2010 NRCA finals: RT Rodeo Tunes tapped as music provider
November 19, 2010
Mix one registered nurse with more than a thousand songs loaded onto a state-of-the-art computer, add in a life-long passion for music and rodeo and you get RT Rodeo Tunes.
“I guess you could say that RT Rodeo Tunes was created from two of my lifelong passions, music and rodeo,” Becky Tinsley, Billings, MT, said.
RT Rodeo Tunes, the brain child of Tinsley, was created just a few short years ago to fulfill both her passion for music and a need for rodeos across the country to entertain and involve the fans.
“I grew up around rodeo, traveling with my Dad and Mom when I was little. Daddy would create clown acts around my brother Pete and myself. I guess you could say I was always involved with some form of rodeo entertainment,” she said.
Tinsley, a former high school contestant and winner of several Rodeo Queen titles, grew up in Belle Fourche, SD, and now calls Billings, MT home with her husband Jonathan and three children: Emma (10), Will (9) and Ben (7).
When she is not rocking the crowds at rodeos, Tinsley can be found in the rehab unit of St. Vincent’s Hospital in Billings bringing hope and relief to a wide range of patients.
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Tinsley’s passion for the sport and her enthusiasm for her involvement in rodeo entertainment is obvious when you visit with her.
“Having grown up around rodeo I’ve seen everything from the fun kid’s have at little playday/jackpot events, all the way to pro shows. One of the things that makes any sporting event even better is the use of music to create more excitement and a feeling of ‘Wow, what’s coming next?!'”
Tinsley readily admits that she loves going to rodeos of every size and has the ability to add to the fun for the audience and the contestants by playing some of their old favorites and incorporating some tunes that are a little less well known.
“It’s a thrill for me to look out into the crowd and see people tapping their feet, singing along and even dancing in the stands. I’ve had contestants stop me to request a certain song when they ride or to play certain music to help them get their adrenaline going and get pumped for their next event. There’s nothing better than hearing someone shout ‘Hey that’s my favorite song.'”
Tinsley said she is honored to be invited back to the 2010 NRCA Championship Finals Rodeo this year, especially since as a former rodeo queen she attended one of the first NRCA Finals in Gillette, WY.
“I’m blessed to work with some of the top rodeo professionals and contestants anywhere.”