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Alan Jackson (Musician)

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    June 25, 2014

    Rolling Stone's Ridiculous Top 100 Country Songs: The Second Half

    Given the spread and the appeal-to-all-age-groups nature of Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time," the possibility that the list was computer-generated seems more and more likely. Either that, or Rolling Stone is farming out its country blog to Best in Texas magazine? There are ... More >>

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    June 6, 2014

    The Five Best Ways to See George Strait This Weekend

    George Strait trivia time: do you know the second-to-last place King George will have ever played as a regular touring artist? If you had the Dodge Arena in Hidalgo Thursday night, you win, but sadly we still can't help you get tickets to the grand finale tomorrow night in Arlington's AT&T Stadium. ... More >>

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    March 24, 2014

    Easton Corbin at Reliant Stadium, 3/21/2014

    Easton Corbin Reliant Stadium March 21, 2014 Perhaps in the future the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo can line up one shameless throwback entertainer per season, not some old veteran whose days of heavy airplay are long behind him or her, but a commercially viable younger artist who demonstrates th ... More >>

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    February 13, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Junior Gordon, Big Man With a Big Sound

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Junior Gordon first came ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    Is Texas Country as Appalling as Nashville's Brand?

    If you grew up loving country music at all (like us), you may well have turned on a country station in the past year or two and been appalled. But between the rise of Taylor Swift, the collapse of rock radio, and the general dumbing down of our social-media-mad culture, country music has emerged as ... More >>

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    September 13, 2013

    Our 11 Favorite Drinking Songs. Cheers!

    Many drinkers have a dialogue in their heads that also plays out in great drinking songs throughout the ages. "Why do you drink?" asks the great prophet Bocephus. "It's five o'clock somewhere," reply the equally sage Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett. Rocks Off wanted to know our writers' favorite dri ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    Last Night: Alan Jackson at Reliant Stadium

    Alan Jackson Reliant Stadium February 27, 2013 As part of RodeoHouston's Armed Forces Appreciation Day Wednesday night, the U.S. Air Force rappel team glided down from the roof of Reliant Stadium carrying a giant American flag. This was before the short, standard fireworks show that still makes ... More >>

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    February 25, 2013

    The Best Shows In Houston This Week: Tame Impala, Dropkick Murphys, Zac Brown Band, Nosaprise, Etc.

    Tame Impala With The Growl Fitzgerald's, February 25, 8 p.m. Tame Impala's late-2012 effort Lonerism plays like the Beatles circa Abbey Road channeling T. Rex's The Slider, with a hefty helping of early '10s dream-fuzz. The Australian act has come along way from opening for MGMT in 2010, a tour in ... More >>

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    January 8, 2013

    Rodeo Touches Every Corner of Pop Universe, Almost Misses Texas

    I live too far away from the coasts to care about Coachella all that much, and have done far too much time in both the ACL and SXSW trenches to get too excited about anything that happens in far west Houston anymore. So instead, I have started looking forward to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Rockin' the Rodeo: Pitbull, Bruno Mars, The Band Perry, Mary J. Blige Lead 2013 Names

    Pop stars of both the R&B and Latin persuasions, Bruno Mars and Pitbull, join new country favorites Brantley Gilbert, The Band Perry and the Zac Brown Band in the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's 2013 entertainer lineup, the rodeo announced this morning. Rodeo veterans Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Dier ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    The 12 Days Of Christmas, Houston Texans Style on 12/12/12

    Well, Monday night wasn't very much fun. Patriots 42, Texans 14. As bad as it must have been for all of you who had to watch the Texans lay an egg on the big stage from the comfort of your living rooms, I had to go through the pain of the live Chowd audience, complete with all of their Marty's and ... More >>

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    November 1, 2012
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    September 26, 2012

    The Cowboy Prepares to Ride Away: George Strait Announces His Touring Retirement

    Today country legend George Strait -- King George around these parts -- announced during a live YouTube broadcast from Nashville's Country Music Hall of Fame that he is hanging up his touring boots and saddle after decades on the road. Strait is still slated to close out RodeoHouston's 2013 seaso ... More >>

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    July 4, 2012

    Start the Revolution! 10 Songs About Historical Events

    If you ever look at music throughout time, along with a history book -- they kind of complement each other. Some of the greatest songs in rock, R&B and rap have chronicled history both social, major news events, sports, entertainment and political. In my opinion, many times, the song is about what ... More >>

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    June 11, 2012

    Friday Night: The Beach Boys at The Woodlands

    The Beach Boys Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion June 8, 2012 The Beach Boys taught a generation of American kids how to be teenagers. With songs about the perils of love, the magic of cars, school ties, faceless authority, and depression and isolation, they wrote the book on high-octane hormonal roc ... More >>

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    March 19, 2012

    Last Night: Alan Jackson At Reliant Stadium

    Alan Jackson RodeoHouston, Reliant Stadium March 18, 2012 Be sure to check out our slideshow of Alan Jackson and the final day of RodeoHouston. By the time Alan Jackson's 2012 RodeoHouston season-closing show was over, his missing moustache already had its own Twitter account. No, it was not I who ... More >>

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    March 1, 2012

    Jason Cassidy's 10 Country Songs You Should Hear Before You Die

    Tonight traditional country upstart Jason Cassidy headlines Big Texas Dance Hall & Saloon out in Clear Lake. The strip-center venue, known for it's pretty girls with painted-on jeans and copious amounts of trucks in the parking lot and a Bud Light in every hand, has been host to Cassidy many times b ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 23, 2012

    Rounding It Up

    The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo brings a stellar 2012 lineup.

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    January 20, 2012

    In Memoriam: Megaupload (2005 - 2012)

    Yesterday, one of our favorite file sharing sites was struck by a government takedown around the early portions of the morning. It was swift, it was brutal and it could have been blamed on Kim Kardashian. Losing MegaUpload was a giant blow to musicians who love uploading zip or rar files of thei ... More >>

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    January 9, 2012

    2012 RodeoHouston Lineup Features ZZ Top, Train, Kid Rock, John Legend, Enrique Iglesias

    The Houston Livestock And Rodeo continues it's march it's non-country waters with today's musical announcement, with Houston's own ZZ Top (March 8), Train (March 16), Kid Rock (February 29), John Legend (March 2), and Enrique Iglesias (March 6) topping the pop and rock segment of this year's bill. ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011

    Last Night: Ten Man Jam At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Michael LanierAlan Jackson​Holy honky-tonk hell, Houston. When you put on your cowboy boots, cowboy hats and drinking pants, you sure can throw down with the best of them. Wednesday night at Verizon Wireless Theater, 100.3 KILT continued its annual Ten Man Jam, with quite a solid li ... More >>

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    October 31, 2011

    Last Night: Zac Brown Band at the Woodlands

    Photos by Marco Torres​Aftermath has heard a decent amount of entertaining segues at concerts. Most concert segues are awkward and some are funny, but this one from Zac Brown's last night was the most country shit we've ever heard: "Sometimes you have to fight the chicken when you're a man." ... More >>

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    May 12, 2011

    Idol Beat: Durbin Warfare

    It's James' world; we just live in it.​That wonderful sound you heard last night - that distinct lack of atonal screeching that used to climb up your spine like a mongoose wearing stiletto heels - was the sound of a Jacob-free American Idol. What a beautiful thing. I'm not sure which was more ... More >>

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    March 19, 2011

    Last Night: Alan Jackson At RodeoHouston

    Photos by Groovehouse​Alan Jackson Reliant Stadium March 18, 2011 Friday night was Alan Jackson's 19th performance at RodeoHouston. For two decades, he's managed to maintain his status as a country music icon, and last night's performance only furthered his image, if that's even possible. Jac ... More >>

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    March 10, 2011

    Last Night: Martina McBride At RodeoHouston

    Photos by Marco Torres​Martina McBride Reliant Stadium March 9, 2011 Ain't no use in complaining, when you've got a job to do. With SXSW bearing down on us like a freight train and the Rodeo squeezing us like a vise, Aftermath basically wants to kill everyone but our cat right now. Then when ... More >>

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    February 3, 2011

    Byrds, Burritos, and Bluegrass: Chris Hillman Interviewed

    "'Pay attention. It's very strange out there.'" Chris Hillman (left) and Herb Pedersen​Often overshadowed by flashier, more volatile, or more tragic bandmates, singer and multi-instrumentalist Chris Hillman's cred as a pioneer of country-rock is nonetheless impeccable. As a co-founder of the ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    1991: Best Music Year Ever?

    Rocks Off Sr.'s choice for 1991's best album.​1991 was one of the biggest years in modern music. It was when metal went pop, radio country ruled, grunge went mainstream, and rap began its climb to chart dominance, even if it was spearheaded by a white candy rapper from Dallas. There were man ... More >>

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    January 10, 2011

    KISS, Kid Rock, Janet Jackson Head 2011 Rodeo Lineup

    ​KISS, Janet Jackson and Kid Rock head the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's 2011 concert schedule, which the rodeo announced earlier Monday morning. Among the other 13 entertainers rounding out this year's lineup are recent rodeo stalwarts Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw and Lady Antebe ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010
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    March 15, 2010

    Aftermath: Blake Shelton - Could It Be? Country? - At RodeoHouston

    Photos courtesy of Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™​It's possible that Blake Shelton, aside from Alan Jackson and Brooks & Dunn, is the most traditional country act RodeoHouston will have this year. That's either a step in the right direction or a happy accident on the part of the organizer ... More >>

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    March 2, 2010

    Rocks Off's Concert Guide To The Rodeo: Alan Jackson

    As a service to our readers, we'd like to present Rocks Off's Concert Guide to the Rodeo. Presented each weekday over the course of the next month, we hope it helps you make sound musical choices by telling you who's singing about putting a boot in your ass and who's singing about "boot scootin'." ... More >>

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    February 25, 2010
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    January 11, 2010

    RodeoHouston 2010 Entertainer Lineup Includes Mary J. Blige, Black Eyed Peas, Justin Bieber and Some Country Folks You Can Probably Guess

    ​Monday morning, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced the remainder of its Reliant Stadium entertainment calendar for this year's rodeo, which begins March 2. Debuting on Reliant's revolving stage this year are Jason Aldean (March 6) and Texans the Eli Young Band (March 19). Returning fr ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009

    Rocks Off Is Too Critical For CMT

    If you've been following Rocks Off's rodeo coverage, which hopefully you have, you've probably noticed that we've found a few of the entertainers' performances to be less than stellar. Which is not to say we haven't been having a blast down at Reliant Park with thousands of our friends and neighbors ... More >>

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    March 5, 2009

    Aftermath: Alan Jackson at RodeoHouston

    Alan Jackson is like the world's most comfortable pair of boots. Over the past 20 years, the Georgia-born singer and songwriter has amassed an enormous catalog of songs loaded with self-deprecating modesty, gentle tongue-in-cheek humor and unabashed sentimentality, that every so often - whether happ ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    RodeoHouston Hideout Schedule

    Two Tons of Steel/ bbqfilm.com Music at RodeoHouston doesn't necessarily mean doe-eyed ingenues like Taylor Swift and the Jonas Brothers, leathery country veterans like Brooks & Dunn and Alan Jackson or tube snake boogeymen like ZZ Top, you know. Although there's no hog-calling contest - wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2008

    Lonesome, Onry and Mean: The Death of Honky-Tonk? (Part 1)

    Although the sterile country-crap radio in our fair city may not know honky-tonk music from the Muzak in an elevator, suddenly there are a number of stellar honky-tonk records out. Arty Hill’s Bar of Gold spent several weeks atop the Freeform Americana radio chart, not bad for someone from Baltimo ... More >>

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    January 7, 2008

    Giddyup!: Full RodeoHouston Lineup Announced

    John Fogerty: Hannah who?!? After teasing the thousands of Houstonians left out in the cold by Hannah Montana and her mysterious alter ego Miley Cyrus’ November concert at the microscopic Toyota Center, RodeoHouston confirmed this morning that the duo, who for some reason have never been photogra ... More >>

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    November 8, 2007

    Thrift Store Cowboys

    Lubbock sextet stays true to country, bluegrass and blues

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    December 15, 2006

    Top Ten Country Albums, 2006

    Modern Sounds In Country And Western Music The Nashville way of making music is unlike any other, comparable only to the studio system of Hollywood's golden age— a closed system of songwriters, producers, record labels and artists that creates most of the sounds you don't want to admit you li ... More >>

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    November 15, 2006

    Strait to the Topp

    Steven Devadanam for HouStoned Images Ltd., Ulmtd. Bull riding stud Cody Hancock poses with a bigass Rodeo boot. At the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo's major press conference today, I got to meet Cody Hancock, a badass who has taken a bull horn to the face and has a plate in his cheek to prove ... More >>

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    December 19, 2002

    Xmas Marks the Spot

    A guide to new holiday discs, from surprise presents to Tannen-bombs

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