Allie Baker, Barnsdall, Okla. Wins National Anthem Singing ContestThu, 06 Aug 2020 09:37:44 CDT
The votes are in and Allie Baker is the winner of the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association (OCA) Ranch Rodeo National Anthem Singing Contest. Allie will sing the National Anthem at the Friday night performance of the OCA Ranch Rodeo on Aug. 21, 2020 at the Lazy E Arena near Guthrie, Okla.
Allie will receive a cooler donated by Pierce Products and filled with OCA Ranch Rodeo swag. "We appreciate Pierce Products for sponsoring this contest," said Weston Givens.
Allie Baker performed her first National Anthem at the age of 8 years old. In the past decade, Allie has sung the anthem at the BOK and Cox Convention Centers as well as numerous sporting events and PRCA rodeos.
"We're excited to feature Allie singing the National Anthem at the very beginning of the Friday night performance. She's an accomplished vocalist and we are honored to have her kick things off for us," said Weston Givens, OCA Ranch Rodeo Committee Chair.
Raised in Osage County, Allie has been in the rodeo arena performing the Anthem, barrel racing, running sponsor flags and served as Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Teen in 2019. She is also a licensed cosmetologist pursuing her barber license.
The OCA Ranch Rodeo consists of 12 ranch teams of 'real ranch' cowboys that compete in five different events depicting daily tasks from life on the ranch. The competition is fierce, but the cowboys don't take home much more than bumps and bragging rights. They participate with one goal: to support the Children's Hospital Foundation (CHF). The OCA Ranch Rodeo has raised more than $531,000 for CHF since 1997.
The OCA Ranch Rodeo is a two-day event scheduled for Aug. 21 and 22. Performances begin nightly at 7 p.m. and doors open at 5 p.m with shopping inside the trade show. Make plans to join us at the Lazy E Arena. To learn more about the OCA Ranch Rodeo or purchase tickets, visit www.okcattlemen.org.
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