Poems & Songs About Elko

Poems & Songs About Elko

From landmarks to its place in cowboy culture, our hometown is featured in many a song and poem.

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Poems & Songs About Elko
  • Bruneau Canyon

    Brenn sings about springtime branding and how some things never change. Brenn Hill sings "Bruneau Canyon" during "The New Wave" show from "The Wild Ride" 2022.


    Brenn Hill
    Hooper, UT
    Brenn Hill is a singer-songwriter who doesn't just sing about the West, he reveals his heart to...

  • In Elko

    Jonathan shares some rhyme over warm-hearted memories of Elko and a warm cup of cocoa. Jonathan Odermann performs "In Elko" during the 37th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering "Rodear Year."


    Jonathan Odermann
    Medora, ND
    Jonathan Odermann is a third-generation rancher who raises ca...

  • All Ranch Rodeo

    Baxter tells of a matchup pitting Texans versus Buckaroos, and the chaos that ensues. Baxter Black performs "All Ranch Rodeo" during the "Saturday Special" show at the 27th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.


    Baxter Black
    Benson, AZ
    Baxter Black is a cowboy poet and former large...

  • Why We Like Elko

    Paul wants to hear you say it with some swagger … “ELKO!” Paul Zarzyski performs "Why We Like Elko" during the "Straight Chutin' Champions" show at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.


    Paul Zarzyski
    Great Falls, MT
    Paul Zarzyski, veteran of 34 consecutive Gatherings and ...

  • MC Horses

    Corb and Forrest decide to do an iconic Great Basin story song by Ian Tyson. Why not? Corb Lund and Forrest VanTuyl perform "MC Horses" by Ian Tyson while Ramblin' Jack Elliott listens during the "The Rambling Boys" show at the 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.

    During its peak, the MC Ranc...

  • You'll Be In Elko on Your Own

    Gail croons to an Elko audience about the perils of falling for our favorite cowboy town. Gail Steiger performs "You'll Be In Elko on Your Own" during the "After a Night on a Cowboy Town" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.


    Gail Steiger
    Prescott, AZ
    Gail Steiger...