Part 2)

Photo of Warner Glenn and Kelly Kimbro by Jay Dusard. 


Part two with rancher and mountain lion hunter Warner Glenn. Warner talks about the importance of being a steward of the land, the Malpai Borderlands Group…

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Episode 66: Warner Glenn (Part 1)

Photo of Wendy and Warner Glenn by Jay Dusard. 


Rancher and mountain lion hunter Warner Glenn talks about his family coming to Arizona from Texas in 1896 and shares about his experiences hunting lions in the…

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Episode 65: Jay Dusard

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Photographer and writer Jay Dusard discusses his work to chronicle cowboy culture in his book The North American Cowboy: A Portrait. Along the way he tells stories about Warner Glenn, Russell Lee, Ian…

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Episode 64: Baxter Black (Part 2)

Part two with cowboy poet and humorist Baxter Black. On this episode Baxter talks about cowboy poetry, how he got on National Public Radio, appearing on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, his poem Legacy of a Rodeo…

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