by John Aldrich
Held on Saturday afternoon, this is one of the popular events of the show. Loosely based on American Idol, the Grandmas are given a theme about which to make up a song. In keeping with this years rug show theme, they were asked to sing about their horse and how it helped them in their lives. After a few minutes to think it over they stood up to present their song.
To add color to the event each Grandma picked out one of several brightly colored western hats to wear while they sang.
One of the early contestants, Lena Cowboy, was the eventual winner:
Last year's winner, Carol Blackhorse, was back to defend her title but didn't pull it off this year:
At the end, overall winner, Lena Cowboy, takes a victory lap on Jay's horse: