“Tight swing with a grin you can hear, plenty of personality and the focus on entertainment! ”
— Rick Huff's Best of the West Reviews
“Once you're in tune with the sound of Carlos Washington's Steel Horse Swing I venture to say you'll spot'em (and love'em) every time”
— Rick Huff Best of the West Reviews
“Little Bit of Texas -This 10 Tune CD is a real Gem. The material is wonderful contemporary western swing. ”
— Mike Gross- Western Swing Society Music News
“In a sea of Bob Wills emulators it's refreshing to find the folks who don't mind putting their own stamp on the genre! The driver of this group is just such a "folk" ”
— Rick Huff- Best of the West Review for Little Bit of Texas
“I think you are the new King of Western Swing”
— Bobbi Jean Bell- Equestrian Legacy Radio
Award winning and internationally acclaimed CARLOS WASHINGTON’S STEEL HORSE SWING- is a band originating in Colorado that mixes western swing with rodeo and cowboy classics, celebrating a musical legacy that is timeless. Reflections of Bob Wills and Hank Thompson with a dash of Chris LeDoux gives this dance music a nostalgic feel while keeping it fresh with original songs. Their exceptional lyrics mixed with catchy original beats, blends to create an infectious western dance sound that breaks cultural boundaries and has major crossover appeal. Western Swing artist Carlos Washington and his band Steel Horse Swing bring you back to a time when a song made you smile and the music made you want to dance. Rick Huff recently quoted, “What terrific fun this jazzy Colorado assemblage is!”
2019 Nomination for the IWMA Group of the Year Award of Excellence and for Cowboy Swing Album of the year for Little Bit of Texas.
2018 Winner Will Rogers AWA Song of the Year for Swing Time Baby
Nationally Televised on RFDTV and Internationally Broadcast on European Radio along with American Radio programs
2018 top 5 finalist: International Western Music Association for Group of the Year and album of the year; Pro Cowboy Country Artist Association for Male Vocalist of the year and Song of the Year . AWA Male vocalist of the year
#1 Played Album : “Swing Time Baby” has reached international notoriety and interviews with DJ’s across the globe have raved about the wonderful sound and content of the album!
Opening Act and Performances with Willie Nelson, Mark Chestnutt, Aaron Tippin, John Anderson, Boy Howdy, Faith Hill, Dan Seals, Little River Band, Terry McBride, Daryle Singletary, Wheels, Confederate Railroad.
The band was started by a real cowboy or should we say Pro Rodeo Bull Rider, Carlos Washington. Carlos reputation as a singing cowboy grew as he was singing on stage in an effort to earn money to pay his entry fees in the Pro Rodeo Cowboys Association and Bill Picket Rodeo association Circuits. Before long, organizers wouldn’t let him on a bull without singing the National Anthem to open the Rodeo. After hearing Carlos sing the national anthem, Terry Bradshaw, co-host of FOX’s NFL Sunday said of Carlos’ anthem performance “Very few can hold a candle to ya or light your fire, son.” Carlos has shared the Stage with some of country music’s leading acts such as Willie Nelson, Faith Hill, Terry McBride and Mark Chestnutt and was honored with the title” Denver’s Best Country Western Frontman” by Denver Westward Magazine.
Carlos Washington's Steel Horse Swing has recently played for Lone Tree Arts Center with a sold out crowd, the Denver Post’s Pedal the Plains with record attendance; the Town of Castle Rock, Co- Western Heritage with over 1000 people in attendance; The famous Cherokee Castle in Sedalia, Colorado with a sold out crowd; National Western Stock Show parade with an attendance in excess of 1000 people; Dazzles Denver with a sold out crowd; Coyote Creek Concert Series with a sold out concert; just to name a few. Look for them in November in Alburquerque at the International Western Music Association National Convention and awards show.
"They were simply amazing and I was star struck from the time they started to when the show ended. Western Swing and Cowboy Music need to be played more often and these guys got'er done! " - Debra Newton, Fan
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