Thursday, February 6, 2014

A Plug for the Dixie National Rodeo

If you are looking for something to do this weekend, may I suggest the Dixie National Rodeo (especially if you have kids).  All the information you need is here, or, there's an app for that.

The Dixie National Wagon Train Parade starts at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday.  May I recommend a spot on the Capitol grounds facing the Mississippi Supreme Court building?  Sparsely populated and the participants still have plenty of throws; easy pickings for the kids.

The rodeo begins at 7:30 p.m. that evening.  Corey Smith provides the music afterwards.

On Sunday morning (before or after Church, of course), go get some free pancakes at the Farmer's Market as part of the Dixie National Rodeo Breakfast.  At 3 p.m. on Sunday, one of my favorites, Tracy Lawrence, plays.  It's a playlist from my highschool/college years:  Alibis, Can't Break it to My Heart, If the Good Die Young, Runnin' Behind, Sticks and Stones, Paint Me a Birmingham, If the World Had a Front Porch, Stars Over Texas, and the best: Time Marches On.

Speaking of Time Marches On, that song sat at No. 1 for three weeks back in 1996.  That's 18 years ago. Time certainly does.  Fun fact:  the songwriter for Time Marches On (County Music Hall of Famer Bobby Braddock) co-wrote what is generally believed to be the best county song of all time, George Jones' He Stopped Loving Her Today.

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