GLADEWATER, TX (KLTV) - Starting Wednesday, some of the best cowboys and cowgirls in the country are in East Texas.
Wednesday night, the 74th Annual Gladewater Round-Up Rodeo kicks off. Competitors spent the day bracing for the crowds.
Back this year is a familiar face, award-winning performer Keith Isley is the specialty act at an event that has become a classic for East Texas.
"Come out an have a great time at the rodeo. Each time one of these contestants nods their heads it could be the highlight of their career or it could be the end of their career. You don't ever know. It's always exciting and action packed," says Isley.
The rodeo starts Wednesday night and goes through Saturday, beginning each night at 8:15 pm. Reserved seating is $14, general admission is $12.