2013 Performers

Mary Kaye

Manti, UT

Mary Kaye is a critically acclaimed singer-songwriter. Her music is rooted deeply in the Western landscape her life is immersed in. She is a native born Texan and as a young woman ventured off to Utah where she “married her a cowboy.” Her husband’s family has deep Western roots that go back six generations. Mary Kaye now resides on a century old pioneer homestead in central Utah where her large family is involved in cowboying, horse training, and all things Western. She has been married to her husband Brad for 27 years, they have ten children.

Mary Kaye was recently recognized by True West Magazine as the 2013 “Best Solo Musician” of the year, received a Spur Award for “Best Western Song” from the Western Writer’s of America, and also won  the 2012 “Song of the Year” award from the Western Music Association with cowboy poet Les Buffham. In addition, Mary Kaye is the Academy of Western Artists’ 2011 Western Female Performer of the Year and the Western Music Association’s 2010 Female Vocalist of the Year.

In April of 2013 Mary Kaye released her latest western album, The Dawn and The Dusk, to rave revues. It is currently #1 on the western music charts and is nominated for the 2013 Western Album of the Year by the WMA. Her 2012 album, No Wilder Place, received excellent reviews in the Western Horseman andAmerican Cowboy magazines and debuted on the western music charts at #1.

Well known western artist Maynard Dixon declared, “The spirit of the West sings in every soul.” Mary Kaye believes this and shares this spirit in every performance. For further information about Mary Kaye please visit her website at mary-kaye.com.

For more information about Mary Kaye, visit www.mary-kaye.com