Jody Watley. CowGirl Realness.

I had a blast in Shreveport/Bossier, Louisiana. The people were so nice everywhere we went. Thank you to Frank “Penny” Edwards for making the trip and experience so special and for having me and the new Shalamar with Nate Smith and Rosero be a part of this experience. I’d never been to a rodeo – never been around real cowboys. It was unforgettable – yes, I had no problem getting in the dirt, riding a horse, or even taking a bull by the horns.

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Lt. Don Gibbs (thank you for being so great), Jody Watley, Nate Smith arriving at Shreveport Regional Airport.

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Nothing like a great dinner sharing laughs, good food and good times – and fabulous hospitality . Thank you to the staff at the Eldorado Hotel and Casino in Shreveport for taking such a great care of us. A+. Wallace Butts (Avid Music Inc.). Jody Watley, Nate Allen Smith.

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Jody Watley, Frank “Penny” Edwards and Nate Smith at soundcheck. National Black Rodeo Finals 2015. Century Link Center.

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“I have no problem getting in the dirt!  I embrace life’s journey and have a great time wherever I go.” Jody Watley, soundcheck – on a horse. Century Link Center National Black Rodeo Finals 2015

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Nate Allen Smith of Shalamar® enjoying the journey at Century Link Center with Grambling State Marching Band entertaining the crowd of 11,000.

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Before going onstage at Century Link Center with Shalamar® Nate Smith and Rosero McCoy – pictured with Frank “Penny” Edwards and the world renowned Grambling State Marching Band.

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Taking life and the bull by the horns! – Jody Watley National Black Rodeo Finals 2015. Real Cowboys Association.

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Heading back to Los Angeles, feeling blessed and grateful as always – wiser and stronger at every turn. Thank you Real Cowboys Association / RCA.