I saw Eddy Arnold at the 1953 Houston Livestock show and Rodeo. All I remember about the Houston Livestock show is how fat and sleek all the cows and bulls looked. I think it was also called the Houston Fatstock show then.
Eddy Arnold came out and did his thing right in the rodeo arena just like they still do today.
Bob looks like a cowboy singer now. He dresses in suits that look like Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers.
The link below is to past performers.
And below is a link that gives a history that says it was in fact called The Fatstock Show in the beginning.