The Reggae Cowboys' name came from Stone's fascination with the role of African-Americans in settling the West in the 1800's. "One in seven cowboys were Afro-American. Nat Love was a rodeo champion and Alberta's John Ware was one of the best-known ranchers in Canada. Bill Pickett actually invented the sport of bull-dogging" says Stone.
Reggae Cowboys pay tribute to the black cowboys of the past century and the contribution they made to cowboy culture.
Take a look at the pictures to learn a little more about the black cowboys who are honored in the song "Tell the Truth"