SIOUX FALLS – Senator Billie Sutton, candidate for South Dakota governor, began a statewide radio tour last week, starting off in the Rapid City area. His sister and local country music artist, Rehme Sutton, is accompanying him as they stop at radio stations to share Billie’s story and talk about Billie’s vision for South Dakota with local listeners.
At each stop, Rehme plays a song she wrote about her brother not long after a career-ending rodeo accident left him paralyzed from the waist down. The song, titled “Billie’s Song” tells the story of his recovery and comeback from the perspective of those closest to him. The siblings have also shared stories about growing up on the family ranch, as well as campaign updates from their time on the road talking to South Dakota voters.
The radio tour and “Billie’s Song” has been met with enthusiasm from listeners and those following on social media. When Senator Sutton announced the tour by sharing Rehme’s song on Facebook last week, the post quickly went viral reaching over 200k people within a few days. [WATCH: Click here to view the video and Facebook post shared 1.8k times.]
The radio tour continues, as the Suttons visit stations in the Sioux Falls area today.
Billie Sutton is a rancher, financial professional at a small community bank, State Senator, former professional rodeo cowboy, fifth-generation South Dakotan, and candidate for Governor.