Country Stars To Perform in 2013 Rodeo Houston Concert Line-Up. The annual long running Rodeo Houston kicks off very soon running from February 25th – March 17th. Besides being the largest livestock show and rodeo, Rodeo Houston also features a massive line-up of country concerts with the best of the best in country music right now! From George Strait to The Band Perry, there is a whole range of talent lined up! Check out the complete list below, and get ready because tickets go on sale Saturday, January 12th! Also, be sure to check out their Twitter because they’ve been giving away tickets like hot cakes! 2013 Rodeo Houston Concert Line-Up. Feb. 25 Toby Keith Feb. 26 Gary Allan Feb. 27 Alan Jackson Feb. 28 Zac Brown Band March 1 Mary J. Blige March 2 Brantley Gilbert March 3 Demi Lovato March 3 Austin Mahone March 4 Styx March 5 Lady Antebellum March 6 Dierks Bentley March 7 Bruno Mars March 8 Tim McGraw March 9 The Band Perry March 10 Julion Alvarez March 10 Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon March 11 Jason Aldean March 12 Kenny Chesney March 13 Jake Owen March 14 Pitbull March 15 Blake Shelton March 16 Luke Bryan March 17 George Strait March 17 Martina McBride March 17 Randy Rogers Band
Checkin’ In with Billy Gilman with 10 Random Questions! We all remember Billy Gilman from back in 2000 when his song “One Voice” was a top 20 hit on the Billboard Country Music Charts. The Rhode Island native can be found in the Guinness Book Of World Records for the youngest singer to reach No.1 on the top country album chart. His latest song “The Choice” features 18 other country artists including Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire and Leann Rimes. The song is about giving to those who are needy, and each song downloaded will buy 1 pair of shoes for children in need. Gilman has a big voice but an even bigger heart. We caught up with him for our 10 random questions, and this is what he had to say: 1. How have you changed or grown since we first heard you at 11 years old singing “One Voice?” I think between the ages of 12 and the age I am now, which is 24, everyone makes those natural leaps in maturity .I got to see a lot of the world at a very young age, and dealt with more adults in a business sense, so i think I matured at a pretty young age. But also, I really have become more chill. I was always a hyper and very animated kid. Kind of embarrassing when I look back lol. 2. What is your favorite song that you’ve written? I’m proud of them all but of course certain ones stand out. Like The Choice. I’m very proud of that song and the mission it supports. 3. What other artists do you currently listen to? Just downloaded The Lumineer’s new record. It’s great. 4. Where is your favorite place to perform? I think The Grand Ole Opry. There’s something spiritual about it. 5. Any new projects in the works? I have some songs that I am really proud of that will hopefully be heard in early 2013 keep your fingers crossed. At the end of the day I have to believe that the people and companies that release my new music are releasing it because they see the growth and they see the future. Not just a fast dollar. That’s hard to find. 6. Where is your favorite place to eat? I love mom and pop kind of places and home cooked food. I also like to cook so I stay home. In RI I love West Bakery and in Nashville I love Mafiosso’s — I love pizza that’s good. 7. If you could duet with any female artist who would it be? There’s a few I think would be cool to sing with. I have always liked Allison Krauss’ voice. 8. If you could have a superpower what would you pick? To find one good politician. 9. Do you consider yourself trendy? Do you follow clothing trends? Some people say I am, but I don’t feel I am nor try to be. I don’t follow anything — I just Continue reading 10 Random Questions with Billy Gilman
Alan Jackson Is Releasing A Limited Number Of Photo Books With Proceeds Going Towards Colon Cancer Research. It seems like country artists are always doing their part to help others and Alan Jackson is one of them, this time with the cause being very close to home. He will release a limited number of his book Seasons of Sweetbriar – A Photographic Collection of Home by Alan Jackson. The full purchase price of each book will be donated to the Colon Cancer Alliance’s Blue Note Fund, benefitting colon cancer patients in need. “Sweetbriar – created by God, bound by the Harpeth River, and guarded by hand laid rock walls from years ago – this 140 acres of fertile valley shadowed by the Tennessee hills has privileged my family and me with a landscape for living” – excerpt from the book’s Foreward by Alan. The Sweetbriar estate is where Alan, his wife Denise and their three daughters, Mattie, Ali and Dani lived for over 13 years. The original intent when Alan began the photo collection was to prepare a photo journal that his daughters would have to look back on when they moved out on their own. Once the book was complete Alan and Denise realized it was a treasure filled with beauty and significance and shared it with family and a few close friends. The book is a hardbound coffee table piece with more than 200 photographs of the landscape, buildings, ponds, trees, wildlife and other intimate reflections of life at Sweetbriar. The Jacksons sold Sweetbriar in 2010 and just a few months afterwards Denise was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. “That rocked my world, as I’m sure it does every person who gets a cancer diagnosis,” she explains. “That really brought to my attention the CCA and awareness and what the organization does. It became an obvious way for us to be able to do something meaningful with these books and be able to raise money for the Blue Note Fund.” Seasons of Sweetbriar can be purchased through www.alanjackson.com for $25 or $50 for a book autographed by Alan, while supplies last. 100 percent of proceeds will be donated to the CCA’s Blue Note Fund.
Performers for the 2010 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo have been announced, and leading the pack is Toby Keith! The schedule for the 2010 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is still under construction, however it has been leaked that Toby Keith will be headlining at least one day. Other performers at the event include Rodney Atkins, Lady Antebellum, Randy Houser, Tim McGraw, Darius Rucker, James Otto, Blake Shelton, Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins, Dierks Bentley and Jake Owen. Keep your eyes peeled for the full line-up which is expected to come out in January. Please remember that proceeds from the annual stock show and rodeo support Texas youth and education. The organization also seeks to positively influence the agricultural industry in Texas. your support and attendance go a long way!Country Music Photo Gallery