Between the Cowboy Lifestyle Network team and myself, we have been working hard the last couple of months to bring you the Fall Edition of Cowboy Lifestyle Magazine. In this edition, I wanted to make space for the change makers in our industry. The ones paving the way for others behind them. The movers and shakers. I curated stories of western entrepreneurs who have made their names known on TikTok and other social media platforms. The folks featured in this issue aren’t just dancing for views, these content creators are making real change in their own special way. Additionally, there are several one-off features such as my travels to the Fort Worth Stockyards, a delicious apple cake recipe, and other amazing stories that embrace the cowboy lifestyle way. Below you find short snippets of some of the highlight stories and at any point, you can click the images or links for the full story.
TikTok Goes Western
In a day and age where everything and everyone is online, the western lifestyle has a wider reach than ever before. With that in mind, it’s important that the message being shared to folks outside of our industry is just as authentic as the message being shared within it. In this issue of Cowboy Lifestyle Magazine, we wanted to dig deep and find genuine, authentic content creators that are sharing and creating content around the lifestyle we all cherish.
These creators range in specialty but all have one thing in common, their love for the western lifestyle. While we didn’t work with creators that have millions of followers, we chose creators based on the message that they are spreading and the content they are creating. Many of the creators you’ll see featured, our team has been following since day one and others we have found later in their journey of sharing online. Some of the content creators we interviewed include Ranch Wife, Lydia Kyle, Western Lifestyle Cinematographer, Emmy Sperandeo, Ag Educator, Tucker Brown, Regenerative Rancher, Fire and Salt, and several more! Catch them all here.
Our Barndominium Life
Barndominiums (also known as a “Barndo”) has been gaining popularity over the last decade and seem to be sweeping the nation by way of social media. From stunning patios with vaulted ceilings to large open floor plans, barndominiums have the ability to transform a blank canvas into a dream home. It isn’t surprising that barndos stop people in their tracks and leave them wanting more. Stacee Lynn, “the Barndominium Lady”, is no different. Keep reading the full story here.
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Cowtown Rodeo
It seems impossible that there should be a historic rodeo of this caliber equidistant between New York City and Washington DC. Most people that I have spoken to over the years have never even heard of it. If they have, many are not interested in attending a rodeo but if you are anything like us and are looking for good family fun and a true American sport, you will not be disappointed spending your Saturday night at Cowtown. Pack up your cooler, bring your chairs, and tailgate in the parking lot before stepping into an iconic part of cowboy history. Plan to cheer, laugh, and only think of looking at your phone to take some photos. All the details can be found at, Cowtownrodeo.com, and come to “The Greatest Show on Dirt!”. Read the full story here.
Rodeo Athlete Profile: John Douch
Currently sitting number two in the world standings, John Douch held the number one spot in the world going into the 2022 summer rodeo run. He attended his first National Finals Rodeo last year and has his eyes set on the world championship this year at the NFR. Something that many people who keep up with rodeo often overlook is that he was raised around this sport his entire life. With a family full of competitive rodeo athletes, Douch has always had the support and upbringing to become a successful cowboy. Catch the full interview here.
Interview with Fanchon Stinger
30-year news veteran, Fanchon Stinger moves into her next career as Non-Profit Founder & CEO and PBR Bull Owner as she turns a new page inspiring young ladies to be courageous leaders.
It’s not every day that your local news anchor becomes the owner of two PBR Bulls and launches a Non-Profit, but that’s exactly what news veteran Fanchon Stinger did after nearly 30 years in broadcast news. In addition to being a PBR bull owner, Fanchon has mentored young people throughout her career and always kept her eyes set on launching a non-profit organization that would help shape and encourages the next generation of young ladies in our country. Through her own journey of ups and downs, Fanchon’s message is one of developing both Grit and Grace while navigating life’s challenges and stepping into a much higher purpose. Learn more about Fanchon and her journey here!
Modern Art Telling the Story of the American West
Abigail Gutting is a nationally renowned fine artist, who is painting her way through the 21st Century American West. The emphasis on her work is almost always the action, anatomy, and movement of rough stock, cowboys in action, and western wildlife. While the world of western art and the American West itself is storied and rich with history, she gets very excited at how its timeless qualities and traditions live on in this modern age. It’s what she’s chosen to portray in her work as an oil painter. Read the full Q & A with Abigail here.
From the Lens with Phyllis Burchett
Phyllis Burchett is a professional, US-based photographer who has been in and around the horse industry even prior to being a photographer. She was bitten by the photography bug, along with a severe case of wanderlust, having traveled the Earth capturing the amazing creatures that inhabit the world with us. She found herself captivated by the birds, bears, and stunning landscape of the United States and Canada, in awe of the beautiful White Horses of the Camargue in France, documented the Horse Fishermen of Belgium, depicted the Connemara Pony of Ireland, and highlighted the iconic landscape and horses of Iceland. For her full story and photographic masterpieces, please check them out here.
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