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Red Dirt Rangers look forward to Christmas Show

Christmas happens to be the most joyful time of the year for august Payne County band the Red Dirt Rangers.
by Brandy McDonnell Published: December 21, 2012

Of course, children also can be a challenging audience.

“Kids owe you nothing. You'd better entertaining and quick because they will turn their back and walk away in a heartbeat and not feel one thing bad about it. You know, like adults will sit there and watch something they don't like just to be nice. Kids don't do that,” he said with a laugh.

The Rangers' performance, which will be kept to a kid-friendly 30 to 40 minutes, will include Christmas songs, as well as cuts from the band's 1990s album “Blue Shoe: Music for Kids of All Ages.”

Sunday's event also will include a visit from Santa Claus, along with punch and cookies for the youngsters.

Admission to this year's show is $5 a person.

“We just have a fun time doing it,” Cooper said. “It takes me aback when I see a guy come up to us at a bar and say, ‘Oh yeah, I saw you at the Christmas show when I was a kid.' It's like ‘Oh, wow.'”

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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