Ivan Cates

Amarillo, TX

Ivan Cates was born April 11, 1942, at Crowell in Foard County, Texas. He was raised up in a farm and ranch environment with music on both sides of the family.
He enjoys all types of music, especially Bob Wills and Buck Ramsey Western swing and cowboy songs. He writes poetry, songs and stories about the cowboy and American Indian cultures.
Cates worked as a cowboy in Foard County and on the Canadian River until 1984, when he started his own landscaping and mowing business.
He has been married to Judy for 42 years; they have three children and seven grandchildren.