Results | Tuff Foundation 2013 Race
Cowgirl Tuff Tuff Foundation Results 2013
What an amazing weekend, despite the weather, as we raised a LOT of money! Sit tight as we are still totaling the amount and will announce soon. The 2 families and 2 organizations who benefit from funds raised along with the Oklahoma disaster and Adrie Kochie who was kicked in the mouth by a horse and many more people with adversities is what Tuff Foundation is all about and then some!
Cowgirl Tuff is so thankful for all of our generous friends and fans. Hope to see you at our next Barrel Race in The Tuff Arena. Find out when the next events will be held here.
When the going gets tough … the Tuff Foundation gets going!
Images by Lindquist Natural Images.
Images by Lindquist Natural Images.
Lisa at the 1st Annual Cowgirl Tuff - Tuff Foundation Barrel Race. Images by Lindquist Natural Images.
Jake and the Naked Truth have been performing live for the past five years at Tootsies Orchid Lounge in Nashville, TN .. all the while honing a sound all their own with hard hitting original tunes that are about to rock country music. As the front man, Jake Maurer, has a natural ability to entertain. His down to earth and charismatic style keeps the crowd rockin’ and the dance floor packed. Jake is in it for the long haul, finding his true passion in life is music. Sports filled his early days. A Football scholarship as a linebacker for Eastern Illinois University helped pay his way to a degree in Health Education. Jake taught PE and coached football and track until he couldn’t hold the music back anymore. “I knew life was short, and it was a huge risk to a quit a good job and move to Nashville not knowing a soul by my fiance was willing. So we got married, packed up the truck and trailer and took the leap, have never looked back.”
Mitch Gordon & The Unleaded Band
Local Minnesota Band
Mitch Gordon & The Unleaded Band are from the middle of Minnesota. The band plays a tasteful Country set list and brews it with their original tunes. Playing songs from the great country kickers such as Hank Williams Jr., Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Alabama to today’s powerful artists such as Jason Aldean, Dustin Lynch, Luke Bryan, and Blake Shelton. With some great talent, maturity, and excitement on stage… the band proves a sold country sound.
John Wesley Austin
John has been working the Comedy Club circuit for over 18 years. He shoots off on0liners about real-life topics and realtes to fans with a unique, hilarious perspective on life. He picks up the guitar and treats the crowd to parodies of familiar country songs and some of his originals too! John headlines popular comedy club venues as well as performances on CARNIVAL cruise lines.
Whiskey Confessions Band
Local Texas Band
Great band straight outta Quitman, TX that sound like Jake Owen, Luke Bryan, Chris Young, Blake Shelton, and Joe Nichols!
Visit their Facebook!
National Band | Currently reside in MN
Breaking onto the music scene in the fall of 2011, this country rock septet has been gaining unchecked momentum ever since. They’ve played every A-list club in MN, opened for several national acts, and are well suited for the bigger outdoor stages at fairs and festivals. Whether composing, recording or performing live, these seven musicians combined their talents, experience, and love of music to form a true bond with their audience. Having been assembled from all corners of the United States, the personal experiences and musical influences of these performers run deep and wide. With the blending of country, rock, blues and fold genres.. Maiden Dixie guarantees an exciting and enthusiastic live performance that is sure to get the audience up on their feet dancing. Visit their website: http://www.maidendixie.com
Purchase their NEW single “Smooth Talkin’ Man” from iTunes here.
Kari & Billy Nelson
National Music Duo
Today’s country duo with traditional country music influences. Kari & Billy will be playings shows at fairs, rodeos, casinos, private parties and many other venues across the United States so you may see them performing in a city near you!
While Kari and Billy have both experienced personal success in their music careers, they have recently started taking the stage as a duo and have begun to weave their personal, unique talents together to create something truly special. Coming from opposite ends of the country, with very different backgrounds, the two met in Nashville and were drawn together not only by their similar taste and love for music but also their views on life. Their true love for music shines through and warms the hearts of listeners wherever they go. Whether performing on a big stage, jamming on the back porch or simply playing to friends and family around a campfire, Kari and Billy are seeking to bring back the simplicity and wholesome feel of great melodies and relatable lyrics. Their desire is to use their music in a positive way that brings help and enjoyment to others.
Kristy Lee Cook
For Kristy Lee Cook, entry into the public eye came through one of pop culture’s largest avenues, the television juggernaut American Idol with a 7th place finish on the 2008 season. Kristy now has an award-winning production team, a new record label that fits her like a glove, and a strong team to support and guide her through the motions and a reinvigorated fervor for songwriting. The drive that puts the power in Cook’s music is the same drive that kept her going post-Idol. “I just didn’t want to quit after those opportunities. I wanted to prove to everyone that I could do it, and that I was capable of failing and still pushing forward and reaching my goals. That’s why I didn’t give up on it very easily, and I don’t plan on it, either.”
Hometown: Whitesboro, TX
Most Memorable Achievement: Winning three AQHA World Championship titles in Ranch Sorting and Team Penning all in one year – 2012.
People would be surprised to learn: I love math, any kind, algebra, geometry, and even trig!
Current Horses: My ride always changes! Tex – Red Roan (AQHA gelding) and Baby – Sorrel (AQHA mare). I love new horses!
Favorite Motto: Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.
Favorite Events: American Quarter Horse World Show, United States Team Penning Association Coors Challenge, & San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo.
Favorite Cowgirl Tuff Outfit: I absolutely love every single pair of jeans! They are by far the best for all day – everyday saddle work.
Most inspirational person to you and why: My husband, because he is the hardest working person I have ever been around. He never meets a challenge too big and together we make a great team!