Coleman county legends

James Richard “Rick” Sikes
(August 5, 1935 - May 1, 2009)

From up and coming country music star to Leavenworth Prison inmate, to the Real Country Music Outlaw. During his career, Rick began with Rick Sikes and the Rhythm Rebels, created the first inmate ran recording studio and formed Rick Sikes and the Survivors, was friends with Willie Nelson. Rick embodied the rebel spirit until the end.


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Gerald Dean Beard
(August 31, 1935 - April 4, 1989)

Rockabilly musician who gain local popularity during the 1950's. Became friends with Elvis Presley, joined The Champs, and brought together pop duo Seals and Crofts, before coming back to Coleman and getting his band Dean Beard and the Crew Cats back together.


Coleman County Legend 2022