The Art of the Cowboy Way

J.P.S. Brown tells of a prodigal son who discovers his true calling thanks to his father and ranch living.

By J.P.S. Brown

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At Home With Ned LeDoux

Ned Ledoux is the second oldest child of late rodeo and music icon Chris LeDoux. Ned and his four siblings grew up on the family ranch near Kaycee, Wyo., and he played drums in his father’s band, Western Underground, until Chris passed away in 2005. Today, Ned keeps his father’s legacy alive with a revamped lineup of Western Underground, which recently performed a musical stage show based on Chris’ music called One Ride. A Western tour is slated for later this year.

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Chicken-Fried Steak

Ree Drummond, author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks, says the secret to this cowboy classic is to double dip the meat for maximum crust.

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Basic Grilled Baby Back Ribs

It just isn’t summer without ribs, and they don’t get much easier than this.

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Cowboy and Flyboy

Montana rancher Hank Esp learned to fly airplanes in the service and, at 88 years old, he still gets airborne almost every day and horseback any time it’s necessary.

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Top 20 Western Songs of the Last 20 Years

The editors at American Cowboy present their picks for the greatest songs from the last 20 years. From true cowboy tunes to contemporary country, these songs are sure to encourage a trip down memory lane.

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Watt Matthews: Dean of Texas Cattlemen

Don’t be fooled by the East Coast college diploma—Watt Matthews was a true Westerner.

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