JOHNNY HILAND

Atwood Hats is proud to introduce Johnny Hiland, a very talented musician who proudly wears the “Kaycee” Atwood Hat. The last weekend in May, Johnny will be in downtown Dallas for the annual Dallas International Guitar Festival. If you are in the area, make plans to attend! We are so honored that Johnny loves the “Kaycee” and we thoroughly enjoy listening to his music. To learn more about Johnny and his music, visit his website: http://www.johnnyhiland.net/index.html Here is a photo of Johnny playing at the Marty Stuart show last...

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Loretta Lynn

Brooks singing with Loretta Lynn On July 5 during her annual Conway Twitty appreciation show. Loretta at the age of 82 still sounds just like the record. Her voice is strong and clear even now as the reigning queen of country music sang hit after hit. She invited Brooks to join her this year to sing “Feelings” a song she did as duet with Conway Twitty. When you get to sing cheek to cheek with an icon, it doesn’t get any better than...

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Largest Hat Shipment Ever!

On May 27th, the Atwood Hat Company warehouse received the largest shipments of hats from the factory than any other time in its history. Normally, we bring two large truck loads per month. This month, we were able to produce enough hats to bring a 53 foot semi trailer loaded with 24,447 hats. We brought in all the ranch hands, our warehouse crew, and Brooks’ crew from the felt shop to help unload.The truck driver thought he could take a long nap while we unloaded… he was wrong! We unloaded more than 24,000 hats in 45 minutes. What a great group of people we have put together to help us do what we...

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Grandkids Working Cattle!

Atwood Ranch near Frankston, Texas – April 28, 2014. Brooks, Tori, Garrett, Buck and Jake Atwood and two Schackelford boys from down the road. What a crew! They may not have to work when they are grown, but they will know how. No nintendos here! What a thrill for their Papa to watch! – Dick...

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Get to know Sharon Camarillo

The following is an exerpt from Sharon Camarillo’s biography on her website. She has graciously allowed Atwood Hat Co. the opportunity to post about her. We are so proud to have such a professional represent Atwood Hat Co.!   It has been written many times that I am an accomplished horsewoman. To that, I say that I have been blessed to have had the opportunity to study equestrian skills, establish relationships with industry professionals and have earned the respect of my friends and students that I have had the honor to mentor. My career has encompassed many facets of the western and equestrian world. My signature collections of saddles and tack under the Sharon Camarillo Collection have earned respect in the retail market place. In recognition of my multi-faceted career, the Western and English Manufacturer’s Association presented me with their “Top Hand” award in 2005. The more opportunities I am exposed to, the more I understand our western industry and lifestyle, and the closer I can relate to those who are interested in following in my footsteps. I believe in goal setting as the primary resource to realistically organizing one’s life. As a Southern California raised, “Cowgirl at Heart,” I always dreamed of owning a ranch, including all the things I envisioned that ranch life encompassed: wide-open spaces, horses and cattle. What surrounded my young life were beaches and summer vacations around national parks with my parents. To their dismay, the pack stations and feedlots were the scenery that drew my attention and stirred my interests. After gaining some livestock experience at the San Jacinto Livestock Commission Company, I was able to hone my riding skills. Riding, roping and goat tying college rodeo scholarships helped me graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree from California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, a university famous for its rodeo team. My degree is in Agricultural Business and Economics. I believe in the power of education and am proud to commit myself to being a life-long learner. A National Intercollegiate World Championship gave me the confidence and introduction to the world of professional rodeo. Realizing that if I chose to pursue a career as a rodeo competitor, the only event open for women at that time in the professional ranks was barrel racing. I also understood that to be competitive in the sport of professional barrel racing, it would take more skills and better horses than I had to date. So… my journey began. Two of the highlights of my rodeo career were the opportunity to compete with other national finalists at a Command Rodeo Performance for President Reagan and be a guest at the White House, and the chance to travel with a group of top riders selected by Wrangler to compete in an international rodeo in Argentina. The friendships I made in the rodeo business will remain with me forever. After qualifying for four National Finals Rodeos, the...

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