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Kenny Chesney

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    June 25, 2014

    Pittsburgh Got Really Hammered For Their Luke Bryan Concert (VIDEO)

    In the most recent Batman movie trilogy, one of the signature scenes of The Dark Knight Rises is when Bane sets off a slew of bombs throughout the city of Gotham. Bridges explode, buildings crumble, streets are destroyed, and Gotham's fictitious NFL football team plays in the shortest game in ficti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2013

    Thanksgiving 2013: Believe It Or Not, I Am Thankful For Idiots

    The tendency for many in my business, those who have a broadcasted voice and a platform, is to preach to the ne'er do wells and the meatheads, preach that they stop with their chicanery, stop with their self destructive behavior, stop with their narcissism. Truthfully, I never get why my peers do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2013

    Last Night: Kenny Chesney at Reliant Stadium

    Kenny Chesney Reliant Stadium March 12, 2013 My heart was stolen by a cowboy last night, and I don't want it back. I, along with nearly 70,000 other spectators, rolled into Reliant Stadium for yet another RodeoHouston concert -- only this time it was Kenny Chesney. It was great to be at a show th ... More >>

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    March 12, 2013

    Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide: Kenny Chesney

    The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium. Date: March 12 Name: Kenny Chesney AKA: "You'd think a guy that rich could afford shirts with sleeves."

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    March 11, 2013

    Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide: Jason Aldean

    The Rocks Off Rodeo Concert Guide is our annual helpful(?) primer for those of you unsure about your HLSR music choices for the big event at Reliant Stadium. Date: March 11 Name: Jason Aldean AKA: "That guy in a hat. No, not him. No, the other one."

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Tianna Hall, Tom Russell, Bruno Mars, etc.

    Tianna Hall Sambuca, March 4 You could argue that Tianna Hall is the best jazz singer in all of Houston. I mean, you could argue against it too, but it's like arguing that the moon landing was faked. Her smoky voice is a fine mix of skill and improvised magic, and it's landed her on the Grammy nomi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    First Taylor Swift, Now Carrie Underwood

    It's going to be a blonde spring, when it comes to wholesome country-pop role models touring through Houston. Days after Taylor Swift announced Houston will be part of her upcoming "Red" tour on May 16 (venue TBD), Carrie Underwood's Web site unveiled the dates of her 40-city spring 2013 outing beh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    The 10 Best Houston Concerts of the Summer

    How awesome was that cool front that blew through this past Saturday? Finally, your average Houston afternoon has gone from being a blast furnace to mildly toasty, while the mornings and evenings have become sublime. Hey, we'll take it. This must be what they call "fall," so it seemed like the perfe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    KILT Squashes Story After Fan Takes Unflattering Chesney Pic

    Last Night: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw at Reliant Stadium George Strait: No Unflattering Photos, Please Kenny Chesney, who had thousands upon thousands of Houston fans screaming with delight Saturday night at Reliant Stadium, is now taking some heat because of his conduct toward one of those fans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2012

    Last Night: Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw at Reliant Stadium

    Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw Reliant Stadium August 4, 2012 Outside the rodeo, Saturday night's "Brothers of the Sun" date with Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw will no doubt go down as the biggest single concert (not festival) to take place in Houston this year. That means two balding, behatted guys in t ... More >>

  • Music

    August 2, 2012

    Ooh La La, Grace Potter

    Country's biggest summer tour an alt-pop blond bombshell.

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Grace Potter: The Lion That Roared

    In this week's print edition of the Houston Press, Rocks Off talked to singer Grace Potter about her spot opening this summer's "Brothers of the Sun" tour co-starring country superstars Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, and the hit duet with Chesney that got her there, "You and Tequila." But there's so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Guess the Country Star by Only His Cowboy Hat

    You'll ride a black tornado cross't the western skies Rope an ole blue norther, milk it till it's dry Bull dawg the Mississippi, pin it's ears down flat Long before you take this cowboy's hat. -- Chris Ledoux, "This Cowboy's Hat" A popular saying in Texas goes that a man who talks a good game but ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2012

    All Week Long: $50 Floor Seats to Chesney & McGraw's "Brothers of the Sun" Show

    You know an upcoming show is a big one when you see an actual TV commerical about it like we did on VH1 over the weekend. Also a good tipoff: The concert is at the same venue where the Houston Texans will soon enough start their 2012 season. So all week long, but only this week, Rocks Off and the H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Who's Got the Power?: The Musicians On Forbes's Most Powerful Celebrities List

    Fame and fortune might not be the ultimate goal for every person to ever write a song or learn an instrument, but it is for a lot of people out there. It would be lovely to believe that music is done 100% of the time for the "right" reasons, but most of us are cynical enough to know otherwise. Some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2012

    Rest Of The Best: Houston's Top 8 Jukeboxes

    Along with pickled pig's feet and a steady supply of Slim Jims, a good jukebox is a prime element for any great bar. But, like dinosaurs, jukeboxes are a vanishing breed. Unlike digital jukes, iPods or DJs, jukeboxes require love, care and maintenance, as well as -- among the truly great ones -- som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    EXCLUSIVE: Presale Offer For Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw Tickets

    Come Saturday, August 4, Houston country fans will have all the summer bromance they can handle when Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw bring their super giant mega huge "Brothers of the Sun" tour to Reliant Stadium. Maybe they'll even swap cowboy hats! Haha, we kid. But seriously, we're very glad to ann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Upcoming: Kelly Clarkson, Incubus, Jonathan Richman, Unknown Hinson, Etc.

    B L A C K I E: Tue., May 1. Walter's, 1120 Naylor St., Houston. Beat Connection, White Arrows: Fri., June 22. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Eric Benét, Ledisi: Thu., July 5. Arena Theatre, 7326 SW Freeway, Houston. Guitar Shorty: Sat., June 2. The Big Easy Social & Pleasure Club, 5731 K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Kenny Chesney & Tim McGraw Playing Reliant Stadium August 4

    Rocks Off is used to seeing these kinds of announcements only around the Rodeo or at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. But two of country music's top alpha males, Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw, will bring their "Brothers of the Sun" tour to Reliant Stadium Saturday, August 4, promoter AEG announced today ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2012

    15 Things Rocks Off Learned Watching The ACM Awards

    Sunday nights, I usually like to watch The Amazing Race after 60 Minutes. I don't usually watch much reality television at all, but something about the combination of total incompetence, vicious backstabbing and exotic locales as several, two-person teams race around the globe is completely intoxica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Sugarland Says It Will Play New BBVA Compass Stadium

    Updated with comments from BBVA Compass Stadium Director of Marketing, PR & Booking Gina Rotolo -- 12:24 p.m. Pop-country duo Sugarland will be playing the Houston Dynamo's new stadium, BBVA Compass Stadium, the band announced in a set of tour dates on its Web site. The show, scheduled for Aug. 26, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Careful With Those Karaoke Song Choices

    oribek.net​A man was shot and killed after another man at the Southwest Houston restaurant where he had just sung karaoke took issue with his song choice, according to Channel 13. The incident occurred in a taqueria near Hillcroft and Sands Point around 2 a.m. Police say the two men began ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Randy Travis' Arrest: Five Other Country-Music Arrests That Sound Like Country Songs

    Randy Travis: Life is like a country song​Randy Travis' arrest sounded like nothing more than the opening verse to a country song. The singer is drunk, late at night outside a Baptist church, drinking wine out of the bottle. If that doesn't set you up for a redemptive last verse after you've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    What Happened: 20 Lyrical Shots Of Tequila

    "Tequila. Straight. There's a real polite drink. You keep drinking until you finally take one more and it just won't go down" - actor Lee Marvin (R.I.P.) ​How out of it is Rocks Off after Wednesday night's sublime Arcade Fire show? Even though we've known about it for weeks, it took us until ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Last Night: Kenny Chesney at Discovery Green

    Photos by groovehouse​Kenny Chesney Discovery Green April 3, 2011 Check out our slideshows from this weekend's Big Dance Concert Series: the bands and the fans. A little before 9 p.m., Kenny Chesney took to the stage donning a tattered, straw cowboy hat and a faded, sleeveless shirt to mat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Final Four Traffic Snarls

    Buxton mixing their new album in L.A.​The Final Four descends upon Houston this weekend. Oh, if there were only four feeds we had to follow to bring all this lovely Houston music news to everyone. Instead, MCM crawls through more feeds than there are colleges in the NCAA, gathering up every bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Hold Steady, Panic!, Pat Green Round Out Big Dance Lineup

    Allen HillLos Skarnales at Discovery Green, September 2010​This weekend Houston gets invaded by college basketball like never before as the Final Four takes over Reliant Stadium and Discovery Green for a slew of concerts and parties for the folks coming into town for the games and us locals al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    So Kenny Chesney Is Playing Discovery Green After All

    Kenny Chesney models what will now be known as "The CultureMap Smirk."​Looks like CultureMap - and their "anonymous" sources - had it right. Way to go, guys. After the Houston digital daily broke the story (to Rocks Off's extreme skepticism), The NCAA, Turner Sports and CBS announced later Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2011

    Kenny Chesney Joining Final Four Concert Series... Maybe

    Bryan WilliamsKenny Chesney at RodeoHouston, March 2010​CultureMap thinks it has a "scoop" for you. According to Houston's glossiest lifestyle Web site, barefoot beach-lover Kenny Chesney "appears to be" coming to join Kings of Leon at the NCAA's "Big Dance" concert series the weekend of April ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2010

    Kenny Chesney's Real Life Lessons For The Boys Of Fall

    ​Rocks Off found out last week that country singer Kenny Chesney is offering free DVD copies of his high school football documentary The Boys of Fall to any schools or coaches who might be interested. If you want to buy it, it's only available at Walmart. From the email: In the documentary, C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Bun B Counts His Money; Kenny Chesney Chopped And Screwed

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. ​"Get Well Soon, Bun" Single of the Week: "Countin' Money," Bun B feat. Yo Gotti Wire to Wire That Trae vs. The Box situat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    He Said She Said: Did We Shave Our Legs For This? More Cornball Country Comedy

    Not all country music has to be about down-and-out truck-driving lifestyles, D-I-V-O-R-C-E, abusive husbands and the dissolution of the American Dream. More than any other genre, country lends itself so nicely to parody and self-satire. The best country music is self-referential, where the artist k ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Why 2010 Is Going To Suck, Pt. 1

    I know I'm not the only person who feels like high-fiving everyone at the end of the holiday season, heady with the triumph of having survived another two weeks of forced jocularity, awkward family moments, bad TV, and worse music. The new year, with it's promise of fresh opportunities to screw up a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    StubHub: Houston Is More "Rockin'" Than Vegas, Less So Than Hartford and Milwaukee

    Craig HlavatyThe Phish of the Southwest and king of Houston's summer concert hill: George Strait​Online ticket broker StubHub.com released its annual list of America's Top 20 "Most Rockin' Cities" Friday, with Houston holding steady at No. 17 for the second year in a row. We probably would have be ... More >>

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    July 30, 2009
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    April 8, 2009

    MySpaced Out: "Fuck Radiohead" and Some Twisted Tennesseeans

    MySpace is a great place for discovering off-the-wall tunes and performers. Here are three wack jobs from cyberspace that hail from that weird place that Captain Beefheart found so easily and in so many forms. The Russian Sextoys: For every Radiohead fan, there's someone like this French trio who'd ... More >>

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    October 6, 2008
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    August 7, 2008
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    May 16, 2007

    Country Music Awards

    The 42nd Annual Academy of Country Music Awards honored its own last night with former "American Idol" Carrie Underwood taking home a couple of tropheys. Underwood, who had five nominations, won Best Album for "Some Hearts" and Best Video "Before He Cheats." She was also up for Best Female Vocal ... More >>

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    March 1, 2007

    Mark Germino

    In the span of four weeks back in 1984, Steve Earle, Nanci Griffith, Lyle Lovett, and Mark Germino were all signed to major label record deals. Historically this watershed event was a reaction to the Urban Cowboy phase running out of steam and has been humorously dubbed "the Great Nashville Credibil ... More >>

  • Music

    June 8, 2006

    Scott Faingold Listens to Everything

    And comes up with a random smattering of tortured musings

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    May 4, 2006

    Just Say No Ms

    In which we examine Cancuntry music

  • Music

    February 17, 2005

    He's Gone Country

    The Nightfly tries out as the next Bocephus at Sam Houston Race Park

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    Americana Pie

    Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot

  • News

    May 13, 2004
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    April 29, 2004

    Queer Eye for the Country Guy

    Have today's C&W stars been consulting with the Fab Five?

  • Music

    April 15, 1999

    The Strait Dope

    Gettin' jiggy with George Strait at his country music festival

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