Sheridan County and Tourism to present the The Forever West Songwriter Festival

According to WYO Theater Executive Director Erin Butler, the festival is a unique celebration of music and western heritage featuring legendary songwriters Frank Myers, Anthony Smith, Wynn Varble, Brice Long, and special musical guest Cory Leone Johnson. 

These artists have written hits for the likes of Brad Paisley, Lonestar, George Strait, Garth Brooks, Chris Young, Hank Williams Jr, Reba McEntire, and Chris Stapleton.

WYO Theater Executive Director Erin Butler

E. Butler

The inaugural event will also feature homegrown Wyoming talent, with a special performance on Saturday, Sept. 11, when Nashville and Wyoming songwriters, including Sarah Sample and Dugan Irby, come together to thrill the audience at the historic WYO Theater.

Tickets for the opening night show at Spear-O-Wigwam are limited; please contact Spear-O at to reserve tickets and/or cabin rental.

Opening Night – held at Spear-O-Wigwam, Thursday, Sept 9, 6 p.m.

Legendary Songwriters – held at The WYO Theater,  Friday, Sept. 10, 6:30 p.m.

Wyoming Icons – held at The WYO Theater,  Saturday, Sept. 11, 1 p.m. (Matinee)

Legendary Songwriters ENCORE – held at The WYO Theater,  Saturday, Sept. 11, 6:30 p.m.

Tickets for Opening Night at Spear-O-Wigwam start at $75. Contact Spear-O at

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