Cowboy Gathering
P.O. Box 306, Encampment, WY 82325
All Star Cowboy Poetry and Music Show
Saturday, July 19, 2014
Grand Encampment Opera House, Encampment, WY

R.W. Hampton


R.W. Hampton is one of the leading Western Entertainers in America today. His fans come from all walks of life. He’s loved by cowboys, cowgirls, ranch hands and rodeo stars, but also by people who have never seen a cow up close — or cared to. A singer, songwriter, actor and entertainer, R.W. is known for his authenticity, his patriotism, his family values and Christian beliefs.

Blessed with a wonderfully rich baritone voice, his songs and genuineness resonate with audiences worldwide. R.W. has lived what he sings about, and the world of early mornings, hard work, rough horses, maverick cattle and new ranges fits him. After twenty-two years in the entertainment business and over 15 national awards from his peers, R.W. is still pure cowboy; singing about what he loves best. He is today’s voice of Cowboy Music.

R.W. Hampton Awards
  • Male Vocalist of the Year, 2006
  • Male Vocalist of the Year, 2002
  • Male Vocalist of the Year, 1999
  • Album of the Year, Ridin’ The Dreamland Range, 1997
  • Entertainer of the Year, 1996
  • Male Vocalist of the Year, 1996
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, 2009
  • Outstanding Original Western Composition, Shortgrass, 2011
  • Outstanding Traditional Western Album, Oklahoma ... Where The West Remains, 2008
  • Director’s Award for Excellence in Original Music and Dramatic Presentation, The Last Cowboy – His Journey, 2000
  • WMA Hall of Fame, 2011
  • Outstanding Vocalist – Male, 2010
  • Traditional Album of the Year, Oklahoma ... Where The West Remains, 2008
  • Song of the Year, For The Freedom, 2006
  • Male Performer of the Year, 2004

Trinity Seely


Trinity Seely's life has taken her to many different places. Ranging from the cattle country of British Columbia Canada, to the beautiful Ojai Valley of California.  To the majestic peaks of the Wasatch front of Utah, and finally to the high desert plains of Wyoming where a vast sea of sagebrush and granite peaks have stolen her heart.  Each of the places that she has called home has embedded in her a deep love for the Cowboy, Western, and Buckaroo lifestyle.

She currently resides at Martin's Cove, Wyoming where she and her family live and work on the Handcart Ranch. Trinity's personal look into the life of a ranch wife gives her a deep perspective and appreciation into a lifestyle that some say is a bygone era.

Trinity released her debut album back in December of 2011. Produced by fellow western artist, Brenn Hill and Ryan Tilby. Trinity's self titled CD has received multiple outstanding reviews. She was named one of True West's favorite western artist for 2012. She has received nominations for the Crescendo Award with the Western Music Association for 2012 and 2013. Female western singer and western album of the year with the Academy of Western Artists in 2012.

Tinity loves the life that she has been blessed to live. She is the mother of four children, ranging from 12 to 1. She not only puts her heart and soul into being a wonderful mother and wife, but into every performance she gives.

Trinity's second CD, "Old Poly Rope" was released in 2013.


Robert Dennis


Robert Dennis writes, recites the poems and sings the songs of the western life, from a lifelong love affair with where he lives, Western South Dakota. He comes from a long line of musical people and is thrilled that his sons and grandchildren seem to be following along in those footsteps.

Robert and his wife Cindy are the fourth generation on the family ranch, started at the turn of the last century. Robert uses horses, both saddle horses and a team in his day to day work on the family ranch. He has a deep respect and appreciation for the culture and those who came before us and left a well marked trail to follow, with the traditions and time honored and tested ways of the western cattle industry. Robert's songs and poems reflect these traditions and lifestyle. When he sings a song or recites a poem, he hopes he is doing his part to pass on the mantle to the next generation who will someday join the great cow clan!

Robert and Cindy are proud to live the life and pass it on to their three son's and families. With a deep seat and a firm hold they hope their grandchildren and great grandchildren will still be on this little chunk of ranch land into the next century, riding and training good cow horses, raising and chasing cattle and living the life to the utmost. And maybe they too will write and recite and sing songs about the joys and hardships that come with this life and love affair....


Chuck Larsen


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