2019 Performers

Floyd Beard

Kim, Colorado

Floyd Beard lives twelve cattle guards from the pavement near Kim, Colorado in the canyons…out where you swear you may not be at the end of the earth but you can see it from there. He and his wife, Valerie, run Corriente cattle with their daughter and son-in-law. A good day involves getting up before the sun is “pinking up the east”, riding, working cattle, and settling down on the porch to watch the sunset. Floyd is an award winning poet and has been writing and rhyming for over 30 years.

Most of his original poetry is written about his observations while working on the ranch. Floyd delights his audience with humor and by bringing alive original, classics and contemporary cowboy poetry.

Floyd was named the Western Music Association’s 2016 Male Poet of the Year and received the 2016 Spur Award from the Western Writer’s Association for his poem, “Ain’t a Hermit”. For more information go to: www.floydbeardcowboy.com or email him at febeard@yahoo.com.