Singer, songwriter, poet, author, cowboy and TV-show host – "Red Steagall Is Somewhere West of Wall Street," is simply the most recent addition to this Renaissance cowboy’s long list of noteworthy accomplishments.
"My quarter horse, Grey Dog, and I are off to explore the people, places, and stories of the American West", said Steagall. "We will discover the horses and the history of ranches like the 6666s Ranch, Pitchfork Ranch, Waggoner Ranch, JA Ranch, King Ranch; just to name a few. We will visit museums that present and perpetuate the image and lifestyle of the American West."
In addition to many historic ranches, Steagall will also spend time at the National Ranching Heritage Center on the Texas Tech University campus in Lubbock, Texas; the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and Museum in Fort Worth, Texas; the American Quarter Horse Association Museum in Amarillo, Texas; and the National Cowgirl Hall of Fame and Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Furthermore, Steagall will educate the audience on how to make a Cactus rope, a Cactus saddle; or how a Resistol hat is made. Experts will also explain to the audience what to look for when buying a rope, hat, and saddle. The show will also include interviews with world-famous rodeo cowboys and old-time ranchers and cowboys from the 1940s and 1950s.
Before the conclusion of the show each week, Steagall will go back to the front porch of the old bunkhouse for the Song of Inspiration from folks like Don Edwards, R. W. Hampton, Andy Wilkinson, R J Vandygriff and the Boys in the Bunkhouse (Danny Steagall, Jake Hooker, Badger O'Brien and Steve Story, aka Leon).
Raised in the cow country of the Texas Panhandle with a passion for the western lifestyle, Red Steagall competed in rodeos as a youth and learned to play the guitar and mandolin. After college, Steagall traveled to California to share western traditions and values with the rest of the world through songs, poems, books, television, and movies. Although Red Steagall is best known for his Texas swing dance music, he is also highly respected by Texas cowboys for the lyrical way in which he writes about the western way of life. He was honored as the Poet Laureate of Texas in 2006, received the prestigious Charles Goodnight Award in 2006, and was inducted into the Hall of Great Westerners at the National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City in 2003.