2019 NFR Award Winners named.

An “attitude of gratitude” was celebrated last night in Las Vegas. Each year, that gratitude is expressed at the annual PRCA Awards Banquet before the start of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Our own Steve Kenyon caught up with two of the winners to talk about their awards.

Full Winners listed below.

  • Purina Horse of the Year – Little Smart Leo “Big Time,” owned by Tyler Milligan (tie-down roping); Do Get Famous “Rattle,” owned by Matt Reeves and Savanah Reeves (steer wrestling); Jewels Smoke Screen “Smoke,” owned by Brad Lands (team roping heading); DT Sugar Chex Whiz “Sugar,” owned by Dixon Flowers QH (team roping heeling); Mr. Blackburn Chex 113 “Dunny,” owned by Cole Patterson (steer roping); and High Valor “Valor,” owned by Dona Kay Rule (barrel racing).
  • John Justin Standard of the West Committeeman of the Year – Susan Thomas, Central Wyoming Fair & Rodeo
  • Pendleton Whisky Let ‘Er Buck Bucking Stock of the Year – Nutrena’s Killer Bee, Beutler & Son Rodeo Co. (Bareback); Get Smart, Northcott Macza (Saddle Bronc); Hot & Ready, Harper & Morgan Rodeo (Bull)
  • PRCA Rodeo Photographer of the Year presented by Boot Barn – Dan Hubbel
  • PRCA Journalism Award presented by Boot Barn – The Cowboy Journal
  • PRCA Multimedia Broadcast Award presented by Boot Barn – NFR Extra
  • Polaris RANGER Remuda Awards – Powder River Rodeo (stock contractor); St. Paul (Ore.) Rodeo (rodeo committee)
  • Hesston Sowing Good Deeds – Santa Maria (Calif.) Elks Rodeo
  • PRCA Veterinarian of the Year – Dr. Eddie Taylor
  • Coors Man in the Can – Johnny Dudley
  • PRCA Clown of the Year – Justin Rumford
  • PRCA Timer of the Year – Shawna Ray
  • PRCA Secretary of the Year – Brenda Crowder
  • PRCA Dress Act of the Year – Bobby Kerr
  • PRCA Comedy Act of the Year – Justin Rumford
  • PRCA Small Rodeo of the Year – Blackfoot, Idaho
  • PRCA Medium Rodeo of the Year – Belle Fourche, S.D.
  • PRCA Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year – Houston, Texas
  • PRCA Large Outdoor Rodeo of the Year – Pendleton, Ore.
  • PRCA Music Director of the Year – Josh “Hambone” Hilton
  • PRCA Pick-Up Man of the Year – Matt Twitchell
  • PRCA Bullfighter of the Year – Dusty Tuckness
  • PRCA Announcer of the Year – Bob Tallman
  • PRCA Stock Contractor of the Year – Frontier Rodeo
  • PRCA Donita Barnes Contract Personnel Lifetime Achievement – Roy & Virginia Honeycutt

Catch our live coverage of the 2019 NFR Rodeo Las Vegas on The Cowboy Channel!


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Rural Media Group, Inc. is the world’s leading provider of multimedia content dedicated to the rural and Western lifestyle. With a mission of reconnecting “city with country,” RMG is the parent company of RFD-TV (52 million homes), RURAL RADIO Channel 147 on SiriusXM Radio (33 million units), The Cowboy Channel (42 million homes), and RFD-TV The Magazine. RMG networks are distributed worldwide by DBS, telco and cable systems, including DISH, DIRECTV®, Comcast, AT&T U-Verse, Mediacom, Charter Spectrum, Suddenlink, Cox, and more than 600 independent rural cable systems. Corporate headquarters are in Omaha, Nebraska; broadcast operations are in Nashville, Tennessee for RFD-TV and RURAL RADIO Channel 147 on SiriusXM Radio, and in the Fort Worth (Texas) Stockyards for The Cowboy Channel.

About The Cowboy Channel, RFD-TV & Rural Radio XM147:

The Cowboy Channel is the first 24-hour television network totally dedicated to western sports and the western lifestyle. Headquartered in the Fort Worth Stockyards, The Cowboy Channel features content focused on rodeo, bull riding, roping, reining, barrel racing, and other western sports genres, along with western fashion, music, and movies. The lineup also features a wide variety of “live” coverage from major western events showcasing the world’s toughest and most talented cowboys and cowgirls. The network enjoys distribution into 42 million homes on cable/satellite systems on DISH, DIRECTV®, AT&T U-Verse, Charter Spectrum, Cox, Comcast, Mediacom, Verizon FIOS TV, and many other rural cable systems. In addition, The Cowboy Channel can be streamed via Sling TV’s Heartland Extra package.

RFD-TV is the flagship network for Rural Media Group. Launched in December of 2000, RFD-TV is the nation’s first 24-hour television network featuring programming focused on the agribusiness, equine and the rural lifestyles, along with traditional country music and entertainment. RFD-TV produces six hours of live news each weekday in support of rural America and is a leading independent cable channel available in more than 52 million homes on DISH, DIRECTV®, AT&T U-Verse, Charter Spectrum, Cox, Comcast, Mediacom, Suddenlink, and many other rural cable systems. In addition, RFD-TV can be streamed online via The Country Club at rfdcc.com, DIRECTV NOW, Roku, and Sling TV’s Heartland Extra package.

Rural Radio XM147 Found exclusively on SiriusXM Channel 147, RURAL RADIO 147 is the agribusiness and Western-lifestyle channel for the U.S. and Canada. RURAL RADIO 147’s program schedule revolves around original productions focused on agriculture, equine, hunting, fishing, Western sports, and living the country life in small towns around rural America. Broadcast operations for the station are located in Nashville, Tennessee. The channel airs multiple exclusive news and agriculture series along with live broadcasts of Western sports competitions from the PBR, PRCA rodeos, and WPCA Chuckwagon races.

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