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RODEOHOUSTON® WELCOMES 11 NEWCOMMERS TO THE ROTATING STAGE IN 2017; INDIVIDUAL TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, JAN. 14, 10 A.M.

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HOUSTON More than half of the star-studded entertainer lineup scheduled to perform at RODEOHOUSTON® will take the rotating stage for the first time in 2017.

“With a number of RODEOHOUSTON veterans and entertainers who are new to the rotating stage, the March entertainment schedule is set,” said Joel Cowley, president and CEO of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™. “Houstonians can see a diverse offering of incredibly talented artists at truly affordable prices.”

Tickets will go on sale Saturday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m., through AXS Ticketing via rodeohouston.com. The Online Waiting Room opens at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, but fans can pre-register any time at axs.com/rodeohouston_registration to make the ticket-buying experience easier.

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STAR ENTERTAINMENT

A mix of soulful blues, pop/dance music and traditional country tunes will grace NRG Stadium March 7 – 26 as the 21 entertainers set to perform at RODEOHOUSTON represent diverse musical genres.

The 2017 entertainment lineup is one of the most awarded in RODEOHOUSTON history, with a collective 209 music industry accolades, three hall of fame inductees, and three Grand Ole Opry members.

Tuesday, March 7– First Responders Day, presented by BP ………………………………………………………….. Aaron Watson

Wednesday, March 8* – Armed Forces Appreciation Day, presented by BHP Billiton ………………………. Old Dominion

Thursday, March 9 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Chris Stapleton

Friday, March 10 – Black Heritage Day, presented by Kroger …………………………………………………………….. Alicia Keys

Saturday, March 11 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Alan Jackson

Sunday, March 12………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… The Chainsmokers

Monday, March 13 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Sam Hunt

Tuesday, March 14 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Meghan Trainor

Wednesday, March 15* …………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Thomas Rhett

Thursday, March 16 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Luke Bryan

Friday, March 17 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Fifth Harmony

Saturday, March 18 ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..Willie Nelson

Sunday, March 19 – Go Tejano Day ……………………………………………………………………………………. Banda El Recodo and Siggno

Monday, March 20 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Florida Georgia Line

Tuesday, March 21 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. ZZ Top

Wednesday, March 22* …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Chris Young

Thursday, March 23 …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Blink 182

Friday, March 24 ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Dierks Bentley

Saturday, March 25 – RODEOHOUSTON Super Series Championship …………………………………………….. Brad Paisley

Sunday, March 26 – RODEOHOUSTON Super Shootout®, presented by Crown Royal ………………. Zac Brown Band

*Value Wednesdays include $10 upper-level Rodeo tickets, plus values throughout NRG Park.

 

INDIVIDUAL RODEO TICKETS

  • Rodeo ticket prices range from $18 to $25, plus applicable fees. A few performances may have a limited number of tickets, including scattered singles (no two seats together), available from $30 to $100, as well as Chute Seats, for $300 or $350. o Upper-level Value Wednesday tickets are $10.

 

  • Individual Rodeo tickets can be purchased in the following ways: o online at rodeohouston.com or axs.com/rodeohouston; § Register for a MyAXS account to help speed up the online purchase process at axs.com/rodeohouston_registration.
  • The Online Waiting Room will open at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14, 30 minutes before the sale begins. The early admission into the Waiting Room will help speed up the ticketing process by allowing customers to log in to their account and enter payment information in preparation for the sale.
  • Beginning at 10 a.m., customers who entered the Waiting Room between 9:30 and 9:59 a.m. are randomly selected to enter the “store.” Those entering after 10 a.m. are placed behind those already in the Waiting Room.
  • Each performance is purchased as a separate order. To purchase another performance, the customer will return to the Waiting Room.
  • Please note: a place in the Waiting Room does not guarantee ticket availability.

 

o via AXS mobile app available for Android and Apple devices;

o by phone at 855.239.7207; or

o in person beginning Monday, Jan. 16, at the NRG Park Box Office, with no service charge.

 

  • A 10-ticket purchase limit is set for all 20 performances through the first day of public sales, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017.

 

SEASON TICKETS ARE STILL AVAILABLE (Loge and Upper Level)

  • Season ticket options start as low as $336, plus handling.
  • Season tickets are available online at rodeohouston.com/Tickets/SeasonTickets; or call the Rodeo Ticket Office at 832.667.1080.

 

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is a Section 501(c)(3) charity that benefits youth, supports education, and facilitates better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation. Since its beginning in 1932, the Show has committed more than $430 million to the youth of Texas. For more information, visit rodeohouston.com and connect with #RODEOHOUSTON online via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube for all of the latest news. The 2017 Show is scheduled for March 7–26.

McDonald’s of Gonzales Grand Opening this Saturday!

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Celebrate the Grand Opening of your NEW Gonzales McDonald’s at 309 East Hwy 90A on Saturday, January 7th. Stop in for Fun and Games like Trivia, Inflatable Soccer Game, Wheel of Fortune, and Prize Drawings where you could win McDonald’s Merchandise, Arch Cards, and Electronics, including a Smart TV to be given away as the Grand Prize! Don’t miss the Ronald Show from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p. m., and Texas Thunder Radio live radio broadcast beginning at 11:00 a.m. stop by and register to win prizes from Texas Thunder Radio this Saturday at McDonald’s of Gonzales Grand Opening. I’m Lovin’ It!

CDX Traction Texas Top 100 of 2016

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CDX Traction Texas released the Top 100 Texas Red Dirt Songs on 2016 and here they are!

1 Track | Artist | Label YTD
Chart
Spins
Wks On
Chart
One I Want | Flatland Cavalry | Flatland Cavalry Music 8706 23
2 San Antone | Randy Rogers Band, The | Tommy Jackson Records 8668 15
3 Lightning Bugs And Rain | Whiskey Myers | Wiggy Thump Records 8630 23
4 Wanna Wanna Bar | Roger Creager | Fun All Wrong Records 8043 23
5 Simple Life | Green River Ordinance | Residence Music 7780 18
6 With You I Am | Cody Johnson | Cojo Music LLC 7622 12
7 Kiss Me | Casey Donahew | Almost Country Records 7490 17
8 Sister Lost Soul | Micky & The Motorcars | Micky & The Motorcars Music 7458 20
9 Bringin’ Country Back | Zane Williams | Texas Like That Records 7422 21
10 Boots On A Dancefloor | Jon Wolfe | Fool Hearted Productions/Tone Tree Music 7174 23
11 The Mercury | Turnpike Troubadours | Bossier City Records 7063 14
12 If The Boot Fits | Granger Smith | Wheelhouse (BBRMG) 6897 15
13 Where The Seeds Fall | Matt Kimbrow | RROC Records 6676 13
14 Rednecks With Paychecks | Kyle Park | Kyle Park Music/Thirty Tigers 6563 16
15 How Can You Love Him You Don’t Even Like Him | Reckless Kelly | No Big Deal 6417 16
16 Busted | Troy Cartwright | Hard Luck Recording Company/Troy Cartwright Music 6314 24
17 I’m Not The Devil | Cody Jinks | Thirty Tigers/Cody Jinks Music 6276 16
18 High On A Country Song | Sam Riggs | Deep Creek Records 6198 18
19 Wasn’t That Drunk | Josh Abbott Band (ft. Carly Pearce) | Pretty Damn Tough Records/1608 5904 10
20 From Where I’m Standing | Curtis Grimes | Curtis Grimes Music 5783 16
21 Day One | Pat Green | Greenhorse Music 5730 9
22 I’m Drinking Through It | Jack Ingram | Rounder/Concord Music Group 5730 20
23 Holy Days | Sean McConnell | Rounder/Concord Music Group 5487 24
24 Little That We’re Livin’ On | Cameran Nelson | Miles Power Records 5299 10
25 How Do You Honky Tonk | Jake Worthington | W3 Productions, LLC 5248 18
26 She Can Forgive | Jesse Raub Jr | Jesse Raub Jr. Music 4826 23
27 Lonely Street | Jake Ward | Jake Ward Music 4712 14
28 Texas Forever | Kevin Fowler | Kevin Fowler Records 4635 13
29 Why Haven’t You Left Yet | Mark McKinney (ft. Bri Bagwell) | Texas Evolution 4349 16
30 Bluebonnets | Aaron Watson | Thirty Tigers 4288 6
31 Next Big Thing | William Clark Green | Bill Grease Records 4287 7
32 Old Fashioned | William Clark Green | Bill Grease Records 4247 13
33 Everything I Need | Jerrett Zoch (& The OSR Band) | Jerrett Zoch and OSR Band Music 4205 18
34 Broken Heart | Josh Ward | Buckshot Records 4169 13
35 Whiskey Makes Her Miss Me So | Dustin Sonnier | Songs Of Sadness To Salve The Soul 3728 19
36 Feels This Right | Casey Donahew | Almost Country Records 3523 6
37 Sellout Song | Kevin Fowler | Kevin Fowler Records 3397 9
38 Shadow Of A Broken Heart | Brandon Jenkins | Red Dirt Legend Recordings 3351 20
39 Breaking Me Out | Cory Morrow | Write On Records 3118 14
40 Second Hand Smoke | Jamie Richards | Jamie Richards Music 3084 13
41 One Boot In The Grave | Mario Flores | Mario Flores Music 3079 12
42 Party Like This | Prophets And Outlaws | Seven Set Jam Records 2866 14
43 Me and These Boots | Kylie Frey | Kylie Frey Music 2864 18
44 Traffic | Kimberly Dunn | Kimberly Dunn Music 2749 15
45 New Home Town | Mike Ryan | Rock & Soul 2610 12
46
Live It While You Got It | Josh Abbott Band | Pretty Damn Tough Records 2470 10
47 Rattlesnake | Dolly Shine | Vision Entertainment 2307 9
48 The Ride | Deryl Dodd | Little Red Truck Music 2277 13
49 All Day | Parker McCollum | PYM Music 2264 14
50 Speaking Of The Devil | Blue Water Highway Band | Blue Water Highway Band Music 2244 13
51 Born With A Broken Heart | Austin Meade | Austin Meade Music 2158 20
52 Come As You Are | Turnpike Troubadours | Motel Time Productions 2143 16
53 On & On | Aaron Einhouse | Vision Entertainment 2096 14
54 July | Dalton Domino | Lightning Rod Records 2081 14
55 Small Price To Pay | Drew Fish | Drew Fish Music 2006 24
56 Find Another Baby | Kaleb McIntire | Rockin’ Doc Music 1972 20
57 Tonight | Chance Anderson Band | Vision Entertainment 1946 12
58 Back To Back | Rich O’Toole | PTO Records 1890 5
59 Outta Style | Aaron Watson | BIG Label Records/Thirty Tigers 1847 6
60 Point Of No Return | Sarah Hobbs (ft. Sam Riggs) | Sarah Hobbs Music 1832 10
61 She Drinks Alone | Luke Robinson | Luke Robinson Music 1797 20
62 The Problem | Randall King Band | Randall King Music 1792 9
63 Tequila Eyes | Randy Rogers Band, The | Tommy Jackson Records 1781 5
64 Sign Of A Fool | Case Hardin | Case Hardin Music 1765 16
65 Dear Music | Bart Crow | Beryn Art Records/Thirty Tigers 1720 5
66 Should’ve Been Mine | TJ Broscoff | TJB Records 1671 18
67 Mixtape | JB And The Moonshine Band | Light It Up Records 1669 22
68 The Flag | Brandon Jenkins | Red Dirt Legend Recordings 1656 4
69 Take Me Drunk | Cody Wayne | Broken String 1638 20
70 Rob That Train | Genevieve Allen | Landstar Entertainment 1562 23
71 Find Us Alone | Dalton Domino | Sudden Rebel Music 1518 7
72 Hard Livin’ Illene | Randall King (ft. Cleto Cordero) | Randall King Music 1381 13
73 Love Like A Hurricane | Doc West | Doc West Music 1315 17
74 A Night’s Pay In My Boot | Max Stalling | Blind Nello Records 1293 19
75 Hills And Valleys | Buffalo Ruckus, The | Shiner Records 1241 17
76
Honey Pie | Jonathan Tyler | Timeless Echo/Thirty Tigers 1221 11
77 Mexicoma | Junior Gordon | Junior Gordon Music 1211 14
78 Somewhere In The Middle (Between Right & Wrong) | Josh Ward | Buckshot Records 1185 4
79 This Ain’t The Love (I signed Up For) | Darwin Macon | Macon Bacon Records 1154 15
80 Runaway Train | Shane Smith and The Saints | Geronimo Records 1127 9
81 Caroline | Reverend’s Daughter | Reverend’s Daughter Music 1093 20
82 Explain | Corey Hunt Band | Super Secret Independent Records 1074 23
83 Late Night Love Song | Jeremy Steding | Jeremy Steding Music 1057 15
84 Half As Good | Bri Bagwell | Ruby Reds Records 967 6
85 All I See Is You | Shane Smith & The Saints | Geronimo West Records 929 20
86 Hopeless Romantic | Julia Hatfield | Julia Hatfield Music 920 9
87 Woman Like You | Zac Stokes | Zac Stokes Music 900 19
88 Singin’ Thing | Jon Wolfe | Fool Hearted Productions/Tone Tree Music 890 2
89 Bottom of the Fifth | Curtis Grimes | Curtis Grimes Music 889 3
90 Aliens & Ice Cream | Callahan Divide | Callahan Divide Music 887 11
91 Simplified | Dirty River Boys | DRB Music 885 10
92 ‘Till The Wheels Fall Off | No Dry County | Trent Langford Music 876 9
93 Big Chief Tablet | Dub Miller | Dub Miller Music 872 20
94 She Just Might Be A Love Song | Stephen Chadwick | Stag Records 867 20
95 Small Town Friday | Josh Fuller | indieExtreme/Fuller Ray Productions 861 12
96 ‘Til It Does | Randy Rogers and Wade Bowen | Lil’ Buddy Tunes 856 4
97 Winning Hand | Cory Morrow | Write On Records 846 20
98 Rhinestone World | Breelan Angel | MisBhavin Records 810 6
99 Goin’ To Texas | Brad Cunningham Band | CEN 809 21
100 Tough Luck/Crying Shame | Damn Quails , The | Swomp Fyst Records 807 21

TRRR Top 200 Songs by Texas Artist for 2016

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The Texas Regional Radio Report has released the Top 200 songs by TRRR Reporting stations for 2016.

Pos.

Spins

Song

Artist

Label

1

29807

Simple Life  Green River Ordinance  Independent 

2

29005

Next Big Thing  William Clark Green  Bill Grease Rec 

3

28738

The Flag  Brandon Jenkins  Red Dirt Legend 

4

28329

San Antone  Randy Rogers Band  Tommy Jackson/Thirty Tigers 

5

28233

Back to Back  Rich O’Toole  Independent 

6

27980

Little That We’re Livin’ On  Cameran Nelson  Miles Power 

7

27788

Dear Music,  Bart Crow Band  Drift Ring 

8

26509

Where The Seeds Fall  Matt Kimbrow  RROC 

9

26498

Feels Like Home  Deryl Dodd  Smith 

10

26020

Bluebonnets (Julia’s Song)  Aaron Watson  BIG Label/Thirty Tigers 

11

25749

The Lucky Ones  Sam Riggs  Independent 

12

25663

Singin’ Thing  Jon Wolfe  Fool Hearted/Tone tree 

13

25574

Wasn’t That Drunk  Josh Abbott f./ Carly Pearce  Pretty Damn Tough 

14

25448

Feels This Right  Casey Donahew Band  Almost Country 

15

25382

Half As Good  Bri Bagwell  Independent 

16

25035

All Nighter  Cody Canada & The Departed  Independent 

17

24930

Me And These Boots  Kylie Frey  Independent 

18

24323

Lightning Bugs and Rain  Whiskey Myers  Wiggy Thump 

19

24229

One I Want  Flatland Cavalry  Independent 

20

24152

Bad Reputation  Mike Ryan  Rock & Soul 

21

23921

She Can Forgive  Jesse Raub Jr.  Independent 

22

23903

Rhinestone World  Breelan Angel  Mis B Havin 

23

23897

Cast No Stones  Cody Jinks  Independent 

24

23239

Winning Hand  Cory Morrow  Independent 

25

22892

Bottom of the Fifth  Curtis Grimes  CG Music 

26

22834

Lonely Street  Jake Ward  Independent 

27

22823

With You I Am  Cody Johnson  CoJo Music 

28

22687

Where the Sun Don’t Shine  Whiskey Myers  Wiggy Thump 

29

22653

One Boot In The Grave  Mario Flores  Independent 

30

22371

Let’s Do This Thing  Stephen Chadwick  Stag 

31

22257

Gulf Coast Time  Roger Creager  Fun All Wrong 

32

22173

Sister Lost Soul  Micky & The Motorcars  Independent 

33

22161

Rest of Forever  Jason Cassidy  Independent 

34

21939

Bringin’ Country Back  Zane Williams  Texas Like That Rec 

35

21934

‘Til It Does  Randy Rogers & Wade Bowen  Lil Buddy Toons 

36

21741

Mercury  Turnpike Troubadours  Bossier City 

37

21587

Wanna Wanna Bar  Roger Creager  Fun All Wrong 

38

21488

The Ride  Deryl Dodd  Little Red Truck 

39

21396

Day One  Pat Green  Greenhorse 

40

21363

Come On  Kyle Park  KP Music 

41

21358

Sleeping On Your Side  Luke Robinson  Independent 

42

21197

How Can You Love Him (You Don’t Even Like Him)  Reckless Kelly  No Big Deal 

43

21037

Boots On A Dance Floor  Jon Wolfe  Fool Hearted/Tone tree 

44

20945

Whiskey Makes Her Miss Me  Dustin Sonnier  Independent 

45

20658

Sellout Song  Kevin Fowler f/ Zane Williams  Independent 

46

20573

If The Boot Fits  Granger Smith  Wheelhouse 

47

20266

Somewhere Between Right & Wrong  Josh Ward  Buckshot 

48

19948

Everything I Need  Jerrett Zoch and The OSR Band  Independent 

49

19920

I’m Not The Devil  Cody Jinks  Thirty Tigers 

50

19781

Neon Blues  Randy Rogers Band  Tommy Jackson/Thirty Tigers 

51

19670

Rednecks With Paychecks  Kyle Park  KP Music 

52

18199

Here’s To You  Zane Williams  Texas Like That Rec 

53

18115

Kiss Me  Casey Donahew Band  Almost Country 

54

17932

Sunshine  Mark McKinney  Texas Evolution 

55

17895

Rodeo Man  Kylie Frey  Independent 

56

17869

Busted  Troy Cartwright  Hard Luck 

57

17776

Uh Huh  Kaleb McIntire  Rockin’ Doc 

58

17644

I’m Done  Jerrett Zoch and The OSR Band  Independent 

59

17484

High On A Country Song  Sam Riggs  Deep Creek 

60

17377

From Where I’m Standing  Curtis Grimes  CG Music 

61

17337

Second Hand Smoke  Jamie Richards  Independent 

62

17242

Lonestar Paradise  Matt Kimbrow  RROC 

63

17204

Sign of a Fool  Case Hardin  Independent 

64

17198

Take My Hand  Jake Ward  Independent 

65

16788

Heart of Breaking Up  Cooder Graw  Independent 

66

16621

Like A Radio  Pat Waters  Independent 

67

16516

Why Haven’t You Left Yet  Mark McKinney & Bri Bagwell  Texas Evolution 

68

16455

I Can’t Run  Bleu Edmondson  Independent 

69

16073

I’m Drinking Through It  Jack Ingram  Rounder Rec 

70

15535

Rattlesnake  Dolly Shine  Vision Ent 

71

15315

How Do You Honky Tonk  Jake Worthington  W3 Prod 

72

15257

Tonight We Ride  Micky & The Motorcars  Smith 

73

15205

Us Time  Stoney LaRue  eOne 

74

14960

All I See Is You  Shane Smith & The Saints  Geronimo 

75

14430

Ringing In The Year  Turnpike Troubadours  Bossier City 

76

14267

Uncertain Texas  Coalition  Independent 

77

14206

All Day  Parker McCollum  PYM 

78

13998

Broken Heart  Josh Ward  Buckshot 

79

13896

Darlin’ Don’t Go  Sundance Head  Independent 

80

13841

Getaway Truck  Aaron Watson  BIG Label/Thirty Tigers 

81

13807

Amnesia  Josh Abbott Band  PDT 

82

13744

Holy Days  Sean McConnell  Rounder Rec 

83

13741

Hopeless Romantic  Julia Hatfield  Independent 

84

13566

Find Another Baby  Kaleb McIntire  Rockin’ Doc 

85

13529

Old Fashioned  William Clark Green  Bill Grease Rec 

86

13468

Country Music  Prophets and Outlaws  Vision Ent 

87

13281

Red Fire Night  Green River Ordinance  Residence Music 

88

12991

Shadow of a Broken Heart  Brandon Jenkins  Red Dirt Legend 

89

12983

Mexicoma  Junior Gordon  Independent 

90

12782

The Problem  Randall King Band  Independent 

91

12622

Texas Forever  Kevin Fowler  KF Music 

92

12536

She Drinks Alone  Luke Robinson  Independent 

93

12448

A Pillow, A Blanket And You  Aubrey Lynn England  Cactus Beach 

94

12280

Party Like This  Prophets and Outlaws  Seven Set Jam Rec 

95

12187

On and On  Aaron Einhouse  Vision Ent 

96

12079

Fire Away  Chris Stapleton  Independent 

97

12011

Tonight  Chance Anderson  Vision Ent 

98

11872

Strong Man  Smoke Wagon  Independent 

99

11855

This Ain’t The Love (I Signed Up For)  Darwin Macon  Macon Bacon Rec 

100

11643

Find Us Alone  Dalton Domino  Sudden Rebel 

101

11558

Breaking Me Out  Cory Morrow  Write On 

102

11528

Home To Oklahoma Riders Ford Independent

103

11444

Stealer Of The Day Callahan Divide Independent

104

11434

Nothing’s Got Nothin’ Cameran Nelson Miles Power

105

10914

Ten Toes Up Thomas Michael Riley Independent

106

10884

What Can I Say Fools Of The Trade /ft. Haley Cole Independent

107

10840

Tough Luck/Cryin’ Shame The Damn Quails Swampfyst

108

10834

Should’ve Been Mine TJ Broscoff Independent

109

10771

I Don’t Know Why Will Carter Independent

110

10641

Point Of No Return Sarah Hobbs f/ Sam Riggs Vision Ent

111

10576

Just Keep Falling In Love Jake Worthington W3 Prod

112

10470

Better Off Without You Natalie Rose Independent

113

10448

Tomorrow Night Jamie Talbert & The Band of Demons Independent

114

10251

Afterwife Junior Gordon Independent

115

10178

One Phone Call Jason Boyd Band Independent 

116

10157

High Horse Kimberly Dunn Independent 

117

10116

Stronger Kadie Lynn Independent 

118

10084

Long Way Home Jason Young Independent

119

10052

Guitars Ben McPeak Independent 

120

10034

Born With A Broken Heart Austin Meade Independent

121

9929

Take Me Drunk Cody Wayne Broken String

122

9894

Caroline Reverend’s Daughter Independent

123

9877

Apartment Steve Helms Band Winding Road

124

9872

Ringling Road William Clark Green Bill Grease Rec

125

9775

It’s a Song Adrian Johnston Independent

126

9601

Holy Relic Sale Jason Boland & The Stragglers Independent

127

9564

Bottoms Phillip Griffin Independent

128

9451

Mixtape JB and the Moonshine Band Light It Up / Thirty Tigers

129

9351

Settle Down Cowboy Jarrod Sterrett Independent 

130

9322

Small Price To Pay Drew Fish Band DF Music

131

9174

Goodbye Dallas Judson Cole Band Independent

132

9098

Love Like A Hurricane Doc West; Independent

133

9090

Wichita Falls American Aquarium Independent

134

8999

Too Drunk Anyway Matt & The Herdsmen Independent

135

8856

Just For Tonight Saints Eleven Saints Eleven Music

136

8829

Think About Me Clayton Gardner Independent

137

8813

If You Had To Choose Roger Creager & Cody Johnson Fun All Wrong 

138

8774

Goin’ To Texas Brad Cunningham Band Independent

139

8769

Hold On My Heart Darrell Goldman Independent

140

8635

Hellbent On Loving You Cody Joe Hodges Lamon

141

8571

Traffic Kimberly Dunn Independent

142

8569

She Just Might Be A Love Song Stephen Chadwick Independent

143

8521

Win Spencer Elliott Independent

144

8516

Too Good A Woman Abbi Walker Independent 

145

8312

I Won’t Be Bothered Francie Krienitz Independent 

146

8306

Small Town Friday Josh Fuller IndieExtreme

147

8298

Pirate Callahan Divide Independent

148

8101

The Moment ason Young Independent 

149

8092

Back In My Arms Tonight Nathan Bonnes Independent

150

7918

Dance With Me Clay Shelburn Independent

151

7833

Last Dog Max Stalling Blind Nello Records

152

7811

Take Away Shane Barnhill 343 Records

153

7725

Olivia Scooter Brown Band Independent

154

7695

Oil Man Chad Cooke Band Independent

155

7665

New Hometown Mike Ryan Rock & Soul

156

7595

All Watered Down Freddie Pate Independent

157

7590

July Dalton Domino Lightning Rod Records

158

7525

Smoke ’em if You Got ’em Mike and The Moonpies Independent 

159

7506

‘Til The Wheels Fall Off No Dry County Trent Langford Music

160

7455

Bring it Back to the Heartland Stephanie Urbina Jones Independent

161

7412

Back To San Antone Felix Truvere Independent 

162

7361

Flood Gate; Erick Willis Independent

163

7360

Meet Me In Denver Wayland Hicks Independent 

164

7297

My Love Ain’t Enough The Whiskey Prophets Independent 

165

7286

7They Found Me In A Honky Tonk Jody Booth Independent 

166

7223

Memories Miles Williams HammerDown

167

7157

Just A Little While The Damn Quails Swampfyst

168

7112

Lisha’s Leaving Jason Lee McKinney Band Independent 

169

7103

Jessi and her Outlaw Bernie Nelso Suggs Switch Ranch

170

7093

But You Like Country Music Sunny Sweeney & Brennen Leigh Independent

171

7046

Masquerade Elaina Kay Independent

172

6929

Playing Cards Kody West Independent

173

6903

Nights Pay In My Boot Max Stalling Blind Nello Records

174

6891

Water Tower Isaac Jacob Band Independent

175

6888

Outbound The Gibbonses Independent

176

6872

Rob That Train Genevieve Allen Landstar

177

6819

John Alexander, Age 22 Stacy Burk Independent

178

6761

Beautiful Life Austin Allsup Independent

179

6733

Ain’t Nobody Got A Hold On Me Rob Baird Independent 

180

6729

Drink Like Hell Brian Schram Independent

181

6724

Come As You Are Turnpike Troubadours Bossier City

182

6724

Gypsy Calamity Janes Independent

183

6697

Still Wanting You Kayla Ray Independent 

184

6688

Wolf Howl Jerrod Medulla Independent

185

6651

Hills and Valleys The Buffalo Ruckus Shiner

186

6611

Blacktop Gospel Chris Colston Independent

187

6541

When The Hag’s On Don Vickers Independent

188

6529

Cold As A Stone Kirk Baxley f/ Kylie Frey Independent

189

6527

Late Night Love Song Jeremy Steding Independent 

190

6515

Hannah Belle Corey Hunt Band Independent 

191

6469

One Less Fool In Amarillo Marcus Lindsey Independent

192

6459

Speaking of the Devil Blue Water Highway Band Independent 

193

6380

Texas Girls Steven James & The Jaded Independent

194

6371

Your Daddy’s Town Clay Mobley Independent

195

6311

I Think I Love Her Drake Hayes Band Independent

196

6282

Hard Livin’ Illene Randall King f Cleto Cordero Independent 

197

6281

Live It While You Got It Josh Abbott Band Pretty Damn Tough

198

6266

Middle of the Bed Felix Truvere Independent 

199

6229

Break Your Stride Jason Boyd Band Independent

200

6220

Burning Up The Highway Chancy Bernson Independent

Country Music Entertainer Frenchie Burke Has Passed Away

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“Frenchie passed away with his beloved wife Sara by his side on Saturday at 7:11 PM,” Heart of Texas Records President Tracy Pitcox said. “During the last few years, he had suffered some debilitating strokes and had been diagnosed with cancer. Although he was in a rehab facility for the last couple of months, he still longed to be back on stage. The stage was his life and where he shined brightest.”

Frenchie Burke was born in the small Louisiana town of Kaplan, not for from Lafayette. His grandfather taught him to play the fiddle and he began to play with small bands throughout Louisiana. He began to work the road and attract attention of some well know entertainers.

He joined the United States Air Force and continued to entertain his fellow service men including winning the annual talent contests.

After leaving the Air Force, Burke began working for Ray Price, Little Jimmy Dickens and Johnny Bush touring throughout the United States and Canada. It was while working with Johnny Bush that Frenchie cut his first record, “Warm With Love In Here.”

“After I left Willie, I formed my own band, starting with fiddler Frenchie Burke. He was the very first Bandolero,” Bush recalls. “He was from Houston, and he’d been working singles with me when I was still with Willie. Back in those days, those Texas fiddle players were treacherous, there were some bad fiddle players out there. But Frenchie and I really gelled together because he could play.”

In 1974, he received extensive airplay with his version of the old Cajun waltz “Big Mamou.” It quickly became the number one requested song on several Texas radio stations including KIKK in Houston, KKYX in San Antonio and WBAP in Ft. Worth. 20th Century Records then released it and it became a number one record across the nation. Other chart hits followed including “The Fiddlin of Jacques Pierre Bordeaux,” “Frenchie’s Cotton Eyed Joe” and “Let’s Get Drunk and Be Somebody.”

The highlight of the Frenchie Burke Show was his version of the “Orange Blossom Special.” The show ended with Burke going out into the audience and “fiddling” around with various members of the audience. It was a fan favorite all over the country. Burke’s was a high energy presentation with vocals and instrumentals that became standards in the Country Music industry.

Frenchie was voted the Cashbox Instrumentalist of the Year in 1981 and along with his band was given the Best New Duo of 1975. His album “Fiddlin Frenchie Burke” was ranked the number four album in 1975. He last album was on Startex Records called “Dance Album.”

When asked how he wanted to be remembered last month, Burke simple said “L-O-V-E”.

He is survived by his wife Sara, five childred Buck Roberts, Brenda Vosler, Donna Lynn Bourque, Bobby Gene Bourque and Leah Bourque, eleven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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