2016 COWBOY IDOL Winners
Columbia River Cowboy Gathering
"It was a MONTANA sweep!"
Ameda Bradshaw - Musician Jim Hamilton - Poet
Huntley, MT Decker, MT
WESTERN AMERICANA / ROOTS MUSIC
Almeda Bradshaw is one of Montana’s talented Western singer songwriters. Her love and appreciation for the western way of life is expressed in heartfelt songs that give voice to the westerner: cowboys, cowgirls, ranchers, farmers and more. A lifetime of writing and playing stringed instruments places her work above the ordinary. Clear vocals, a compelling stage presence and accomplished musicianship guarantee Almeda to be an audience favorite.
I'm very honored to have my original song
"PARKER EYES OF BLUE"
nominated by the
WESTERN WRITERS of AMERICA
2015 BEST WESTERN SONG.
From BOBBI JEAN BELL of
OUTWEST Boutique & Cultural Center
"I've been particularly moved by "Parker Eyes of Blue," nominated for a Spur Award by
the Western Writers of America, Inc. Its worth the investment of the whole CD to hear
it - as its length may exclude it from airplay - although it's air worthy!!
Captivating, engaging, thought provoking, haunting and educational -
it has made me want to explore her story more."
LOVERS, WIVES & MOTHERS:
A WESTERN WOMAN'S VOICE
released November 2015
Click here LOVERS, WIVES & MOTHERS and read more!
WHAT SOME FOLKS HAVE SAID about my work……
"LOVE your CD, it was waiting for me when I picked up my mail, popped it into the cd player, and smiled all the way home! Beautiful!! :) "
JK Dooley, Western Artist and Western Music Fan, December 2012
"Thank You, Almeda! You are amazing!!!! We all love ya!!!"
Sandy Setty, Activities Director, Mountain Plaza Senior Community, Casper, WY, February 2015
"At The Bonaventure in Ventura, California!!......Thank You my dear, Cowgirlie Friend! The Bonaventure management said that ours was the Best Performance that they had ever had there! And they also e-mailed me to also say that the residents Loved the Show!!!" Andria Kidd, Ventura CA, May 2014
“Your voice is amazing. It touches something inside me that’s hard to explain........like seeing a painting that really speaks to you.”
Jerry Paxton, Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering, Encampment, WY, July 2009
“She is amazing! Wonderful voice, great stage presence and amazing heartfelt songs.”
Audience member - www.flikr.com 23rd Annual Dakota Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Medora, ND, May 2009
“I think you are quite good.........a good singer and a good composer.”
Gary McMahan, www.singingcowboy.com 2010
“Your voice is delightful and O so GOOD.”
Don Decker, Old West Coffee Company, 2010
“GREAT music! A ‘must have’ for anyone who loves COWBOY music!”
Ralph Hampton, Ralph’s Back Porch Internet Radio, 2010
"Smooth-voiced balladeer.....a noteworthy debut performance....has created some fine new songs...."
Rick Huff's review of VOICES FROM THE RANGE, The Western Way , 2010
"You're one of the best at delivering poetry I've ever heard."
Marvin O'Dell, Around the Campfire, Veteran Soldier's Radio referring to “A Way of Heart: The Big Sandy Years” 2011
“Almeda, family and friends are still talking about the great music at the family reunion on July 4th last summer.”
Ed May, July 2012, Satisfied Customer, www.linkedin.com/pub/edward-may/27/b69/ab5
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