OFFSTAGE: Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Bull Riders

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If Ty Murray was a country singer, instead of just being married to one (Jewel), his biggest hit might be a song that discourages his son from following in his footsteps. Murray, a rodeo champ who co-founded the Professional Bull Riders organization, says he wants their son Kase Townes to find a passion — but just not bull riding. The baby is only 3 months old, but Murray told People , “The last thing in the world you want to think about is him getting on a bull. It’s the most dangerous sport in the world. It would give me and Jewel gray hair instantly.” In fact, while Murray is in Las Vegas this week for the PBR World Finals, baby Kase won’t even be there watching. “It’s five performances with rock music blaring, pyro and then smoky casinos — no place for a 3-month-old baby,” he said. Good call on Murray’s part. Although it may not be so easy when Kase is a teenager and wants to be a bull rider. That’s when Kase is likely to beat him down with a steady stream of reminders along the lines of, “But you did it, Dad.”

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.