Buffalo Rodeo selects Kye Todd for Music Director, 2024

Kye Todd from Pintlala, Alabama will spin the tunes as the music director during the 70th Buffalo PRCA Championship Rodeo June 20-22, 2024.  In December 2023, Todd worked during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) in Las Vegas with the production crew at Resorts World.  He previously worked the WNFR Watch Party at the Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas.

His Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) resume includes working Extreme Seminole Showdown, Benny Binion's Bucking Horse & Bull Sale, The PRCA Permit Member of the Year Challenge, and BFO (Bullfighters Only) NFR Watch Party at Resorts World.

Todd is a 4x Southeastern Circuit Finals contract personnel. The PRCA is comprised of 12 circuits geographical defined throughout the United States and one in Canada for contestants to designate.  The Southeastern Circuit is comprised of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.  Minnesota is part of the Great Lakes Circuit system.

Todd's passion for rodeo was sparked in his youth, inspired by his parents who are members of the PRCA. His father, Jerry, is an announcer and his mother, Candie, a music director.  Todd received his PRCA card in 2015 and owns Rafter KT Sound Productions.  According to his girlfriend, Haylee Glasscock, he performs in over 40 events annually across 20 states. Booking major rodeos that draw thousands of fans, Kye's sound expertise is the very first and last thing spectators' encounter. His mission is to create an unforgettable, epic sound experience for rodeo fans.

Todd will be a new face at Minnesota's oldest ProRodeo so let's meet Kye Todd with Kirchmann Media Group's Q&A:

Q. Favorite songs to play when road tripping?

A. Anything by Turnpike Troubadours or Treaty Oak Revival

Q. Which country artist would he be, if he could switch for a month? Why?

A.  Probably Cody Johnson. He seems to be living the life, play a few shows then spend the weekend hunting or at a rodeo, that sounds great

Q. First album he purchased on his own? This could be a CD, cassette, etc.

A. I believe it was probably Kenny Chesney, the road and the radio on CD

Q. This is his first time performing in Minnesota what does he know about our state? Rodeo?

A. I know you have the biggest mall in the country. I visited it one time while flying out of Minneapolis. I’ve been told rodeo is great in Minnesota and Buffalo is one of the greatest events of the year, can’t wait to experience it in person!

Q. Favorite candy bar?

A. Twix

Q. Favorite dive bar?

A. I’ve gotten to see some good ones, but probably Jake’s Fish Camp. It’s a little hole in the wall about 15 minutes from my house on the Alabama River. They’ve got cheap beer and a fantastic burger. My other favorite is probably the Cozy Cove in Kissimmee, Florida

Q. Favorite salad bar?

A. I haven’t seen a good salad bar quite as often as I used to. I know Ruby Tuesday used to have a good one. The salad bar at Fat Boys BBQ in Kissimmee, Florida is a good one.

Editor notes: Written by Gretchen Kirchmann. For Buffalo Rodeo media inquiries contact [email protected]

Images supplied by Kye Todd and Haylee Glasscock.