2019 Performers

Justin Cole

Rogers, Texas

From Red Ranger, Texas, Justin Cole started into music playing with the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Marching Band. Soon he was on the road full time traveling with a band through South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada and Texas playing many fairs, rodeos, clubs, and honky tonks as well as opening for popular artists. Justin has lived all over the Lone Star State.

While growing up, his dad worked on several ranches across Texas, and Justin joined him, as a hand, many times on horseback.  His grandparents owned a country general store where he would listen to his grandma play Czech music on the accordion. His great-grandpa, Papa Shields, could play “just about anything with strings.“ Justin travels solo now playing original, country and western music.