Over the decades, the Cattle Baron’s Ball has been the strongest frontliner for cancer research and treatments. From that first get-together back in 1974 — when the entertainment was a neighborhood band and a guest hopped up on stage to sing along and the take was $56,000 — it’s been raising seven-figure funds and eyebrows annually. BTW, that guest was none other than Charlie Pride.
But this year’s CBB Co-Chairs Wendy Messmann and Lisa Haddow Shirley hauled in the dollars at Gilley’s on Saturday, October 19, with more than 3,000 on hand for what seemed like the ultimate kegger. With corporate heads from Neiman’s, United Airlines and others, the paddle-raising and partying proved that the CBB gals knew how to party, with Travis Tritt entertaining on the Live Auction Stage and Nicole Kidman’s husband Keith Urban playing some tunes new to some on the Andrews Stage.
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