Category Archives: Music

Natural Forces

I saw Lyle Lovett perform this song on Imus in the Morning.  It’s amazing what you can see on a show hosted by a vegetarian that wears a cowboy hat and promotes grazing and rodeo but not eating beef.

This song seems as if it is about the life of a traveling clinician and even more so to show the story, in a artistic way, of Ray Hunt’s life as a horseman.  It is my new favorite song.

~ Curt Pate

Cow Pasture Pool

I think we should convert all golf courses back to grazing land.  Great grass, good water holes, even sand traps that would be like a buffalo wallow.  They would already have mineral boxes in place, back scratchers already set, lots of shade.  I think it would be the perfect way to make beef more sustainable and take quite a bit of stress out of some people’s lives.  All joking aside, I saw a golf course that went bankrupt once and there were cattle grazing on it. It was on the Big island of Hawaii.

~ Curt Pate


The Banks of the Colorado

You may think this music has nothing to do with working bulls.  Jimmie Dale Gilmore fascinates me at how he creates something incredible with his voice.  If he did not present it properly I think it would be terrible. It’s just his mind, voice, and guitar.  It is as pure as it gets.  When you are working with animals use the tools you have to make it work.  If Jimmie Dale Gilmore did not use feel, timing, and balance this music would not be as enigmatic (I had to look the definition of enigmatic up.). The same is true when working with bulls and all animals.

~ Curt Pate

Shriner’s Convention

Todd McCartney and Dean Fish are what made our demos work at the NCBA Convention. Use your imagination and recreate this song for a cattlemen’s convention. Todd is Bubba, Dean is Coy, the little redhead is a Hereford instead of an Angus, the big old Harley Davidson was a big ol’ bay horse, and the Hell’s Angels were R-CALF.

~ Curt Pate