Our Friday Weekend Entertainment Picks
Friday, March 2nd, 2018
Houston Livestock Show
and Rodeo Presents
Friday 3/2/2018 6:45 PM
Leon Bridges is best known for his song "Coming Home", which received enormous airplay and was a Top 10 Most Viral Track on Spotify. Bridges' debut album, also titled Coming Home, was released on June 23, 2015, on Columbia Records.
Bridges's style is described by many as a soul resembling 1960s rhythm and blues. The Wall Street Journal described him as a "throwback to '60s-soul a la Otis Redding and Sam Cooke." Bridges performs in vintage clothing; Fort Worth Weekly described him as someone whose "music sounds like he looks."
After finding his voice, 26-year-old Leon Bridges has completely immersed himself in soul. The Fort Worth, Texas native and Columbia Records artist released his debut album, ‘Coming Home,’ in June of 2015 to critical and public acclaim. "I'm not saying I can hold a candle to any soul musician from the '50s and '60s," Bridges says, "but I want to carry the torch."
Humility aside, Bridges' light is burning bright. Following the October 2014 release of two tunes that set the on-line world aflame, and accompanied by intimate solo shows from London to Los Angeles and Nashville to New York, the singer and songwriter has proven himself more than worthy of the spotlight, with a nuanced style and range that serves as a welcome addition to today's musical landscape.
Leon Bridges at Houston's Livestock Show and Rodeo this weekend. Bridges plays the land down under after the rodeo and then South America.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Presents Chris Young
Friday 3/9/2018 6:45 PM
Following his induction into the Grand Ole Opry and the release of his acclaimed seventh album, Losing Sleep, 2017 was undoubtedly a career-defining year for platinum-selling entertainer Chris Young. This year is proving to be another banner year for the 32-year old neo-country music traditionalist. After a tremendous response to the initial winter run of his “Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour,” playing five consecutive sold-out weekends of arena shows, and scoring his 10th No. 1 single, Chris heads to the Houston Liveston and Rodeo this wekend.
Proclaimed a “headliner on his own, capable of stirring an audience in ways very few in country music can” (Taste of Country) and “one of the more commanding voices in country music” (Houston Chronicle), the Grammy-nominated singer has just completed its firt run with his Sony Music Nashville label mates Kane Brown and LANCO as special guests for the first leg of the “Chris Young Losing Sleep 2018 World Tour.”
“I’m excited about getting out on the road in the new year with Kane and the guys from LANCO,” says Young. “It’s been really cool to write, record and tour with Kane over the last year. And then to have LANCO bring their unique energy out on the road too - I can guarantee it’s going to be a great time.”
CMT.com reports: Young wrote “Comeback,” a song on Brown’s self-titled debut album and “There Goes My Everything” on Brown’s Chapter 1 EP. And of LANCO, Young says the band is amazing. “I’ve gotten to know them over the course of, not only shows, but also just random hangs that we’ve ended up in through industry functions. And I just love all of those guys for who they are and love their music obviously, ‘Greatest Love Story’ is taking off, and I love that I’m gonna have them out on my tour.”
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