The State Fair of Texas announced auditions for the new voice of Big Tex and Erykah Badu may just be the perfect person.
If you’ve never been to the State Fair of Texas, Big Tex is not only the face but a cultural icon and ambassador for the event. The 55-foot cowboy has been a symbol since his introduction in 1952 known for greeting attendees with his welcoming “Howdy, folks!”
The State Fair of Texas announced in April they were looking for the next voice of Big Tex and the Dallas legend herself, Erykah Badu auditioned for the part. The press release stated they were looking for voices that embody true Texan traits like “friendliness, generosity, loyalty, persistence, and commitment.”
Badu and Big Tex have a lot in common like being Dallas legends, their big hats, and sharing the same love and appreciate all things in the Lone Star State.
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The new voice would help record professional voice-overs and do live readings for Big Tex. Although the voice will remain anonymous, you can hear Big Tex’s new voice on opening day, September 25.
Watch the groovy audition tape below and if you agree, there’s also a petition to make Badu the voice of Big Tex.
We Won: Erykah Badu Vs. Jill Scott Instagram Live Battle Was All Love
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It’s crazy that Tyrone has gotten years and years of slander and he was just being a good friend. We act like Queen Badu was talking to him. Clearly he was just the friend with a car. #Verzuz— Charlamagne Tha God (@cthagod) May 10, 2020
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This Jill & Erykah got me wanting to just go and chill with my girlfriends with bottles of 🍷 and just enjoy a concert on the lawn! Go away virus!! #Verzuz #JillScottVsErykahBadu pic.twitter.com/sqQmJkOktS— ATLgitta (@AtLgitta) May 10, 2020
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When Jill played “The Way” Erykah called on her fam to sing along and then screamed, “We love you!” To which Miss Jilll exclaimed, “Love You!!” We needed this healing moment ❤️🥰 #Verzuz #JillScottVsErykahBadu pic.twitter.com/VTir0bwJsj— Madam Vice President Harris is GOAT! (@flywithkamala) May 10, 2020
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