Country’s Little Texas, Steel Magnolia coming to Rattlesnake Rodeo

Published 12:04 am Saturday, January 19, 2013

There’s something for everyone in this year’s Rattlesnake Rodeo entertainment.

Opp Mayor John Bartholomew announced this week that the headliners for the annual rodeo will be country music artists Little Texas for the Friday night show and Steel Magnolia for the Saturday night show.

The opening bands have yet to confirmed.

“We’re excited for the rodeo,” Bartholomew said. “It was tough to get people this year with the budget, but we’re going to save the city some money, and we’re going to make some. We lost close to $90,000 last year. My main concern is not to lose any money this year and for everyone to have a good time. We’re going forward and we’re praying for good, clear weather.”

Last year’s rodeo was plagued by a Friday tornado warning, which caused Channell-Lee Stadium, the rodeo’s venue, to be evacuated.

Little Texas made its debut in the late 80s, and is famous for songs such as “What Might Have Been,” “God Blessed Texas,” “My Love” and “Kick a Little.”

Duet Steel Magnolia came together for season two of CMT’s “Can You Duet?” and the rest is history.

The pair is known for songs such as “Keep on Lovin’ You,” “Just By Being You,” and “Last Night Again.”

The rodeo will be March 22 and March 23.

Tickets are $20 for Friday night, $10 for Saturday, if you come before 3 p.m., and $20 after 3 p.m.

Weekend passes are $30. Children 6 and under get in free.

Rodeo officials are offering a military discount with an active military ID.

Friday will be $10; Saturday before 3 p.m. will be $5, and $10 after 3 p.m.

Military tickets must be purchased at Opp City Hall or at the gate the day of the events.

All other tickets may be purchased online at in the coming weeks.