Ian Tyson: The Charlie Russell of Cowboy Music

  There are lots of articles written about Ian Tyson, the man and his life, but little has been said about the influence he has had on those he worked with, the music industry and the cowboy culture. At the beginning of the twentieth century, Montana artist Charlie Russell took a palette of vivid paint …

Living Legends: Jim Cammaert

He has nodded his head on some of the toughest bareback broncs, gave Farrah Fawcett a wet T shirt and lit up the sky at the Super Bowl. So far, Jim Cammaert has had a pretty interesting life. The 62-year-old married dad of three daughters and nine grandkids has a matterof- fact way of speaking. …

Greg Cassidy: Rodeo Records & Legacy

For Greg Cassidy, being a rodeo cowboy wasn’t a choice or a random career path, it was his calling. He started out riding steers just like his dad, and it wasn’t long before he was competing in the timed events at pro rodeos. Four times he won the Canadian Steer Wrestling Championship (1985, ‘87, ‘88, …

Sterling silver and gold 2011 World Champion buckle presented to Kelly Sutherland.

Olson’s Of High River

Silver Lining Family For more than 40 years, Olson Silver Company in High River, Alta., has been a mainstay of silversmithing through western Canada, and a new family plan will see the business through the next generation?—?and perhaps beyond. It’s a plan that will bring Olson’s golden moments for the future. Silversmithing isn’t a common …