Earn Your Spurs, Inc.
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WHO WE ARE
Our Mission: Earn Your Spurs, Inc was established to encourage and empower ranch and rodeo youth, in southwest New Mexico and southeastern Arizona, to reach their maximum potential as they strive to further their education; whether through scholarships, leadership opportunities or educational resources.
Earn Your Spurs, Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 organization founded on the idea that our ranching and youth rodeo community in southeastern Arizona and southwest New Mexico is rich in ranch and rodeo traditions, heritage and families working to pass their legacies down to the next generation. In striving to obtain a higher education for the youth choosing to go on to college, some of which have excelled in the rodeo arena, Earn Your Spurs, Inc. will play a role in providing financial assistance to qualified applicants, as well as providing unique opportunities for youth to engage with local college rodeo programs, professional rodeo athletes, and industry professionals.
April 28th & 29th, 2023 @ the Cochise County Fairgrounds
CRAIG CARTER AND THE SPUR OF THE MOMENT BAND
Craig was born and raised on a ranch in Southwest Texas. He is the epitome of the classic country-western singer, songwriter, actor, entertainer, and horseman. He has written songs and created melodies that ring with authenticity and match the beauty of his home in the Big Bend Country of Texas. His band, The Spur of the Moment, has played from the West Coast to the East Coast, and everywhere in between, including overseas. Craig, his wife, and their daughter ranch south of Marathon, Texas. Craig is the recipient of the 2015 Texas Cowboy Poetry Heritage Award.
Trent Willmon is an American singer, songwriter, and CMA Award winning music producer. Trent Willmon has written many songs cut by top recording artists like Brad Paisley, Eric Church, Cody Johnson, Little Big Town, Randy Houser, Blake Shelton, Wade Hayes, Kevin Fowler, Maddie & Tae, Roger Creager, Merle Haggard and more.
Trent continues to write and perform, but spends more time producing albums for Cody Johnson, Hayden Haddock, Chancey Williams, and several other artists; he has made a name for himself as an outstanding producer, recently winning “Single Of The Year” at the 2022 CMA Awards, for Cody Johnson’s “Til You Can’t”, the most-streamed Country song in 2022. The song is also nominated for a Grammy in 2023 for “Song Of The Year”.
EMPOWERING OUR FUTURE
Earn Your Spurs, Inc. programs directly benefit the youth in our local ranching community, up to collegiate level rodeo athletes.