"R.J. Vandygriff is one part Gene
one part Will Rogers, and one part Zig Ziglar."
- Dallas Morning News
CMA of Texas Hall of Fame
Western Male Vocalist
2012 Wrangler Award Recipient
2004 Will Rogers Recipient
2013 Cowboy Keeper Award
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.
has appeared on
stage with George Strait, Garth Brooks, Alabama, The Judds,
RJ and Chuck Norris - "Walker, Texas Ranger"
Merle Haggard, Moe Bandy. Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino,
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
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
Festivals, High Schools, College and Civic Auditoriums
USA and Abroad
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
Lincoln Co. Cowboy Symposium-Ruidoso, NM**Festival of the
National Cowboy Symposium-Lubbock, TX**Stockman's
Westfest-Snowmass, CO**Riverbend Live Concert
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
Moe Bandy Theater-Branson, MO**Festival of the
Convention Center-San Antonio, TX**Cal Farley's Poetry
Peterborough Music Festival-Peterborough, England
Westham Town Hall-London, England
Lyme Park Music Festival-Stockport, England
“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