26th Annual Fremont Bull Riding Classic & Concerts Both Nights!
Fremont Bull Riding Classic is the annual fundraising event for the Christensen Field Improvement Task Force. All profits from this event go toward improvements at the Christensen Field Complex. The Classic features Mutton Bustin', Funny Man Acts, Wild Steer Ride, and Bull Fighting. Thank you to our stock contractors, Nebraskans, Brent & Stella Larreau of Rodeo Rose Productions for bringing us this form of true cowboy entertainment.
Attention Bull Riders: Please contact Rodeo Rose Productions directly at 308.368.5838 if you would like to ride during this event.
Cavender's Mutton Bustin' Classic
We want to see all of the rough and tough cowboys and cowgirls ages 4 to 8 years old (under 50 lbs), for the Mutton Bustin' Classic. Registration will start when the gates open both nights. The competition will begin just following registration. Our Mutton Busters will compete for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places prizes. Our winner will receive a Champion Mutton Bustin Classic buckle, and top three will each receive a special prize, however all participants will receive a prize package from Cavender’s, our 2019 event sponsors. FREE ice cream cones donated by Runza too!
PLEASE NOTE: We will allow 30 participants each night, but it always fills up fast, so be sure to be there early to sign up when the gates open! Registration will begin after the gates open, with the contest starting shortly thereafter in the arena.
TSC Wild Steer Ride
Our Intermission Entertainment for this year is a Wild Steer Ride, Sponsored by Tractor Supply Co.! Teams will be sponsored by other area businesses. Teams of three will compete to "Ride" the Wild Steer to the finish line in time to prove they are the CHAMPIONS! This year we are opening up the registration to anyone who can assemble a team of three people to join in the fun. We are asking area businesses to challenge each other to a little friendly competition, and sign up to help us raise money for a good cause, and some great entertainment! Registration is available online NOW for both teams and participants!
Jake Worthington in Concert - Friday, April 5th
Jake Worthington is performing both nights in the Main Arena following the Fremont Bull Riding Classic, full show on Friday and opener for Ned LeDoux on Saturday as well! Admission is included with your $20 FBRC Combo Ticket OR $15 at the door for the concert/dance only.
In 2014, Jake Worthington was named "Runner-Up" on Season 6 of the hit NBC TV Show "The Voice". While on the show Jake released 3 songs that reached top 20 on Billboard. Success from “The Voice” led to a Social Media presence that reaches nearly 250,000 people across the US. In October 2015 Jake released his first EP debuting at #16 Billboard Heat Seekers and #44 Billboard Country Albums. The first single off the EP “Just Keep Falling In Love” reached Top 50 on The Music Row Chart and Top 30 on The Texas
Regional Radio Report. The Music Videowas featured on GAC, CMT and many other outlets.
In the summer of 2016, he released his follow-up single “How Do You Honky Tonk” and hit the road on the “How Do You Honky Tonk” Summer Tour sponsored by Amspec, Cinch Jeans and Ernie Ball. The tour featured 26 stops in 16 states. Jake recently released his sophomore EP featuring his #1 Single “A Lot of Room to Talk”. The EP debuted Top 10 on iTunes Country Albums Charts.
Ned LeDoux in Concert - Saturday, April 6th - with special guest Jake Worthington
Ned LeDoux is performing in the Main Arena following the Fremont Bull Riding Classic on Saturday, with Jake Worthington opening the show! Admission is included with your $40 FBRC Combo Ticket OR $30 at the door for the concert/dance only.
In country music, a last name like LeDoux casts a big, storied and bittersweet shadow, but it’s one Ned LeDoux doesn’t mind standing in one bit. Having been a drummer in his dad Chris’ band Western Underground since 1998, Ned knew from an early age that he had “no plan b” but to play music, “Once I got the taste of the road, and being in front of a crowd and just the sound of it, it was...freedom.”
When his dad passed away in 2005, Ned continued to tour with his father’s band to keep the musical spirit of Chris LeDoux alive. This drove him to pick up the guitar and try his hand at some of his dad’s songs. It started with “Rodeo Man,” and before long Ned had a whole catalogue of his father’s early hits ready to play. When the other band members heard Ned’s voice, he found himself front and center singing at the shows. Stepping out from behind the drums stirred something inside of Ned that he hadn’t felt before, “It’s a different kind of rush, getting up with a guitar and standing behind a microphone...shoot I’m getting butterflies thinking about it right now.”
The timing couldn’t be more right for Ned to pick up a guitar and belt out “Western Skies;” it has been over 10 years since Chris LeDoux passed and he believes people want to hear something new. Ned has boxes of song ideas his dad never finished and is digging through those for inspiration, “I will kind of stick with what dad used to do but bring my own stuff to the table.” In July of 2015, Ned traveled to Nashville with some of those unfinished songs and met up with Mac McAnally to put that inspiration to work. Mac produced Chris’ last two studio records and wrote his hit “Horsepower,” so the collaboration with Ned was a natural fit and lead to the first new Chris LeDoux co-writes in nearly two decades.
Keeping the cowboy in country is important to Ned as you can hear in the song “Forever A Cowboy” also co-written with his dad. Ned puts his own spin on his endless touring with “Brother Highway” about all the time he has spent on the road with various bands since his days in high school. Ned says he doesn’t even need a road map anymore–that he and the highway are like brothers. He wants to write songs about what he knows, keep the themes simple and harken back to the sound of good ole country music but with an edge. Eventually Ned plans to release an album of new material and include a few of his dad’s songs re-recorded in his own style as a tribute.
For the last year, Ned has been steadily touring and opening for acts like Toby Keith, Chris Janson, Aaron Watson and Randy Houser. Yet now that he is in front of the mic, Ned has a new goal. “There’s an age group who doesn’t know who Chris LeDoux is and I just want to keep his name out there. I want to reintroduce him to people who’ve maybe heard of him but didn’t know what he did. Just carry on his legacy and carry on his music and at the same time show them what I can do.”
On tour, you’re guaranteed to hear “This Cowboy’s Hat” the song most requested by his fans and a request Ned is honored to oblige. His personal favorite song to sing though is one called “We Ain’t Got It All.” It’s the first original song Ned co-wrote with his dad and seems to pick up right where Chris left off. And with his debut EP “Forever a Cowboy” available now, there is a new voice to carry on the LeDoux sound.