Old Cowboys and Indians Magazine has called him “the Charley Russell of Western Music.” Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers working today. He has been twice voted Entertainer of the Year, three times Male Performer of the Year and twice Songwriter of the Year by the Western Music Association, and received the Will Rogers Award from the Academy of Western Artists. He’s delighted audiences in fourteen states, and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by angry horses. Dave Stamey has been bucked off and stomped by many horses. He has been stepped on by mules and dragged around branding pens by cattle of many sizes. He’s ridden in the rain, in the snow, in the rain some more, in pretty nasty heat, and in feedlot pens where the air was thick and decidedly fragrant. He’s even wrangled dudes.
He is an entertainer now, and makes his living inflicting himself upon innocent people at music festivals, agricultural banquets and backyard barbecues. He finds he prefers this. He has been voted Entertainer of the Year, Male Performer of the Year and Songwriter of the Year by the Western Music Association, and Male Vocalist of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists.
He lives in Nipomo, California. He bets you don’t know where that is.
2005 - Songwriter of the Year 2006 - Male Performer of the Year 2006 - Entertainer of the Year 2007 - Male Performer of the Year 2007 - Songwriter of the Year 2008 - Male Performer of the Year 2008 - Entertainer of the Year
2009 - Entertainer of the Year
2011 - Outstanding Performer (Male)
Click the video at the bottom of this page to see Dave sing "The Bandit Joaquin"