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Behind the Chutes: Industry Recap for February

Thanks for checking in for another industry recap! If you’re checking in today, welcome to Behind the Chutes, a Cowboy Lifestyle Network industry recap series that is your all-in-one place to get your western industry news and rodeo updates for February! In this series, I will cover Pro Rodeo athlete updates, standings, events news and so much more!

Upcoming Events in 2023

It’s Time for the Annual Lost Dutchman Days Rodeo! | Feb. 24-26th, 2023

2023 Lost Dutchman Days continues to be “the fun place to be for all ages” taking place February 24-26, 2023 in Apache Junction, Arizona! This 59th annual event has 3 days of professional rodeo action brought to you by the Grand Canyon Professional Rodeo Association, and a carnival that features 30+ rides. What would any event be without plenty of food and vendor booths to browse they have over 100 set up to keep the family busy. Catch the full story here.

The American Rodeo is Coming to Globe Life Field! | March 8-11

The American Rodeo is celebrating its 10th Anniversary with a move to Globe Life Field! In a completely reimagined format, fans can expect the same rodeo action taken to the next level for 2023. The American is touted as the “Crown Jewel of Rodeo™,” and this year there will be so much more to enjoy than just one day of western sports action. Let’s take a look at the schedule!

HOUSTON RODEO | February 28 – March 19

With 20 days packed full of livestock shows, rodeos, concerts, trade shows, food vendors and so much more, it can be a daunting task to plan your visit to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR)! However, it really just all adds to the excitement; and these are the top 5 things we at Cowboy Lifestyle Network don’t think you’ll want to miss out on February 28 through March 19. Catch the full story here.

Rodeo Scottsdale 2023 | March 8-12

Residents of Scottsdale, Arizona look forward to two things with the coming of spring, one being warmer weather and spring training, and two, rodeo! With several spring rodeos going on between the months of February – April, the one that kicks it all off in the Phoenix Valley is Rodeo Scottsdale 2023, taking place March 9-12. With 70 years under its belt, Rodeo Scottsdale knows how to put on a show and it never disappoints! You might also know Rodeo Scottsdale by its full name, Parada del Sol Rodeo, which pays homage to Scottsdale’s western roots and the original Parada del Sol event that was formed in 1953 to celebrate the heritage and culture of the town.

Roots N Boots Queen Creek | March 15-19

Welcome to your all-in-one guide for Roots N’ Boots Queen Creek 2023! This annual event takes place in Queen Creek, Arizona at Horseshoe Park and Equestrian Centre March 15 – 19, 2023. It is an exciting opportunity for families and rodeo lovers alike to enjoy the thrills of a rodeo, carnival, vendors and so much more!

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Hailey Kinsel and Jackie Crawford to Compete at the American 2023

The American Rodeo is right around the corner, where rodeo superstars convey, including Teton Ridge rodeo competitors Hailey Kinsel and Jackie Crawford. The American Rodeo, taking place Saturday, March 11th, at the Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, is the final round of the reimaged American Contender Tournament. To compete on this day, said to be the richest single day in rodeo, competitors have made their way through three rounds, beating out many other competitors or were in the top five from last year’s PRCA standing. This is no small feat in the barrel racing and breakaway fields of competitions, but with these household names, that’s no problem. Read the full story here.

5 Red Dirt Country Songs to Add to Your Playlist

If you’re anything like me then you can listen for hours on end to your favorite red dirt country music songs. I grew up with my stepdad singing country western music in dive bars and local restaurants so I’m beyond familiar with the likes of Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Waylon Jennings and so many more. I think that red dirt is an ode to those classic westerns, telling a story with just a voice and a few instruments. One thing I love about music is that it connects people regardless of their upbringing and it’s something we can all have in common. Below are just a few of my recent favorites that I think need to be on everyone’s Spotify playlist. Find all the songs here.

Standings For Top 5 in Each Event (As of 2/21)

All Around

  1. Stetson Wright
  2. Nelson Wyatt
  3. Chet Weitz
  4. Brushton Minton
  5. Taylor Santos


  1. Rocker Steiner
  2. Keenan Hayes
  3. Garrett Shadbolt
  4. Kade Sonnier
  5. Taylor Broussard

Saddle Bronc

  1. Stetson Wright
  2. Shorty Garrett
  3. Zeke Thurston
  4. Kade Bruno
  5. Jacobs Crawley

Bull Riding

  1. Stetson Wright
  2. Coy Thorson
  3. Trey Holston
  4. Colton Byram
  5. Chance Schott

Steer Wrestling

  1. Will Lummus
  2. Ty Erickson
  3. Tucker Allen
  4. Joshua Hefner
  5. Stockton Graves

Team Roping Headers

  1. Andrew Ward
  2. Nelson Wyatt
  3. Jake Clay
  4. Kaleb Driggers
  5. Cody Snow

Team Roping Heelers

  1. Buddy Hawkins
  2. Billie Jack Saebens
  3. Junior Nogueira
  4. Wesley Thorpe
  5. Coleby Payne

Tie Down

  1. Westyn Hughes
  2. Riley Webb
  3. Trevor Hale
  4. Cash Enderli
  5. Tuf Cooper

Barrel Racing

  1. Jackie Ganter
  2. Brittany Pozzi Tonozzi
  3. Sissy Winn
  4. Ilyssa Riley
  5. Hailey Kinsel


  1. Cheyanne Guillory
  2. Hali Williams
  3. Erin Johnson
  4. Ashley Goforth
  5. Samantha Fulton
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