Syd Masters is an award winning singer
and songwriter of traditional western music. He takes pride in
doing his part in keeping the old west alive through traditional
cowboy music and songwriting. Syd is the author and recording
artist of The Official State Song of New Mexico and the 2011
Academy of Western Artists Male Vocalist of the Year. The Western
Music Association, Academy of Western Artists and The New Mexico
Music Industry have combined to nominate him for more than 40
awards over the past 15 years. "Vocalist of the Year,"
"Country Song of the Year," "Best Album,"
Best Band," Most Humorous Song," and "Best Song"
are some of the categories in which he was victorious.
Earlier this century the U.S. Department
of State named him Cultural Ambassador for his work entertaining
the secret service departments of 26 foreign countries in the
Diplomatic Security Antiterrorism Assistance Program. Syd has
been seen on television commercials and billboards throughout
the west as spokesman for the Powerball Lottery Campaign. His
original compositions have been used in numerous film productions
ranging from documentaries and television broadcasts to the recent
Universal Studios motion picture "Paul" where he can
also be seen as an actor in the film. He and his Swing Riders
are a multi-talented, thoroughly funny, hard touring, high energy
cowboy band out to save vintage western music one two-step at