This song is so much fun that it almost even makes sense. Think fondly of the Mills Brothers when you sing this tune.
An eight-part song from Annie Get Your Gun that is a sure hit for a combined number with a chorus or quartet of the opposite sex. Can you guess who wins in the end? Also available in eight-part male and female versions. Continue reading Anything You Can Do
Yes, this is the Eagles’ big hit, and it can even be sung in contest. So “come to your senses” and give this heartfelt tale a try.
Do you have an outlaw sort of bass who is looking for a solo? This is a good one, with one caveat: The song is arranged to be accompanied by guitar and bass fiddle. It could be redone someday but not just yet, for the piece is exclusive to Boardwalk right now. After all, doesn’t Pookie remind you quite a bit of Johnny Cash?
This lively, happy, nostalgic John Denver song is great fun for either sex to sing. Now available in contest and show versions. James Estes has recorded learning tracks for the contest chart.
This melancholy country song is a sure winner. There are many ways to get back home. . . .
For Western shows, this is the quintessential Roy Rogers & Dale Evans song. Use is to end any performance, Western-themed or not.
This country classic is as lively and cheery as they come. I promise you this will be extra fun for you to sing, and for your audiences to hear. Continue reading Hey, Good Lookin’
A poignant song of a city dweller who yearns for the great outdoors, this song is just a little bit melancholy.
Tom T. Hall’s ode to the ethereal amber beverage is great fun. This whimsical tune is available as either a lead or bass solo.
Do you want an easy, happy way to profess your love? You won’t come to the end of your rope if you sing this easy-beat tune, which is no longer exclusive. So tie it up for your group!
Not your run-of-the-mill barbershop tune, Mammas would go great in a Western show, or use it as a novelty number to change the pace.
An most unusual type of lullaby, this catchy tune from Annie Get Your Gun has a lazy, fun feeling to it. This tune is especially suitable for women to sing.
Willie Nelson is probably the best-known singer to perform this poignant song. Shades of America’s pioneer past.
This wonderfully maudlin tale of a boy and his dog was written by Red Foley and Arthur Willis. The story was based on a German Shepherd, Hoover, a dog Foley owned as a child. Hoover died due to an unfortunate incident with a neighbor. Elvis Presley really made the lyric live, and so can your quartet or chorus.
This cute Western medley looks at the other side of the coin.
Well-suited for Western shows, this song tells the story of a rugged cowgirl. A man can only hope for mercy. . . .
This tune is high-energy, recognizable and just plain fun. On top of that, the arrangement is fine for contest. So what are you waiting for? Have a sip of moonshine and give it a try!
You know how some songs are just plain fun? Well, this is one of them. John Denver’s popular classic can be a hit for your group too.
How long has it been since you heard a good old Gene Autry song? Well, your audiences probably haven’t either, so take them back in time with this heartfelt tempo ballad.
Here are seven songs that could be the centerpiece to a Western-themed show: Back in the Saddle Again, Home on the Range, Deep in the Heart of Texas, The Yellow Rose of Texas, Clementine, Red River Valley and Oh Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie. This medley is also available in a shorter version.
This Statler Brothers’ lament about modern times stresses solid, old-fashioned values. Things were just a lot clearer back then. . . .
The great Irving Berlin makes some of his best word plays in this delightful song. From the musical Annie Get Your Gun, this contestable tune is for women only. Continue reading You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun