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Hot off the Press: NFR Edition of Cowboy Lifestyle Magazine

The National Finals Rodeo is almost here and the team here at Cowboy Lifestyle Network and Magazine can’t wait to see you there! This year, we are thrilled to be able to put together another NFR Issue of the magazine to include some amazing vendors, athletes, NFR Guides, and much more! Below you find short snippets of some of the highlight stories and at any point, you can click the links in each section for the full story.

Everything You Need to Know About the NFR 2022

Kicking the main event off, we wanted to include three of our best tips if you are attending the NFR in person. As a first-time attendee, it can be overwhelming so we wanted to give you some confidence before you go. Check out the full story on page six! Leading right into the History of the NFR, we wanted to give you some backstory on the greatest rodeo event of all time. It came from humble beginnings and has evolved into the 10-day rodeo that we have all come to know and love! Check out the History of the National Finals Rodeo on 8-9. Plus if you’re looking for a full schedule of events to keep you busy, then keep flipping to pages 10-12 for all the details of events going on in Las Vegas during the NFR 2022.

NFR Athlete Q & A: Wenda Johnson

We were thrilled to be able to sit down with NFR Qualifying Barrel Racer, Wenda Johnson, to catch up and see how she is prepping for this year’s SuperBowl of rodeo. Wenda is currently sitting number three in the standings heading into the NFR and she’s got a whole fan club here at CLN to cheer her on! Keep reading the full interview here.

The Rise of Randall King + NFR Entertainment

Entertainment author, Lindsi Rian gets the full scoop on artist Randall King, in addition to supplying a full schedule of concerts and entertainment, you must catch while you’re in Vegas. The team here at Cowboy Lifestyle Network has been following Randall King since the beginning of his career and we are thrilled to cover him as moves through the ranks of country music. Read the full story here.

Shop Rail Three Ranch

Rail Three Ranch is just one of the several hundred businesses heading to the bright lights of Las Vegas to showcase their products for cowboys and cowgirls alike. Written by CLN author, Tiffany Selchow, this story captures the life of a working family, as they get ready for the South Point CINCH Western Gift Show. Catch the full story here.

Looking to Make Your Own Boot Rack?

Have you ever wanted to make your own boot rack? Our partners at Forney have you covered! In this feature of Cowboy Lifestyle Magazine, Forney is walking us through step by step on how to build your own boot rack at home. Granted, unless you’re a welder, you might need to find someone to help you but the process is here. You can read the full story here!

From Cowboy to Sculptor with Greg Kelsey

Greg Kelsey is not your average artist. Greg fell in love with the western lifestyle through living it. His story of riding broncs and riding the fence line comes through in the detailed work of his bronze sculptures. We were thrilled to sit down and learn more about his style, process, and overall outlook on the world of western art. Read the full Q & A with Greg here.

From the Lens with Bar MC Media

Bar MC Media was founded in 2018 by an equal partnership between Meagan McElya and Brandon McDow, who now have over 15 years of media and marketing experience combined. Their journey with Bar MC Media began by shooting local jackpot team roping events in the Brazos Valley area. Eventually, these projects grew into larger events such as the Brazos Valley Fair CPRA Rodeo, Seth Broesche Memorial Event, AP Cattle Co Invitational, Ricky Canton Calf Roping events, and more. Since then they have branched out to cover media assignments at Professional Bull Riders (PBR) events, Women’s Professional Rodeo Association World Finals, The American Rodeo, and even the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Some of their biggest goals are to shoot the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada, and make a summer run to capture July rodeos during Cowboy Christmas. You can check out their full story and photo spread, here.

About Cowboy Lifestyle Magazine

Created by A.E. Engine and powered by Cowboy Lifestyle Network, Cowboy Lifestyle Magazine brings together the best stories of the western industry for our readers across the country. Our next issue releases in September, so make sure to follow us on social media to keep an eye out for details. We are now offering multi-channel marketing packages that are offered in both print and digital, so if you’re interested in that, please contact me at You can find more information about the magazine and subscribe to past editions at

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Hi everyone! I'm Krysta Paffrath, I am a proud Arizona native who has a passion for everything business and rodeo. I am beyond thrilled to be the Editor in Chief for Cowboy Lifestyle Network. With my background in digital marketing and rodeo, this was a natural fit for me to join the team. My adventurous and entrepreneurial spirit has guided me to work in many places like the WYO Quarter Horse Ranch in Thermopolis, Wyoming, a working cattle ranch in Seligman, Arizona, and many places in between. I am passionate about preserving the western way of life and working with different brands and rodeos to make that happen. If you're looking for a write-up, please shoot me an email at Learn more about me at Looking forward to hearing from you!

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