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Shawn Mendes Gives Rodeo Houston ‘Performance Of A Lifetime’

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Shawn Mendes Gives Rodeo Houston ‘Performance Of A Lifetime’


(Houston, Texas) Walking on the worlds most famous rotating stage is enough to make any veteran entertainer nervous. But on Sunday night, a brave 17-year old named Shawn Mendes delivered the performance of his life among 71,976 screaming teenagers.

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Changing the ‘normal’ on the famous stage, Mendes didn’t play by the past rules. He charted his own.

In a courageous surprise, Mendes arrived alone to the Rodeo Houston stage. No band, back up singers, or dancers. The stage was empty! Armed with nothing but an acoustic guitar, the singer did what few entertainers dare to do, and what Rodeo Houston hasn’t experienced in years. Mendes provided pure and solid acoustic vocals with no distractions, no auto-tune, and no band in sight. It was raw and beautifully acoustic.

“I’ve never played to a crowd this large before.” Mendes said in between songs. “This happens to be one of the most incredible things I’ve seen in my entire life.” Mendes who recently toured as Taylor Swifts opening act admitted to ‘loving the crowds scream.’

One of the most heart touching moments from Sunday’s performance came when Mendes spoke to the crowd, relating to ‘tough times’ as a teenager. He explained to the crowd consisting mostly of teens; that times do get hard, but things ‘always get better.’

“Sometimes I feel like the world is on my shoulders.” He said, “But it will truly get better. It does.”

15-short hours before touching down in the Lone Star State, Mendes was standing center stage at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. The official kick off to his sold-out world tour.

Before leaving the rodeo stage Mendes made sure each fan heard his love. “I love it here. I love Texas. This is amazing.”


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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.

BAND PERRY ROCKS RODEO HOUSTON ON FIRST NIGHT OF 2016

BAND PERRY ROCKS RODEO HOUSTON ON FIRST NIGHT OF 2016

 

BAND PERRY ROCKS RODEO HOUSTON ON FIRST NIGHT OF 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.

6 Things You Probably Saw At World Champion BBQ Cook Off This Past Weekend

6 Things You Probably Saw At World Champion BBQ Cook Off This Past Weekend
6 Things You Probably Saw At World Champion BBQ Cook Off This Past Weekend

6 Things You Probably Saw At World Champion BBQ Cook Off This Past Weekend…

Some of the best, worst, and down right funny things you might have seen at the world’s most famous barbeque cook-off this past weekend.


Another year has gone and the World’s Most Famous Barbeque cook off has ended with record-breaking crowds!

You only see the city slickers, the Pasadena locals, the suburbanites, the ‘rural’ folk, and the gays merged in one big parking lot once a year. This crowd of people surrounded by grand palaces of steal, plastic, loud country music, shinny objects, tight jeans, and bottomless alcohol. Engulfed in smells of good ole Barbeque, Cotton Candy, and Fried Twinkies.
But for all the good times had… that combination almost always renders priceless moments, some captured on video, and some branded in your mind forever. Here is a complied list of some of the most outrageously funny, and sometimes down right two stepping crazy.

 

  1. Bottomless Pit Cook Off Tent CrewtllaCWL-300x225 6 Things You Probably Saw At World Champion BBQ Cook Off This Past Weekend

Located off the main road, as all bottom-less pits seem to be; the smell escaping from this ‘Pit’ would make the healthiest of people want to “drink the Kool-aide”. Great name btw! #Bottomlesspit


 

  1. Adderall & Lights60722892-300x300 6 Things You Probably Saw At World Champion BBQ Cook Off This Past Weekend

All the lights from the carnival when your adderall kicks in…. Yeah! It’s like a kid in the candy store. Standing there with your mouth dry, eyes wide open, and thinking how you could re-build the whole carnival area better with your bare hands and a toothpick.


 

  1. Fried Foodshouston-rodeo-bbq-cookoff2016-291x300 6 Things You Probably Saw At World Champion BBQ Cook Off This Past Weekend

We all see it and smell it. It’s the ever so amazing lines and lines of fried food booths at the carnival. Included in those lines you also see people that should stay away!

 


 

  1. The Sober DrunksBeer-Horse-228x300 6 Things You Probably Saw At World Champion BBQ Cook Off This Past Weekend

With that much alcohol and fun at the rodeo, seeing drunken parents with kids. You see them attempting to be sober!

 

 

 


 

  1. Drunk Cowboys Acting Sober

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“I’m not drunk sweetie”. Crawling onto a golf cart is usually a good sign this cowboy has reached his limit.

“Shhhhh, I think we are almost home.”

 

 


 

 

  1. Whewwww Girlswoman-screaming-excitement-5015228-300x200 6 Things You Probably Saw At World Champion BBQ Cook Off This Past Weekend

We’ve all heard them screaming across the parking lot. “Whwwwwwwwwwww” or “Whewwwwwwwww.” Usually associated with rodeo carnival rides, or getting lucky and getting the last corn dog.