Jamie Richards closes out the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo as the final performer at The Hideout. His latest CD, Sideways, will be released April 6, so listeners can expect to hear lots of those tunes. Previous releases Between theses Lines, Drive and No Regrets, established him as part honky-tonk king, part storyteller following in the steps of George Strait. Most often he sings about love (It takes a rocket scientist/ To figure what she sees in me/ Whod ever thought shed go for an ordinary Joe and I was such a fool to push your love aside/ Now all Ive become is a tear in your eye) spending too much time on a barstool (Im not a loser/ Just a part-time boozer) and country life (For 60 years that old rooster lived on top of that old barn"). Wear your dancing shoes, and dont get caught off-guard when Richards moves from a party piece to something a little more sentimental.
8:30 p.m. The Hideout. Free with paid Rodeo admission.
Sun., March 21, 8:30 p.m., 2010