Glenn began playing the fiddle and guitar in the late 60's around Austin, Texas. He fell in love with cowboy songs and later, took up the fiddle to learn the tunes that were the favorites of the cowhands. After receiving his BA in Agriculture from Southwest Texas State Univ., he worked for the USDA as a cattle inspector, spent a year in the feed lots near El Paso, TX before moving to Fort Davis, Texas. Over the past 30 years, Glenn has worked on area ranches and as well as the family ranching interests.
While working as a cowboy in West Texas, he added many songs to his repertoire including some that he wrote. He has been nominated by his peers as a performing musician to the Academy of Western Artists. Glenn's quick wit, wry humor and knowledge of cowboy history make him a favorite performer.
He has performed at all the WMA Festivals except for the first couple of years. Sometimes solo and sometimes with his partner Washtub Jerry, he has entertained over much of the southwest, from the Big Bend Ranch to trail drives in New Mexico as well as many Cowboy Music Festivals throughout Texas, Arizona and New Mexico. In Fort Davis, he is often found entertaining children around the campfire at Prude Guest Ranch or doing special entertainment for the regularly scheduled Elerhostel Programs at DMEC Center.
In 2006, he released his latest CD simply titled “Glenn Moreland”. Produced by Matt Skinner productions and with the help of his son, Doug Moreland, he has brought his unique sound, old style fiddling and western swing to a new plateau. It has been favorably received by his peers.
He lives and works in Fort Davis, Texas with his wife Patty. They own and operate Texas Cowboy Outfitters where they build chuckwagons, make custom branding irons and do the occasional chuckwagon catering. He makes a great “cookie”, now that he has retired from cowboying.