By Cindy Randall, Alliance Arts Council
R.J. Vandygriff is an award winning singer/songwriter, playwright and actor, not to mention a pretty darn good cowboy.
On February 22nd he will present THE COWBOY AIN’T DEAD YET, a one man musical comedy about the most fascinating character to ever ride across the pages of history, the American Cowboy! Joe Texas dispels the rumor that the cowboy is a dying breed. Through songs, stories and poems, Joe will share the true story of the cowboy, not the Hollywood version. It’s a show not to be missed! Joe sings, twirls a rope, plays harmonica, banjo, guitar and even throws in a few dance steps.
He has appeared on stage with George Strait, Alabama, The Judds, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Moe Bandy, Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, Andy Williams, The Sons of the Pioneers, Michael Martin Murphy and Baxter Black just to name a few.
R.J. worked or appeared in over 100 episodes of the TV series “Walker, Texas Ranger” and has opened for some of the biggest names in the Country/Pop/Western Music business. The Academy of Western Artists named R.J. the outstanding Western Male Vocalist of the year in 2013. In 2014, he was inducted into the CMA Texas Hall of Fame. In January of 2015 he appeared in a national commercial with supermodel Cindy Crawford.
The family friendly program will begin at 7:00 at the Alliance High School Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for Adults, $9 Senior, $5 student and are available at Redmans Shoes, the Carnegie Arts Center and at the door.
Business co-presenters for the event are Gregory’s Insurance, First National Bank, Harris Sales, Western Nebraska Real Estate and KCOW/Double Q Country Radio. Holiday Inn Express and Creative Tek have also supported the program. Watch the Alliance Arts Council facebook page for more details