Fun facts about Wylie

Birthday:
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.

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

Parents:
Pat and Rib of Conrad, Montana

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

Education:
Attended University of Montana, studying business management

Hobbies:
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

Albums:
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.

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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
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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
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Wylie is the voice of the Yahoo! Yodel
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Songs in regular rotation on XM Sirius Radio on Outlaw Country & Willie’s Place
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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
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Author of How to Yodel: Lessons to Tickle Your Tonsils, published 2007 by Gibbs Smith
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International performing artists-
China, Australia, Russia, Japan, Europe, Canada, Argentina and Brazil
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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
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Wylie operates a working cattle and cutting horse ranch in
Montana: www.crossthreequarterhorses.com
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