Trace Adkins, Martina McBride, Hideout schedule also announced
Miranda Lambert, the Lindale native currently nominated for five Grammys, including four for her album Revolution, will return to the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo March 16 at Reliant Stadium, the rodeo announced this morning.
Lambert made her rodeo debut in 2008. Also coming to Reliant next spring are Trace Adkins (March 2) and Martina McBride (March 9). The rodeo runs March 1-20.
Revolution is nominated for Best Country Album, and its single "The House That Built Me" is up for Female Country Vocal Performance, Song of the Year and Best Country Song. The latter two are songwriter's awards that would go to the tune's authors, Tom Douglas and Allen Shamblin.
Adkins, a former oil-rig worker and Celebrity Apprentice contestant, played the rodeo in 1997, 1998 and last year. His night is also Armed Forces Appreciation Day.
McBride appeared at the rodeo in 1996, not long after her breakout hits "Independence Day" and "Wild Angels," and every year from 2001 to 2008. She is currently part of perhaps the year's most bizarre collaboration: "Care," with Kid Rock and T.I., from Rock's new album Born Free.
In October, the rodeo announced Sugarland (March 3); Selena Gomez (March 6); Zac Brown Band (March 17); and Brad Paisley (March 19).
All three concerts announced today happen during the rodeo's "Value Days" Wednesday promotion. Value Days prices this year are $10 for the rodeo and concert, and $5 for admission to Reliant Park only. Value days tickets are on sale now at rodeohouston.com, the rodeo ticket office in Reliant Center and all Texas Fiesta Marts.
Full and partial season-ticket packages are also available, but only through the rodeo's Web site, ticket office or by phone at 832-667-1080.
The rest of the rodeo's 2011 lineup will be announced January 10. Classic-rock fans take note: According to Pollstar, there is a week-long gap between Bon Jovi's two-night stand at Chicago's United Center March 8 and 9 and the Jersey boys' show at San Antonio's AT&T Center March 17.
Bon Jovi gave the rodeo a bad name in 2003. Just kidding.
The rodeo also announced the lineup for its Hideout tent:
March 1: Gary P. Nunn
March 2: Honeybrowne
March 3: Cody Johnson
March 4: Keith Frank
March 5: Jarrod Birmingham
March 6: DJ Music
March 7: Honky Tonk Heroes
March 8: Paul Eason
March 9: Jamie Richards
March 10: Turnpike Troubadours
March 11: JD Newbury
March 12: Zona Jones
March 13: Go Tejano Day
March 14: Brian Burke
March 15: Rob Baird
March 16: Kyle Park
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March 17: Mark McKinney
March 18: Kenefick
March 19: Todd Fritsch
March 20: Kyle Bennett Band