When the late author Thomas Wolfe wrote, “You can’t go home again,” he underestimated 2022 Cattle Baron’s Ball Co-Chairs Nancy Gopez and Kris Johnson.
What has been one of the worst-kept secrets around — where the 2022 fundraiser for the American Cancer Society of North Texas research will take place — is finally out in the open.
The first hint of the location was the Easter egg stashed in the 2022 CBB logo and theme — “Lasso A Cure – Ranches, Rubies And Ropers.”
The word “ranches” was a dead giveaway that the committee of 100 volunteers was heading for acreage to host thousands of the buckeroos and babes.
So, what ranch has been the site of the CBB nine times? JR’s old stomping grounds — Southfork, of course. While the drive to the ranch is familiar, each one of the past nine events has had a different look, flavor and entertainer. Why, the very first one was back in 1981 when Johnny Cash was on the Main Stage. Since then The Oak Ridge Boys (1985), Brooks and Dunn (2006), Brad Paisley and Big and Rich (2007), Sugarland and Pat Green (2008), Alan Jackson and Jack Ingram (2010), Darius Rucker and Dierks Bentley (2011), Blake Shelton (2012) and Rascal Flatts (2013) have performed there to fill the coffers.
Stay tuned for more developments… like the entertainers and other surprises the baronesses have in store.