“The Cowboy Ain’t Dead Yet” comes to Canton, a performance to benefit Van Zandt county tornado victims, hosted by The Council of Van Zandt County Communities and many local sponsors. Award winning performer R.J. Vandygriff is anticipated to deliver a delightful the whole family will enjoy!
“The Cowboy Ain’t Dead Yet” is an original one-act play written and produced by Vandygriff himself. With song, poetry and stories he portrays the life of “Joe Texas,” a character from the early trail drive days of the 1800’s and with costume changes takes you to the modern ranches of today.
R. J., a 2014 CMA of Texas Hall of Fame Inductee and 2013 Academy of Western Music Best Western Male Vocalist, performed this one man act in Branson for 3 years where it was proclaimed to be the best single person act in town. After returning to his Texas Panhandle ranch, R.J. has continued his performances all over the country as well as in Europe.
“The Cowboy Ain’t Dead Yet” has been recognized by the Texas Commission on the Arts as Portraying our Texas heritage. This is a wonderful family event that you will not want to miss and is also a change fr you to help your neighbors in need!
The show begins at 7pm Saturday, December 9th. Advance Tickets Available at several locations.
- Deen Implement-Wills Point
- Edom Veterinary Service-Edom
- Martins Mill Store-Martins Mill
- Van Zandt County Insurance-Edgewood
- Farm Bureau-Canton
- Texas Cellnet-Van
- Salt Palace-Grand Saline
Reserved $25, Adult $20, Student $10. Children under 4 free. For more information call (903)517-0165.
R.J. is one party Gene Autry, one part Will Rodgers, and one part Zig Ziglar -Dallas Morning News
The best one-man show since Churchill swam the English Channel! -Baxter Black, renown poet and author.
Thank God for R.J. Vandygriff! I have seen this show twice and would do it again every day if I didn’t have a life of my own to live. R.J’s pure-bred Texas vocals give authenticity to the show that anyone outside of the state most likely could not deliver. This show is about the crackling of campfires, the smell of horses and cattle, and warm summer nights on a trail drive listening to old cowboys tell tales – some tall and some not so tall. Take some time to step back in time with R.J. Vandygriff and “The Cowboy Ain’t Dead Yet” stage show. There’s a good chance you’ll ride an exciting trail in cowboy dreamland after retiring for the night. -Marvin O’Dell-WMA Director
This Texas cowboy takes you from Lipscomb to Dalhart in this tribute to the American Cowboy. The powerful songs come from a one man, one-act musical that Vandygriff performs and they are very much a story of ranching, rodeoing, and cowboying. A collection that is an absolute keeper. I can recommend this one without reservation. -Vol. II Review, Candy Moulton-American Cowboy Magazine