OKLAHOMA CITY – The votes are in and Bailey Rae Hull is the winner of the first-ever Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) Ranch Rodeo National Anthem Singing Contest.
Bailey Rae will sing the National Anthem at the Friday night performance of the OCA Ranch Rodeo on Aug. 23, 2019 at the Lazy E Arena near Guthrie, Okla.
Bailey Rae is a 17-year-old country music singer and performer. She discovered the power and persuasion of country music after her “Grammie” went to a garage sale and found a box of old country vinyl records that had belonged to Bailey Rae’s great-great grandmother. Laying that first piece of vinyl onto the turntable has since spun Bailey Rae’s love for music into a life purpose.
“Congratulations to Bailey Rae,” said Tim Drummond, OCA Ranch Rodeo Committee Chair. “Our first-ever National Anthem Singing Contest has been a hit. We’re excited to feature Bailey Rae singing our 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.”
Bailey Rae has a true passion for helping to preserve the classic country sound and spends most every weekend performing at opry’s, events and acoustic performances. With her true country vocals, she loves to sing traditional country music and has been blessed with many exciting opportunities, including performing at shows in Branson and Pigeon Forge, CMA Music Fest in Nashville and Elvis’ Graceland in Memphis. Bailey Rae is an award-winning vocalist and is a four-year finalist for the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Showcase in Carthage, Texas. Bailey Rae loves reconnecting her audience with a memory or an experience in times past and putting a smile on their face using the treasured melodies of country music.
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 $500,000 for CHF since 1997.
The OCA Ranch Rodeo is a two-day event scheduled for Aug. 23 and 24. 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. Buy your tickets at lazye.com.