Texas is turning up the heat with this star-studded lineup Al Wagner/Invision/AP
Luke Bryan performs at the CMA Music Festival at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, June 12, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)

It’s still early in the year, so if you haven’t decided how you’ll use your precious vacation days yet, we’ve got a really good suggestion — the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

You might be thinking cowboys, cowgirls bulls, broncs and barrel-racing, but you can add country music to that list. But not just any country music — the best that country has to offer!

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Rodeo Houston has just announced their entertainment lineup at NRG Stadium for the nearly three-week long event. In addition to country’s best and brightest, superstars from the worlds of rock, pop, urban and ranchera are also featured in the nightly shows. Here’s the full lineup:

March 7 – Aaron Watson

March 8 – Old Dominion

March 9 – Chris Stapleton

March 10 – Alicia Keys

March 11 – Alan Jackson

March 12 – The Chainsmokers

March 13 – Sam Hunt

March 14 – Meghan Trainor

March 15 – Thomas Rhett

March 16 – Luke Bryan

March 17 – Fifth Harmony

March 18 – Willie Nelson

March 19 – Banda El Recodo and Siggno

March 20 – Florida Georgia Line

March 21 – ZZ Top

March 22 – Chris Young

March 23 – Blink 182

March 24 – Dierks Bentley

March 25 – Brad Paisley

March 26 – Zac Brown Band

Now, this is the first time for several of these stars to take the rotating stage in the middle of the stadium, but for others, like Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley and Chris Young, this is a repeat visit to the premier event. In fact, this will be Luke Bryan’s sixth time at the rodeo, and he’s such a fan, he dedicated an entire video to it.


Following the nightly ticketed shows in the arena, there are also free shows at The Hideout on the park grounds featuring favorite Texas acts like Mike and the Moonpies, Bri Bagwell, Josh Ward, Curtis Grimes and Flatland Cavalry.

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Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is one of the largest rodeos in the United States. A great family friendly event that kicks off March 2 when the World’s Championship Barbecue competition begins, there is also a carnival, trail rides, food, shopping and activities just for the kids that take place every day. And HLSR is a charitable event, raising money for Texas youth.

Tickets for the shows go on sale Jan. 14. Who wants to meet us there? Don’t forget your boots!

Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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