Jim Jones is the author of five novels set in northern New Mexico in the late 1800s: The Lights of Cimarron, The Big Empty, and the Jared Delaney series, including Rustler’s Moon, Colorado Moon and Waning Moon. His songs and books are about the West … cowboys, horses and cattle, cattle rustlers, the coming of the train … songs about people and land, rivers and mountains, the beauty of the Western sky. Jim has produced 10 Western/Folk albums and three award-winning children’s character education videos. He was the Western Music Association’s 2014 Male Performer of the Year and winner of the International Western Music Association 2019 Song of the Year, Academy of Western Artists 2016 Western Song of the Year and Western Writers of America 2013, 2017 and 2021 Spur Awards for Best Western Song. He is part of the trio, The Cowboy Way, which has received the International Western Music Association’s Group of the Year Award in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Their second album, “Go West,” received the IWMA’s 2019 Traditional Western Album of the Year. Jim lives in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.