Horseback riding on a ranch in Montana? Singer-songwriter Ken Overcast wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Ken Overcast is very grateful for the life he has in Montana. Photo courtesy of Ken Overcast.
From The American Quarter Horse Journal
It’s a beautiful evening in North Central Montana. A rancher and his 4-year-old grandson are horseback, searching for a stray cow. Off in the distance, the Bear Paw Mountains are bathed in shades of purple as the sun sinks into the western sky.
“Kale, just look at that picture that the Lord painted us,” says the cowboy to the youngster. “Isn’t that just a perfect picture?”
The boy scans the picturesque scene as he replies, “Yeah it is, Granddad, especially with me and you in it!”
Cowboy singer-songwriter Ken Overcast is the grandpa in that true story. It’s those moments that make the hardships of the Montana ranching lifestyle all worth it.
“I actually live what I sing about,” Ken replies, when asked what sets his music apart. “My passion is the western lifestyle and trying to make people understand what that’s all about.”
Ken spreads his message in a variety of ways. He has recorded eight albums, published three books, writes a weekly syndicated newspaper column, hosts a weekly radio show carried by 65 stations and performs dozens of concerts every year. He’s also a real working rancher and runs a cow-calf operation with his wife, Dawn, outside Chinook, Montana, with the help of a few American Quarter Horses.
“We’ve had them for years,” Ken says. “This is a cow outfit, and nothing else works.” Read the rest of this entry »