Cowboy Up is a celebration of spoken word in the midwest. World-renowned poets and musicians join host Ron Wilson to bring to life the rich history of the wild west and discuss how the culture of the west lives on today.
Ron has been a 4-H member, FFA officer, farm radio broadcaster, college lecturer, Congressional staffer, association executive, rural development director, corporate vice-president, small business co-founder, rodeo ticket-taker, Sunday School teacher, diaper changer, bottle washer, tractor driver, posthole digger, thistle chopper, haybale stacker, fence fixer, calf holder, manure scooper, and a tail twister. He and his wife and kids live on the family ranch near Manhattan, Kansas.
Ron performs his original cowboy poetry in full costume, and he always gets his audience involved. Sometimes, he brings along his loyal and talented sidekicks, Stanley the Steer, and Pete the Possum. The poetry is fun, family-oriented, patriotic, and relates extremely well with agricultural and rural audiences, and most of time, it even rhymes. We invite you to read more, listen to the samples, and schedule Ron to perform at your event.