Its a well-deserved boost for the man who proved to The Clash that country rock could be fierce and authentic (Ely played several shows in the South with the London punk legends and sang backup on Should I Stay or Should I Go?). Ely has a permanent seat at country rocks cool table (between John Hiatt and James McMurtry). Catch him during a career peak today at 7 p.m. 520 Texas. For tickets and information, call 713-629-3700 or visit www.ticketmaster.com. $25 to 35.
Fri., Dec. 28, 7 p.m., 2007