Small Town & Big Hearts


I live in a tiny hamlet outside a very small Texas town called Bandera - population 957.  Although this town is little, it has a lot of heart and fun western culture.  It has been dubbed the "Cowboy Capital of the World," and a local couple, Gerry and Harriet Payne, pull together a handful of volunteer musicians once a month to put on a show they call the "Cowboy Capital Opry."   The music is terrific, the seats fill up fast, and there is a lot of cheery toe-tapping going on in the room - all without eye-burning cigarette smoke and sticky beer spills on the ground. Plus, ALL proceeds of the show go to Bandera's Wheels on Meals program. (Tickets are $5.00 or $12.00 for a family.)

Here are two samples of some music played at the Cowboy Capital Opry this summer:


Pick Me Up On Your Way Down


A Touch of Cajun Music Worked in

If you ever happen to be in Bandera, the Cowboy Capital Opry is held the first Tuesday of each month at the Silver Sage Corral.

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