Fans of the West Enter to Win Personal Recorded Voicemail Greeting by "Blazing Saddles" Star Burton "Bubba" Gilliam

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Gold Buckle Network spokesperson and veteran film actor to make lucky fan the envy of friends and family with a unique personal message to greet callers.

Gold Buckle Network™ (, The New Way To Access The West™, is running a unique promotion for worldwide fans of the West. The Grand Prize winner will receive one of the most unique experiences ever—a voicemail greeting recorded by veteran film actor and Blazing Saddles star Burton "Bubba" Gilliam. Three second-prize winners will receive a 30th Anniversary Edition Blazing Saddles DVD autographed by Bubba Gilliam.

This promotion is the latest in a series of Gold Buckle Network contests and giveaways that bring the best of the West directly to fans worldwide. The GBN Bubba Gilliam Voicemail Greeting contest goes a step beyond traditional media downloading. Rather than winning a prerecorded download, this promotion lets one lucky winner "download" the actual person.

When the winner is announced, he or she will be able to speak directly with Bubba Gilliam. Bubba will record a voicemail or answering machine greeting message "live" on the phone. Then, when the Grand Prize winner's callers reach the machine, they will be greeted by one of the best-known Western actors of today. Visit for offer details.

"Burton Gilliam is one of the most recognizable personalities in the Western genre," notes GBN Vice President of Programming Russ Aman. "This is one of those promotions I wish GBN employees could participate in! I'm going to be very jealous of the person who wins the Grand Prize in the Bubba Gilliam Voicemail Greeting contest."

In Dallas for the 1973 film "Paper Moon," director Peter Bogdanovich discovered Gilliam and cast him as Floyd the desk clerk. Gilliam's role in "Paper Moon" caught the attention of legendary writer, comedian, and actor Mel Brooks, who cast him in the 1974 classic "Blazing Saddles," transforming Gilliam into a cult hero. Since then, Gilliam has appeared over 40 films, including "Gator," "Hearts of the West," "Fletch," "Back to the Future III," "Honeymoon in Vegas," "The Getaway" and "Drop Dead Sexy," as well as 190 television shows.

All fans of the West can watch rodeo, movies, and TV shows, listen to country music, and shop for unique Western products at GBN currently offers free access to its large library of all-digital Western video and audio entertainment, including rodeos, classic Western movies, country music concerts, classic Western television shows, kids' shows, travel shows, cooking shows and much more.

GBN viewing requires no special hardware or software, and nothing is downloaded to the viewer's PC. The Web-based GBN video player supports full-screen viewing, enabling viewers to maximize a crisp image beyond the size of typical streaming videos. Viewers can even watch GBN on most late-model television displays using simple, inexpensive components. GBN is the premier place to watch, listen and shop for all things Western.

About Gold Buckle Network (GBN)

GBN is an online TV network, music source, and department store for everything Western. At visitors watch rodeos and other Western sports, classic full-length Western movies, documentaries, lifestyle programs, kids' shows and more. In addition, GBN Radio streams digital country music and the GBN General Store offers a great selection of unique Western-influenced products. GBN is The New Way To Access The West — an entertaining and informative online community for millions of Western enthusiasts all over the world. Businesses rely on GBN for one-to-one access to this significant consumer market. For more information about GBN, please visit

The Gold Buckle Network name, acronym, logo, and The New Way To Access The West are trademarks of Gold Buckle Network, Inc. All rights reserved.


Victor A. DiBlasi, Gold Buckle Network

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