Thursday, December 8, 2022

Winner of the 2016 NILE National Anthem Contest


Billings, MT–Congratulations to the 2016 NILE National Anthem Contest winners, the High Country Cowboys. These three gentlemen will perform horseback to open the NILE rodeo Thursday, October 20 at 7 p.m.


The singing cowboy trio from Red Lodge Montana, The High Country Cowboys, takes listeners back to a time when country/western music was real. They evoke silver screen cowboys like Roy Rogers, Western harmony groups like Sons of the Pioneers, and country music icons like Marty Robbins.

Born and raised in Montana where the cowboy spirit is still alive, the three brothers, John, Joe, and Marty have found a desire to revive all the aspects of Traditional Western Music, that were born to it, in its heyday. 


The High Country Cowboys, members of the Western Music Association, have released several albums. In 2015, their lead singer Marty, was awarded as the WMA's Yodeler of the Year.

With their two guitars, (made by bass player Joe), and three part western harmony, their traditional sound continues to gain a wider audience. Since their start at the local Pollard Hotel in 2013, they have performed at numerous fundraisers, fairs, outdoor concerts and Theaters. They also perform the National Anthem from horseback at different Rodeos. In April of 2016, they debuted at the Alberta Bair Theater in Billings MT, before a crowd of 500. 


Later that year they played for a crowd of 2,000 at St. Johns Summer Concert Series, also in Billings. While many folks believe that this is something that they've been striving for all their lives, any one of the boys will tell you that their music career has been something that they never dreamed of doing! “It is more like something that came about accidentally!”

You can find the boys online at


To purchase rodeo tickets go to the MetraPark Box Office or


Cat/Griz Rodeo

Thursday, October 20 

Reserved seating $18

General Admission $12


Group Discounts available

Military discounts available

Ticket prices increase $3 day of show


Questions contact  (406) 256-2495

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