There will be a lot to enjoy at the 5th Annual Cache Valley Cowboy Rendezvous according to founder and general director Dale Major. The event opens Friday, February 27 and continues Saturday at Mountain Crest High School in Hyrum. It will conclude with a Cowboy Church Sunday at the American West Heritage Center.
Major says there will be three stages of entertainment, along with such features as a chuckwagon dinner, guitar workshop and cowboy family dance followed by a dance contest Saturday evening.
A highlight comes Saturday at 1:30 p.m. when multiple-award winning Western music star appears in concert. Mary Kaye, who was in Cache Valley visiting schools last week, lives in Manti, Utah with her cowboy husband and five of her 10 children. She started writing music while pregnant with her last child.
“I bought that guitar when I was pregnant with our 10th baby,” Kaye explains. “When people tell me they want to learn to play guitar but it’s too late, it’s really never too late to learn. If I can do it they can do it as well.”
Kaye says she has always been musically inclined, but it’s never too late to try something new.
“As soon as I had that guitar I started writing music. I had a little job singing at the local RV park every weekend during the summer. I saved the money I made from singing to professionally record my first songs that I wrote.
“That’s how I got started. That CD and that music, one thing led to another. It’s been exciting and unexpected.”
Among the other featured artists are two-time national champion guitar player Gary Cook, the Bar-D Wranglers, and numerous poets and other performers.