Performer Information

Floyd Beard

Kim, CO

Floyd Beard

Floyd Beard and his wife Valerie run a cow calf operation on the High Plains of Colorado near Punkin Center.  Floyd began writing presenting poetry in the late 1970’s.  Jotting down his experiences and observations while in the saddle, he “smithed” these thoughts into his stories and songs. Floyd was named the 2015 Kansas State Cowboy Poetry Champion in the humorous and serious categories, as well as the 2015 "Cowboy Poetry Idol" at the Columbia River Cowboy Gathering and Music Festival and the 2016 WMA Male Poet of the Year.  He also won the Colorado State Fair Cowboy Poetry Shoot-Out in 2006.  He has presented as far away as Stony Plains, Alberta, Canada, and is the past President of the WMA Colorado Chapter.  Floyd’s stories are inter-woven with his western code of high ethics, integrity and sprinkled richly with humor. His philosophy is simple: “Life is a journey not a destination, and is best viewed from atop a good horse.”

CD/Book Registry
2016 - Short Grass Country (Poetry)

Talents: Poet
  • 2023 Male Poet of the Year
  • 2023 Poetry Contest
  • 2023 Team Penning Co-write Songwriting Contest Award
  • 2021 Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year
  • 2021 Male Poet of the Year
  • 2021 Western Wordsmith's Special Achievement Award
  • 2018 Poetry Contest
  • 2017 Male Poet of the Year
  • 2017 Poetry Contest
  • 2016 Male Poet of the Year
  • 2023 Male Poet of the Year Nominee
  • 2022 Male Poet of the Year Nominee
  • 2021 Male Poet of the Year Nominee
  • 2019 Male Poet of the Year Nominee