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Catch the New Issue of Cowboy Lifestyle Magazine with Ultimate Cowboy Showdown!

Welcome to the fall issue of Cowboy Lifestyle Magazine! In this issue, our cover feature includes an exclusive lineup from the new hit reality TV show, Ultimate Cowboy Showdown! Below you will find short snippets of some of the highlight stories and at any point, you can click the links in each section for the full story. Have ideas for new stories or feedback on the magazine? Submit your comments at the bottom of this article!

Ultimate Cowboy Showdown Season 4

In this fall issue of Cowboy Lifestyle Magazine, we did quite a spread on the new cowboy reality TV show, Ultimate Cowboy Showdown. Check out the full magazine for exclusive interviews and recaps of all of the contestants on this season’s show.

Unlike any other reality show, the Ultimate Cowboy Showdown celebrates the life of real working cowboys and highlights the tradition of the cowboy code. Speaking of cowboy code, it’s part of the show’s landscape that the cowboys and judges discuss taking responsibility for their actions, how they handled themselves, and how they need to improve. Values such as hard work, clear thinking, and good planning are rewarded, and those that fall short are sent packing. The show is a refreshing and much-needed look at the life and contribution of the American cowboy. Check out the full feature here.

Experience the American West in Sheridan, Wyoming

You’ve seen us cover all things Wyoming, but in this issue, we are heading to Sheridan, Wyoming to explore everything the American West has to offer. With everything from exploring the great outdoors to cuisine and enjoying historical downtown, there is something for everyone as you plan your fall vacation trip. Read the full story here.

Q & A with Brylee Johnson, Miss Rodeo Texas 2023

On June 23, 2023, a new Miss Rodeo Texas was crowned in San Antonio. Brylee Johnson is a cowgirl through and through being raised in a rodeo family, on a ranch in Flatonia, Texas, and with the values of ambition, authenticity, loyalty, and passion. These are things that directly translate to her success in all aspects of life, particularly her devotion to the rodeo industry and the special needs community. She just recently began competing for rodeo queen titles, and she’ll compete for the biggest and most well-known title of her career in December of 2023. Our author, Hannah Crandall sat down with Brynlee to learn more about her journey to Miss Rodeo Texas. Read the full feature here.

Sitting Down with Teresa Johnson: Nurse Turned Western Entrepreneur

I was excited to sit down with Teresa Johnson, a small business owner and entrepreneur from Krum, Texas, where she lives on a small ranch with her husband and their chickens, horses, a few cows, and miniature Australian Shepherds. Together, they have five grown children and six grandchildren. Teresa has been a nurse for 33 years and most recently has been a travel nurse during Covid. She is of Native American descent and is proud of her Choctaw heritage. Catch the full story here.

Artist Spotlight: Phil Epp

Phil Epp was born in York, Nebraska, in 1946 and raised in rural Nebraska on a crop and cattle farm. Phil says he is strongly imprinted into the open spaces of the Great Plains where he was born and has spent most of his life. His paintings reflect this celebration of open sky and landscape, with a hint of human occupation, and he strives to incorporate timeless universal icons into the landscape.

What sets Peggy apart is that she uses a more graphic approach to composition and design that comes from her illustration background. She tries to describe the intensity of the West as it was lived in the past and still is today by a select few weathered souls, in addition to portraying the animals that still grace our Western states and those who care for them. You can read the full interview here!

From the Lens with Michael Pintar Photography

When it comes to captivating rodeo photography, Michael Pintar takes the cake for capturing one-of-a-kind shots. Check out the snippet of the interview with Michael below and catch the full interview link for his full story!

Krysta: Can you give our audience a little background on yourself and how you got into photography?

Michael: As a kid, I was into artistic things such as drawing and painting but playing in sports usually got in the way. Then about 10 years ago I was given my first DSLR camera and re-found an appreciation for art and expression from behind the lens.

You can check out his full story and photo spread, here.

About Cowboy Lifestyle Magazine

Created by A.E. Engine and powered by Cowboy Lifestyle Network, Cowboy Lifestyle Magazine brings together the best stories of the Western industry for our readers across the country. Our next issue releases this winter at the 2023 National Finals Rodeo, so make sure to follow us on social media to keep an eye out for details. We are now offering multi-channel marketing packages that are offered in both print and digital, so if you’re interested in that, please contact me at You can find more information about the magazine and subscribe to past editions at

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Hi everyone! I'm Krysta Paffrath, I am a proud Arizona native who has a passion for everything business and rodeo. I am beyond thrilled to be the Editor in Chief for Cowboy Lifestyle Network. With my background in digital marketing and rodeo, this was a natural fit for me to join the team. My adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit has guided me to work in many places like the WYO Quarter Horse Ranch in Thermopolis, Wyoming, a working cattle ranch in Seligman, Arizona, and many places in between. I am passionate about preserving the western way of life and working with different brands and rodeos to make that happen. If you're looking for a write-up, please shoot me an email at Learn more about me at Looking forward to hearing from you!

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