Cowboy Channel float wins Showmanship Award at Rose Parade


The Cowboy Channel’s float earned the Showmanship Award at the 131st Rose Parade.

The award, which goes to the “most outstanding display of showmanship and entertainment,” is one of 24 given annually.

The scores for each float are based on creative design, floral craftsmanship, artistic merit, computerized animation, thematic interpretation, color presentation, floral presentation and more.

The Cowboy Channel’s “Walk.Ride.Rodeo.” float took more than 45,000 flowers to create and is about 75-feet long. You can see how it was made here and a photo gallery here.

Below is a full list of winners:


Rural Lifestyle & Entertainment Shows
The affable and unassuming international singing star Daniel O’Donnell is one of Ireland’s best known performers – from Australia to Alaska.
Join popular polka performer Mollie Busta as she hosts the weekly “Mollie B Polka Party” on RFD-TV! The one-hour program features the nation’s top polka bands and a wide variety of ethnic styles produced on location at music festivals from around the country.
First introduced to RFD-TV on Larry’s Country Diner, The Malpass Brothers, modern day troubadours, bring you their very own, brand-new show to RFD-TV. Viewers can enjoy traditional country music from the brother duo of Chris & Taylor Malpass, a featured celebrity guest on each episode, and loads of clever humor.
Ray’s Roadhouse is a weekly program featuring the music of Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel. Ray and his band Asleep at the Wheel has had a more than 50 year career in the music industry and over the years have earned nine Grammy Awards. The program also will feature guest performers such as Pat Green, Stoney LaRue and Kelly Willis.
“The Marty Stuart Show” is a must-see during RFD-TV’s Saturday Night Music Row. Each exciting episode features Mr. Stuart and his band “The Fabulous Superlatives.” Episodes also feature his wife — “Country Queen,” Ms. Connie Smith—who has helped make the show a celebrated success.