Gustafson also has a brother, Erik, who now teaches Mathematics at a private school in Northern New England. When not performing, he operates his Cross Three Quarter Horse Ranch near Conrad, Montana breeding, raising and training cow horses. The case was settled out of court for an undisclosed amount. The group developed their sound alongside artists such as Dale Watson, Lucinda Williams, Dwight Yoakam, Rosie Flores and Dave Alvin. 1, Ch. Erik also heads his own solo music ventures in the greater White Mountain region and performed at the 2018 International Blues Challenge Competition. Billings, Montana country radio DJ and a director of the Yellowstone County Museum. History: En. Sec. The lullaby was championed by a Billings, Montana country radio DJ and a director of the Yellowstone County Museum. alone" ... "We'll bed down the strays, we'e been gatherin' all day, with a Montana Lullaby.". Treasure State, Big Sky Country: Slogan Land of the Shining Mountains, The Last Best Place Song "Montana" Ballad: "Montana Melody" Lullaby: "Montana Lullaby" Flag of the State of Montana: Seal: Great Seal of the State of Montana: Coat of arms: Coat of arms of Montana National guard crest Crest of the Montana National Guard: Bird State lullaby. A yodel by Gustafson was used to write the lullaby. [7] In 1998, he was a champion team roper at the Reba McEntire/Ben Johnson Celebrity Rodeo. The lullaby was championed by a GENERAL LAWS AND DEFINITIONS CHAPTER 1. [9][10], In October 2019 Wylie was named as an inductee into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame.[11]. He also created and voiced the signature "Yahoo-oo-oo!" "Montana Lullaby" by Ken Overcast and Wylie Gustafson was designated the official state lullaby of Montana in 2007. Gustafson is a fifth generation Montana cowboy and is a 2019 inductee into the Montana Cowboy Hall of Fame.[1][2][3]. Montana State Lullaby "Montana Lullaby" Written & Music by Ken Overcast & Wylie Gustafson Adopted in 2007 "Montana Lullaby" by Ken Overcast and Wylie Gustafson was designated the official state lullaby of Montana in 2007. Ken Overcast of Chinook, who wrote the lyrics and sings the lullaby, said people have told him his song captures "the spirit of the West and the spirit of a Montana cowboy" The song "Montana Lullaby", written by Ken Overcast and Wylie Gustafson, is the official lullaby of Montana. GENERAL PROVISIONS 1-1-530. The lyrics are beautiful: “From the wide rollin’ plains, cross the Rockies blue range, wherever the proud eagle flies, a lone coyote croons to a full lover’s moon, a Montana lullaby” 2. Some major companies that have used his yodel include Yahoo!, Walt Disney Films, Porsche, Mitsubishi, Miller Lite, Taco Bell and Montana Tourism. song "is one of those cultural, historical things that's probably pretty well lost to most of the world...Texas could probably have a lullaby, or Kansas or Nebraska - those [6] His book and album, How to Yodel: Lessons to Tickle Your Tonsils, was published by Gibbs Smith in 2007, and is the top selling publication on the rejuvenated vocal art. State lullaby. 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On April 25, 2007, "Montana Lullaby" was declared the official lullaby of Montana. Wylie featured in Songwriter Showcase with Jim Lauderdale and Claire Lynch, Gold Coast Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (2008, 2009), Western Folklife Center tour of Brazil and Argentina 2007, Tom Russell's Vancouver-to-Toronto Canadian Cow Train (2005, 2007), Merlefest, Wilkesboro, North Carolina (2002, 2010, 2012), Personal Appearance with lines in the movie "Slaughter Rule", This page was last edited on 12 November 2020, at 05:53. Montana also recognizes a state song and a state ballad. He later sued Yahoo! State lullaby. Montana Code Annotated, Title 1, Chapter 1, Part 5, Section 11. Of course the official state lullaby tops the list. The song "Montana Lullaby", written by Ken Overcast and Wylie Gustafson, is the official lullaby of Montana. TITLE 1. ", The song describes a lonesome cowboy out on the range rounding up stray cattle, with the sun "sinkin' low in the west," while he dreams of his Jenny who's home "waitin' Gustafson is particularly noted as a virtuoso yodeler, having originated the slow and ethereal High Plains Yodeling style. Sec. Overcast teamed up with Wylie Gustafson of Cut Bank to write the music. A February 16, 2007 article by Gwen Florio in the Great Falls Tribune, "Sleepy song slips closer to spot as state lullaby," quotes the bill's sponsor, Rep. Wayne Stahl, "The [5] It was there that Gustafson showcased the first version of the Wild West Show which then included guitarist Will Ray. Gustafson was born June 7, 1961, near Conrad, Montana[4], the son of R.W. History: En. for copyright infringement over the terms of the contract and use of his yodel. for Yahoo, Inc. Best of the West Cowboy CD Wylie & the Wild West Show have released twenty-two albums through 2019. The song "Montana Lullaby", written by Ken Overcast and Wylie Gustafson, is the official lullaby of Montana. As a result, Montana was the first state to have an official lullaby. “Wild Montana Skies" by John Denver and Emmylou Harris A yodel by Gustafson was used to write the lullaby. 1, Ch. Wylie Galt Gustafson (born June 7, 1961) is an American singer-songwriter who has toured nationally and internationally with his band, "Wylie & The Wild West". Sometimes when at home at his ranch, he participates in roping contests at local ranches. 1, Ch. The elder Gustafson, who taught his son to sing and yodel, learned to yodel from Austrians on the ski team at Montana State College (now Montana State University), Bozeman, Montana. 243, L. 2007. The lullaby was championed by a Billings, Montana country radio DJ and a director of the Yellowstone County Museum. Gustafson is also an accomplished horseman (2005 & 2008 NCHA Western National Finals Top Ten Open Finalist) and cowboy. As a result, Montana was the first state to have an official lullaby. State Symbols - Official Designations Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer signed HB 594 on Wednesday, April 25th, declaring "Montana Lullaby" written by Montana natives Ken Overcast and Wylie Gustafson as the "Official Lullaby of the State of Montana," making it first state in the Union to have an official lullaby.