Lane Frost – 30 Year Memorial and songs of Cheyenne – tiny curations
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- George Strait – I Can Still Make Cheyenne
- Garth Brooks – The Beaches Of Cheyenne
- Aaron Watson – July In Cheyenne (Song For Lane’s Momma)
I just got back from an epic Summer road trip with my family to Yellowstone!
Starting the long journey back to Texas, we made it as far as Cheyenne, Wyoming. Where the 123rd Annual Cheyenne Frontier Days was just about to kick off their 10 days of the World Largest Outdoor Rodeo & Western Celebration.
On the fairgrounds, stands a statue of a man on a great big bull, that man was Lane Frost. He died, doing what he loved.
It was 30 years ago today, on July 30, 1989, in Cheyenne, WY, that World Champion Bull Rider, Lane Frost he had just completed an 85-point ride on the bull, “Takin’ Care Of Business”. Riding a full 8 seconds and dismounting without a wreck, the bull’s horn struck him in the back, breaking several of his ribs and severing an artery. He got back onto his feet and waived for help, but he went into cardiac arrest and was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
But let’s listen to a little clip that encapsulates his career, success, and death:
These songs came to mind when I was in Cheyenne, which in country music has become synonymous with both Bull Riding and Lane Frost, the legend. Here they will be presented as a sort of trilogy, (although, the middle song may take some liberties, I decided to include it here.) Enjoy.
I would also like to note, that Luke Perry, Dylan from 90210, he passed away this past March year at the age of 52.
Growing up at the time, he was extremely influential, a sort of James Dean type for my generation. And probably the greatest force responsible for my own and many sideburns on men my age. He played Lane frost in the 1994 film, 8 Seconds. He too will be missed.
Thanks for listening.