June 30, 2016
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SCVTV Presents The OutWest Concert Series:
An Evening with Tom Hiatt
Filmed June 23, 2016
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and THE SUNDOWN RIDERS
SCVTV Presents The OutWest Concert Series
Filmed Friday April 20, 2012
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Cowboy Balladeer Tom Hiatt is a nationally known western entertainer and songwriter who has performed to enthusiastic audiences across America. He has been voted “one of the top 5 acts in western music in 2011” by the Academy of Western Artists. Tom is the official Cowboy Balladeer of Back Country Horsemen of Arizona, and the Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center. He is also a recipient of the 2010 “Spirit of the Old West Alive” award.
His CD, Appaloosa Moon, was the Western Music Association’s #1 CD of Winter, 2010. American Cowboy Magazine, in May of 2011, says, “Appaloosa Moon (CD) is poised to become a modern cowpoke classic.”
Tom’s band, the Sundown Riders, consists of Bruce Huntington (photo below) on bass. and Ken Wilcox (photo on right) on lead guitar. Both contribute equally to the smooth vocal harmonies and intricate musical arrangements that compliment Tom’s warm, emotional voice so well.
Noted western music critic Rick Huff, of “Best of the West” Reviews, says, “Frisky is generally the kind of word you would use to maybe describe a colt... or a puppy, perhaps. Come to think of it you may spot both in the bouncing, wriggling enthusiasm of a Tom Hiatt performance!”
If you enjoy the western musical styles of Ian Tyson, Don Edwards, or Michael Martin Murphey, this is an act you dare not miss. Time spent listening to Cowboy Balladeer Tom Hiatt and The Sundown Riders is guaranteed to bring a smile to the face and warmth to the soul of all who love the great American West.
CONGRATULATIONS TOM HIATT!
Cowboy Balladeer Tom Hiatt is awarded the Academy of Western Artists 2011 "Will Rogers Cowboy Award" in the Western Music "Song" Category for his original song Bronc to Breakfast.
He was a "Top 5 Finalist" in three categories:
Western Music Male
Western Music Album - Appaloosa Moon
Western Music Song -Winner! Bronc to Breakfast