Rodeo Champ Wife / Mum to Praise Royal


Most of you know me from my music, TV hosting and fitness… however, first and foremost I am a wife and mother. My Husband Tyson Durfey is 2016 World Champion Tie Down Roper and an amazing man. Tyson and I got married in 2013 and in September 2016 we welcomed our first baby girl into the world, Miss Praise Royal Durfey.


Tyson Durfey


Tyson Durfey grew up in Savannah, Missouri, training horses and ranching with his dad and brothers.

“My dad Roy roped in the PRCA, and then when he quit, he started ranching and riding calf roping horses. My whole family, including my older brothers Travis and Wes, roped calves.”

At nine years old, Tyson competed in his first rodeo, and as soon as he turned eighteen, he hit the rodeo trail.

Tyson’s PRCA career began in 2003 and through the years, he has earned his way into the highest ranks of professional tie-down ropers. His achievements include three Canadian World Championships (the first ever non-Canadian resident to achieve this feat), winning “The American” in 2014, qualifying nine times for the WNFR, and over one million dollars in PRCA earnings. Tyson’s work ethic and passion for this sport have propelled him to household name status among rodeo fans.

Tyson believes his success is best used as a platform to serve others. He does this through supporting many charitable foundations, especially those focused on breast cancer research, and his signature pink shirt is worn in support of those battling the disease. Outside of the arena, Tyson puts his business mind to use through growing his wife’s company, Shea Michelle Buckles, public speaking, and promoting his sponsors and partners.

Tyson and Shea met at Rodeo Houston in 2011. Sparks flew and they were married on October 6, 2013. The couple lives near Weatherford, Texas. When they’re not traveling to a rodeo, you can find them working out at the nearest gym, riding their young prospects, or working on their business.


  • 2016 World Champion Tie Down Roper
  • 2016 Houston Rodeo Champion
  • 2015 Columbia River Circuit Champion
  • 2014 The “American” Rodeo Winner
  • 9-time NFR Qualifier
  • 5-time CNFR Qualifier
  • 3-time Canadian Champion
  • 2011 Dodge Circuit finals Champion


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