Updated: Mar 17, 2020
Official Cowboy Poet of Texas, Author, Award Winning Musician, Rancher
Russell "Red" Steagall is an American actor, musician, poet, and stage performer who focuses on American Western and country music genres.
The entertainment career of Red Steagall has spanned the globe from Australia to the Middle East, to South America and the Far East. He has performed for heads of state including a special party for President Reagan at the White House in l983.
A native Texan, Russell “Red” Steagall was born in Gainesville, Texas. He enjoyed a career in Agricultural Chemistry after graduating from West Texas A&M University with a degree in Animal Science and Agronomy. He then spent eight years as a music industry executive in Hollywood, California and has spent the years since then as a recording artist, poet, songwriter, television and motion picture personality and radio show host. As a songwriter, Steagall has had over 200 of his compositions recorded both by him and other artists. His work on radio and TV includes programs like Cowboy Corner which celebrates the cowboy way of life and host many famous guests. Red’s poetry has won many awards, and promotes the cowboy history and heritage across America.
Each year since 1991, Red has hosted THE RED STEAGALL COWBOY GATHERING in the Stockyards National Historic District of Fort Worth, Texas. This authentic western event, which draws thousands each year, features a ranch rodeo, chuck wagon cook-off, youth poetry contest, youth fiddle contest, western swing dances, cowboy music and poetry, a trappings show, and horsemanship clinics.
He currently ranches and maintains offices outside of Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Steagall was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2004.