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Friday Night

Dance to WILL BANISTER after the rodeo!
Included with rodeo tickets.

Country Music.

That’s the first thing you need to know about Will Banister. From the state of New Mexico, raised about 20 miles from the Texas line, Will grew up with the sounds of Merle Haggard, Hank Williams, George Strait, and Brooks and Dunn blaring through the speakers of his dad’s pickup. This made a huge impact in shaping the sound of Banister’s songs. The lyrics along with the fiddle and steel in Will’s music will have you reminiscing about the days of country radio in the 1990’s, while still sounding fresh with today’s sounds. Will has performed all over the country, in addition to multiple tours in the U.K. and Europe. His latest album “Everything Burns” consists of 11 songs, 10 of which were either written or co-written by Banister, received a 5 star review, and was announced as album of the month in the March of 2020 edition of the U.K. publication Country Music People Magazine. On September 17th, Clint Eastwood’s film “Cry Macho” was released to theaters as well as on HBO Max, in which Will performed the opening song entitled “Find A New Home”. Find A New Home, which was written by Grammy award winner Mark Mancina, appeared at #2 on the Shazam Discovery chart. On January 27th of 2023, his brand new son “Right Where We Belong” (which was co-written by Roger Springer,Jeff Hyde, and Banister) was released. Will has accumulated a social media following consisting of 93k followers on TikTok, 29k on Instagram, over 120k followers on Facebook, and those numbers continue to grow rapidly.

Jake Hooker

Jake Hooker was born listening to the sounds of traditional country music through his father’s west Texas country band. Jake began playing the bass at the age of seven and practiced diligently until he mastered the honky tonk sound. Jake formed his own band at the age of 14 and began performing. By the age of 18, Jake was playing bass and singing full time. He spent some time at South Plains College in Levelland, Texas, studying music and theory. Jake moved to the Fort Worth area in 1998 where he quickly became the local favorite. Jake signed with Southland Records that same year and began recording. Jake’s popularity continues to grow. His love and passion for traditional country music never ceases. He feels it is necessary to relay that love to the fans who are so dedicated to it as well. There is no doubt that Jake is strongly influenced by the sounds of Ray Price, Johnny Bush, Farron Young, Curtis Potter, Leon Rausch and Darrell McCall. He spends much of his spare time studying these artists’ music in depth. Jake is consumed by his dedication to the music and his hobbies include playing the drums and learning the steel guitar. Jake’s graceful and professional image on the bandstand, along with his voice and talented band, make his show unbeatable.

Saturday Night Dance under the stars to

JAKE HOOKER and The Outsiders after the Rodeo!
Included with rodeo tickets.