Additional acts signed for Rattlesnake Rodeo

Published 12:02 am Friday, February 8, 2013

Entertainment is lining up for the 53rd annual Opp Rattlesnake Rodeo, officials said Thursday.

Rodeo event planner Don Childre said in addition to headliners Little Texas and Steel Magnolia, an array of artists are on the agenda for the two-day rodeo event.

On Fri., March 22, locals Christian Wossilek and Taylor Weeks will perform, and Enterprise-based The Springs, a country music band, will open up for Little Texas.

Wossilek and Weeks will also perform on Saturday.

The Springs are known for songs such as “Are You An Angel,” “I Didn’t Find Jesus” and “Summer All Year Long.”

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.”

On Saturday, the entertainment will include winners from three different karaoke contests – Andalusia Adult Activity Center, the Four Sons and the Opp VFW.

“They will be singing throughout the day on Saturday,” Childre said. “We want to make sure there is no dead air.”

Faith Jackson will be back this year.

“She was here last year,” Childre said. “She was the most requested of the bunch last year, when we ran a Facebook poll.”

Opp’s own the Martin McDaniel Band will open for Steel Magnolia on Saturday night.

MMB is described as one of the hottest up and coming band to hit Nashville, Tenn., and country music in quite some time. The band’s influences include Brad Paisley, Keith Urban, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Allman Brothers Band and more.

Duet Steel Magnolia will culminate the event’s entertainment.

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 at Opp’s Channell-Lee Stadium.

On Thursday, Opp Mayor John Bartholomew said now’s the time for event-goers to take advantage of February’s discounted prices.

From Feb. 1-28, rodeo officials have discounted weekend tickets to $20.

Bartholomew said the discounted tickets would help take the financial burden off those who wish to attend the event, and hopefully draw more people to Opp.

Tickets for the event may be purchased at Opp City Hall or online at Tickets will also be available at the gate the days of the rodeo.