How Many Famous People Have You Met While They Were In Great Falls
When it to comes to big name stars, Great Falls only gets a few at a time. Sometimes they pass through on vacation or are in the area to fish or hunt. Some come to Great Falls to perform.
How many “stars” have you met and what is the best story you have about meeting them? I don’t have any great stories, but have had the chance to meet several famous people in my travels.
Keep reading to see pictures of some of the people I have been lucky enough to meet and talk to.
Interviewed Senator Steve Daines at the MT Circuit Finals
I have met most of Montana’s big named politicians.
- United States Senator Jon Tester
- United States Senator Steve Daines
- Unites States House of Representative Matt Rosendale
Congressman Rosendale with the North Middle School Griz Biz kids at MAGIE
I have talked with Unites States House of Representative Ryan Zinke, but have never met him in person.
As far as Montana leadership
- Governor Greg Gianforte
- Lieutenant Governor Kristen Juras
Pat & I with Governor Ginaforte and the First Lady at the Governor's Mansion
Some people might not think they are “stars” but politicians are some of the most powerful people in the country.
Time to move to the entertainment industry. That is where most people would put the label of "stars" after someones name. Montana is home to several stars including the original Yahoo Yodeler- the guy that did the yodel for Yahoo. Wylie Gustafson. Reba McEntire likes to spend time in the area as well as Red Steagall, all 3 of country music fame.
My son got a kick out of "Fluffy" rubbing my belly
I sat on the Montana State Fair Board for six years and had the opportunity to meet many of the performers that came to the state fair. Obviously none of these famous people cared who I was or remember meeting me, but it was fun for me. Several times I was able to introduce my kids to them.
Okay I do a have funny story
Lee Brice was performing at the fair and Jim Sargent set up a radio interview with him in the livestock pavilion. I knew ahead of time so I talked to the 4-H about having a few kids there to greet him. My daughter was one of the kids that came to see him. After Lee’s interview with Sarge I introduced myself to him. He was very polite and friendly until he looked over my shoulder and saw my daughter. He immediately smiled big, reached past me and said “Hello Darling, nice to meet you.”
Excuse me Mr Brice....that's my daughter!
I am not sure if my daughter has washed her sweatshirt that she was wearing that day or if it is preserved in some sort of shrine. Great performer!
I even met the Budweiser Clydesdale Horses
Now it is your turn. Who have you met? Send pictures. Here are a few more for me:
Country Music Star Brett Eldrege- He is tall 6'5"
Aaron Tippin is a regular in Great Falls
Longtime KRTV News Anchor Tim McGonigal- Great guy!
If you have a story idea or something you want to learn more about, give Randy a call at 406-788-3003 or send me an email at email@example.com
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