"Music that captures the spirit of the West"
Open Range is the duo of Ric Steinke & Linda Hausler, from the wide open spaces of the Shields Valley in Montana. 

“Whatever it was that brought Ric & Linda together as a duo,no one can deny that it was absolutely meant to be.”  American Western Magazine - Taylor Fogarty

Awards and nominations:

2014 Top Nominee, Best Western Duo/Group, WMA
2013 Top Nominee, Best Western Duo/Group, WMA
2011 Top Nominee, Outstanding Instrumentalist, WMA
2010 Best of the Best Harmony Award, Western Music Association
2010 Top 5 Nominee, Best Western Duo, WMA
2009 Top 5 Nominee, Best Western Swing Group, WMA
2008 Marilyn Tuttle Harmony Award, WMA
2005 Best New Original Dance Tune, United Country Western Dance Council


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Cancelled due to injury-The Mane Event Fundraiser

Park County Fairgrounds, Livingston, MT

United in Light's fundraiser for the Draft Horses, "The Mane Event". Open Range performs 5-7, live auction, silent auction, then Cold Hard Cash performs. www.draftrescue.com



TENTATIVE-Annual Custer State Park Buffalo Roundup

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Custer State Park, Custer, SD

Join Gunsel Horse Adventures for the experience of a lifetime. We'll be riding during the day with you, and singing around the campfire at night, with other performers.



Cancelled due to injury-Western Music Association Showcase and Awards Show

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Marriott Hotel, Louisiana Ave, Albuquerque, NM

WMA Annual Showcase and Awards show. Music throughout the day and into the evenings, also jam sessions. General public welcome. Free day shows, ticketed night shows. Youth stage.

Age limit: All ages