Mary J. BligeAKA:
"One of These Artists is Not Like the Others"Genre:
Neither country nor westernBest Known Song(s):
"Real Love," "Not Gon' Cry," "The One (AT&T Dance Remix)"Key Demographic:
Older R&B listeners,Entourage
fans who want to impress black chicksPrevious HLSR Appearances:
2002 (and shewasn't wearing a hat
)Houston Connections, If Any:
Has sung duets with WhitneyIf You Like This, Chances Are You'll Like:
Fellow RodeoHouston 2010 performers the Black Eyed Peas (maybe)Odds of Wearing a Hat:
12%, based solely on a cursory Google image searchBecause He/She's Bald?
Unlikely.Odds of Onstage Injury:
Low, maybe 10-15%, thanks to the possibly lethal combination of long gowns and heels.Odds Her Set Lasts Longer than 45 Minutes:
"The Scruffy One"Genre:
Wuss countryBest Known Song(s):
"The Truth," She's Country," "Why"Key Demographic:
Tractor enthusiasts who have never actually ridden one, women who like scraggly beards and earrings but think Capt. Jack Sparrow is too queerPrevious HLSR Appearances:
NoneHouston Connections, If Any:
The original spelling of his middle name is "Aldine," which is pretty much all we've got.If You Like This, Chances Are You'll Like:
Bryan Adams (but not the earlier, "hard" stuff), that one country-sounding Gin Blossoms songOdds of Wearing a Hat:
100%Because He/She's Bald?
Unknown. He's only 32, but we totally knew this guy in high school who was already 75% hairless. What we mean is, maybe.
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Low. Aldean is still young, and therefore has yet to resort to Garth Brooks-style theatrics to keep his audience.Pending Endorsements:
John Deere, Burma-Shave