Once again Delta County is on the map. The positive spotlight featured Delta County Judge Jason Murray, his wife, Heather Murray, and their three children as they were highlighted in an American Hat Company promotion honoring the National Day of the Cowboy.
The American Hat Company Inc., based in Bowie, Texas, is an endorsing sponsor of J&J Roping Company, owned by the Murray brothers, Jason and Judd. The company has been making quality American made products since 1915.
Promotional photographer Scott Slusher approached Judge Murray about the project and the need for a rodeo family involved in the western lifestyle, after being selected by the company.
The American Hat Company posted this on Facebook: #NationalDayOfTheCowboy should be more than just one day because sometimes the best cowboys ain’t cowboys at all. This post was made is a photo of Murray’s daughters. Another post read, “Mamas, let your babies grow up to be cowboys. #NationalDayOfTheCowboy” also made with a photo of their son, Jack. The company takes great pride in supporting Americans and how their product is made in America.
“Thanks, American Hat Company and Scott Slusher for including our family in this amazing video! Thanks, American Hat Company for keeping all of us in great hats,” expressed mother Heather Murray on links to the promotional videos. The video is set to song, “Men & Coyotes” by Red Shahan. It was created by Scott Slusher and Evett Rolston.
The company paid tribute to #NationalDayOfTheCowboy by their statement, “we’re celebrating those that are up before the sun, and asleep long after it goes down. Giving thanks to those that work hard every single day. We’re grateful to those that raise their children to live the western lifestyle and carry on the heritage. It’s more than just a cowboy hat, it represents a lifestyle. We’re proud to be cowboys. Proud to be American. Proud to wear an American.
Judge Murray said the video was shot all in one day out at the Abilene finals.
“We were glad to be involved in it,” said the Judge, not realizing they would be so famous on social media. Nearly the entire family starred in the final cut of the video. “They take good care of us. We appreciate them keeping us all in great hats. It is a great company.”