‘Yellowstone’ Star Forrie Smith Scheduled to Appear at Southern Indiana Rodeo in May
If you count yourself as one of the millions of fans of the hit TV show, Yellowstone, you know actor Forrie J. Smith as Lloyd Pierce, the oldest ranch hand on the fictional Dutton family ranch and one of the members of the group who have been branded for their loyalty to the family and the business. Coming up in May, you'll get the chance to see the cowboy-turned-actor when he makes an appearance at the River City Rodeo in southern Indiana.
Get to Know Forrie J. Smith
Smith was born in Helena, Montana in 1959 and is a self-described, "product of rodeo." His grandfather rodeoed and his dad is in the Canadian Cowboy Hall of Fame. He grew up on his grandparent's ranch where he began horseback riding at a young age. He jumped into the world of acting with a role in the made-for-TV movie, Desperado in 1987 before working as a stuntman in Rambo III and Lightning Jack, and landing roles in other movies and TV shows such as Tombstone, Better Call Saul, and of course his current gig, Yellowstone, where he's appeared in 45 episodes, according to his IMDB profile and is always good for a few words of wisdom.
Warning: The video below contains some not-safe-for-work language, as they say.
Forrie J. Smith to Appear at River City Rodeo in Evansville
Forrie will be appearing during day two of the River City Rodeo at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Fairgrounds in Evansville taking place on Friday, May 19th, and Saturday, May 20th from 5:00 to 11:00 PM Central each day. The event is put together by the Hoosier Cowboy Association, a non-profit organization that looks to use a "unified and positive culture to improve the mental, physical, and spiritual needs of our communities thru relationships, hard work, integrity, and faith."
In addition to Forrie's appearance, the two-day, Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) event will also feature seven events, plus live music on Saturday from local favorites, Tailgate Revival, a cooking demonstration by Evansville resident, and winner of 78 BBQ Grand Championships, Jim Johnson, as well as a bounce house for the kids, a petting zoo, mutton busting, and food trucks.
River City Rodeo Tickets
Tickets for the event are available now through the Hoosier Cowboy Association website for $20 each (plus taxes and fees) with proceeds going to help provide service animals to first responders and veterans suffering from PTSD.
[Sources: Hoosier Cowboy Association / IMDB / Outsider.com]