Here’s Jody Laird who grew up in Oregon on a family ranch. Jody moved to Montana in ’92 and worked for Bear’s Den Outfitters for 17 years wrangling and packing. He takes great pride in his string and packing abilities. Loving the outdoors, he’s grateful to have a job that keeps him there. Jody is married to a wonderful woman and has two beautiful boys, 9 and 4. He’s a dedicated husband and father and is just the same for the people he works for. He loves a good laugh, even if it’s at himself. Every day is a new adventure and what a better way to experience it than on the back of his favorite horse! Full moons, bright stars, a good string, great company, all the beautiful wildlife, and a wolf’s howl or the bugle of a bull elk; is what raises the hair on his neck. That’s when he knows he’s right where he’s supposed to be.
Claudia Appling Williams has been singing in the Big Sky Country most of her life. As the lead singer of Montana Rose, she is following her dream of songwriting and interpreting songs of others that speak to her soul. She enjoys telling the stories of life and love in the west, sharing tales that most just dream about. A true Montana Icon, born and raised in the west and carrying on the culture in music.