“The Cowboy Way” trio is a New Mexico based Western music trio combining the talents of Jim Jones, Doug Figgs, and Mariam Funke. Both Jim and Doug are multiple award winning singer/songwriters each winning awards from the Western Music Association, the Academy of Western Artists, and the Western Writer’s Association, among others (Mariam co-writing on many of their songs).
Mariam is the master musician that ties it all together. Their songs paint vivid stories of the West from yesterday and today including fast paced songs reminiscent of southern rock, heartfelt ballads, and everything in between. Their debut CD “The Cowboy Way” won the prestigious 2017 “Wrangler Award” from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Two songs from this album, “Halfway Down the Devil’s Road” (Jim Jones/Allan Chapman), and “Tularosa Rose” (Doug Figgs/Les Buffham) respectively, were winner and finalist for the Western Writers of America 2017 “Spur Award”. “The Cowboy Way” was also honored by the International Western Music Association as 2017 and 2018 Group of the Year.