Floyd Beard Cowboy Poet, Singer, Songwriter, Speaker
 
Floyd Beard, Cowboy singer, songwriter, poet Western Music Association

"Life is a journey, not a destination, and is best viewed from atop a good horse" Floyd Beard

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Short Grass Country CD

Short Grass Country CD
#1 on Western Poetry Chart Winter 2017

"Ain't a Hermit" (#6 on this CD) won the Academy of Western Writers 2017 Spur Award in the Best Western Poem category.

The award was presented at their Annual Convention in Kasas City, MO, in June, 2017.

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Western Writers of America Spur Award for Best Poem
Short Grass Country CD #1 on charts
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Kristyn Harris, Floyd Beard, Red Steagall, Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Alpine TX, Feb 2017

Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Alpine, TX

Feb 24 - 25, 2017

with Kristyn Harris and Red Steagall

Kristyn Harris, Floyd Beard, Red Steagall, Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Alpine TX, Feb 2017
     
     

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Elko Nevada

February 2017

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Elko NV Feb 2017
National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Elko NV Feb 2017
with Dave Stamey
National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Elko NV Feb 2017
with Trinity Seeley
National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Elko NV Feb 2017
National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Elko NV Feb 2017
with Melissa and Dave Stamey
National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Elko NV Feb 2017
with Duke Vance, Tom Swearingen, Jarle Kvale
     
     
WMA Annual Convention Hotel Albuquerque NM Nov 2016
WMA Annual Convention Male Poet of the Year award Nov 2016

WMA Annual Convention
Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

Nov 2016

 

Floyd won 2016 Male Poet of the year

WMA Annual Convention Male Poet award finalists Nov 2016
WMA Annual Convention Male Poet award finalists:
Floyd Beard, Duane Nelson, Tom Swearingen, Dale Page, Terry Nash
WMA Annual Convention Male Poet of the Year award Nov 2016
     
Valerie and Floyd in Durango Fall 2016

Durango / Silverton

Fall 2016

 
     
     

WMA-CO Pikes Peak Cowboy Gathering

Cripple Creek CO

September 2016

photos by Bill Patterson

 

Floyd was presented with a custom wooden treasure box made by Dale Page, honoring his service as President of WMA-CO.

Pikes Peak Cowboy Gathering September 2016 Cripple Creek CO
Pikes Peak Cowboy Gathering September 2016 Cripple Creek CO
Pikes Peak Cowboy Gathering September 2016 Cripple Creek CO award
Pikes Peak Cowboy Gathering September 2016 Cripple Creek CO
Pikes Peak Cowboy Gathering September 2016 Cripple Creek CO
     
     
Cimarron Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering August 2016

Cimarron Cowboy Music and Poetry Gatheirng

Cimarron NM

August 2016

 

 

 

 

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Cimarron Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering August 2016
Cimarron Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering August 2016

 

 

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Cimarron Cowboy Music and Poetry Gathering, August 2016

photo by Mary Kaye
     
 
Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering August 2016

Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering

Prescott AZ

August 2016

 
     
     

National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo

Abilene KS ~ August 2016

Floyd won first in the SilverBuckle division Reciter-Humorous and champion of the Shootout.

/Abilene KS National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo
Abilene KS National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo
Wild Bill Hickok PRCA Rodeo Ablilene KS

Wild Bill Hickok PRCA Rodeo
Ablilene KS

     
     
Grand Encampment July 2016
Grand Encampment July 2016
Grand Encampment July 2016
     
 
Floyd Beard and Red Barn
 
Valerie Beard
     
     
Columbia River Gathering

Columbia River Cowboy Gathering
Kennewick, WA

April 2016

Valerie, Floyd Beard. Kennewick, April 2016
     
     
Floyd Beard
Valerie, Floyd Beard

Rocky Ford High School
Benefit for the AP History Class
Rocky Ford CO

Photos by Phyllis Anne Kelley

     
   

National Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Elko, NV

Jan 25-31, 2016

 

 

 

 

 

photos below by Susie Knight

Terry Nash, Luke Reed, Valerie, Floyd Beard
Floyd and Valerie, Elko NV, January 2016
Floyd and Valerie, Elko NV, January 2016
Floyd and Valerie, Elko NV, January 2016
Elko NV, January 2016
Elko NV, January 2016
Elko NV, January 2016
     
     

Colorado Cowboy Gathering, Golden CO, Jan. 21-24, 2016, photos by Bill Patterson

Floyd and Valerie, Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Golden CO, January 2016
Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Golden CO, January 2016
Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Golden CO, January 2016
Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Golden CO, January 2016
Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Golden CO, January 2016
Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Golden CO, January 2016
Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Golden CO, January 2016
Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Golden CO, January 2016
Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Golden CO, January 2016
Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Golden CO, January 2016
Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Golden CO, January 2016
Milton Taylor, Mary Nelson, Dick Warwick, Roelle Hartwig, Floyd Beard, Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Golden CO, January 2016
Milton Taylo tribute
Mary Nelson, Dick Warwick, Roelle Harwig, Floyd Beard
     
     
Floyd Beard Christmast Show

A Holiday Homecoming with Barry Ward
Avondale CO

Dec. 6, 2015

     
     
Karval School
Dec. 18, 2015
Karval School
     
     
 
Stockman's Banquet

 

 

Lincoln County Stockman's Banquet
Lincoln County Fairgrounds
Hugo, CO
Nov. 21, 2015

     
     
Western Music Association Convention
Marriot Albuquerque
2101 Louisiana Boulevard NE
Albuquerque, NM
Nov. 14, 2015
Cowboy Poetry Jackpot, Albuquerque NM, Nov 3015, Valerie and Floyd Beard
2015 WMA Western Wordsmiths Cowboy Poetry Jackpot winners; Valerie Beard Novice Divisioin, Floyd Beard Peoples Choice, Almeda Bradshaw Professional Divisioin
2015 Cowboy Poetry Jackpot winners (L to R):
Valerie Beard, (Novice Division; Floyd Beard (People's Choice),
Almeda Bradshaw (Professional Divisioin)
Cowboy Poetry Jackpot award, Valerie Beard
Cowboy Poetry Gathering Peoples Choice
"The Woodrow"
presented to Floyd Nov. 14, 2015
Cowboy Poetry Jackpot award silver buckle

WMA Western Wordsmiths
Cowboy Poetry Jackpot Novice winner
presented to Valerie Nov. 14, 2015

WMA Colorado Chapter Top Hand award silver buckle
WMA Colorado Chapter Top Hand award
presented to Valerie Nov. 13, 2015
Cowboy Poetry Jackpot Novice Division with Valerie Beard
The Novice Division contestants

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Cowboy Poetry Jackpot Valerie Beard
     
     
     
Nebraska Cowboy Gathering, Valentine NE, wtih Valerie Beard, Mary Kaye, Janice Deardorff

Old West Days and
Nebraska Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Valentine, NE
Oct 9-10, 2015

With Valerie Beard, Mary Kaye,
Janice Deardorff

     
     
Granada Pride Committee Fundraiser
Granada CO
Septermber 19, 2015
Granada Pride Committee Fundraiser Sept 2015
 
     
     
Pikes Peak Cowboy Gathering, ProRodeo Hall of Fame, Colorado Springs, July 9 2015
Pikes Peak Cowboy Gathering, ProRodeo Hall of Fame, Colorado Springs, July 9 2015

 

photos by Sandy Reay

WMA-Colorado
Pikes Peak Cowboy Gathering

Pro-Rodeo Hall of Fame
Colorado Springs, CO
     
     

June 6, 2015

with Peggy Malone

2015 National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo
2015 National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo
with John Fisher & Peggy Malone
photos by Sandy Reay

WMA Colorado Chapter Showcase/Jam
Steamboat Springs Library
Steamboat Springs, CO

2015 National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo
     
     
2015 National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo

National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo
Abilene, KS

July 30 - Aug. 2, 2015

Winner: Floyd Beard

 

     
     

Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering
Encampment, WY

July 17-19, 2015

2015 Kansas State Cowboy Poetry Champion Humorous and Serious
     
     
2015 Kansas State Cowboy Poetry Champion Humorous and Serious

Kansas Cowboy Poetry Contest
Alma KS
June 12, 2015

 

2015 Kansas State Cowboy Poetry Champion Serious and 2015 Kansas State Cowboy Poetry Champion Humorous

2015 Kansas State Cowboy Poetry Champion Humorous and Serious
2015 Kansas State Cowboy Poetry Champion Humorous and Serious
Floyd and Valerie Beard, 2015 Kansas State Cowboy Poetry Champion Humorous and Serious

with Valerie Beard

photo by Valerie Beard  
     
     
La Junta Cowboy Poetry &
Western Music Gathering
May 30-31, 2015

La Junta Cowboy Gathering photo by Suzie Solomon
photo by Valerie Beard
La Junta Cowboy Gathering photo by Suzie Solomon
photo by Suzie Solomon
     
     
Cowboy Idol Winner (Poetry)

Columbia River Cowboy Gathering Cowboy Idol Contest
Kennewick, WA
April 12, 2015

Cowboy Idol contestants
     
     
 
High School AP Fundraiser
High School AP History Fund Raiser
Rocky Ford CO
March 28, 2015
     
     
Feb 27 - 28, 2015 Texas Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Alpine TX
with Terry Nash
Alpine TX 2015
Floyd Beard, Terry Nash, Alpine TX, campfire
Floyd Beard, Terry Nash, Alpine TX 2015 waiting to perform
     
     
Grand Junction Cowboy Gathering Nov. 2014

Museum of Western Colorado
Cowboy Poetry Gathering
Nov. 7-9, 2014
Grand Junction, Colorado

with Terry Nash (left)
Deb Bukala & Peggy Malone (center)
Dale Page (right)

     
     

Western Music Association Colorado
Chapter Showcase

Gold Bar Theater
Cripple Creek, Colorado
September 27-28, 2014
Western Music Association Colorado Showcase Cripple Creek 2014
Vic Anderson, Floyd, Ray Delgado, Terri Taylor, Steve Taylor,Susie Knight, Fred Hargrove
Western Music Association Colorado Showcase Cripple Creek 2014
photo by Valerie Beard photo by Valerie Beard
     
     
photo by Rincon Creek Studios, Cimarron Cowboy Gathering
Floyd Beard on stage at the Cimarron Cowboy Music and Poetry Gathering

Cimarron Cowboy Music &
Poetry Gathering
St. James Hotel
Cimarron, NM

August 23 - 24, 2014

photo by Rincon Creek Studios photo by Sandy Reay  
     
     
Floyd Beard singing at Durango Cowboy Gathering, Oct 2014

Western Music Association Colorado Chapter Showcase
Durango, CO
June 14, 2014

Durango Cowboy Gathering 2014 Floyd Beard
photo by Valerie Beard   photo by Valerie Beard
    background photo by Valerie Beard

 

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