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Baxter Black to perform in Pratt


Pratt County Farm Bureau is pleased to announce that Baxter Black will be giving a free concert Feb. 19. Black will perform at Pratt Community College, in Lesh Arena, also known as the Beaver Dome. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. Black will be meet the audience after the performance, he will be signing autographs, and many of his books will be available for purchase. Please come and enjoy America's favorite cowboy humorist.

The following businesses have partnered with Pratt County Farm Bureau to give this free concert to the community and surrounding area: Cairo Co-op Equity; The Hitt Agency; Kanza Co-op; Prairieland JD Anthony; Clinton Skaggs, DVM, South Fork Veterinary Clinic; Neumann-Wheatley Farms; The Peoples Bank; Kincheloe's Inc.; BTI of Pratt; T.A. Tobin Farms; Crop Production Services; High Plains Veterinary Services; Dorman Veterinary Clinic; Sue's Ultimate Embroidery; Pratt Feeders; Farmers Co-op Equity Co. FEC and Pratt Livestock.

Since 1982, Baxter Black has been rhyming his way into the national spotlight, and now stands as the best selling cowboy poet in the world. He's written several books (including one rodeo novel and its sequel), recorded over a dozen audio and video tapes, CDs and DVDs, and has achieved notoriety as a syndicated columnist and radio commentator. From the Tonight Show and PBS to NPR and the NFR, Baxter's wacko verse has been seen and heard by millions. His works are prominently displayed in both big city libraries and small town feed stores.

Baxter lives in Benson, Ariz., between the Gila River and the Gila monster, the Mexican border and the Border Patrol and between the horse and the cow--where the action is. Everything about Baxter is cowboy; his cartoonish mustache, his personality and his poetry. He hasn't changed a thing about his subject matter or his delivery. He makes a living shining a spotlight on the flaws and foibles of everyday cowboy life, the day-to-day ups and downs of people who live with livestock and work the land. He demonstrates that it is the truth in his humor that makes it funny. Driven by a left hand sense of humor Black evokes laughter just by being there. He still doesn't own a television or a cell phone, and his idea of a modern convenience is Velcro chaps.

This former large animal veterinarian can be followed nationwide through his column, National Public Radio, public appearances, television and also through his books, CDs, videos and website, www.baxterblack.com.

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