John Harrison and team are affectionately known as "The Clown Family" among rodeo fans and professionals. You rarely see John at a rodeo without his tribe. He and his wife, Carla, have had four children. Addy, their oldest, is embarking on a fun journey of her own. She interviews contestants and rodeo personnel by asking them questions kids want to know about. Caz, their son, is often dressed just like John entertaining and doing flips during the mutton busting. The father - son duo have opened the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo (WNFR) 3 times. Next in line would be Billie, a daughter that is an angel in Heaven now. Capping off the crew is the youngest girl, Charlee, who is the self-proclaimed "leader" of everything, but especially the Clown Family!
John comes by the family aspect honestly. While he is a noted rodeo clown and barrelman, his late grandfather, Freckles Brown, was a rodeo legend (Freckles rode the "unrideable" bull, Tornado, the subject of Western Music songs, and was a World Champion Bull Rider in 1962). John was around rodeo and rodeo people his whole life. He became a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) in 1999 as a trick rider and trick roper. He later diversified and added barrelman to his PRCA card. John has been performing at rodeos from coast to coast and has become one of the best rodeo entertainers in the business! He was selected to go to the WNFR as the barrelman 8X, won the Coors Man in the Can award 4X, and has held the title of Comedy Act of the Year 4X. Just this year, he has been selected by the PRCA for the following:
- 2022 PRCA WNFR Barrelman
- 2022 PRCA Coors Man in the Can
- 2022 PRCA Comedy Act of the Year
- 2022 PRCA Clown of the Year