With the tip of a ten-gallon hat, Pigeon Forge is proud to announce the stellar lineup for Saddle Up 2015.
the 15th annual event, we’ve rounded up some of the finest cowboy
and cowgirl talent in the country, and they’ll all be making their way to
Pigeon Forge to sing, cook, tell stories and entertain you the cowboy way.
now to join us Feb. 18-22, when you can hear:
Baxter Black - Baxter Black is a cowboy poet, former large animal
veterinarian and entertainer of the agricultural masses. For more than 25
years, he has traveled the U.S. and Canada scattering his wit and left-handed
observations to folks looking for a bright spot in their day. You can read his
work in books and magazines, hear him on radio and see him on television.
Baxter says his life has been blessed. “I like what I do. I have a great home
to come home to, a couple good horses, a few cows, a good dog and friends
everywhere I go. I’m square with God, and I make a living entertaining people I
the Wild West - For more than a quarter of a century, Wylie and his goodtime
cowboy band, the Wild West, have performed their unique blend of cowboy, swing,
folk and yodeling music worldwide. In addition to stage performances, Wylie is
the voice of the famous Yahoo! yodel. No strangers to Pigeon Forge, Wylie
& the Wild West have become fan favorites with the Saddle Up audience.
Brenn Hill - Brenn
Hill’s music reveals the heart of the American West to anyone who will take the
time to listen. This Utah native’s music revisits the many stories that come
from the land with a fresh, contemporary and personal twist. Faith, trust and
love are his guide, and he’s been called a role model for the next generation
of cowboy singers and songwriters.
Chuck Pyle -
Chuck Pyle has won high praise from both fans and peers
alikethroughout an inspired performance career of over 40 years. He mixes
infectiously hummable melodies with straight-from-the-saddle poetry, quoting
bumper stickers, proverbs, world leaders and old cowboys. An accomplished
songwriter, his songs have been recorded by John Denver, Nitty Gritty Dirt
Band, Suzy Bogguss, Jerry Jeff Walker and Chris LeDoux.
Gary Prescott - It has been said that Jean Prescott belongs to the land and
its people and upholds the heritage, traditions and values of the western
lifestyle. Her music has been described as “the spiritual essence of the
West,” and, she and her husband Gary have entertained folks from the concert
stage, around campfires, in churches and intimate living room concerts across
the country. With a voice and a heart as big as Texas their songs go straight
to the heart, and the music is always toe-tapping good.
Andy Nelson - An Idaho native, Andy Nelson is a second-generation farrier
who has the experience, talent and humor to bring authenticity and
entertainment to any audience. A two-time recipient of the Western Music
Association’s Male Poet of the Year award, he recently was named a 2014 Cowboy
Keeper by the National Day of the Cowboy – Preserve the Heritage. Today, Andy
lives in Pinedale, Wyoming, where he and his wife raise horses and children.
Skip Gorman was introduced to traditional music at the age
of eight, when he received his first guitar and a Jimmie Rodgers record. His
career has been filled with traditional cowboy and folk music, playing with
some of the top cowboy bands and recording highly acclaimed solo albums. His
solo recording, “Old Style Mandolin,” was featured in Ken Burns’ “Baseball”
documentary. Skip Gorman is a masterful cowboy singer, a fine Western and
Celtic fiddler, and one of the country’s premier mandolin players.
Wilburn & the Shut Up -N- Playboys - A true son of the American West, T. Scot Wilburn was born
with western music in his blood. He and the highly talented Shut Up -N-
Playboys draw on their musical influences to play the best in hillbilly swing
and western tunes. In addition to the concert stage, this group of
multi-talented musicians can be heard at Stories & Strings on Friday and
rocking the house at the Cowboy Dance.
Kent Rollins - Kent
Rollins is a sought-after entertainer and award-winning chuck wagon cook. He
entertains audiences with his poetry and storytelling, a collection about the
life and legacy of the cowboy with stories passed around from cow camps and
old-timers. Millions of have enjoyed Kent’s appearances on TheFood Network’s
“Throwdown With Bobby Flay” and “Chopped,” and more national television
projects are on the horizon for this Oklahoma cowboy.
page often as the Saddle Up schedule comes together.
Saddle Up 2015 go on sale Oct. 20, 2014. @ 1:00 est
See you Feb.
18-22, for the 15th Annual Saddle Up!
Schedules and entertainers are subject to
change and/or cancellation without notice.