Crosby Rodeo lines up gifted performers

CROSBY – In addition to national champion HiLo PRCA Rodeo Cowboys on June 11 and 12, headliners on their way to Country Music stardom have been contracted to play here right after the Cowboy Sport ends.

Rodeo Concert Bands

The action-packed week before that, Thursday, at 6:00 p.m. the community convenes for the youth of Crosby to sell the livestock they have raised at the Crosby Fair & Rodeo Livestock Auction.

The next day is Cook-Off Party Time, and Bag Of Donuts, a popular versatile showband out of New Orleans, will entertain the Cook-Off Teams playing just about anybody’s music and sometimes it sounds better than the original.

Cook-Off Entertainers

After the Rodeo Parade Saturday Morning, a tradition going back over 100 years, the Award Ceremony will bestow bragging rights for the best cowboy cooking of Brisket, Spare Ribs, Open Dish, Chicken and Desserts.

Then it is time to party again. Muscadine Bloodline — originating from Mobile, Alabama, now based in Nashville — is a duet that began in 2016. Raising lots of eyebrows for their high energy performance, they have twice been top charting on Billboard EP’s. Charlie on vocals and Gary on guitar keep everyone jumping with songs like their “Movin’ On” and “WD-40.” Gonna’ be fun to watch all the action. Oh, and they play reliable deep Country, too.

The Read Southall Band is genuine Country, and one can tell from the first few licks. In 2015 they blew up Stillwater, Oklahoma with with “Six String Sorrow.” Comprised of four very like-minded but different background musicians, they put together 8 million streams in just three years. Formerly they were the Keystone Clan, but the name just got in their way and now they have found a new birth with songs like “Why” and “Don’t Tell Me.”

Nominees of AMA in 2016 and CMTMA in 2019, Lanco plays Saturday night. Since Lanco signed with Arista in Nashville their star has risen. Brandon Lancaster on vocals, Chandler Baldwin on bass, Jared Hampton on keyboard, Trip Howell on drums and Eric Steedly on guitar began together in 2015 at a Keith Urban concert. Almost immediately they set to work on Extended Play for “Long Live Tonight.” Their new album “Hallelujah Nights” has twice gone Platinum.