Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Beyonce at Houston Rodeo

Well, it's time for the Houston Rodeo again. It start's Thursday, February 27. Beyoncé is a hometown Houston girl, I predict her performance will be an early sellout


Did you know her voice covers five octaves and is insured for $Millions and $Millions? I remember when she was starting as a local hit with her group, Destiny's Child, in 1999.


ZZ Top is also a hometown group. They will put on the finale and should be an early sellout as well.

Generally every performance is a sellout eventually.

Let me know if you are coming. We have a nice guest room and blogger friends are welcome.

RodeoHouston announces 2007 concert lineup, Houston Chronicle, January 08, 2007 (link):

"This year's RodeoHouston lineup today received some significant additions to previously announced performers.

Beyoncé tops the list of returning favorites, hot on the heels of her success with B'Day, released last September.

RodeoHouston warhorses Reba McEntire and Brooks & Dunn will be making their 16th appearances at the event.

But no one can touch George Strait, who will be celebrating his 20th performance at RodeoHouston in 2007.

A few new faces include Sheryl Crow who ... [triumphantly returned from a bout with breast cancer] which forced her to cancel her Rodeo Houston debut in 2006.

Expect a sellout when Houston's 'tweens gather en masse to worship at the feet of the Disney-created Cheetah Girls and Hannah Montana.

... here is the complete lineup:

[Please note that each star has an Web site, just click on his/her name.]

Tuesday, Feb. 27 -- George Strait

Wednesday, Feb. 28 -- Los Lonely Boys [debut]

Thursday, March 1 --
Reba McEntire

Friday, March 2 - Black Heritage Day with Natalie Cole and KEM [debut for KEM]

Saturday, March 3 --
Clay Walker

Sunday, March 4 -- The Cheetah Girls [debut] and Hannah Montana [Disney creations, debut]

Monday, March 5 --
Josh Turner [debut]

Tuesday, March 6 --
Gretchen Wilson

Wednesday, March 7 -- Sheryl Crow

Thursday, March 8 -- Alan Jackson

Friday, March 9 -- Pat Green

Saturday, March 10 -- Martina McBride

Sunday, March 11 -- Go Tejano Day with Pesado [debut] and Emilio

Monday, March 12 -- Spring Break Stampede with Sugarland [debut]

Tuesday, March 13 -- Spring Break Stampede with
Toby Keith

Wednesday, March 14 - Spring Break Stampede with Rascal Flatts

Thursday, March 15 - Spring Break Stampede -- Beyoncé

Friday, March 16 - Spring Break Stampede -- Dierks Bentley

Saturday, March 17 - Brooks & Dunn

Sunday, March 18 - ZZ Top"

[pictures of these stars]

"Ticket prices range from $16 to $300 and can be purchased through all Ticketmaster locations, at, or by phone at 1-800-726-1313.

Tickets will be available starting Saturday (Jan. 13). To avoid service charges, you may also purchase tickets at the Reliant Park box office beginning Jan. 15."

Besides these entertainers, there is an honest-to-goodness rodeo. I like to go over to the livestock show as well. Four H'ers and FFA kids show first, followed by the professionals.

Last year the top steer sold for $315,000. The 16 year old owner plans to use her $85,000 cut to attend Texas A&M University, where she wants to study agricultural engineering [link].

The other $230,000 was distributed among the other competitors to help with their education. [Go here for this year's auction schedule] [and here for a blog about previous rodeo activity]



[Link to last year's lineup]

I've never heard of her but good for her. Sounds like some heavy company at the rodeo.
On your milking story below, the same thing happened to me and on the day after I went to college, Dad sold the cows.
Sounds like a lot of fun to me. I have never been to a rodeo before.
I like rodeos, some parts of it. I don't like the parts that are cruel to the animals though. I like barrel racing and the things like that. I like the clowns! Guess I won't be attending.

Are you going to tell us where you were in the pictures you posted??? Or just leave us wondering?? Inquiring minds want to know!
Good post Jim, quite a line-up of talent.
That is one heck of a lineup!

I guess everything is bigger in Texas!

Thanks for the comment. I thought it pretty funny. Boy, if one of my kids did that I'd have a little chat pronto.

Perhaps I should preempt that move and have the "talk to me if you are taking off" chat.
You are so knowledagble Jim.

Yeah I want to go to a rodeo too.

Take care xx
Hi Jim ~~ Great post and there are a lot of my favorites there, so the music will be wonderful.
Thanks for your visit, glad you enjoyed the kid's jokes and I liked your puctuation marks. I agree the
long trip in the heat may have done me in so it all turned out OK in the end.Take care, Jim, Regards, Merle.

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