By Ellen Fike, Cowboy State Daily
Wyoming singer-songwriter and former rodeo cowboy Chancey Williams got the chance to meet one of the biggest rock stars of the last 40 years this week before performing his last concert in Las Vegas.
Williams posted a photo of himself with Motley Crue singer Vince Neil on Wednesday, both wearing impressive cowboy hats, and referenced one of Motley Crue’s biggest songs, “Kickstart My Heart.”
“To help kickstart our hearts for our last show in Vegas we’re hanging with the legendary Vince Neil at the Legacy of the West Gala,” Williams posted on social media.
Williams was honored with the “Legacy of the West” award during the fourth annual gala of the same name in Las Vegas on Wednesday. According to the Legacy of the West organization, the award goes to a person who upholds the legacy of the rodeo industry through ethics and leadership.
Prices to attend the fundraiser ranged from $50 to $5,000.
The show’s hosts, when announcing the awards and highlighting some of the winners, pointed to Williams’ song “The World Needs More Cowboys” as a particularly powerful anthem.
Legacy of the West is an organization that works to fight human trafficking.
Neil’s bandmate, bassist Nikki Sixx, is actually a Wyoming resident, and has regularly praised the state in interviews and on social media since he moved here. Earlier this year, Sixx posted a video of a moose that frequents his backyard.
“It’s his yard, we just get to use it…sometimes,” Sixx wrote in text on the video of the moose, which was soundtracked by the late Tom Petty’s “Wildflowers.”