Corb and Ian put that rodeo feeling to bed in this duet. Corb Lund and Ian Tyson perform "The Rodeo's Over" during the "Bridging the 49th" show at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Southern AB, Canada
Corb Lund was born and grew up in rural southern Alberta; he comes from four generations of Canadian ranchers and cowboys. He grew up riding horseback, chasing cattle, and rodeoing on the prairies and in the foothills of the Rockies. Lund’s Western heritage stays with him, no matter where he roams. “My whole life is sort of a dichotomy between being a cowboy kid and living in a city,” says Lund. “I guess that informs my music, too.”
Longview, AB, Canada
Canadian rancher and musician Ian Tyson can look back on a 60-year long career that includes numerous releases and popular TV shows. Some of his hits are “Four Strong Winds,” “Someday Soon,” “Summer Wages,” and “Navajo Rug.” A rodeo rider turned artist, Ian was also part of the very first Gathering in 1985. Ian’s current show includes a mixture of humorous anecdotes and memories from his storied life in the music business. Tyson doesn’t look backwards at six decades of a career that’s earned him countless awards, the Order of Canada, and a devoted following; he faces the future with a mixture of optimism and resignation. “Your 80s,” Tyson tells people, “is not a time for sissies.” Always an audience favorite, Ian is a beloved friend of the Western Folklife Center, and in 2021 we established the Ian Tyson Legacy Fund in his honor.
"The Rodeo's Over" words & music by Corb Lund.
Filmed in front of a live audience at the Elko Convention Center’s Laurena Moren Theater on Feb. 2, 2019.
Made possible by Barrick and by the multitude of staff, artists, volunteers, and community members working behind the scenes to make this show happen.
Brought to you by the Western Folklife Center, using story and cultural expression to connect the American West to the world.