National Treasure #40: Ian Tyson

A seriously grizzled Albertan rancher.  Half of Ian and Sylvia.

A guy who never made it big in Nashville, but a composer and lyricist who writes songs you can sing along to.

Four Strong Winds

Navajo Rug

The Coyote and the Cowboy

Or you can listen to his four best songs, according to the man himself.


This is one of a series on Canadian national treasures – my sesquicentennial project. They reflect people (living and dead), places and things that I think are worth celebrating about our country, and are done in no order of precedence.

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