Evadale native taking rope skills to NBC show finale
Chris McDaniel has spent most of his life on stage, but it wasn’t until his early 30s that he found his true performing passion - working as a Wild West showman and world champion trick roper.
The Evadale native was working as a sound engineer for Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers when the performers had to learn trick roping for a show.
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McDaniel said he took a shot at it and was “hooked.”
In the 30 years since, McDaniel has traveled the country showing off his rope tricks at rodeos and small private events.
On Wednesday, McDaniel, 61, will perform in front of 6.7 million viewers - his largest audience yet - on the season finale of the NBC show “Big Little Shots: Forever Young.”
The talent show, hosted by Steve Harvey, is a twist on “Little Big Shots,” a program that features kids with hidden talents.
Read more in Friday’s print edition of The Enterprise.