One of the finest Western Music groups in the country makes their home in Kansas. The Diamond W (formerly the Prairie Rose Wranglers) have taken their brand across the globe.
This is music that every age enjoys. From the oldest ballads like "Streets of Laredo" to the thundering "Ghost Riders in the Sky", the Diamond W bring people to their feet with their inspiring harmonies, quirky humor, and galloping guitars.
The music they perform is a combination of traditional Western music that pays homage to Western greats like the Sons of the Pioneers and their own Western originals. The Diamond W love western movie themes, and turning modern country songs into haunting cowboy ballads. They can sing Cowboy songs in Chinese, and even claim "doo wop" is a part of our Western heritage!
Winners of the Will Rogers Award for 2008 Western Album of the Year from the Academy of Western Artists, they have also been honored for their original music. "Trail Dust", penned by group arranger Jim Farrell, topped the Western Music charts for weeks. "Rolling Kansas Plains", "Montana Anna" and "Cabezon" have become fan favorites.
In 2003 and 2004, the Diamond W led a troupe of Western entertainers to Carnegie Hall in New York City, to sellout crowds. Since then they have headlined 5 Cowboy Cruises in the Caribbean, and performed in Nashville and in Branson, as well as making regular visits to venues around Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Colorado and Arizona.
In 2010, the Diamond W were honored to represent Kansas and Oklahoma on an official tourism marketing mission to Germany. They entertained travel agents and journalists at a special event in Munich, and serenaded thousands of Europeans attending Americana 2010 in Augsburg.
Stu Stuart (guitar fiddle vocals),
Jim Farrell (guitar vocals),
Steve Crawford (drums vocals),
Chip Worthington (bass guitar vocals)