"The Cattle Call" is a song written and recorded in 1934 by American songwriter and musician Tex Owens.It became a signature song for Eddy Arnold. Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.
Owens wrote the song in Kansas City while watching the snow fall. "Watching the snow, my sympathy went out to cattle everywhere, and I just wished I could call them all around me and break some corn over a wagon wheel and feed them. That's when the word
It all started in the Gustafson family living room outside the little town of Conrad, Montana. Every weekend, after watching Myron Floren lay down a hot polka on The Lawrence Welk Show, our range born dad would turn off the TV and crack out the old Martin D-18 with his oddball repertoire of old cowboy and folk songs. These musical gems were passed down from family and picked up from ranch hands he had met along the way. And so that special sense of “home” and celebrating our Western heritage was