Saddle Bronc athlete turned neo-traditional country music sensation Chancey Williams has gone from competing on horseback, to performing as a headliner at fairs, festivals, and venues across the country. As one of only two artists (Chris LeDoux) to both compete in the rodeo and perform on the main stage at Cheyenne Frontier Days, and the only singer/songwriter to be endorsed by CINCH®, Williams is the next authentic cowboy of country music.
Growing up on a ranch in the northeastern corner of Wyoming, Williams is one of the proud few hailing from Moorcroft, WY – a town so small it doesn’t need stoplights. Rodeo, wrestling, and academic talents took him first to Casper College, and then to the University of Wyoming. Williams earned several degrees, including a Master’s in Public Administration, but it was music and the camaraderie of the road that continued to take him all over the United States.
2023 brought a string of continued successes – Williams kicked off the year with the release of his latest album, One of These Days, was invited to make his debut at the historic Grand Ole Opry, played multiple dates with Parker McCollum and Ian Munsick, made an appearance at Cheyenne Frontier Days with Dierks Bentley, stopped to visit military families at several Fisher House locations nationwide, and capped the year performing on national television opening the 5th round of the National Finals Rodeo and headlining the main showroom at South Point (“ground zero”) at the most important rodeo event in the world.
In January, Williams released his new single “A Cowboy Who Would,” this time with hit songwriter Brice Long at the production helm. The tune – which offers a shift in the typical “leaving kind” cowboy mentality and, instead, finds the former saddle bronc athlete opting to hang his hat with the woman he loves – has already been added by more than 150 country stations nationwide, was featured by PickleJar’s “Up All Night” program (which is syndicated on 47 Cumulus stations nationwide), was featured on country music’s biggest and best longest-running countdown show in North America, Country Top 40’s Launchpad with Fitz!, and is receiving airplay on Local Radio Network’s MainStream Country and Super Star Country show formats. His 2024 tour includes Williams’ debut performance at The Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, a headlining spot at the Black Hills Stock, and a return to the Grand Ole Opry.