Fun facts about Wylie

June 7, 1961
Wylie was born and raised in Conrad, Montana, population 3,000. His father was a large-animal veterinarian and rancher. Wylie lives outside of Conrad, having moved back to Montana in the summer of 2009. He formerly resided in Washington State.

Whiskey the cuttin’ hoss (lifetime earnings $80K+) and a remuda of 20 more at the Cross Three Quarter Horse Ranch

Pat and Rib of Conrad, Montana

Sid, Erik, Barr and Kristen Juras (Wylie is the youngest)

Attended University of Montana, studying business management

Cutting, team roping, fly fishing, skiing, training horses, Montana history, cowboy history, Plains Indian history, Lewis & Clark, collecting Western memorabilia and cowboy songbooks, ukulele

Favorite singers:
Bob Nolan
Buck Owens
Hank Snow
Marty Robbins
Wilf Carter

Favorite yodelers:
Elton Britt
Kenny Roberts

Favorite gig:
Grand Ole Opry

15 released since 1992, with a total of 800,000 units sold

Favorite poem:
“Hooves of the Horses” by Will Ogilvie

Favorite clubs to play:
Tractor Tavern, Seattle, Washington
Silver Dollar Saloon, Butte, Montana

Favorite books:
“Log of a Cowboy” by Andy Adams
“Trails Plowed Under” by Charlie Russell
“Western Horse” by William Leigh

Favorite authors:
Will James
Ivan Doig
E.C. “Teddy Blue” Abbott
Spike Van Cleve

Favorite artist:
Charlie Russell

Enjoy the following quick facts about Wylie.


Appeared in the 2013 Dodge Truck “God Made A Farmer” Commercial
National performances include Late Night with Conan O’Brien,
A Prairie Home Companion, The Lincoln Center,
The Kennedy Center, Minnesota State Fair, The National Folk Festival, and Merlefest
Spur Award Winner for Original Western Song
Western Music Association’s Group of the Year
2 time Western Music Association’s Western Swing Album of the Year
Academy of Western Artists’ Group of the Year
Academy of Western Artists’ Yodeler of the Year
Wylie is the voice of the Yahoo! Yodel
Songs in regular rotation on XM Sirius Radio on Outlaw Country & Willie’s Place
Guest performer on the Grand Ole Opry since 1994 ~ with over 50 appearances!
15 year regular guests at the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering – Elko, Nevada
Author of How to Yodel: Lessons to Tickle Your Tonsils, published 2007 by Gibbs Smith
International performing artists-
China, Australia, Russia, Japan, Europe, Canada, Argentina and Brazil
19 nationally-distributed album releases since 1992
Over 800,000 units sold as an independent artist
Highest charting Western music group on the Americana chart with top-5 album
Wylie operates a working cattle and cutting horse ranch in
A real Montana Cowboy and Horseman
Wylie is the 2012 & 2013 MCHA Non-Pro Champion
2009 WCHA Non-Pro Cutting Horse Champion
2009 NCHA Area 1 Non-Pro Derby Champion
2008 & 2007 Northwest Cutting Horse Assoc. Non Pro Champion
2009 & 2008 Area 1 Cutting Horse champion
2006 NCHA Western National Finals Reserve Champion, Non-Pro Class
2005 NCHA Western National Finals 3rd place Open Class
2004 NCHA Western National Finals Champion, 20K Non-Pro Class
2004 NCHA Western National Finals Reserve Champion, Non-Pro Class
2004 Non-Pro Champion, Washington Cutting Horse Association
2002 Champion header at PRRA rodeo series
Champion team roper at 1998 Reba McEntire/Ben Johnson Celebrity Rodeo