Jason Hetland has a very special sit down with the Rodeo legend Lane Frost’s parents Elsie and Clyde. We talk about everything from Aaron Watson’s tribute song to their son to all the memorials that are around the country.
I get their perspective on the movie “8 Seconds” that portrays his life and the amount of respect and recognition that Lane brought to the sport of Professional Rodeo.
Lane Frost was a professional bull rider and Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) member, who died in the arena at the 1989 Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo as a result of injuries sustained riding the bull “Takin’ Care of Business”.
After Lane’s death, Cody Lambert, one of his traveling partners, and a founder of the Professional Bull Riders (PBR), created the protective vest that all professional cowboys now must wear when riding bulls.
In 1994, the biopic movie based on Frost’s life, 8 Seconds, was released. Luke Perry portrayed Frost in the movie. Lane’s best friend Tuff Hedeman was played by Stephen Baldwin.
Frost is buried next to his hero and mentor Freckles Brown at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Hugo, Oklahoma.
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