claywalker 385 x 240 Clay Walker Opens the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Rodeo Houston is off and running. For the next 20 days or so, this is THE event all Houstonians will be talking about. Every day, you might be asked by friends and family “are you going to Rodeo tonight?”

If the answer on Tuesday was “yes”, you were treated to something special.

Local country superstar [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Clay Walker [/lastfm]opened Rodeo Houston to a very receptive audience that included the Governor of Texas, Rick Perry.

This is the 17th appearance at Rodeo Houston for Walker.

During the hour long set, there was a special dedication song (“A Cowboy’s Toughest Ride”) for Walker’s dad who was recently moved to a hospice. Clay teared up as well as most of the audience. Very powerful moment.

Walker played the usual favorite crowd pleasers namely “If I Could Make A Living”   and introduced a few new tunes.

The set was closed with a lively Walker classic that  Clay himself said “this is the song that put Clay Walker on the map here at Rodeo Houston.”

That song? “What’s It To You.” Walker played it again like it was the first time.

Great start to Rodeo Houston.

Listen to what Clay told Foley and Thunder earlier this week about what it means to him to play Rodeo Houston!

Check out the photos from last night.

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