The 3rd annual FAME Ranch Round-Up….”Trail Riding, Tailgating, Tunes and Tees”

by Lynn McMillen
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COLBERT COUNTY-Friday, October 10th and Saturday, October 11th,  FAME Girls Ranch will host the 3rd annual FAME Ranch Round-Up “Trail Riding, Tailgating, Tunes and Tees”. Festivities will begin this year on Thursday, October 9th at Rosie’s Mexican Cantina. Rosie’s will be donating 20%  of the cost of your meal when you mention FAME Girls Ranch.  The weekend will kick-off Friday with a golf tournament at Twin Pines Country Club. Registration will start at 11:00 a.m. Enjoy the music of Hannah Aldridge while you eat your lunch. Shot-Gun start be at 12:30 p.m. FAME Ranch will open their gates at 12:00 p.m. on Friday to anyone who wants to bring their horses and campers to ride at will and enjoy over 20 miles of beautiful trails through scenic bluffs, creeks, hardwood forests and rolling pastures. Horse trails have been expanded this year so that riders can ride from FAME Ranch to Gardner Farms. These trails will be familiar to any riders who have participated in Saddle-Up for St. Jude’s annual ride at Gardner Farms.   If you are not a rider, bring your lawn chair and enjoy the music and a delicious hamburger from our concession stand. On Friday night the official kick-off and welcome will take place on stage at 6:30 p.m. near the original home of the Rick Hall family, founders of FAME Recording Studio. Music starts at 7:00 featuring the legendary Rick Hall playing mandolin with Hugh Banks on Guitar. The “Kerry Gilbert Band” will take the stage at 8:00 p.m.

Hugh Banks
Hugh and Rick
Hugh and Rick
Hannah Aldridge
Holli Mosley
Rick Hall
Kerry Gilbert Band
Angela Hacker and James LeBlanc



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On Saturday, trails will open at 7:30 a.m. to ride at will. Concessions, and children’s activities will begin at 11:00  a.m. and silent auction items will be available for viewing with the auction closing at 7:00 p.m.  SEC Football will be featured all day on 2 flat screen televisions. Music begins at 3:00 p.m. with “UnChained” followed by “Wayfaring Strangers”, James Leblanc and Angela Hacker, Hannah Aldridge, and Holli Mosley, leading up to the Headliner Mac McAnally.

All proceeds from this event will go to the Colbert County Sheriff’s FAME Girls Ranch, one of four Sheriffs’ Ranches twin pinesacross the state. The girls, through no fault of their own, are unable to live with their families because of the choices made by the adults in their lives. Established in May 2010, the ranch has cared for 52 girls from across North Alabama. Currently 15 girls call FAME Ranch home. The mission of the ranch is to care for the girls in a Christ centered, family environment and to help them overcome the adversity they have endured instead of becoming a victim of past circumstances. Girls are strongly encouraged to stay at the ranch past high school to pursue a college education or job training.

fame ranch2Golfers cost will be $75 per individual or $225 per three man team. This will include a free t-shirt, lunch and admission to all concerts Friday and Saturday night. Lots of Prizes will be awarded including a new 2014 Kia Soul from Shoals University Kia for a Hole in One Contest. Registration and lunch will start at 11:00 a.m. and Shotgun start will be at 12:30 at Twin Pines Country Club, 1855 Country Club Drive, Russellville, AL 35654.  Teams are limited, so sign up now at

Campers and horse trailers can begin registering at the barn at 4450 Ligon Springs Road at 12:00 p.m.  on Friday. Concessions open at 6:00 p.m. and music begins at 7:00 p.m. Signs will mark the turn off Highway 43, going west on county road 18, between Littleville and Russellville. The $35 per horse will include primitive camping, riding and entry to all concerts. First 300 riders will get a free t-shirt. Any

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