Cowboy Diaries 2013: Ty Blasingame, Kid Rock Buff

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Ty Blasingame, Team roping
True cowboys are hard to find, but not at the Houston Rodeo. Life on the road leads them here this time every year for the biggest rodeo in the world, where they'll ride and wrangle livestock for cash and glory. Each day, Hair Balls will spotlight one person with enough dirt on his or her boots to call himself a cowboy -- or cowgirl -- and mean it.

Name: Ty Blasingame Age: 28 Hometown: Ramah, Colorado. Got about 500 people there. Event: Team roping

I've been to RodeoHouston for five, six times. Something like that.

My favorite part about RodeoHouston is the committee, which is just so awesome. They've got a red carpet laid out for us; they try to make us feel like rock stars. It's pretty much awesome.

Any rock stars in particular you like? I love Kid Rock. [His earlier stuff, right?] Hell yeah, man. The stuff when I was younger was better.

When I'm not rodeoing, I ride horses, ride colts, spend time at home with the wife. We've got a four-year-old and a five-week-old. They're all here tonight.

If I wasn't rodeoing ... Man, I'd stay home and train horses -- I'd love to do that. Got a trucking business, too -- real little. I'd haul hay all the time.

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