- Rodeo Announcer
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His voice is heard and his image is seen by more than 60 million people across the country each year. He entertains and inform as more than 3 million fans a year in Texas alone. From rodeo circuits to national commercials to regional charity events, his is the voice people recognize and trust.
Bob Tallman's resonance and style has become synonymous with professional rodeo. He has been voted Professional Rodeo Cowboy's Association announcer of the year eight times. He has been selected to announce the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas more than any other announcer in history. For 33 years he has been "The Voice" of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. His itinerary stretches from coast to coast with stops at the Texas Stampede in Dallas, Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, and the Canadian Finals (CFR). His Ability to educate people about the spirit of the west has earned him the distinguished honor of being inducted into several Hall of Fames that include The Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association, The National Cowboy Hall of Fame and The Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Each year he hosts television events, commentates sporting broadcasts, appears in television commercials and is a radio and television spokesman. In Canada each year he hosts a popular rodeo series on CBC-TV. At home he has worked for Fox Sports, ESPN 1 & 2, ABC's Wide World of Sports, TNN and is the host on several different segments of RFDTV. Recently he was in the motion picture FLICKA, has appeared on ABC's Prime Time, and he is a past recipient of CBC's Sports Broadcaster of the Year award. He is a spokesman for Justin Boots, Wrangler Jeans, Dodge Trucks, Resistol Hats, and Priefert Ranch Equipment to mention a few.
His greatest honor is using what he calls his "priceless gift from God" to capture the attention of a crowd of thousands or touch one person's life with his unmistakable timbre. Whether doling out cowboy philosophy and spinning descriptive vocabulary to a packed arena, his authentic personality and genuine work ethic shine through. In the year 2000 he launched a long-term campaign and established a 501(C)3 charity to operate Bob Tallman's Charities. His annual golf tournament is held in Houston and its theme of "Give a Child Another Day of Life and Prevent a Cowboy from Catastrophic Injuries" benefits The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Pediatric Programs and the J. Pat Evans Research Foundation.
In addition to his performance schedule amazingly enough, he still finds time to run his own company. Bob has designed a line of Texas Style Seasonings that have become very popular. His company is based in Houston, Texas and the seasonings are sold at retailers across the United States and Canada.
Priefert is proud to count Bob as one of our outstanding endorsees.