I know...I know...I blog about this every year, but I love cowboys so I enjoy reminding the fans of American Romance books that the "U.S. Senate passed a resolution designating the fourth Saturday of July National Day of the American Cowboy.”
"Whereas pioneering men and women, recognized as cowboys, helped establish the American West...that cowboy spirit continues to infuse the nation with its solid character, sound family values, and good common sense; Whereas the cowboy embodies honesty, integrity, courage, compassion, respect, a strong work ethic, and patriotism."
If you visit All My Heroes are Cowboys you'll notice the following statement at the top of my blog...
"America needs the Cowboy both to remind us of how far we have come and to bring us back to the simplicity of the values he represents. He is also needed because he is a piece of who we are as a country. He represents a lifestyle and a time period that is a cherished part of our History. Little boys want to grow up to be him and the little girls want to grow up to marry him." ~cowboycrew.com
One of the more famous rodeos in the country is happening this month! Cheyenne Frontier Days runs from July 20th-29th. Started in 1897 and drawing more than 300,000 people to the area each year, this rodeo is billed as the World’s Largest Outdoor Rodeo & Western Celebration. Cheyenne Frontier Days is the “Daddy of ‘Em All”!
Country Western Music fans…check out this year's entertainment schedule:
Zac Brown Band with special guest the Marshall Tucker Band
Brad Paisley with special guest The Band Perry
Merle Haggard with special guest Chancey Williams
Reba with special guests Rodney Atkins and Hunter Hayes
Journey with special guest Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo, Loverboy
Hank Williams Jr. with special guest Chris Young
Blake Shelton with special guest David Nail
Cheyenne Frontier days is more than just rodeo and music. There's an Indian Village to explore. There is also a carnival midway, Chuck Wagon Cookoff, and the Wild Horse Gulch western heritage area, and Behind the Chutes tours. Cheyenne Frontier days is a Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) sanctioned rodeo with almost 1,500 contestants who will vie for more than $1 million in money and prizes
What are your summer plans? Do they include a rodeo?
A Cowboy's Duty (August 2012)
Beau: Cowboy Protector (Nov 2012)