Four finalists have been selected in the 11th annual National Anthem Singing Contest. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association invites the public to vote for the winner beginning November 1.
The four finalists are:
Jones is from Weatherford, Oklahoma, is a fifth-generation cattle producer and FFA member whose family manages a cow-calf operation.
Matlock is from Greenfield, Indiana, is a veteran of the United States Air Force and enjoys working alongside her children and grandchildren on the family’s cow-calf operation, including singing to the herd when on gate duty.
Price is from Center, North Dakota, is a fifth-generation farmer and rancher who works for North Dakota State University Extension, raises Simmental cattle, and helps her husband run a feedlot.
Sponheim is from Winifred, Montana, helps on her family’s cattle and wheat farm and serves the industry as Program Manager at the Montana Beef Council.
The public can vote for their favorite singer once per day per person through Nov. 15, and the winner will be announced on Nov. 17.
The winner will perform the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the Opening General Session of CattleCon24 and will receive round trip airfare to Orlando, Florida, a hotel room for three nights, free convention registration, plus a pair of boots, jeans and a shirt from Roper or Stetson.