Andy HedgesSongster, reciter, and guitarist
Andy Hedges is a songster, reciter, and guitarist, with a varied repertoire including classic cowboy poetry recitations, obscure cowboy songs, dust bowl ballads, and blues. He grew up in the small community of Tokio, Texas, where his family paid rent on an old farmhouse by looking after a few head of cattle. Hedges taught himself to play the guitar when he was 14 and began collecting classic cowboy poems and traditional cowboy songs. He has released 10 albums including four joint projects with songwriter Andy Wilkinson.
His album Shadow of a Cowboy was honored in 2020 with the Western Heritage Award for Traditional Western Album, presented by the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. Hedges also hosts a podcast, Cowboy Crossroads, which features interviews with poets, musicians, songwriters, and historians. He lives in Lubbock, Texas with his wife and children.