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From noon un­til 3 p.m. ev­ery day of the Wran­gler Na­tional Fi­nals Rodeo, West­ern-in­dus­try no­ta­bles will keep you en­ter­tained at Cow­boy Christ­mas’ Rodeo Live Stage pre­sented by RODEOHOUSTON. Flint Ras­mussen— whose highly ac­claimed show “Out­side the Bar­rel” has run on the Cow­boy Christ­mas stage for over decade now—is ap­point­ment view­ing.

Next up is coun­try mu­sic star Daryle Sin­gle­tary’s “Keepin’ It Coun­try.” Sin­gle­tary is known for his com­mit­ment to core coun­try mu­sic with hits like “I Let Her Lie,” “Amen Kind of Love,” and “Too Much Fun.” One coun­try mu­sic star after an­other will grace his stage, and to­gether they will pick old tunes, tell sto­ries and show­case new songs. The goal, he says, is to have a front-porch kind of at­mos­phere as if there wasn’t even an au­di­ence present.

“I don’t know how much I want to be seen as a talk-show host,” he says. “I’d rather be seen as just a per­son who’s hang­ing around talk­ing with his friends.”

Fol­low­ing Sin­gle­tary is a new ad­di­tion to the lineup: Rodeo Re­cess with Andy Seiler. Seiler is a for­mer Na­tional High School Rodeo team rop­ing cham­pion and three-time Col­lege Na­tional Fi­nals Rodeo qual­i­fier who has turned his pas­sion for the sport into an an­nounc­ing ca­reer. In fact, he’ll be us­ing his plat­form in Las Ve­gas to pro­mote the youth of the sport.

“The premise of it is fo­cused on youth,” Seiler says. “This is go­ing to be an op­por­tu­nity to put some per­son­al­ity be­hind the kids who are com­pet­ing at the Ju­nior NFR pre­sented by YETI. It’s new for the sport of rodeo in my opin­ion. I also want to bring in the lead­ers from th­ese youth as­so­ci­a­tions so that we give ev­ery­body that’s there a feel of what’s go­ing on in youth rodeo sports and where the move­ment is headed to and what’s on the hori­zon.”

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