- Started training for rodeo by riding calves while he was still a toddler.
- Captured a record-setting seventh title of World All-Around Rodeo Champion in 1998, breaking the mark set by Larry Mahan.
- Was inducted into the ProRodeo Hall of Fame in 2000.
- Co-wrote the song "Till We Run Out Of Road" with then-girlfriend Jewel – whose father was an Alaska All-Around Rodeo Champion – for the singer's 2001 album, This Way.
- Along with Jewel and other celebrities, helped secure approval of the National Day of the Horse by the U.S. Senate, with the goal of raising awareness of the contribution of horses to America's economy and history.
- Participated in ABC's summer 2007 reality series Fast Cars & Superstars: The Young Guns Celebrity Race, in which NASCAR drivers taught celebrities how to race stock cars.
- Runs a working ranch in Stephenville, Texas.
- Butch Murray — Father
- Kerri Murray — Sister
- Butch Myers — Uncle
- Jewel — Wife (separated)
- Kase Townes Murray — Son
- Cash Myers — Cousin
- Joy Murray — Mother
- Rope Myers — Cousin
- Kim Murray — Sister
- Tygh Myers — Cousin
- Attended Odessa College, Odessa, Texas, United States