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The Buckarettes: Bio

The Buckin’ Buckarettes!!

The Buckarettes formed back in 1996. They are an all-female trio of well seasoned musicians that span not only the styles of rare and collectible western swing, eclectic selections from the 40’ & 50’s, but also include compositions from modern day writers--even from within the group.  

The Buckies have opened up for Asleep at the Wheel, Michael Martin Murphy, Wynonna Judd and English Beat from England.  They have shared the stage with regional greats such as Chuck Pyle, Michael Hearne and Bill & Bonnie Hearne.

The Buckarettes have enjoyed recognition around the state of New Mexico and parts of Arizona & Colorado. They have performed a vast array of shows--an evening at the Biopark “Summer Nights” in Albuquerque, a swingin’ set or two down in Las Cruces for the renowned “Cowboy Days”, and a concert setting at the prestigious Cowboy Trappings exhibition in Flagstaff, AZ. The Buckies were invited to participate at the Pikes Peak Folk Festival in Colorado in 2002. They performed three years in a row in Phoenix, AZ at the nationally acclaimed High Noon Western Americana Auction & Art Show, which includes over 100 artists and collectors of wonderful Western art and artifacts. They have appeared at the International Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) Convention in NM. They are favorites at the Albuquerque Folk Festival which is held annually in June.

Their most recent award-winning CD, “Cowgirl Serenade”, was released in 2008 including fun, reminiscent and ”lust in the dust” songs, including classic Pee Wee King covers and six original songs from three of the Buckarettes. The album reached #1 in popularity in the Album Category of Western Music & Swing Magazine, a nationally syndicated publication. One of the songs, “Slowpoke” was #1 in their top ten Song Category. The album also won the Best Country CD for the year 2009 at the New Mexico Mic Awards. It was nominated for the top five in the nation for "Best Western Album" at the Academy of Western Artists annual honors banquet in Texas in 2009 and again in 2011. Their first self-titled CD (on Buckin’ A! Records) features fourteen memorable tunes including a rollicking rendition of “Cowboys & Rodeos”, which won them the 2002 New Mexico Industry Award for Best Vocal Performance and received a nomination for Album of the Year by the Academy of Western Artists in 2004. They also have a Christmas album under their belt called “Snow Angels” with a collection of rarely heard “indigenous” holiday songs which was featured in the 2007 Best of Albuquerque Magazine. Joe Baker, a renowned DJ in the Western Swing/Cowboy Music genre calls them "the best in the industry!" Watch out for these girls--you never know what’s going to happen next! You can buy their CD’s at CD, The Treasure House in Old Town, Albuquerque, NM and of course, from the stage at their live public performances!

The Buckies have appeared in magazines such as Cowboys and Indians, New Mexico Magazine, the Albuquerque Journal, Rope Burns, Crosswinds Weekly, and received a five star customer review on They were featured in the culture section of the Dec. “Best of 2005” issue of Albuquerque the Magazine with a full page color photo and a downright upright write-up! Two years later they appeared in the same magazine, this time the December issue, recommending our Christmas CD ("Snow Angels") as a must to have in a stocking or two.

Be sure to keep checking this site to see what kind of trouble they’re up to next! --And remember......what happens out on the prairie, stays out on the prairie! See you out on that ol’ Buckarette trail!!