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Interview with Rodney Dick

In the interview that follows, Rodney Dick shares his thoughts after being crowned the Tennessee Walking Horse World Grand Champion with I'm Mayhem...
9/1/2019

Never let 'em shake you down

The nostalgic evening was at its climax Saturday, Aug. 31 as locals and horse enthusiasts comfortably mixed to welcome the start of the final Saturday evening of what had been a magnificent 81th anniversary Celebration in so many ways...
9/1/2019

Obituary - Doug Wolaver

Doug Wolaver, age 81 passed away Saturday, August 31, 2019 at his home in Diana. He was a 3 time World Grand Champion Tennessee Walking Horse Trainer and lifelong Farmer. Doug was a quiet spoken man who simply minded his own business, but was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need...
9/1/2019

Friday night lights and then some

Veteran’s night served as the most honorable way to kick off the beautiful opening ceremonies Friday, with many of the country’s most deserving servicemen lining Maverick Arena to the Celebration’s appreciation prior to the presentation of the nation’s colors with White Diamond Dollar and the steady-going Bud Seaton capably doing their share to open the show in classic style...
8/31/2019

Interview with Jimbo Connor & Lexie Stinnett

In the interview that follows, Jimbo Connor and Lexie Stinnett share their thoughts following Smoky Mountain Strong's win in the Amateur Two-Year-Old World Grand Championship...
8/31/2019

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8/31/2019

Terrific Thursday night leaves Celebration saying ‘Wow!’

It’s amazing how fast a week can go by, nothing more so than the Celebration when you’re tuning in to all it offers. On Thursday night, entering championship weekend, 14 classes starred on the agenda with a healthy number of special guests visiting the pageantry prior to the show, including many representing the state’s agricultural leaders as well as educational...
8/30/2019

Interview with Claudia Gribble

In the interview that follows, Claudia Gribble shares her thoughts following her first world grand championship...
8/30/2019

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8/30/2019

Shaking up Wednesday evening with style and class

As if an appearance by Betty Sain weren’t enough, class after class of Wednesday evening’s agenda featured entertainment and excitement with a backdrop setting that was nothing short of comfort and contentment...
8/29/2019

Interview with Robert Cortner

In the interview that follows, Robert Cortner shares his thoughts on this year's Celebration...
8/29/2019

Gayle Holcomb honored with ACM Gary Haber Lifting Lives Award

On Wednesday, Aug. 21, the Academy of Country Music came together to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves not only musically, but as leaders in the country community. Alongside superstars Brooks & Dunn, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and Kasey Musgraves, Gayle Holcomb was one of those individuals recognized at the 13th annual ACM Honors.
8/29/2019

Birth Announcement – Foster Clayton Bobo

Foster Clayton Bobo was born Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2019 to Jason and Maria Bobo of Nashville, Tennessee. He weighed 8 pounds 9 ounces and was 19 inches long. Foster Clayton joined big sister, Conlee Marie Bobo. Proud grandparents are Herbert and Jill Derickson and Richard and Suzanne Bobo.
8/29/2019

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8/29/2019

Relaxation mode on target for Tuesday evening entertainment

Twelve classes, dollar night and perfect weather, following a tiny scare of rain just before showtime, marked the Tuesday night performance at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration, which kicked off with the Two-Year-Old Trail Pleasure class...
8/28/2019