Steve Porter

Fountain Inn, SC

Steve Porter was raised in Simpsonville, SC.  His passion for horses and the Western lifestyle has given him a love and appreciation for cowboy poetry.  Steve began reciting cowboy poetry five years ago at Cowboy churches, youth rodeos, trail rides and anywhere one would lend an ear. Encouraged by his wife to attend and compete in Montrose, Colorado’s National Cowboy Poetry Rodeo in September, 2010.  Steve won first place in the Rising Star Division, Reciter Serious.  Since Montrose, Steve has written several of his own poems.

Steve released his first CD “Forgotten” in February 2011.  The CD includes twelve classic poems and one of his own “My Flea Bitten Gray”. As posted at, Rick Huff in his “Best of the West Reviews” states that “Porter is an excellent and natural interpreter. He puts just the right flair on it…not so much drama you feel he needs to be restrained. Steve Porter is a fine example of what I feel is needed in cowboy poetry…folks whose delivery transports you. That’s the only way to really do the material justice”.

Steve’s CD has been given airplay on western music and cowboy poetry shows across the United States, Canada and England.  “Forgotten” has been ranked number one in the Western Music Association’s Top Ten Cowboy Poetry Albums Western Charts for the second time. “Forgotten” has been ranked in the Top Ten Cowboy Poetry Albums since the Fall 2011 Issue of The Western Way Magazine.

  • South Carolina Living Magazine featured a story on Steve and Cowboy Poetry in its October 2011 Issue. In 2011 Steve was an invited Poet at Cowboy Poetry Gatherings in Idaho and Utah.  Steve’s appearances in 2012 included gatherings in Colorado, Utah, Idaho, North Carolina, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, Montana and New Mexico. Go to


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