Bill Barwick

Years at Winfield: 

Bill's been medically sidelined from appearing in 2015. Come by Stage 3 on Thursday as his friends sing a few to wish him well in his recovery back in Colorado.

Winner of both the 2009 Western Music Assn., "Male Vocalist of the Year" award, and, the 2005 Will Rogers Cowboy Award for Western Music "Male Vocalist of the Year" from the Academy of Western Artists, Bill Barwick is one of America's most respected Western music performers.

He’s been a finalist, for the WMA “Entertainer of the Year” award, three-years-in-a-row. Hailed as a cowboy's cowboy-song singer, and accompanied by superb guitar work, Bill's singing, songwriting and storytelling are a performance not to be missed!

Not surprisingly, he's one of modern media's most recognized "voices". He can be heard, and occasionally even seen, worldwide, on Encore's “Westerns” television channel.

As an industrial narrator he has a corporate client-list that reads like a "Who's Who" of American business. Then, there are all those TV and radio ads he's done. No matter where you're from, you've heard Bill Barwick. Believe it or not, he was once the voice of a life-sized, singing and talking buffalo-head in a store at Denver International Airport.

As a regular at one of the West's best-known cowboy venues, Denver's historic Buckhorn Exchange, he's earned a unique place in western music entertainment. He's appeared at Silver Dollar City, in Branson, Missouri, as well as great cowboy gatherings across the country. He's also a returning guest at distinguished venues like the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas. 2013 will mark Bill's 20th consecutive appearance at the Festival.

Bill Barwick’s 9 CD’s (including his latest, The Usual Suspects which was released at the 41st Festival in 2012) all feature great Western music and that deep, rich voice. They’re available on his web site.