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Dolly Parton Radiates At Houston Tour Stop

Dolly Parton Radiates At Houston Concert (Photo by KTRK ABC13)

Country Music Queen Dolly Parton Gave The Show Of Her Life In Houston On Monday Night Surrounded By Friends And Fans.

HOUSTON  (December 6, 2016)  As one of the first major country artists to become an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ+ rights Dolly Parton and her caravans; Dolly I, Dolly II and Dolly III (the code names for Parton’s personal tour busses) rolled into Houston to deliver some Pure & Simple  listening pleasure for thousands of Houston fans Monday evening at NRG Arena.

Pure & Simple is anything but what the country music icon furnished for her adoring fans that filled the arena for Parton’s stop on her final leg of the North American tour. Feeling more like an intimate ‘family’ gathering than a sold out concert, you could not help feeling the ‘Warmth & Love’ that Parton radiated from stage to concert goers.

With no opening act, the tour ditched the fancy mega-tour smoke and lighting, opting for a more ‘simple’ approach of echoes of cascading white elegant sheer and Parton’s personal trio of musicians; longtime band members Richard Dennison, Kent Wells and Tom Rutledge. No drummer in sight, only the tremendous harmonies of Parton filled the night.

For two blissful hours Parton filled the area with ‘Pure & Simple’ love, baring her signature headset microphone, and in a stunning red sequined dress after the intermission as she strutted from one side of the stage to another leading us on a magicial journey into her classic hits like “Islands in the Stream” and “I Will Always Love You.”

The 29-song set list was not enough for Houston fans. Parton crammed as many hits possible into her two sets. – “If I Had a Hammer” and “Blowin’ in the Wind” among them, but capturing the crowd in a show-stopping, breathtaking performance of “Little Sparrow,” left Houston hungry for more and without a doubt in anyone’s mind, Parton has not lost it. She’s still the only Dolly.

Country Star Chris Young Performs At Rodeo Houston Wednesday Night!

Photo courtesy: Melissa Phillip, Houston Chronicle


Country Star Chris Young Performs At Rodeo Houston Wednesday Night!

The 2006 winner of “Nashville Star” took the Rodeo Houston stage Wednesday night for an estimated crowd of 64,901 for Armed Forces Appreciation Day presented by BHP Billiton.

(Houston, Texas) Country music star Chris Young entertained the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo last night to the grand sum of 64,901 in official attendance. Arriving on stage following a symbolic flag presentation by the United States Air Force.

Young breezed onto the round revolving stage in an attempt to dominant. Dressed in all black, as if paying tribute to Johnny Cash, a black steal guitar in one hand a red solo cup in the other.

chrisyoungsherylnields Country Star Chris Young Performs At Rodeo Houston Wednesday Night!Though out his estimated 90 minute set, Young kept begging the crowd kindly; reminding them to sing along. “When I say Conway Twitty, Y’all better loose your minds.” He reminded them after stopping and repeating “I Can Take It From There.”

Joining Young on stage was his ‘Mile High Club’ co-star Cassadee Pope for a surprise performance of “Think of Me.” Dressed in a gold sequin top, black leather mini skirt, and black leather knee boots, that would make any ‘southern girl proud,’ Pope was a welcomed addition.

“Y’all are ridiculous, man,” he said to the crowd. “Thank you so much for my career.”

Rodeo Houston continues nightly with rodeo and concerts now till March 20 2016.





The Band Perry Pulled Out All The Stops At The First Official Night Of The Houston Live Stock Show And Rodeo.

(Houston, Texas)- The Band Perry [TBP] trio kicked off Rodeo Houston Wednesday night, and it was clear Houston was ready! After a short delay due to a tragic Chuck Wagon accident, the band arrived to the stage in rodeo style, a black Ford Explorer amid a storm of fireworks, smoke and the good ole smell of rodeo food.

Two small hours before TBP took to the stage, news came out of Nashville of a split with Big Machine Label Group, and The Band Perry; reportedly over the bands new sound.

Still, a reported crowd of 52,050 welcomed the sibling trio, Kimberly, Neil and Reed Perry — to Reliant Stadium, wearing boots and belt buckles was the only reminder of a country concert instead of ‘Pop.’ Loaded with award-winning, platinum, and gold singles, the bands set list of hits echoed from the ceiling of the arena.

The crowd, visibly thinner than 2015’s kick off night seemed to be waiting for something from the band, and they sure got it! The country trio, let loose the lion, around their fourth song, and you could see the crowd energy increase with each song.

It took TBP awhile to settle in vocally, but when they did, the harmonies were on point.

“Live Forever” and “The Best One Yet,” new singles from their upcoming album Heart+Beat, screams ‘pop’ and demanded the crowds attention.

The Band Perry’s award-winning ballad “If I Die Young,” came towards the end of their show set. The song allowed the family band to sell more than 4 million copies and won them a Grammy!

The hour long set list, included several fan-pleasing, often very pop, up beat songs, and covers from Justin Beieber, and Justin Timberlake, to name a few. It was the bands fifth Rodeo Houston appearance.

TBP took the opportunity to ‘thank Houston’ for supporting the band’s first single “Hip To My Heart,” even though Kimberley Perry then ‘thanked’ the crowd of Dallas. Another surprise, the show went on, like it didn’t happen.

Beyonce World Tour Announced Houston And Dallas Dates

Beyonce World Tour Announced Houston And Dallas Dates

(Houston) Beyoncé has announced her World Tour that will makes stops in Houston and Dallas.

The ‘Formation World Tour’ will stop at NRG Stadium on May 7 and AT&T Stadium in Arlington on May 9.

The world tour,  opens  in Miami’s on April 27, will travel to 22 North American cities, including Pasadena, California, Chicago and New York.

The world tour is the singer’s first solo world tour since 2013.  Live Nation has divided the tickets into two segments. The Houston show will go on sale starting February 22.