North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame Inductee - 2007
Arts & Entertainment
The Tibor Brothers, members of a family of 14 children, began playing for local events when they lived south of Almont. It all started when a grandfather gave them their first musical instruments.
First known as the ‘Rhythm Cowboys’, Albert, Charlie and Bernie played on KDIX radio and for barn dances and local music shows. At times, they've been known as the ‘Country Cousins’, the ‘Mavericks’ and now as the Tibor Brothers.
Generous with their time and talents, they performed for the Dickinson State Rodeo Club's Country Music Jamboree for many years and in many rodeo shows and dances in Medora, Sentinel Butte, in Montana and at the ND State Fair.
For many Christmas seasons, the Tibors performed as the ‘Country Cousins’, raising funds for underprivileged families. The ‘Mavericks’ appeared for Bismarck's ‘Open Your Heart’ campaign. The Tibor Brothers have also organized benefit dances for people with catastrophic medical bills and other causes.
Their 1976 hit, It's So Easy Loving You, made the Billboard's Top 100 and was the springboard for starting their own studio and record label. Jo-mar Records has recorded more than a hundred albums, also including other ND groups and artists.
The Tibor Brothers have performed across the country. Today, the group includes Kurt, Harvey, Gerard, Francis and Larry.
In July 2006, 60 years in the music business was celebrated in a big way in Hebron, featuring most of the musical offspring of the Tibor Brothers.