Wednesday, March 13, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES


It was such an honor for me to be included in the company of some of the great poets at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, NV this past January for an article featured in the New York Times.  I feel so lucky and grateful for the cowboy poetry journey I have been blessed with. You can check it out on the link below.




Saturday, February 16, 2019

Western Music Youth Showcase in Tooele

Western Music Youth Showcase in Tooele: The Western Music and Songwriters Series kicks off in Tooele this weekend, starting with a free western music youth showcase on Friday, January 25.


CLICK THE LINK ABOVE to see our News Interview
Thank you Tyler Guy for a great opportunity and experience.

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Elko, Nevada 2019

It was surreal to get this name tag and have this opportunity.
  What an honor and amazing experience I had in Elko.  I can't even begin to thank them for the opportunity to be a part of this gathering and being awarded the Rod McQuery and Sue Wallis Scholarship was such a gift.  Thank you to all involved for such a wonderful weekend!
Such a dream come true to share the stage with Ross Knox, Jake Riley

The video below is my newest original poem.  The Hunt.  The video was taken a few weeks before Elko in Payson, Utah where I debuted it.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering 2019

Dreams do come true.  I am going to Elko!

I am so excited and grateful for the opportunity to receive the Rod McQueary and Sue Wallis Scholarship this coming January.    I have been so blessed with so many amazing experiences and opportunities but this one is really special. 

Western Music and Songwriters Series Youth Showcase 2019

Very Excited to be a part of the Western Music and Songwriters Series first Youth Showcase.  January 25th at 8pm and the Bonneville Brewery in Tooele, Utah.  Hope to see you there!

Colt Blankman Union Station Cowboy Christmas

Cowboy Christmas at Union Station

I was honored to be a part of the 1st annual Cowboy Christmas at Union Station this year.  Met some new friends and got to hang out with old ones.  I had a great time and really appreciate my friend for backing me up on a Christmas poem.  Thank you Chris Mortensen for always having my back!

Devotional Christmas Party at the Church Office Building in Salt Lake City, Utah

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  I was asked to be a part of a Christmas Devotional at the Church Office Bldg in Salt Lake last week.  For me this was a huge honor, not only to be asked, but to be able to share some Christmas Cowboy Poetry in front of  General Authority for my faith.  It was a wonderful experience to get to meet him and many other wonderful people that day.  Then we got to spend the rest of the day as a family and tour Temple Square.  It was a good reminder to Light the World this Christmas season.




Wayne Nelson Memorial Gatherin Fundraiser November 9-10 2018










I am always honored to be a part of this great gathering in Rupert, Idaho.  I love the members of the Cowboy Poets of Idaho and feel privileged to be a part of them.  There are many memories made and good times to be had at this gathering!
When I got to Rupert I was so excited to see a painting of my horse JJ and I done on a feather by Janette Gailey.  She is an amazing artist and I was lucky enough to be able to bring this treasure home.






Monday, October 29, 2018

Dakota Heritage Festival Colt Blankman The Touch of the Masters Hand

Colt Blankman - Dakota Western Heritage Festival 2018 Live Radio Promotion

Cowboy Christmas at Union Station Nov 16-17, 2018

Super honored to be a part of the Cowboy Christmas at Union Station Nov 16-17.



Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering ~ September 2018

Got to attend a BBQ at the Durango Golf Club.  It sure was pretty.






What an honor to be invited to the 30th Anniversary Durango Cowboy Poetry Gathering.  I had the best time and got to meet some pretty cool people.  Krysten Harris, Haley Sandos, Allora Leonard, and the High Country Cowboys to name a few.  It was a little overwhelming to be among such talent. This pic was taken outside of the really cool Strater Hotel.


Those that know me know that this right here is my happy place.


Super fun to get to be a part of the night skit with the other day show performers.  Thanks for including me!
It was awesome to get to be a part of the youth showcase hosted by Krysten Harris

Just a shot from one of the day shows!

Had some extra time and got to explore the pueblos.  It was amazing.  Got to crawl up, in, down, and through them.
It was also a thrill to see the Durango to Silverton train.  My dad and I listen to CW McCall and we love that song.  It was way cool to see it in person.  Hopefully someday I will get to ride it to Silverton!