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NFR Extra is a weekly podcast that focuses on the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and features icons that embody the rodeo and Western lifestyle.
Posted: Sunday, December 08, 2019
4x World Champion and ProRodeo Hall of Fame bull rider Tuff Hedeman and Miss Rodeo America 2016, Katherine Merck | NFR Extra Podcast
We catch up with Tuff Hedeman to chat about the early days of NFR in Las Vegas, Jim Sharp, and Sage Kimzey comparison and riding Bodacious. We also get to hang with Katherine Merck to talk about the success that follows winning Miss Rodeo America in 2016, rodeo timing, her love for roughstock events and Christmas ornaments.
Posted: Saturday, December 07, 2019
PRCA Pro Official Allan Jordan and Journalist, Producer, Author and Entrepreneur, Alexis Bloomer | NFR Extra Podcast
We talk to PRCA Pro Official Allan Jordan about his time as a rodeo judge and why the best man winning is vitally important to the rodeo business and competition. We discuss the relationship between the NFL and PRCA officials and protecting the rights of animals. Award-Winning Journalist, Producer, Author and Entrepreneur and Host of Spotlight: Girl Talk Podcast, Alexis Bloomer joins the show to talk about growing up as a Bloomer, her passion for writing books for the empowerment of young people and her bond with 5x World Champ Bull Rider, Sage Kimzey.
Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019
4x World Champion Steer Wrestler and ProRodeo Hall of Famer Ote Berry and 9x Wrangler NFR steer wrestling qualifier KC Jones | NFR Extra Podcast
We catch up with KC for the opening round of the 2019 Wrangler NFR. He shares his favorite NFR moments while competing in Las Vegas from 2002 to 2015 and how winning the American in 2015 changed his life. Plus, we get the 411 on Rodeo Guess and Pro Fantasy Rodeo. Ote takes us back to 1985 when he won his first gold buckle and average crown the first year the NFR was held in Vegas. He talks about why he gives back to youth rodeo and the importance of mentoring young bulldoggers like 2x World Champion Steer Wrestler Tyler Waguespack.
Posted: Thursday, November 28, 2019
We carved up a nice one on this episode with all the Thanksgiving fixings. Round-Up President Randy Bracher explains the mission behind the Association of Rodeo Committees, his family's history in ranching and livestock at Pendleton Round-Up. We talk to TI Executive Chef Craig Taylor about country music and the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas. Plus, he shares how Gilley's Saloon got started and how it has become a bucket list stop for rodeo fans.
Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Justin Rumford, the PRCA Clown of the Year every year since 2012, joins the show for a chat with NV and Rockin' Robbie Hodges on all things Rump. He shares what he's got going on with Boyd Gaming during the 2019 Wrangler NFR and the Rumford family's deep rodeo history. Plus what's his future plans are with rodeo.
Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019
American country music singer Easton Corbin and American country music artist Andy Griggs | NFR Extra Podcast
We get to talk with country music singer Easton Corbin about how he got his start, gator hunting, performing at the NFR and the ultimate rodeo after-party Rodeo Vegas. Country music artist Andy Griggs talks about some of his special guests joining him for Keepin’ It Country at Cowboy Christmas and the challenges filling in for the late Daryle Singletary. Plus, he shares why singers fear singing the national anthem.
Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2019
2012 Wrangler NFR Barrelman JJ Harrison and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Vice President of Marketing, Steve Decker | NFR Extra Podcast
2012 Wrangler NFR Barrelman JJ Harrison joins the show to give us the 411 on all great happenings at MGM. He gives us the full NFR Experience from the Gold Buckle Zone to hanging with George Strait at the Losers Bar. Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Vice President of Marketing, Steve Decker makes a surprise visit on the podcast talking about the connection between hunting, county music and rodeo. Plus, Steve gives us the two-minute elevator pitch on the RMEF Hunter & Outdoor Christmas and all the great things happening there.
Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2019
VP Corporate Marketing of Las Vega Events and general manager of the Junior World Finals, Bo Gardner and Aaron T. Ferguson - Founder & CEO - Bullfighters Only
VP Corporate Marketing of Las Vegas Events and general manager of the Junior World Finals, Bo Gardner, rejoins the show to share what’s happening at Cowboy Christmas from the Rodeo Houston Live Stage to the Rodeo Wrangler Arena. Plus, Bo talks about the relationship between the Wrangler NFR and the Las Vegas Hotels. We speak to Aaron T. Ferguson - Founder & CEO - Bullfighters Only about the roots of BFO, their growing fan base, and what the connection is with extreme sports.
Posted: Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Ryan Growney, South Point general manager, talks about what's on tap at Vegas Cowboy Central during the 2019 Wrangler NFR. Plus, he gives a history lesson on Michael Gaughan's legacy taking care of the cowboys from the Gold Coast to South Point.
Posted: Thursday, October 17, 2019
We spend a Nashville second with American singer-songwriter, Charlie Daniels as he shares his love for rodeo and why the fiddle is his go-to musical instrument. 8x World Champ Donnie Gay joins the show to talk about all things bull riding and the impact on rodeo when the NFR moved from Oklahoma City to Las Vegas.