Rodeo Clown: Ron Burton

RONALD BURTON brings over 20 years of experience as a rodeo clown and entertainer, and has thrilled rodeo fans throughout the United States. He is known for his family-friendly humor and comedy acts, which has earned him the honorable distinction, Cowboy’s Professional Rodeo Association’s Contract Act of the Year, in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, & 2022 as well as the 2020 PRCA Ram Great Lakes Circuit Finals Barrel Man.  Ronald is dedicated to entertaining audiences, protecting the bull riders in the arena, and demonstrating professionalism and hard work behind the scenes at the rodeo. In addition, he makes personal appearances at sponsor locations, radio/TV spots, parades, and other promotional activities in support of the rodeos he works.

Ronald has appeared on ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover Home Edition, Discovery Channel’s Battleground Earth, and he is featured in the Coca-Cola advertisement for the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Ronald is also starring in a documentary film that chronicles his life as a rodeo clown, called Man in the Can, now available on DVD.  See the trailer and visit the website to learn more about the film.

Ronald is from Philadelphia, Mississippi, but travels all over the country entertaining rodeo fans of all ages. References available upon request.



Announcer: Kelly Kenney

Kenney was born and raised in small town America where his family has resided for many generations, in Southwest Missouri. Where the priorities were, family, church, hunting & fishing, sports, agriculture, horses, cattle, etc.

Kenney’s interest in rodeo came young & he started competing in high school, into college while simultaneously playing music in a country band. Ironically, at a local rodeo in ‘96, the announcer ‘no showed’ and Kenney reluctantly filled in to help & from there, his career began. Working many different rodeos over the next few years & becoming the rodeo coach at Missouri Valley College, Kenney received his PRCA Pro Rodeo Announcer card in 2000 (at 25 yrs. old) and he’s worked between 75-100 performances annually since & currently.

With wife Amanda & 8 yr. old son Kolter, they still reside in Southwest MO., in the Stockton Lake area on their working cattle ranch enjoying the ranch & rodeo life.

“I’m forever indebted to many folks. This wonderful life wouldn’t be possible without all those who’ve helped us, the stock contractors, committee’s, fellow announcers, specialty acts, clowns, bullfighters, sponsors, fans, friends, the list is long, and we’re beyond grateful & humbled by it all” Says Kenney.