Western Book Category: One of the finest Western Music acts in Big Sky Country, Montana Rose is a household name in southwestern Montana. Their Montana Rose CD was released in 1990. With over 20 years of experience, this cowboy bar band has been able to meld blues, traditional country, folk and rock into a rich “Americana” sound. Their songs are on the radio in over 30 different countries and their music tells the stories of heart aches, legends, and moving on. Montana Rose features Claudia Appling Williams on rhythm guitar and vocals, Kenny Williams on bass and vocals, Mike Beck on lead guitar, rhythm guitar, and vocals and Paul Decker or Rick Philipp on drums. The Montana Rose CD includes history inspired numbers like “Useful Girl,” and heart breaking songs like “He'd Never Lie.” If you are looking for a true Western Music treat, Montana Rose is sure to satisfy.