The Cowboy Ain't Dead Yet!

The Cowboy Ain't Dead Yet!

Rj Vandygriff Performance Collage

A LIVE Stage Show Like No Other!

An inspiring, highly acclaimed 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 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 is a show not to be missed! Joe sings, twirls a rope, plays harmonica, banjo, guitar and throws in a few dance steps. His expressions have been compared to the legendary comic, Red Skelton, his wit to Will Rogers and his soulful vocal delivery is pure joy to the ear.

The set is simple, a campfire, saddle, corral fence and a couple of steer heads but it’s extremely effective. The show is adaptable to any size venue, large or small, inside or out.

Experience the West as never before! Joe keeps the audiences laughing and touching stories will bring tears to your eyes. It’s unique, fast paced and fun! Definitely can broaden your audience, therefore producing a profit on your bottom line.

Audiences of all ages from all walks of life from Portland to Paris, from Chicago to San Antonio agree this show is a "WINNER!"

What "Lonesome Dove" is to film, "The Cowboy Ain't Dead Yet!" is to live theater!

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Upcoming Events

Checkout where RJ will be and what he's doing...

The Cowboy Ain't Dead Yet!

Fun for the entire family

The Heritage Center
1056 SE Isabel Road
Medicine Lodge, Kansas 67104

The Cowboy Ain't Dead Yet!

Award winning one man musical comedy about the American Cowboy. Yeehaw!

Arts Alliance of the White Mountains
251 N. Penrod Road
Show Low, AZ 85901

The Cowboy Ain't Dead Yet!

Award winning one man musical comedy about the American Cowboy. YEEHAW!

Community Performance & Art Center
1250 W. Continental Road
Green Valley, AZ 85622
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Meet RJ Vandygriff

Almost 35 years into "The Cowboy Ain't Dead Yet" - and a lifetime of experiences in creating award-winning cowboy entertainment, RJ Vandygriff is an entertainer's entertainer. We invite you to learn about the journey of this unique cowboy and troubadour.


Rjv Singing Into Microphone While Pointing to Crowd January 24th, 2024

Rangeland Fire Relief Benefit Show

It was an honor to join Lyle Lovett, Michael Martin Murphy, Ed Montana & R.W. Hampton in concert in Amarillo, TX for the Wildfire Benefit. Thanks to all of you who came out to support our effort to raise money for those devastated by this fire. It was a wonderful evening,
Charles Front Cover January 23rd, 2024

Climbing The Charts

"We Were Cowboys" is currently #3 on the indie charts! It has been climbing the charts since it's release. A big "THANK YOU" to all the DJ's and to all of you for your support. You can order your CD here or download it from Spotify, Apple, ITunes,
International Wester Music Association Logo January 23rd, 2024

RJ Vandygriff-2023 IWMA Award

Sometimes you do what you love, and people take notice of your work. Thank you to the International Western Music Association for your 2023 Songwriter of the Year Award! 

We Don't Rent Pigs.

But You Can Still Get a Great Entertainer!

RJ is also available for concert performances for festivals & other events. Perfect for singer/songwriter nights, private parties, corporate events, fairs, and much more.

Just CONTACT RJ below, and let's talk about your event!

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Rj Vandygriff Cowboy Aint Albums 2

The Mercantile

From Gospel classics to Cowboy favorites to excerpts from the award-winning stage show, order up your CDs to enjoy anytime!

What People Say...

Candy Moulton

This Texas cowboy takes you from Lipscomb to Dalhart in this tribute to the American Cowboy. The powerful songs come from a one man, one act musical that Vandygriff performs and they are very much a story of ranching, rodeoing, and cowboying. A collection that is an absolute keeper. I can recommend this one without reservation.

American Cowboy Magazine

Charles Moster

Our audience at Theatre Victoria absolutely loved ’The Cowboy Ain’t Dead Yet’." Response was literally 100% positive after the show with the singular question being, "When is the Cowboy coming back?". We’ll make sure that happens next year!

Producing Artistic Director - Theatre Victoria @ The Welder Center Victoria, Texas

Michael Martin Murphy

R.J. Vandygriff portrays the American cowboy with talent and authenticity; he can write, sing and he’s the real thing!

Singer / Songwriter