Trace Adkins to Headline Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala for “Legends of the Call”

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The Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala scheduled for Saturday, August 12th, has a wonderful history as a grand event and is known as one of Texas’ top galas for raising record-breaking amounts to aid in the fight against cancer. As they celebrate the 30th Year Gala Anniversary, they continue this stellar tradition. The group is grateful for the people and the businesses in the community that volunteer for the mission of the American Cancer Society and the battle against cancer.

Tyler Cattle Barons is thrilled to announce Trace Adkins as the headline entertainer for this year’s gala. With a rich history in Country music, Trace is a perfect fit for the theme,“Legends of the Call,” which honors those legends in the community who have fought the fight against cancer, and the volunteers, businesses, sponsors, and members of the medical community who are themselves legendary for working and giving tirelessly to find a cure for this dreaded disease.

Adkins’ trademark baritone has powered countless hits to the top of the charts and sold more than ten million albums. His hits include “You’re Gonna Miss This,” “Ladies Love Country Boys,” “Songs About Me,” “Every Light In The House,” “Hillbilly Bone” (with Blake Shelton), and “Just Fishin’,” to name a few. The Grammy-nominated member of the Grand Ole Opry is a TV personality, actor, author, spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Program and the American Red Cross, for whom he raised more than $1.5 million dollars as winner of NBC’s All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.

In recent years, Adkins has performed ten USO Tours. In his 2007 autobiography, “A Personal Stand: Observations and Opinions from a Freethinking Roughneck,” the former oil rig worker recounted his rise to fame, brushes with death, and battles with personal demons. Trace played a tough-as-nails biker in “The Lincoln Lawyer” (starring Matthew McConaughey), and a wise oracle of a tattoo artist in the family-friendly film “Moms’ Night Out” (starring Patricia Heaton, Sean Astin, and Sarah Drew). He also developed and hosted GAC’s “Great American Heroes” honoring everyday heroes.

“Legends of the Call”

Legends are those we think of as history-makers and world-changers. As chairs of the 2017 Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala, Darla Childress and Debra Smith hope to honor those who have, over the last three decades, generously volunteered their time, given of their resources, and poured so much heart into the call to fight cancer. We believe all those who bravely battle this disease – and all those who support them – change the world in a beautiful way with their courage and presence. They make history with every stride. We are extremely excited to dedicate this 30th Anniversary to those “Legends.”

The 2017 “Legends of the Call” Tyler Cattle Barons’ Gala will be held at Texas Rose Horse Park/Brunson Equestrian Center, 14078 State Hwy. 110 N., Tyler.

This year’s Li’l Wrangler is Annie Merrick, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Michael Merrick

For more info and tickets go to or call (903)597-1383.