Travis Tritt to headline rodeo

Published 12:01 am Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Country music singer Travis Tritt will headline the Friday night show at the Rattlesnake Rodeo in the spring, Opp Mayor H.D. Edgar announced this weekend.

Tritt is famous for being one of the leading new country singers in the early 1990s, competing with Garth Brooks, Clint Black and Alan Jackson.

He is famous for songs such as “Help Me Hold On,” “I’m Gonna Be Somebody,” “T-R-O-U-B-L-E,” “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive,” “Love of a Woman,” and “Modern Day Bonnie and Clyde.”

Additionally, Edgar said he has made an offer to Jamey Johnson for Saturday night’s show.

“It’s really kind of hit or miss, but we look for someone who will draw a crowd,” he said of choosing the entertainment. “We know if we can get the girls to come, the guys will, too.”

The annual rodeo is set for March 30-31, 2012 at Opp’s Channel-Lee Stadium.

Admission is $15 per person, per day to the event, which will include the Tritt concert and snake show on Friday and local entertainment, snake snow, greasy pole climb, buck dancing contest and another concert on Saturday. Advanced tickets will be available after the first of the year.

Gates will open at 3 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday.

Promoters said more news about the rodeo will be released in the coming months. More information will be available by visiting the rodeo’s website