"The Cowboy Ain't Dead Yet!"
 

"R.J. Vandygriff is one part Gene Autry,
one part Will Rogers, and one part Zig Ziglar."
- Dallas Morning News
 

2014 CMA of Texas Hall of Fame
2013 Western Male Vocalist
2012 Wrangler Award Recipient
2004 Will Rogers Recipient
2013 Cowboy Keeper Award
2014-2016 Texas Touring Artist http://www.arts.state.tx.us/

R.J. is an award winning singer/songwriter, playwright
and actor not to mention a pretty darn good cowboy. 
 
He's at home on stage, in front of a camera or horseback
in the big pasture.  R.J. grew up ridin' horses and strumming an ol' guitar, competed in Saddlebronc and Bareback as well as working as a rodeo clown and bullfighter.  Whether he's performing as a solo artist or starring in the highly acclaimed musical "The Cowboy Ain't Dead Yet!" R.J. has the God given talent to walk on a stage in front of any audience and  connect with them.  He is one of those performers who "creates" a moment when he steps to the microphone, a moment remembered by all.

R.J. has appeared on stage with George Strait, Garth Brooks, Alabama, The Judds,
George Jones, Merle Haggard, Moe Bandy. Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino,
Andy Williams, Jerry Lee Lewis, The Sons of the Pioneers, Red Steagall,
Michael Martin Murphy, and Baxter Black just to name a few. 

Some performers sing the songs, R.J. has lived them. 
He lives his life by the cowboy code on and off the stage. 
He earned his spurs and has the scars to prove it.

"The Cowboy Ain't Dead Yet!" is
the most successful cowboy show touring!

R.J. worked or appeared in over 100 episodes of  the TV series "Walker, Texas Ranger"
R.J. has opened for the biggest names in Country/Pop/Western Music
at major Festivals, High Schools, College and Civic Auditoriums
in the USA and Abroad

APPEARANCES
San Antonio Symphony "In The Bunkhouse"-RFD Channel with Red Steagall
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum-Oklahoma City, OK
Silver Dollar City-Branson, MO
**Theatre Victoria, Victoria, TX
Heritage Of The Plains-Spearfish, SD**Queen Of The Prairies Festival-Sedalia, MO
Lincoln Co. Cowboy Symposium-Ruidoso, NM
**Festival of the West-Scottsdale, AZ
National Cowboy Symposium-Lubbock, TX**Stockman's Casino-Elko, NV
Westfest-Snowmass, CO**Riverbend Live Concert Series-Rosenberg, OR
National Cutting Horse Futurity-Fort Worth, TX
National Chuckwagon Championships-Clinton, AK
MPEC Center-Wichita Falls, TX
**Camp Creek Inn-Jackson, WY
Globe News Center for the Performing Arts-Amarillo, TX
Hopkins Co. Civic Center-Sulphur Springs, TX
**Terrell Civic Center-Terrell, TX
Moe Bandy Theater-Branson, MO
**Festival of the Horse-Springfield, MO
Convention Center-San Antonio, TX
**Cal Farley's Poetry Gathering-TX
Peterborough Music Festival-Peterborough, England
Westham Town Hall-London, England
Lyme Park Music Festival-Stockport, England



RJ and Chuck Norris - "Walker, Texas Ranger"

R.J. is a multi-talented artist who can work in many fields and excels in all of them. R.J. is one of the finest entertainers I have had the privilege of being around, plus he is down to earth and an asset to the Western community and is not totally consumed with himself....
Bobby Newton, Pres. Academy of Western Artists

 

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