Cattle Baron's Big Reveal

Cattle Baron's co-chairs persuade Kenny Chesney to headline 2014 ball at new location

Cattle Baron's co-chairs persuade Kenny Chesney to headline 2014 ball

Kenny Chesney, Rodeo Houston, March 2013
Kenny Chesney will headline Cattle Baron's Ball 2014 at Gilley's. Photo by © Michelle Watson/

The Cattle Baron’s crew braved freezing temps Thursday night to attend the headline entertainment announcement party at South Side on Lamar. What’s a little cold weather when a big reveal is looming?

Co-chairs Cindy Stager and Jill Tananbaum had a lot of good news to share at the event sponsored by Clay Cooley Chevrolet. The juiciest tidbit: Kenny Chesney will take the stage at the 2014 ball.

This guy just doesn’t do private parties, but Stager and Tananbaum didn’t let that deter them. They explained how they made the ask and showed the exact video package created especially for the country megastar. He said yes, of course, and the crowd erupted when his picture finally appeared on the screen.

October 18 also will be a momentous occasion in Cattle Baron’s history because the party is going down indoors at Gilley’s with a “Country Rocks” theme. Yes, after the last couple years of complete downpours on event day, these charitable ladies finally realized that a dry fundraiser is a happy fundraiser.

Chesney has recorded 15 albums, produced more than 30 top 10 singles on the Billboard charts and sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. But, really, I feel silly even listing this superstar’s credentials. So what are you waiting for? Buy your tickets now.