The entertainment career of Red Steagall has covered a period of over 50 years and has spanned the globe from Australia to the Middle East, to South America and to the Far East. He has performed for heads of state including a special party for President Reagan at the White House in 1983, plus overseas tours to the Middle East, the Far East, Europe, Australia, and South America.
As a native Texan, Red Steagall enjoyed a career in Agricultural Chemistry after graduating from West Texas A&M University with a degree in animal science and agronomy. He worked for eight years as a music industry executive in Hollywood, California and has spent the last fifty years as a recording artist, songwriter, and television and motion picture personality. He currently ranches outside of Fort Worth, Texas, where he is involved in numerous horse-related activities.
Although Red is best known for his wonderful Texas Swing dance music and such songs as "Here We Go Again," "Party Dolls and Wine," "Freckles Brown," and "Lone Star Beer and Bob Wills Music," he also is beloved by Texas cowboys for the quiet times they have spent with him around chuck wagon campfires. In their opinion, the public has never heard Red Steagall's best music. And, if you ask Red where his favorite place to play music is, he might say The White House, some famous stage in Nashville, California, Spain, or Germany — or he might say at some lonesome cow camp in West Texas.
Red is a songwriter, with over 200 of his compositions recorded both by himself and other artists, and a recording artist, with 26 consecutive singles that appeared on the national charts and twenty-five albums released to date. Red's latest album, Hats Off to the Cowboy, was released in October, 2019. He performs live in varied venues all across the United States, either by himself, with an acoustic band, or with an eight-piece western swing band.
He has appeared on numerous television shows, and is the host and creator of Red Steagall is Somewhere West of Wall Street televised on RFD TV and the Cowboy Channel, which has won a prestigious Western Heritage Award (Film/Television - Western Lifestyle) awarded by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, for three of the last four years.
In April of 1994, Red launched his one-hour syndicated radio show, Cowboy Corner, currently broadcast on over 160 stations in 34 states. Cowboy Corner celebrates the lifestyle of the American West through the poems, songs and stories of the American cowboy. It features guest artists such as Reba McEntire, Charlie Daniels, Don Edwards, Waddie Mitchell, Baxter Black, Barry Corbin, Ben Johnson, Roy Rogers, Richard Farnsworth, and Buck Taylor, as well as ranching and agricultural notables.
For 2006, he was the Poet Laureate of Texas. He has been inducted into the Western Music Hall of Fame, the Texas Rodeo Cowboy Hall of Fame, the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, the Hall of Great Westerners at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City, the Texas Trail of Fame in the Fort Worth Stockyards, the National Cowboys of Color Museum and Hall of Fame, the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame, America's Old Time Country Music Hall of Fame, the Texas Heritage Songwriter's Hall of Fame, and the Texas Literary Hall of Fame.