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Tom is proud to be the official Cowboy Balladeer of 
Back Country Horsemen of Arizona



Tom is honored to have been given some very nice coverage in the January, 2013, issue of 
"TRUE WEST" magazine. Check page 47 of this
  popular publication. This issue is the "Best of the West" sourcebook and has a great picture of the "Duke " on the cover.

Tom also had a nice mention and a photo in the
October, 2012, issue of "Cowboys and Indians." 

 Cowboy Balladeer Tom Hiatt awarded the AWA 2011 "Will Rogers Cowboy Award" in the Western Music "Song" Category for his original song "Bronc to Breakfast."

Academy of Western Artists Award Ceremony
Casa Manana Theater, Ft. Worth, Texas, January 26, 2012

      The Academy of Western Artists (AWA)  
nominated Tom for the "Will Rogers Cowboy Award" 
 and he was a "Top 5" finalist in these 3 categories - 
Western Music Male
Western Music Album
Western Music Song
Tom gratefully thanks the AWA and all its members for this wonderful honor.

Tom has been named the "Official Cowboy Balladeer" of the Olaf Wieghorst Museum and Western Heritage Center in El Cajon, California!

Lori Roberts - Vice President               Ross Provence - President

Tom is truly humbled by this act and thanks the Wieghorst Board of Directors
for this great opportunity to represent them and their wonderful
facility and organization wherever he performs.

Leann Sharp presents Tom the 2010 "Spirit of the Old West Alive" award for
his "dedication to the preservation of the values of the AMERICAN WEST
through his music," Glendale, Arizona, October 2010 


HI EVERYBODY... Thanks for droppin' by. I hope you'll take some time to browse my site and hopefully you'll find the answers to any questions you might have about the songs I sing and where I sing them. If you can't find the answers you need, please send an e-mail to me at this site. (

Headlining at The 2010 Lone Pine Film Festival
Lone Pine, California

Celebrating the release of the Silver Screen Cowboys Stamps
April 17, 2010 in Pioneertown, California

2010 Carson City Rendezvous
Carson City, Nevada

A  Biography

     Cowboy Balladeer Tom Hiatt can truly be called a "Son of the West," because at one time or another, Texas, California, Alaska, Kansas, and Arizona, have all been called "Home." The magnificent landscapes and the people who settled them fill the stories in the ballads Tom writes and sings: tales of cowboys, outlaws, lawmen, pioneers, wild broncos, and more.
     Tom's warm, emotion filled voice has enthralled people from Montana to Arizona, from the Rockies to the Smokies, and all areas in between. He has appeared with other popular cowboy singers and poets such as Ian Tyson, Chris LeDoux, Waddie Mitchell, The Sons of the San Joaquin, Don Edwards, and Sourdough Slim at many venues throughout the country.

The Sons of the San Joaquin, Waddie Mitchell, Tom, and Don Edwards

     His engagements  have included TV and radio programs, rodeos, schools, universities, museums, dinner theaters, and guest ranches. The Autry National Center, Olaf Wieghorst Western Heritage Days, the Carson City Rendezvous, and the Museum of Lone Pine Film History are just a few of the noteworthy venues where Tom has performed. He has been interviewed on the NBC Nightly News and has also sung the National Anthem at a Major League Baseball game. For over 17 years, Tom, along with his band, THE SUNDOWN RIDERS, performed for thousands of guests at "Rawhide," Arizona's famous western theme park.

     Tom Hiatt and The Sundown Riders 
Headlining at Wild Western Festival in Glendale, Arizona 
October 2012

     Tom's repertoire includes traditional and contemporary western classics that are always a "hit" with audiences from all walks of life. They especially enjoy Tom's original ballads that have been inspired by his own cowboying experiences, as well as those of other cowboys he has been proud to call his friends through the years.
     So, in the words of one of Tom's songs...

Grab your hat and saddle your horse
Let the show begin
Let's put those "Rough Ridin' Cowboy Heroes"
Back in the saddle again!

Tom on Teddy, Cuyamaca Rancho State Park, California


"Tom Hiatt's cowboy music is true and honest. He is not only a great entertainer, 
he is a cowboy and a gentlemen. Tom always draws huge crowds and captivates the audiences."     
Miss Kitty, The Cowboy Corral   Sedona, Arizona

"It was such a pleasure working with you at the 'Warm Up to the Valley of the Sun'
event in Chicago. The audience loved your stage presence and your western songs. 
You have a voice that can capture an audience!"
Laurel Pendle, Tourism Sales Manager   Scottsdale, Arizona

"An energetic, enthusiastic, cowboy singer .... faces light up......"
Marvin O'Dell, "Around the Campfire"    Heartland Public Radio

"What a fantastic entertainer! After that response, it's obvious we're now going to have to
 make him a permanent fixture at every one of these 4th of July events!"
Kristy Flynn, Black Tie Arabians   Dixon, California

"Tom Hiatt, and his band, The Sundown Riders, are one of the biggest crowd pleasers
I've heard in a mighty long while. Our attendees couldn't get enough !"
DR "Buck" Montgomery, Director - Wild Western Festival     Phoenix, Arizona

Tom with one of his "younger" fans


With fellow entertainer and friend, Bill Barwick

Some of Tom's previous engagements :

Rex Allen Days   Willcox, Az
Lone Pine Film Festival   Lone Pine, Ca
Autry National Center   Los Angeles, Ca
Carson City Rendezvous   Carson City, Nv
Fred Harmon Art Museum   Pogosa Springs, Co
Black Tie Arabians 4th of July Party    Dixon, Ca
     Intel Summer Concert Series    Chandler, Az
Palm Springs Desert Riders Annual Banquet    Palm Springs, Ca
     Rancho de Los Caballeros    Wickenburg, Az
John Winter Pack Trip    Jackson Hole, Wy
     The Los Angeles Equestrian Center    Los Angeles, Ca
The Sun Bowl    Sun City, Az
    Morgan Horse National Convention    Phoenix, Az
California Manufacturers and Technology Association    Sacramento, Ca
    The Arizona Trail Media Event Ride    Flagstaff, Az
Annual ETI Death Valley Ride    Death Valley, Ca
    NBA All-Star Game Licensee Reception     Scottsdale, Az
Tombstone Western Music Festival    Tombstone, Az
    Grand Canyon West    Hualapai Indian Reservation, Az


Cowboy Balladeer TOM HIATT is great entertainment for concerts, festivals, banquets, conventions, cookouts, trail rides, or anytime you want to enhance the flavor of the "OLD WEST." 

For more information, or to schedule an appearance visit
Tom's Electronic Press Kit (EPK) page

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