Lee Greenwood

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Ouch: Rep. Jessica Farrar Again Seeks To Put Teeth In Breastfeeding Law

    As new mothers know, infants are not the most patient people when it comes to getting fed. If they get hungry, and you're a breastfeeding mom who hasn't brought along a bottle of your best, then it's time to whip out a breast. In Texas, if you happen to do that in the establishment of someone who ... More >>

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    February 12, 2013

    Lee Greenwood On "God Bless the USA": "I've Sung It at Least 5,000 Times"

    Most people aren't familiar with the album that spawned Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA." Released in 1984, You've Got a Good Love Comin' featured cuts written by future Alanis Morrissette hitmaker Glen Ballard, and established country songwriters Wayland Holyfield and Mary Ann Kennedy. The alb ... More >>

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    May 28, 2012

    Happy Memorial Day: 10 Songs To Honor Our Veterans

    Memorial Day, the last Monday of May is a federal holiday originated to commemorate our country's fallen soldiers. Yes, some view it as a work holiday and a good time to barbecue, but our veterans would have to disagree. To honor our vets, we put together a playlist this day in remembrance of those ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    The Best Fourth Songs On History's Greatest Albums

    Sorry, Manowar, maybe next year...​As we come up on the July 4th weekend, Rocks Off considered a myriad of blog ideas to commemorate the holiday. Most patriotic songs, album covers, artists? Sorry, Lee Greenwood, Richard Pryor, and Ted Nugent, but it's all been covered. On this weekend of inde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    The Heights-Montrose-Museum District Council Seat: A Checklist for Potential Candidates

    Must love Jon Stewart.​The proposed new map of city council districts includes one carved out of the Heights, Montrose and the Museum District, uniting the richest, hippest, proud to be Inner Looper bunch of white people possible. If you're planning to run for the seat, here are some things y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Michael Berry's Dead Osama Pep Rally

    Photos by John Nova LomaxWheels fit for a celebration.​Early yesterday, Michael Berry, the former Boy Wonder of Houston politics turned radio rabble-rouser, sent out a press release plugging a "Houston Celebration: Osama Bin Laden Dead." The event would be later that day at Hefley's, a Texalic ... More >>

  • Music

    November 11, 2010

    No Shame

    Dr. Dog shrugs off faint praise.

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    1 In 5 Texas Republicans Support Secession; 1 In 5 Texans Support Roger Clemens

    Roger Clemens: Texas does not have your back​Public Policy Polling is a respected firm that recently did a survey on the governor's race and other political matters.They threw in some other questions, too, and found some intriguing results. A full 21 percent of Texas Republicans support secession, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2010

    Ten Fun Facts About "God Bless The USA"

    ​As America (fuck yeah!) prepares to celebrate its 234th birthday over the long July 4 weekend, our proud yet troubled nation is about to be inundated once again by Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA." About as innocuous as a song can be on the surface, it's become one of the most polarizing t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    Yeee-Haw!! Houstonians Headed To Arizona To Show Support

    Michael Berry, Number One in loving Arizona​The Freedom Riders of the `60s were brave, visionary fighters for civil rights, but they pale in comparison to the Pale Riders of the Michael Berry Brigade.Berry, the former city councilman and current KTRH talk-show host who recently hoped that a mosque ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Game Time: The Five Greatest Moments Of Tracy McGrady's Expiring Contract

    When it comes to player transactions and contracts, the NBA is a funny league. The classic contractual life cycle of a depressingly disproportionate number of NBA players goes like this:1.) Play under your rookie contract for a few years2.) Impress enough teams for someone to eventually way overpay ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    Kay Bailey Hutchison Continues To Nail Down The Inside-The-Beltway Vote So Important To The Texas GOP This Year

    ​Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison rolled out the big guns today as President George H.W. Bush endorsed her. Coming on the heels of the recent endorsement of former Secretary of State James Baker, Hutchison has ably demonstrated what it takes to win the GOP gubernatorial primary. If it were being run i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Anvil(!), David Cook, Lee Greenwood, Skatalites, Tanya Tucker, Tegan & Sara, etc.

    ​"13th Annual Pimp-N-Prostitute Ball" With MINIKISS, The Crisis, DJ Looney, DJ Jager, DJ Velvet: Sat., Oct. 31. Warehouse Live. Ali Zafar: Sat., Oct. 24. Arena Theatre. Anvil: Sun., Jan. 24. House of Blues. Brave Combo: Fri., Dec. 11. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Buxton, Surfer Blood, F.G. and the G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Lonesome Onry and Mean: We Are Not Ready for Christmas Music in October... or Ever, Really

    ​Let the Madness begin. No, not March Madness, nincompoop - it's October. Christmas Madness. Lonesome Onry and Mean doesn't know who officially decides these things, all we know is that it's the first week of October, Halloween hasn't even come and gone yet, but in the past 24 hours we've received ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    He Said She Said: Hot, Sweaty, Angry Workout Songs

    ​When it comes to exercise, men and women don't have many different reasons for doing it. Mainly, both genders want to look better naked if perchance they find themselves without clothes on around a stranger they want to sleep with. Life expectancy, general health, and mental well-being are all se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Feeling The Sweet Flow Of Freedom With Sean Hannity

    Photo by Pete Vonder Haar​Conservative radio/TV host Sean Hannity began hosting his "Freedom Concert" series, benefiting Oliver North's Freedom Alliance Scholarship Fund for the children of soldiers killed or disabled in action, back in 2003. Last Saturday the 2009 incarnation kicked off at the Cy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    Things the Devil Should Have Done Besides Go Down to Georgia

    Today marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the Charlie Daniels Band's "The Devil Went Down To Georgia." The song, which climbed all the way to No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 and lives on today as a "boss battle" in Guitar Hero 3, made its first appearance on the group's 1979 album Million M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: The Cult, Billy Joe Shaver, English Beat, Fall Out Boy, Talib Kweli and More

    Asleep At The Wheel: Sat., Aug. 1. Sengelmann Hall (Schulenburg). Balaclavas, Cave, Twisted Wires: Thu., June 4. Mango's. Babasonicos: Thu., Aug. 20. House of Blues. Billy Joe Shaver: Tue., Aug. 4. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. "Sean Hannity Freedom Concert" with Billy Ray Cyrus, The Charlie Daniels B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    Sean Hannity To Torture Houston's Wallets

    Photo courtesy bobgo29What would you pay to see Sean Hannity in concert? No, we don't mean seeing him be waterboarded -- although he said he'd do that for charity, and Keith Olbermann offered to pay $1,000 to an Army charity for every second Hannity stood it, Sean-o somehow hasn't agreed to it yet.H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    What We Lose, And What We Gain, If Texas Secedes

    Rick Perry, our governor, has taken a steep dive off the sanity cliff with his preachin'-to-the-Rush-choir talk of seceding from the United States.This may be hard to imagine, but we think Perry might not have thought the whole thing through so well. And not just because he's presented the image of ... More >>

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    March 10, 2009

    Tonight: Toby Keith at Reliant Stadium

    Just think, if not for September 11, Toby Keith would probably still be as bland as dry toast and just as exciting. The horrific events of that day, and our nation's rapid retaliation, suddenly sprung the Oklahoma-born Keith into action - he soon began a whole new career as a political fire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Where To Indulge Your Obama-Mania In Houston

    No one's going to be getting much work done around 11 a.m. Houston time tomorrow.That, of course, is when John McCain will be sworn in as the nation's first old-white-guy President; assuming you're down from the amazing high of Sunday's Lee Greenwood/Hank Williams Jr. concert at the Mall, you'll wan ... More >>

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    April 4, 2008
  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    Hard 'n Phirm

    Horses and Grasses

  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    Answering the Musical Question

    Wesley Willis's ghost in the machine pays rock 'n' roll tribute to notorious Houstonians

  • Calendar

    February 24, 2005

    Beyond the Bovine

    Christian cowboys, carnivals and Chianti await you at the rodeo

  • Music

    October 28, 2004

    Rockin' in the Free World

    Soundtracks for your Election Night shindigs

  • Music

    August 12, 2004

    Songs Of Freedom

    Perhaps the candidates running in the 2004 election could use some help selecting their campaign music

  • News

    December 11, 2003

    Brother, Where Art Thou?

    A hot historic painting gets a cool Crawl reception

  • Music

    March 6, 2003

    Apocalypse Cow

    Finding the press box at Reliant Stadium proves to be a journey into the heart of darkness

  • Music

    August 8, 2002

    ¡Viva Compadre!

    Texas's greatest living songwriter signs with a Houston indie label

  • Music

    March 14, 2002

    Moment in the Sun

    Clem Snide's Eef Barzelay talks about God, Zionism and rock and roll manners

  • Music

    November 29, 2001

    Musicians Sound Off

    For Nick Cooper, music and politics are hard to separate

  • Music

    June 27, 1996

    Blues Without Blinders

    Blues, soul, rock, country? Who cares? To Little Milton, it's just music.