2022 Cattle Baron’s Ball Co-Chairs Nancy Gopez and Kris Johnson are “lassoing a cure for cancer” with some great news for the American Cancer Society of North Texas fundraiser.
Not only will the event on Saturday, September 17, be returning to Southfork, Texas Oncology is also coming back as presenting sponsor for the party-hearty night of grazing around, bidding and music.
And speaking of music, it’s gonna be gangbusters with multi-platinum entertainer Chris “Losing Sleep” Young on the outdoor VIP and Live Auction Stage, setting up the excitement for the live auction of luxury packages. Chris is no stranger to North Texas, having been the house singer for Cowboys Dancehall in Arlington before hitting the big time and winning “Nashville Star” in 2006, landing a contract with RCA and having a string of No. 1 hits and industry accolades, including most recently the CMT Music Award for emotional “Performance of the Year.”
And as if that isn’t enough, CMA Vocal Group of the Year (2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021) Old Dominion’s Matthew Ramsey, Trevor Rosen, Whit Sellers, Geoff Sprung and Brad Tursi will be on the Main Stage under a tent.
Old Dominion recently took home awards for “Song of The Year” for their hit single “One Man Band,” and “Group of the Year” at the 2020 ACM Awards. These wins mark the band’s fourth and fifth ACM Awards, and third consecutive win in the “Group of The Year” category. Collectively, the band led nominations for the 2020 show with a total of eight. At the 2020 CMT Awards, the band took home their first win for “Group Video of The Year.” The group also notched two nominations for the 2020 CMAs including “Vocal Group” and “Album of the Year” for their self-titled 2019 studio album, nominations for “Top Country Duo/Group” and “Top Country Song” for the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, as well as a “Favorite Duo/Group – Country” nod for the 2020 American Music Awards.
Over the course of their career, the band has also been notably named ACM “New Group of the Year,” ACCA “Breakthrough Group of the Year,” AIMP “Songwriter Artist of the Year” and Music Row “Breakthrough Artist of the Year.” In 2017, front man Matthew Ramsey was ASCAP’s “Artist of the Year.” The band has also received nominations for the CMT Awards, American Music Awards, Billboard Awards, and iHeart Radio Awards.
This year, the band received their first two Grammy nominations for “Best Country Duo/Group Performance” and “Best Country Song” for their hit single “Some People Do,” which is featured on their self-titled third studio album. Most recently, the band scored 2021 ACM nominations for “Group of the Year” and “Song of the Year” for “Some People Do.”
It’s hard to imagine, but since that first CBB in 1974, the committee of 100 has raised more than $89M “for leading, cutting-edge cancer research in North Texas and has grown to be the largest single-night fundraiser for the American Cancer Society.”
* Graphic/photo provided by Cattle Baron's Ball ** Photo credit: Jeff Johnson