International Western Music Association

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Our Supporting Partners

Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering

The Arizona Cowboy Poets Gathering 32nd Annual Event brings the best in authentic Cowboy Poetry and Music to the stage once again at Yavapai College Performing Arts Center. The annual gathering is held on August 8,9,10  with the finest group of reciters and singers. You can catch many of the performances during day sessions or the night performances. If you've ever wondered what it takes to be a cowboy, then come hear the stories about the colorful culture and strong heritage that make up the meaning of the true American Cowboy!


The Autry brings together the stories of all peoples of the American West, connecting the past with the present to inspire our shared future. The Autry is the home of the IWMA California Chapter meetings and jams.

CD Baby

CD Baby has helped over 150,000 artists sell over $65 million in physical CDs, digital downloads, and live sales since 1998. Members of the Western Music Association will receive a $10 discount off the setup fee of $35. Your CD will be available to over 2400 traditional retail CD stores in the USA. Please visit for more information.

Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering

The Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering found its beginning in the vision of one man, John Shaver. While serving with the Sierra Vista, AZ Chamber of Commerce and the Sierra Vista Arts and Humanities Committee, John joined others to look for an event that would foster an interest in Western Heritage as well as promote the community and increase tourism. In the spring of 1992, he brought a proposal to the City to sponsor a Cowboy Gathering. He gathered a team of dedicated volunteers and proceeded to produce the first Gathering, which was held at Apache Pointe Ranch in February 1993.

He brought Bud Strom on board and together, they made a superb team. They eventually moved the Gathering to the Buena Performing Arts Center after experimenting with Apache Pointe Ranch, the Ft. Huachuca Recreation Center, Cochise Community College and the University of Arizona - Sierra Vista. Together, John and Bud brought the magic of Cowboy Poetry and Music to our community and made it a fashionable commodity. It was an art form that captured the history of the west, the life, legend and lore of the cowboy, and the hurts, joys, and downright humorous stuff of cowboy life.

John and Bud’s vision added school participation. The Gathering became the vehicle for introducing Western Heritage as part of the Arizona Curriculum into our Cochise County Schools and teaching the children not only the history but also the techniques for writing cowboy poetry. Children from grade three through high school submitted their poems each year and on behalf of the over 9,000 students who discovered something about themselves through poetry, on behalf of the parents, and on behalf of this most grateful community, we dedicate this history to Mr. John Shaver, Co-Chair Emeritus, Cochise Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering.

Colorado Cowboy Gathering

The Rockin’ Double C-G (CCG), better known as the Colorado Cowboy Gathering, is a 501c3 Non-Profit Organization.  Our mission is to keep the culture of the American West thriving by inviting the best western singers, cowboy poets, and storytellers to our events, primarily the annual Colorado Cowboy Poetry Gathering (CCPG) that is held every year during the 3rd weekend in January. 

Our School Outreach program features the music and poetry of award-winning local, national and international artists who are in Golden during the weeks prior to and following the “Gathering”. Our artists share their songs, poems and stories with area students in schools around the Front Range of Colorado. 

Cowtown Opry

Cowtown Opry, a 501c3 non profit, IRS approved organization located in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, is dedicated to preserving, promoting and performing Texas heritage music.

Disc Makers

Free Guide & Discount from Disc Makers

IWMA members are eligible to receive an exclusive 5% discount on any Disc Makers product or service. In addition all WMA member receive a free copy of Disc Makers’ 44-page Home Studio Handbook. Receive your Discount Code and Download Your Guide Here. 

Happy Trails Foundation

The Happy Trails Children’s Foundation built the Cooper Home in Apple Valley, CA, the long-time home of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, King of the Cowboys and Queen of the West, to provide a safe haven for children-at-risk who have been severely abused and/or neglected. Today, the Cooper Home serves as a long-term residential care and treatment center for severely abused boys. The Cooper Home is licensed for 44 beds and unfortunately stays full most of the time. We need your help and support at this critical time in the lives of these children who were so important to Roy and Dale. The Happy Trails Children’s Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization under Section 501(C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. We invite you to visit our website often:


OutWest Shop

Are you passionate about the American West? So are we! We are Jim and Bobbi Jean Bell, Purveyors of Fine Western Goods. With you in mind, we scout for unique and distinctive apparel, accessories, home décor, and general merchandise that are a reflection of Western and Equestrian lifestyle. Need something special for an event, photo shoot, or performance? Representing brands like Rockmount Ranch Wear, The Scully Leather Co., American West Handbags, Bullhide Hats snd more we've got you covered! Offering shipping sea-to-sea, coast-to-coat and door-to-door OutWest Shop delivers right to you, no matter where you hang your hat.
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