On a perfect day, like today, I can't imagine being anywhere else in the world.Of course, I'm not going to say there aren't those other days when you think, 'What am I doing here?Country Megaticket is the hottest country music festival including Jason Aldean, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Toby Keith, Miranda Lambert and Sugarland take to the stage to bring what is sure to be the most existed experience of the year for country music fans!Ian's book The Long Trail - My Life in the West- Autobiography by Ian Tyson.“I didn’t really know all the details of what all would transpire, I just thought well they were saving for an engagement ring and when I saw this ring it was even the type she was wanting ...and I thought oh I will enter them for this ring, and actually never gave it another thought,” Laurie said.Locke asserts that the lack of an HBC presence in the south set the stage for very different patterns of settlement in the different regions.Calgary was founded as a North-West Mounted Police fort and was not much of a settlement at all until the mid-1880s when the Canadian Pacific Railway suddenly shifted its planned route across Western Canada from a northern one (via Edmonton) to a more southerly path (via Calgary).
"I live on a ranch about six miles east of the town of Longview and the old Cowboy Trail in the foothills of the Rockies.
Harvey Locke identifies a longstanding cultural divide in Alberta between the centre and north on one hand and the south on the other as a recurring theme in the province's history going back to pre-contact Aboriginal cultures.
The peoples of the boreal forest, and to a lesser extent, the aspen parkland, led a subarctic lifestyle which involved trapping fur-bearing animals and traveling by canoe, which made the region a natural fit for the fur trade.
But the West always beckoned, and when his marriage to his partner and collaborator Sylvia broke up and the music scene threatened to grind him down, he retreated to a ranch and work with cutting horses.
Soon, he'd bought a ranch in Alberta and found a new voice as the renowned Western Revival singer-songwriter and horseman he is today. Available at Hitching Post Supply Canadian-based guitar makers Mac Kenzie & Marr are launching the Ian Tyson Limited Edition Guitar to pay tribute to the folk and country music legend's classic, unembellished style.