2019 International Western Music Association Male Poet of the Year.

Tom Swearingen tells stories of the people and land of the American West through original cowboy poetry that is often inspired by his own experiences and observations from the saddle. Some are humorous, others serious, and all entertaining. Tom brings his stories to life with rhythm and rhyme and a storytelling style that makes him a popular performer not only at cowboy gatherings and horse camps, but at libraries, historical centers, and wherever else you find folks who appreciate the cultural heritage of the West.

2019 International Western Music Association Male Poet of the Year.Tom is two-time winner of the National Finals Rodeo Cowboy Poetry Week Contest, and has been nominated by both the International Western Music Association and the Academy of Western Artists as Male Poet of the Year. His “Horses and Happiness” CD is a two-time IWMA finalist for Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year. His “Rhyme ‘Em Cowboy!” CD debuted on the Summer 2016 Western Radio Charts as the #2 most played poetry album, and was recognized as a finalist for IWMA 2018, 2017, and 2016 Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year. His latest CD “Language of the Land” spent several months at #1 on the Western Radio Charts, and was a finalist for 2019 IWMA Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year.

Tom and his wife live in Tualatin, OR and can often be found riding their horses in Oregon’s backcountry.

Now Available! Tom’s 3rd CD … Language of the Land

Language of the Land

As with his first two CDs, which were also International Western Music Association Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year Finalists, “Language of the Land” was professionally recorded during a live concert performance. It includes fourteen original poems plus an introduction and bonus recitation of a Bruce Kiskaddon classic. “Language of the Land” spent several months at #1 on the Western Radio Charts, and was a finalist for 2019 IWMA Cowboy Poetry CD of the Year.