Music Director – Jesse Knudsen

Music Director Jesse Knudsen was born and raised in “Rodeo City” of Manawa, WI. The 45-year-old has traveled from Wisconsin to Florida, Massachusetts to Utah and everywhere in between. Knudsen has been playing the music at rodeos and bullridings since 2010 and works about 30 events each year. In all told the former PRCA bullrider and PRCA bullfighter has had his talents displayed in 36 states.

In the winter of 2019, Jesse’s talents took him across the world to the middle east in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as part of the King Abdul Aziz Camel Festival Bullriding. There he performed for the United States Embassy and the Prince of Saudi Arabia during his stay. In November of 2021 Jesse was selected to be the Music Director at the National Finals Steer Roping in Mulvane, KS. Knudsen currently serves on the PRCA Executive Council as the Music Director, a position that was voted on by his peers.

When Knudsen is not on the road, he enjoys spending time with his daughter Brenley Mae and following the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers.

We encourage you to follow him on social media at @920rodeo.