Syd Masters is....

2019 Western Heritage Award 
~ Outstanding Traditional Western Music CD! ~
"Sunset on the Rio Grande Revisited"


2-Time Academy of Western Artists
~ Male Vocalist of the Year! ~

Composer & Recording Artist of
The Official New Mexico State Song! (cowboy)~"Under New Mexico Skies"  ~

2-Time New Mexico Music Industry
~ Vocalist of the Year! ~

U.S. Dept. of State Cultural Ambassador
to 26 Foreign Countries during the
Diplomatic Security Anti-Terrorism
Assistance Program

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Latest News

Western Heritage Award Winner for Outstanding Traditional Western CD! "Sunset on the Rio Grande Revisited" receives the 2019 Western Heritage Award from the National Cowboy Museum in Oklahoma City, OK for best CD. On April 13, 2019 Syd was awarded the Charles M Russell Wrangler Statue for his latest collection of classic cowboy songs and original compositions. Throughout history this highly prized award had been given to Garth Brooks, John Wayne, George Strait, Charleton Heston, Ronald Reagan, Garth Brooks, Kevin Costner and many other fine westerners.

Festivals Season is Here! Syd & The Swing Riders will be appearing at many outdoor events this summer so bring the family and friends and enjoy the awesome Rocky Mountain weather while listening to a full day of music from many groups. Some venues include the Farmhouse Ale Event June 1 in Bernalillo, NM, Single Action Shooting Society End of Trail June 22 and 23 (syd solo), Peoples Faire at Carnegie Park in Las Vegas, NM on August 24 and more to come! Check "shows" page for details.

Cowboy Evenings in Red River, NM! Celebrate 28 consecutive years of great food and western entertainment with opening night on June 18, 2019! Thanks to your hosts Henry & Sue Lewis this is one of the longest running shows of its kind in all of the West. As always it is located at Bobcat Pass Wilderness Adventures in Red River, NM. This summer we will serve thousands of rib-eye steaks fresh off the big grill along with all the fixin's to many happy patrons every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday throughout the season. Meal is served at 6:00PM and the concert follows dinner. Click on "shows" in the menu bar and choose the best date for you and your family to visit the high country and enjoy a Cowboy Evening!

3,000th Syd Masters & The Swing Riders Concert a Big Hit! Original Swing Riders Uncle Bob and Slim J joined Syd live on stage at The Range Cafe in Bernalillo, NM earlier this year to celebrate this landmark event. The first show was in 1997 and Syd has never looked back. He has sang his brand of western music in 157 cities and towns in New Mexico alone. Add to that countless venues in 31 United States as well as Mexico and Canada. Many dance halls, ranches, rodeos, music festivals, weddings, chuckwagon dinners, trail rides, cow pie covered mountain tops and dried out scorpion patches later his music continues to persevere. 


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