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Rocks Off's Rodeo Concert Guide: Tim McGraw

Date: March 8

Name: Tim McGraw

AKA: "That Lucky Bastard"

Genre: Sports country

Best Known Song(s): "Don't Take The Girl," "Live Like You Were Dying," "Dude, Have You Checked Out my Wife?"

Key Demographic: Mets fans, arena-football aficionados, Democrats looking for a counter to Toby Keith

Previous HLSR Appearances: 1996-97, 2003, 2008

Houston Connections, If Any: Yeah. Houston loves anybody named McGraw

If You Like This, Chances Are You'll Like: Styx's "The Best of Times," Sandra Bullock movies, one size too small T-shirts

Odds of Wearing a Hat: 100%

Because He/She's Bald? Oh yeah.

Odds of Onstage Injury: Only if he and Kenny Chesney get drunk and try to steal another horse. We don't take too kindly to that here.

Can You Really "Live Like You Were Dying"? Maybe if you spent every day committing grand larceny, downing massive numbers of intoxicants, and fucking anything with a pulse. We're not sure that's the message McGraw was going for, however. [Ed. Note: Shame.]

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Peter Vonder Haar writes movie reviews for the Houston Press and the occasional book. The first three novels in the "Clarke & Clarke Mysteries" - Lucky Town, Point Blank, and Empty Sky - are out now.
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