​​Donnie Poindexter

​​​​​​Singer / Songwriter

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"Cowboy Life"
2018 Pure Working Cowboy Song of the Year
International Western Music Association

Top five nomination for 2018 Songwriter of the year
Pro Cowboy Country Artists Association​​

"Cowboy Life"
Academy of Western Artists 2017 Top Five nomination
Western Music Album of the Year


Donnie Poindexter can trace his connection with cattle, horses, land and community back five generations.  His great-great-grandfather on his mother’s side ran open range cattle on the Bluestem and Indian grass in what was then Indian Territory.  His Confederate States of America tombstone still stands in the family cemetery.  Donnie’s great-grandfather and grandfather also ran open range cattle and held farming operations in this wild rugged territory.  After becoming the state of Oklahoma in 1907 and closing of the range the cattle operations became much smaller but more numerous.  Donnie’s father ran a small herd on the home place and his older brother still runs cattle there today.  In fact, Donnie and all four of his brothers have ran cattle and all of them still own horses.

Donnie’s early memories include waking up hearing his father playing his guitar and singing while waiting for the old wood stove to warm up.  One of his favorites was Smiley Burnett’s “Riding Down The Canyon”.  That early exposure to music was a big influence on Donnie and his two oldest brothers who still play music today.  The three of them still make local appearances as “Steeldust”.

Donnie played Classic Country and Bluegrass for many years before falling in love with “Cowboy Music”.  His music is heavily influenced by Marty Robbins, Don Edwards, Tom Russell, Ian Tyson, R.W. Hampton, George Strait, Merle Haggard and others.  Donnie has written some of the songs that he performs and is working on more to add to his list.  He has just completed his second solo album titled "Those Cowboys of Old".  The first album, "Cowboy Life", was on the Western Way Magazine's top 30 list for 18 months. The album was a top five nomination for Western Album of the Year in the Academy of Western Artists and the title cut, "Cowboy Life", won the Working Cowboy Song of the Year in the International Western Music Association. Donnie also received a top five nomination for Songwriter of the Year in the Pro Cowboy Country Artist Association.

What People Are Saying About Donnie Poindexter

Donnie Poindexter has opened for me more than once. His smooth vocal makes him a crowd favorite and a good traditional cowboy country fit. His mix of both original and cover tunes are excellent and he delivers a George Strait song as well as anyone. What I mean by that, he makes it “his” on stage. It's getting harder to find great professional cowboy country artist these days. Donnie Poindexter is all of that, a professional in every sense.
Ridin' away, 
Royal Wade Kimes "The Gentleman Outlaw"

Donnie Poindexter is the Real McCoy when it comes to Western Music. From the songs he writes to the classic songs he sings, Donnie's performances leave the audience wanting more. His silky smooth voice, coupled with his deep appreciation for the history of the west make this Okie an artist audiences love to listen to.
Daryl Knight, Cowboy Poet

Donnie Poindexter's cowboy music is born in the saddle. His life on the Oklahoma prairie is the seed for music of the cowboy’s life. From stretching barbed wire to guitar strings, you can literally see what he sings about.
Kermit Walsh, Vice President Fort Smith Western Heritage Month


My Music

My Music

Available on iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, Pandora and YouTube

2019 Schedule

April 20        Sequoyah Manor Nusing Home        Sallisaw, Oklahoma

April 26           Bristow County Poetry Gathering      Slick, Oklahoma

May 3                 Cowboy Way Jubilee                             Ardmore, Oklahoma

July 27             National Day of the Cowboy             Duncan, Oklahoma

August 10     Stephens County Fair                             Duncan, Oklahoma

October 5     Chisholm Trail Museum                   Kingfisher, Oklahoma 

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Western DJ Links
Bob O'Donnell - The Western Jukebox  -  www.westernjutebox.podbeam.com 

Eric Swansic  -  Back At The Bunkhouse -  www.klyc.us  or bunkhouseradio.us

Miguel Angel Diaz Gonzalez -  When The Cowboy Sings -  www.whenthecowboysings.com

Jarle P. Kvale - Back At The Ranch - keyaranch.podomatic.com

Gianluca Sitta - Planet Country - planetcountry.it

Janice Brooks - Bus of Real Counry - busofrealcountry.net

Totsie Slover - The Real West from the Old West - demingradio.com/programs.html


To order "Cowboy Life" or "Those Cowboys of Old" CD send check or money order in the amount of  $15 to:

Donnie Poindexter
469914 E 980 Rd.
Sallisaw, Ok  74955

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Donnie Poindexter
[email protected]
(918) 315-1276