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Houston Rodeo

Mike Sudhalter  |  March 22, 2010


The Ferris Wheel wasn't the only fun thing about the Houston Rodeo. Lady Antebellum played, too

Since I moved to Houston in August 2008, I look forward to the rodeo. If you can brave the crowds and the traffic, there's usually a pretty good country music show waiting for you at the end of an entertaining rodeo at Reliant Stadium.

Last Monday, I watched Lady Antebellum play, and while it was a good show, it only lasted about 45 minutes to an hour. You only get about half the length of a regularly-scheduled show, kind of like a sampling.

It was interesting to hear Lady A perform Luke Bryan's "Do I," which two of the members - Charles Kelley and Dave Haywood - co-wrote.

I was planning on seeing Gretchen Wilson's performance in "The Hideout," a relatively small tent, but the line was so long that I changed those plans; I look forward to hearing her new album.

Speaking of new albums, it'll be good to hear Alan Jackson's new one next Tuesday.

It was disappointing to hear pop star Miley Cyrus make some negative comments towards country music. If it weren't for country music, her father, Billy Ray, wouldn't have been a star. His success is at least partially responsible for hers. And she had success on the country charts with "The Climb."

When the pop scene has moved on to the next big thing, Cyrus may change her tune regarding country music. And country will likely welcome her back with open arms.

Josh Abbott knows how to pick duet partners. First, Charla Corn on "A Good Night For Dancing." And now, Kacey Musgraves on "Oh Tonight."

It's one of the best songs on JAB's "She's Like Texas" album.

The Texas Music scene is wonderful. In California, you hear the TX Music and enjoy it, but once you're in the Lone Star State, you realize that it's almost like a soundtrack for life in Texas.

:: Posted at 10:45 PM by Mike Sudhalter ::
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