First Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering, April 21, 2017 in Lebanon, Tennessee



First Annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering
 Friday, April 21, 2017
Lebanon, Tennessee

From the event’s Facebook announcement:

This event is being hosted by our good friends at American Heritage trees ( and in conjunction with Cowboy Poetry Week, as designated by The Center for Western and Cowboy Poetry.

For the second year in a row, We have received a proclamation by Governor Haslam declaring April 16-22, 2017 as Cowboy Poetry Week in Tennessee (see below).

The cost for this event is $20.00 per individual. All of the money will go to assist the artists, and proceeds will go to American Heritage trees.


RSVP to  with “P&P#1” in the subject line and include the number in your party in the body of the email. You will receive a reply acknowledging your reservation. You will pay on the evening of the event. Since this event is limited, please honor your RSVP status.

The first hour of the evening will be a potluck style social. Be prepared to bring a simple finger food or dessert. Water will be provided, but feel free to bring beverages of your choice (alcohol included).

The second hour will be an in-the-round style presentation with our five, Tennessee resident, performers. Poets, story tellers, and singer/songwriters.

The facilities at American Heritage trees are spectacular! You don’t want to miss this maiden voyage! Come be a part of making history, while preserving history.


* Jeff Swanson, Adam, TN
-Cowboy Singer
-Saddle Maker/Leather craftsman Swanson Saddlery

*Ronie Powell, Mount Juliet, TN
-Chuckwagon Cook
-Sweetest Cowgirl in Wilson County!

*Troy Powell, Mount Juliet, TN
– Troy Powell Equestrian Services
-Story Teller
-Bonifide Puncher

*Woody Woodruff, Centerville, TN
-Actor (Pure Country 2)
-Former manager at George Jones’ Gold Country Estates

*Ray Doyle, Nashvi
-Solo Artist Career
-Former member of Wylie & the Wild West

Poets & Punchers Performance & Event Venue
Lebanon, Tennessee
Poets & Punchers is a monthly soiree of cowpokes and rounders to showcase singer/songwriters and to bring a taste of the West to Wilson County, Tennessee.