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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.

 

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Posted: Sunday, January 24, 2021

#80 NFR contestants Jess Pope and Colten Fritzlan | NFR Extra Podcast

We start 2021 with NFR contestants Jess Pope and Colten Fritzlan, and their 2020 NFR was anything but average, no pun. Jess shares his yearlong journey to the 2020 Wrangler NFR and competing against the best at his first NFR while winning the average in bareback. Colten set 3 goals in 2020, make the NFR ✅, finish in the top three in the world ✅, and win PRCA Resistol rookie of the year ✅ plus he won the average. Colton talks about the mental approach that got him to Arlington and his weirdest fears.

Posted: Wednesday, December 23, 2020

#79 Classic Christmas stories with Andy Seiler, Steve Goedert and Brilynn Bentley | NFR Extra Podcast

No rodeo talk or country music – we've done that plenty all year long. How about an episode with Christmas cheer and a very merry ending.

Enjoy these classic Christmas stories with Andy Seiler reading 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Goedert doing How the Grinch Stole Christmas! and The Polar Express with Brilynn Bentley.

Posted: Saturday, December 12, 2020

#78 NFR Insider Susan Kanode and NFR Music Director Benje Bendele | NFR Extra Podcast

NFR Insider, Susan Kanode, visits NFR Extra. She talks about the blessing of 2020 Wrangler NFR coming to the DFW area in the absence of the canceled 2021 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo and how NFR contestants Hunter Herrin and Colby Lovell faced adversity dealing with injuries and personal loss. Plus, the uprising of the young bull riders Ky Hamilton, Ty Wallace, and Colten Fritzlan. We go behind the scenes with music director Benje Bendele how he choreographs the music that fills the rodeo arena of the Thomas & Mack Center and this year at Arlington Stadium. He breaks down his music preparation process for events, contestants, and memorable moments for each night of the Wrangler NFR. Benje shares why he truly has the best seat in the house for the rodeo.

Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2020

#77 David Corlew Manager CDB, Inc. | NFR Extra Podcast

While Charlie Daniels is no longer with us, he is still felt throughout the NFR with his voice and music and the people he's touched. Daniels has been recognized in the National Finals Rodeo's iconic Sunday Performance, otherwise known as Memorial Night. Charlie himself has performed many times that Sunday performance remembering cowboys that have passed expressing his love for rodeo. There have tributes far and wide recognizing Mr. Daniels since his passing, and we reflect with his long-time manager, David Corlew.

Posted: Tuesday, December 08, 2020

#76 Professional Rodeo Announcer Steve Kenyon | NFR Extra Podcast

Steve Kenyon joins NFR Extra to share his start in the rodeo industry behind the microphone, the rodeo rollercoaster the past nine months and covering the NFR in Texas.

Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2020

#75 UMP Nashville songwriter Shane Minor | NFR Extra Podcast

Shane Minor is currently one of Universal Music Publishing Nashville’s most prestigious writers. He not only writes but mentors newly signed artists. Minor is also an award-winning member of BMI Nashville. He returns to NFR Extra to talk about his new concept Cowboy Revival at Cowboy Christmas, Charlie Daniels, and much more.

Posted: Sunday, December 06, 2020

#74 Wrangler NFR Bullfighter Nate Jestes and Miss Rodeo America 2020-21 Jordan Tierney | NFR Extra Podcast

Nate talks about his Wolverine-like healing powers plus skipping college and flying the friendly skies for bullfighting. Jordan Tierney reminisces her not your typical year for Miss Rodeo America and a little calving out in the offseason.

Posted: Saturday, December 05, 2020

#73 3x Wrangler NFR Qualifier Jacob Talley and American country music artist Glen Templeton | NFR Extra Podcast

Jacob shares how his injury in 2018 contributed to him having the best year of his career. Glen talks about portraying Conway Twitty in a musical lead to his success and the difference between Nashville and Texas music scenes

Posted: Friday, November 27, 2020

#72 NFR General Manager Glen Alan Phillips | NFR Extra Podcast

Glen Alan Phillips joins NFR Extra. He talks about his livestock and rodeo production industry experience and his mentors' influence on his career.  Plus, his adventure taking on the Super Bowl of rodeo for his first year as general manager of the Wrangler NFR during the pandemic.

Posted: Friday, November 20, 2020

#71 American Singer-Songwriter Cody Johnson | NFR Extra Podcast

Warner Music Nashville recording artist Cody Johnson visits NFR Extra. The former amateur bull rider turned country music star talks about balancing stardom and family, how his music is so symbiotic with rodeo, performing in his backyard in Texas for the Wrangler NFR, and a lot more.

Posted: Friday, November 13, 2020

#70 Rodeo Entertainer Extraordinaire Flint Rasmussen| NFR Extra Podcast

Flint Rasmussen, rodeo entertainer extraordinaire, joins NFR Extra. Flint shares his thoughts on the Wrangler NFR and PBR Finals in Arlington, Texas, and his experience the past eight months. He also talks about growing up in the rodeo industry and his successful career's highs and lows.

Posted: Friday, November 06, 2020

#69 Founder and president of the Cowboy Channel and RFD-TV Patrick Gottsch | NFR Extra Podcast

Patrick Gottsch, the man behind RFD-TV and the Cowboy Channel, joins NFR Extra. Patrick shares his path from growing up in rural America to running the most prominent media group in the Western lifestyle. He talks about the silver lining with the PRCA deal and the pandemic plus Cowboy Channels plans for the Wrangler NFR in Texas.

Posted: Friday, October 30, 2020

#68 Junior World Finals general manager Bo Gardner and rodeo announcer/broadcaster Matt West | NFR Extra Podcast

General manager of the Junior World Finals and ex-cohost of NFR Extra, Bo Gardner, joins the show to talk about what’s happening with Cowboy Christmas in Fort Worth and the Junior World Finals taking center stage in the historic Cowtown Coliseum. We also hang out with rodeo announcer/broadcaster Matt West to discuss joining the Junior World Finals team and the unique ride he has been on since March.

Posted: Friday, October 16, 2020

#67 Pam Minick rodeo champion, former Miss Rodeo America and sports commentator | NFR Extra Podcast

"Atomic Blonde" Pam Minick joins NFR Extra to talk about her rodeo beginnings in Vegas and how she went from competing to broadcasting. Plus Billy Bob's Texas NFR after-party entertainment and the impact of Covid-19.

Posted: Friday, October 09, 2020

#66 Jeff Medders, President and GM of The Cowboy Channel and Pro Rodeo Announcer Andy Seiler | NFR Extra Podcast

As we countdown the road to Wrangler NFR in Arlington, we are blessed to have two special guests that play a significant role in bringing the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo together. President and general manager of The Cowboy Channel, Jeff Medders and PRCA Rodeo announcer Andy Seiler join NFR Extra.

Posted: Friday, October 02, 2020

#65 8x WPRA World Champ Lari Dee Guy and country music artist Chancey Williams | NFR Extra Podcast

Lari Dee Guy joins NFR Extra to talk about the Inaugural 2020 Wrangler National Finals Breakaway Roping, women in rodeo, and adapting or die using today’s technology. Chancey Williams shares growing up in Moorcroft, Wyoming, as a saddle bronc rider to performing at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020

#64 Wrangler NFR pickup man Josh Edwards and American singer-songwriter Tracy Lawrence | NFR Extra Podcast

Josh Edwards is one of the very best pickup men in rodeo. He joins NFR Extra to talk about going from rodeo to stuntman, his favorite rodeo moments, and balancing life during these strange times. American singer-songwriter Tracy Lawrence talks about gardening, cooking, and performing during the pandemic plus more.

Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2020

#63 PRCA CEO George Taylor, World Champ Jacobs Crawley and 2X World Champ Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi | NFR Extra Podcast

This year and this year only, the Wrangler NFR will be hosted at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, to preserve a great experience for fans. PRCA CEO George Taylor, World Champion and PRCA Chairman of the Board Jacobs Crawley, and 2X World Champion Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi join NFR Extra to give a better perspective of this extraordinary move of rodeo's iconic annual event.

Posted: Tuesday, September 08, 2020

#62 American singer-songwriter Aaron Watson | NFR Extra Podcast

American singer-songwriter Aaron Watson visits NFR Extra to chat about parenting tactics during the pandemic, musical influences, his relationship with rodeo, Route 91 and performing in Las Vegas.

Posted: Friday, August 28, 2020

#61 PRCA CEO George Taylor and James Pickens Jr. | NFR Extra Podcast

PRCA CEO George Taylor visits NFR Extra to give us more details on the recent 2020 Wrangler NFR announcement. We get to hang out with actor, roper, philanthropist James Pickens Jr. to talk about his foundation, falling in love with rodeo at forty years old and the meaning of giving back to at-risk youth.

Posted: Thursday, August 13, 2020

#59 Corb Lund singer-songwriter and Shane Minor country music artist and writer | NFR Extra Podcast

This episode is all country music from streets of Compton, California, to Nashville up to Alberta Canada. Canadian roots-country singer/songwriter Corb Lund joins NFR Extra to share how six generations of cowboy heritage ties into his style of music and road stories from Australia. American country music artist Shane Minor talks about his journey as a police officer in Compton to writing No. 1 singles in Nashville.

Posted: Thursday, August 06, 2020

#58 5x World Champion Steer Wrestler Luke Branquinho | NFR Extra Podcast

5X World Champion Steer Wrestler Luke Branquinho joins NFR Extra for our Rodeo is Life segment. Luke shares his family life during the pandemic, growing up as a rancher, his incredible gold buckle runs, balancing Type 1 Diabetes, and a lot more.

Posted: Wednesday, July 29, 2020

#57 2x Barrel Racing Champion Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi and Stock Contractor Mesa Pate | NFR Extra Podcast

Brittany Tonozzi visits NFR Extra to talk about managing family and a thriving horse program, winning at San Angelo and San Antonio plus words of advice to grow in the rodeo industry. Mesa shares how she fell in love with the bucking bull business at a young age, the famous bull Highway 12 and her family bloodline in rodeo.

Posted: Friday, July 17, 2020

#56 Doreen Wintermute CEO, Women's Professional Rodeo Association | NFR Extra Podcast

CEO of the WPRA Doreen Wintermute joins NFR Extra to share her journey, development of the WPRA, challenges of the pandemic and every barrel racer’s favorite topic THE DIRT plus a lot more.

Posted: Monday, July 13, 2020

#55 The Powell Brothers and Easton Corbin | NFR Extra Podcast

We're hanging out with The Powell Brothers, the Texas country-rock band on the rise to talk about breaking into the business and jamming what Cody Johnson during the pandemic. Plus, country music singer Easton Corbin shares how he got his start, gator hunting, performing at the NFR and the ultimate rodeo after-party.