Miranda Lambert Plays for Over-Capacity Crowd at Houston Rodeo

Miranda Lambert played to a full house — and then some – at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Wednesday night. The 73,811 fans in attendance for Miranda’s show is the third largest in the rodeo’s history. The show was a homecoming of sorts for Miranda, a Texas native who started playing bars at 17, including Houston’s [...] Read More

No Bull: Rodeo Is Center Stage On Top 20

Spurs, chaps, dust, cheering crowds and angry bulls. They call the thing rodeo, to quote a Garth Brooks song, and Championship Bull Riding sets the scene for this weekend’s edition of GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown with host Nan Kelley. Country music’s love affair with the rodeo is well-documented. Reba McEntire and Chris LeDoux both participated in the sport prior to their careers as country singers, and Chris was a particular inspiration for Garth’s very first hit, “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old).” It’s hardly the only rodeo-themed song to make the grade in country. George Strait had “Amarillo By Morning” and “I Can Still Make Cheyenne,” Moe Bandy found success with “Rodeo Romeo” and “Bandy The Rodeo Clown,” and Jake Owen played with rodeo culture for the title of his hit “Eight Second Ride.” Read More