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When it comes to Janie Johnson, you can’t help but fall in love with her authentic rodeo roots and love for the sport of rodeo! Her go-getter and can’t-take-no attitude has helped her both in the barrel racing pen and in her professional career as a sideline broadcaster for professional rodeo. Whether it was creating videos as a steer wrestling hazer at the National High School Rodeo Finals or showing up almost unannounced for an internship at the National Finals Rodeo, Janie takes you along her adventure to become a COWGIRL Magazine 30 Under 30 2021 recipient!
“Growing up in Canyon, Texas, which is just outside of Amarillo and the definition of “west Texas.” Despite growing up on a ranch, Janie wanted to be a superstar or Disney channel star like Hillary Duff in Lizzie McGuire. It wasn’t until her teen years that she fully got into horses and rodeo, even though she had been riding her whole life.
“Janie’s dad was a four-time world champion saddle bronc rider, and was an all-around likeable and joyful man. In hindsight, Janie appreciates horses and family so much more than she ever did in the time. Horses, animals and the land, looking back, shaped her and she feels lucky to have had the childhood that she had.”
Listen to Janie’s episode here!
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