AMERICAN COWBOY SHOWDOWN CREATOR KOLT BARBER TEAMS WITH SETH WOODS/SWOODS MEDIA
• AG Entertainment Visionaries Join In TV Production Endeavor
With Goal To Launch New Series •
Kolt Barber (Left) and Seth Wood (Right)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kolt Barber and Seth Wood have announced their mutual alliance in a television production endeavor to introduce a new series positioned to draw audiences with an “American Spirit” and a palate for real-life TV. Barber, who is a country recording artist (Barbed Wire Entertainment), owner of Maverick Management, and the creator of The American Cowboy Showdown, joined Wood (Swood Media), producer of "Corn Warriors" and "The Pod Fathers" (RFD-TV) to launch the production of the television series, "Saddle To The Stage." An idea spawned by The Kolt Barber American Cowboy Showdown (an IPRA sanctioned event that combines rodeo and live country music entertainment) which kicked of in June this summer, the real life, action-packed, country music and agri-tainment TV show, "Saddle To The Stage," will chronicle the life and times of a fast-paced traveling rough-stock rodeo, a touring band, and an AG consultant and rancher—to harvest the all-American spirit of the great outdoors. “Livening the ‘American Spirit,’ this reality TV show will cater to the AG community—farmers, ranchers, cowboys—and those who have an admiration for our American history, livelihood and way of life,” Barber said. “Our commitment, first and foremost, is to provide family entertainment based on true-to-life stories and excitement from behind the rodeo chutes, in the field and studio and from center stage.” “Having experience attracting TV audiences that live in rural areas, an audience that is starving for ‘real TV,’ we are confident ‘Saddle To The Stage’ holds great promise for success,” added Seth Wood, Swood Media. The brand new TV & streaming series will capture the cultural context of the modern-day cowboy, rodeo competitor, AG businessman and Nashville recording artist through this behind-the-scenes, real time, reality-meets-travelogue, meets music entertainment and rodeo production. Production began in June filming at various locations throughout the Southeast.
ABOUT KOLT BARBER Ag Consultant • Ag Architect A visionary and problem-solver dedicated to “Keep America growing,” Kolt is owner of Maverick Management, a modern agronomy, farm and ranch consulting company. Kolt earned his degree in Agricultural Marketing. He and his team design and implement modern marketing ideas, strategies and blueprints for the farm, ranch and corporate operations. With a proven track record across a wide variety of agricultural sectors, he has become a sought-after agricultural manager and consultant lending assistance and directive to corporate feed, seed, grain and bio-fuel companies, farm bureaus and co-ops, and local farmers and ranchers throughout the U.S. Specialty services include: navigating through climate changes and evolving challenges in animal welfare; soil, plant and acreage analysis; crop, pasture, herd and operation assessment, and customized farm and ranch mapping and management. maverickmanagement.net The Entertainer Kolt is a contemporary/traditional country music recording artist who is a charismatic, engaging and electric LIVE stage performer (likened to Garth Brooks). He has shared the stage with numerous country music legends, including Travis Tritt, John Anderson and Tanya Tucker; carrying the torch for country music legends and tradition, Waylon Jennings is one of his biggest influences in line with Haggard, Cash, Vern Gosdin, Keith Whitley and The Eagles. Kolt has spent the last decade performing before hundreds of thousands of country music fans at fairs, festivals, AG shows and rodeos. koltbarber.com ABOUT SETH WOOD/SWOOD MEDIA Seth Wood is the executive producer and creator of the hit agricultural TV series, Corn Warriors. His 22 years in video production and media marketing have positioned him to become a top-shelf trendsetter in contemporary production with concentration in catering to the rural and agricultural television audience. For more than a decade, Wood has worked in tandem with A-list ad agencies and brands (John Deere, Pioneer, Brandt, Precision Planting, Agrigold, 360 Yield Center, and more) throughout the country as well as alongside extraordinary talents such as Steven Spielberg, Patricia Arquette and Rainn Wilson. Wood’s national credits highlight contributions to a number of major TV series including Extreme Home Makeover, Pet Nation Renovation (Animal Planet), Christmas Light Fight (CBS), Burning Sands (Netflix) and countless others. Over the past three years, Wood has placed his concentration in the agricultural television brand and sector to successfully deliver entertainment and educational content (agri-tainment) to the masses via the original hit programs Corn Warriors and The Podfather. His goal is to build a network of reality/doc agrit-tainment and enhance his involvement in Saddle To The Stage. Swoodmedia.com
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