Hometown Heroes Save the Day

When the little rascals (Rascall Flatts) pulled out of their show at the tonight’s Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, three cowboys rode in to save the day. Apparently, the lead singer for RF had sumfin’ wong wif his wittle fwoat. Joe Nichols along with Houstonians Jack Ingram and Clay Walker stepped up to the challenge of a last second call and delivered in fine fashion.


Joe Nichols started things off with some of his hits and a few of the lesser known tracks, but sound issues early on hurt the performance. Jack Ingram shocked the house by turning in the best performance. It was obvious that he was excited to have the opportunity to play at the rodeo in front of his hometown… excited enough that despite being in New York City at 1:30 PM, he still made it in plenty of time to rock the house. The night ended up with Houston favorite – Clay Walker. As usual, he turned in a fine performance, and as usual, the fans loved it.

By the end of the evening, I don’t think there was a person in the stadium who remembered the name Rascall Flatts.

(crappy cell-phone photo copyright Chris Doelle)

3 Comments so far

  1. Rhonda (unregistered) on March 15th, 2007 @ 8:55 pm

    I don’t think your comment about Joe’s show being hurt by sound issues was fair. If I understood correctly this morning in a radio interview with KILT he was asked so last minute that he had to find some band members to fill in. Joe could have done the show with no band and he would have been great. The man has a voice and is always on.


  2. Chris Doelle (unregistered) on March 15th, 2007 @ 9:05 pm

    I agree totally and if I gave the impression that he didn’t do a great job, that isn’t what I meant. Sound at Reliant is always hit and miss and since he came out first, they had some sound issues to work out. I loved his performance though – you are right on!

  3. Laurie (unregistered) on March 16th, 2007 @ 9:05 am

    I’ve had the pleasure of attending several Joe Nichols concerts over this past year and I have never seen him put on a bad show. I am sorry to hear there were sound problems with the venue, but dispite that I’m sure that Joe put on a wonderful performance – he always does.


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