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Monday, February 18, 2013

13th Annual SADDLE UP, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Cowboys and Chuckwagon Cooking is headed to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for their 13th Annual Saddle Up event featuring an array of western artist and entertainers:  Additionally, we are ready to watch the chuck wagons roll in and set up camp as they compete on Saturday, February 23rd  for best wagon, best meat, beans, bread, potatoes, cornbread and dessert but only one will become best over all:  You can recap last years event: 12th Annual Saddle Up Pigeon Forge:

Other attractions is renown Cowboy Poet and Chuck Wagon Cook, KENT ROLLINS, who has been featured several times on Food Network with Thrown Down with Bobby Flay and last seasons Chopped: Grill Masters as Kent went head to head against BBQ Kings and Chefs from across the nation. He also has a monthly recipe featured in the worlds best equine magazine, the Western Horseman.  

Kent and the Red River Ranch Chuck Wagon will be providing cowboy cooking demonstrations kicking off the Pigeon Forge Saddle Up events on Wednesday,  February  20th from 10AM until 11AM providing some cornbread sampling at the Old Mill Square and again on Friday:  For a full schedule and times, check My Pigeon Forge   Hope to see you at the SADDLE UP as well will be enjoying those savoring dishes served hot off the chuck wagons.     

 "Ya come and visit now,  ya hear."

Entertainment list:

Brenn Hill

Brenn HillBrenn Hill's music reveals the heart of the American West to anyone who will take the time to listen. Born into a 6th generation of a family anchored to the West and raised in Utah, Brenn and his music revisit 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 one of the western community's most promising stars.

Chris Isaacs
Chris IsaacsThe poetry and stories of Chris Isaacs are alive with the heart and humor of life from a cowboy's point of view. In fact, he's considered by many to be one of the finest humorists in the country. Chris has won the Album of the Year and the Will Rogers Medallion Award of Excellence from the Academy of Western Artists, and his work has been published in numerous magazines.

Waddie Mitchell Waddie MitchellFrom his earliest days on the remote Nevada ranches where his father worked, Waddie Mitchell was immersed in the cowboy way of entertaining, the art of spinnin' tales in rhyme and meter that came to be called cowboy poetry. In 1984, he helped organize the internationally recognized Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering. Waddie has performed at venues around the world, appeared on numerous television shows and from the stage at Carnegie Hall.

Quebe Sisters Band

Quebe SistersThe Quebe Sisters Band. When Grace, Sophia and Hulda Quebe raise their fiddles and play, audiences marvel. The band performs a refreshing blend of western swing, vintage country, bluegrass, jazz and swing standards, and Texas-style fiddling. Winners of the Western Swing Album of the Year from the Academy of Western Artists, the Quebe Sisters Band has performed at the Grand Ole Opry, the Kennedy Center and the Ryman Auditorium, among other prestigious venues. The sisters have appeared in concert with Ricky Skaggs, Merle Haggard and other music legends.

Sourdough Slim
Sourdough SlimSourdough Slim is a veritable one-man western extravaganza, crooning western classics, playing accordion, guitar and harmonica, dancing a jig, twirling a lariat, dishing out hilarious comedic sketches and letting loose with award-winning yippie-ti-yi-yodeling. A favorite at cowboy gatherings and county fairs around the country, he's also played the big time, wowing audiences at venues including Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center.

 Dave Stamey
Dave StameyDave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer and a dude wrangler, and now he's one of the most popular Western entertainers working today. The Western Music Association has voted him Entertainer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year two times and Male Performer of the Year three times. He's received the Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists, and Cowboys and Indians Magazine called him "the Charlie Russell of Western Music." Dave Stamey has delighted audiences in 14 states and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by angry horses.

T. Scot Wilburn and the Shut Up -N- Playboys
PlayboysT. Scot Wilburn and the Shut Up -N- Playboys will make their debut at Saddle Up. Scot comes from a rich and colorful musical heritage and can play any instrument with strings. He’s put together a group of outstanding musicians that includes world- renowned steel guitarist Bobby Black. A deep passion for traditional western swing music will be evident when this band hits the stage.

Wylie & the Wild West

Wylie & the Wild West Wylie Gustafson describes the Wild West as a “good-time, cowboy band that hates to be boring.” This high-energy group has performed around the world and stateside at prestigious venues including Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center and the Grand Ole Opry. Wylie has appeared on “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “A Prairie Home Companion,” and his voice has been heard in millions of homes as the prominent yodel of the Yahoo! ad campaign.

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