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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: 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: Thursday, February 27, 2020

#38 Legendary bull rider and Snapchatter, Dale Brisby and VP Corporate Marketing of LVE Bo Gardner | NFR Extra Podcast

It's Rodeo Time on NFR Extra with Dale Brisby joining the show. He shares his 2019 highlights and plans for 2020 and beyond. We get to know Bo Gardner, Vice President Corporate Marketing of LVE from his upbringing near Buckeye Lake in Ohio, competing in the AQHA World Finals at Ohio State and his arrival in Las Vegas.

Posted: Wednesday, February 19, 2020

#37 World Champion Team Roper Wesley Thorp and 2x World Champion Team Roper Clay Smith | NFR Extra Podcast

Team roping, team roping, team roping, and more team roping. 2x World Champion Team Roper Clay Smith gives us a 101 lesson about team roping, his 2019 gold buckle run, and roping on the Jay Leno show. We talk to World Champion Team Roper Wesley Thorp about winning his first gold buckle and the business of team roping partners.

Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020

#36 World Champion Tie-down Roper Haven Meged and 2x World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider Zeke Thurston | NFR Extra Podcast

Champions month continues with World Champion Tie-down Roper Haven Meged talks about balancing college and becoming a world champ as a rookie. 2x World Champion Saddle Bronc Rider Zeke Thurston chats with us about growing up around rodeo in Canada and his journey winning his second world title.

Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020

#35 6x World Champion Bull Rider Sage Kimzey and Wrangler NFR Barrel Racer Emily Miller | NFR Extra Podcast

We open 2020 with 6x world champ bull rider Sage Kimzey as he shares his historic run during the 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and his big plans for 2020. NFR barrel racer Emily Miller joins the show to talk about her experience winning the first round in her first NFR.

Posted: Friday, February 07, 2020

#34 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo Guests Recap

We look back at the 2019 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo and revisit our conversations with Tuff Hedemann, Trevor Brazile, Dusty Tuckness, Billy Etbauer, Rob Smets, Katherine Merck, Alexis Bloomer, Don Gay, Joe Beaver, Ote Berry, K.C. Jones and many more.