CMA Awards are a big event. Even if you know don’t like the music or people there are others who may come here and view. Enjoy if you want, skip it if you want. That’s the beauty, no one is REQUIRED to do anything here. This entire flow is going to be about the New Artist of the Year Nominees. This year I am going to put some music up from each of the artists in the category.
This may not be one of his most famous songs, and still it is one that I hold dear to my heart. Rodeo is not just a sport, it is was a way of life. I am going to share a little extra here, because I think it's important. Every rodeo I attend always has a prayer ~ This is one of my favorites.
The Cowboy's Prayer by Clem McSpadden
"Our gracious and heavenly Father, we pause in the midst of this festive occasion, mindful of the many blessings you have bestowed upon us.
As cowboys, Lord, we don't ask for any special favors. We ask only that you will let us compete in this arena as in the arena of life.
We don't ask that we never break a barrier, draw around a chute-fighting horse, or draw a steer that just won't lay. We don't even ask for all daylight runs.
We only ask that you help us to compete in life as honest as the horses we ride and in a manner as clean and pure as the wind that blows across this great land of ours.
Help us, Lord, to live our lives in such a manner that when we make that last inevitable ride to the country up there, where the grass grows lush, green and stirrup high, and the water runs cool, clear and deep, that you, as our last Judge, will tell us that our entry fees are paid.