Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo presented by H-E-B is proud to announce that
their national anthem singer – Emily Faith Wilson – is a finalist in the
Wrangler National Anthem Contest.
roots are country and this is such an amazing honor,” commented Emily. “I am so thankful to the Heart O’ Texas staff
for always welcoming me and supporting my talent. I just want to do what the Lord wants me to
do but it would be very exciting to sing at the Wrangler NFR.” If Emily wins, this will be her first trip to
the Las Vegas Wrangler NFR. She has been
singing the anthem for the All American ProRodeo Finals for the last six years.
contest was open to individuals nominated by a rodeo who have performed the
anthem at a PRCA-sanctioned rodeo within the last five years. Rodeos from across the country submitted
their anthem singers for the contest which was narrowed down by a selection
committee appointed by Las Vegas Events to 12 finalists (four finalists from
each rodeo size category: small, medium and large).
videos will be uploaded for fan voting from October 15-31 and the winners (one
each from each rodeo size category) will be announced on November 2.
will perform the national anthem prior to the start of one Wrangler NFR
performance, receive roundtrip airfare for two to/from Las Vegas, two nights
hotel accommodations, a pair of tickets to the rodeo the night they are
performing and their name and photo will appear in the official Wrangler NFR
voting will begin on Tuesday, October 15 at 12:01 a.m. Pacific Time and will
end on Wednesday,
October 30 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. Fan
voting will take place here - http://www.nfrexperience.com/home/nfr_anthem_contest_votes. Winners will be notified on Friday,
you have attended an All American ProRodeo Finals presented by Pendleton Whisky
performance in the last few years you know Emily deserves this honor. We are asking our community to help us get
her to the Wrangler NFR Finals. Please vote.
2013, the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo will celebrate its 61st Anniversary!
Over the past 60 years the Fair & Rodeo has offered Central Texas a place
to come and support the community while enjoying the sights, sounds and smells
that make the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo what it is! The Fair is held annually at the Extraco
Events Center in Waco, TX. The 2013
Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo will be held October 3-12. For more information about the Heart O’ Texas
Fair & Rodeo, visit Hotfair.com.
Extraco Events Center, home of the Heart O’ Texas Fair & Rodeo, is the
center of entertainment in Central Texas. Its mission is to produce events for education, entertainment and
agricultural experiences while giving back through youth scholarships. The
premier facilities host over 225 events with an attendance of 420,000 and a $40
million economic impact annually. For
more information about the Extraco Events Center, visit ExtracoEventsCenter.com.