It's a good thing that vinyl has made a comeback.

Many of us miss going to the music store and flipping through the record collection.

For some odd reason I thought to look up album covers with a Wyoming-themed cover.

Album covers used to be an art form.

Most music lovers enjoyed the album cover as much as they did the music inside.

So let's see what comes up if I do a quick internet search for albums with Wyoming in their title.

Jo Smith’s Wyoming


You can find this album and her music at this link. I'm not sure about finding it in Vinal. But it's worth a look.

Chris LeDoux's Legacy Album Wyoming Cowboy

It’s been 50 years since Rodeo World Champion/entertainer Chris LeDoux first formed his own label and released his debut album, the aptly titled Songs Of Rodeo Life.

In celebration of that landmark anniversary, Capitol Nashville/UMe and the Chris LeDoux Estate is releasing a new 13-song album on July 2, Chris LeDoux Wyoming Cowboy – A Collection.

You can find this actual album at this link.

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The Philly four-piece that simply goes by "Wyoming" released the EP Why Oh Wyoming

Recorded live over the course of 24 hours in University of the Arts, this is a quick four-song release that clocks in at just under twelve minutes.

I'm not sure what to make of the cover art.

Don't expect cowboy music. This is different.

 The initial track is filled with fluttering licks, and sputtering vocals. The quirky guitar work on both of these first two tracks along with the latter two works to create a listening experience that manipulates the actual tracking on the release. Despite the breaks between the songs themselves, this entire EP sounds as if it could be performed live as one large, foreboding, track that could feature vignettes of the other songs being referenced throughout.


The Wyoming Centennial Record Project Songs of Wyoming

If you remember, it came out way back in 1990.

I found the album on Amazon which fortunately included the track listing.

Yup, came with the house when I moved to Wyoming. Still sitting on the shelf in the garage.

Any album/cassette that included a Chris LeDoux song can't be bad, right?

It's still available on Amazon for a mere $14.99 (plus $3.99 shipping) if you're feeling nostalgic.


Jo Smith's album Wyoming

Most "album covers" we see today are only available for viewing online, much like the one you'll see below.

Singer-songwriter Jo Smith, is a newcomer to Montana.

With her new single “Wyoming,” Montana transplant Jo Smith crafts a musical movie, as captivating as the western landscape itself.

“I was inspired on a trip out West when I saw the big sky and the Rockies for the first time,” she says.

“Wyoming” is the musical counterpart to the viewer-obsessed series “Yellowstone”: familiar but fresh, as traditional as it gets, yet perfect for the times.

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Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods

Reading The Past - Chugwater Wyoming Newspaper

These pages of the old Chugwter Wyoming newspaper show us coverage of the region from back in the 1940s.

There was little local news, other than the war.

But what was published at the time was important to the people of the area.

It was, in most case, the only news they had from outside their little ranch or town.

Gallery Credit: Glenn Woods