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5 Must-See Acts Coming to the San Antonio Rodeo This Year


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Oh, the rodeo.

Few events, save Fiesta, come close to drawing the amount of people the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo brings to the Alamo City every year.

And for good reason. On top of feeling like a big state fair with rides, food and chances to kick it with cute animals, the rodeo also books some stellar live acts. Country's Eli Young Band, Mexican regional big band La Adictiva and comedian Jim Gaffigan all were announced last November, and the rodeo's added a healthy dose of additional music since then.

To help you decide which acts to put on your to-do list, we selected five must-see performers for this year’s SA Rodeo, taking place February 7-24.

Aaron Watson
Thursday, February 7

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Hailing from Amarillo, Aaron Watson has been active in the country scene since 1999. While his songs are definitely traditional sounding, there’s just enough modern flair in the production to appeal to multiple generations of country fans.

Martina McBride
Saturday, February 9

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Matching singer-songwriter textures with elements of modern country and adult contemporary, Martina McBride sings the kind of killer country-pop songs fans of Faith Hill and Shania Twain can dig.

Why Don’t We
Sunday, February 10

The boy band era was over 20 years ago, so we guess someone thought enough time passed to bring it back. And, whether or not you dig pop music in the form of five cute dudes, Why Don’t We might add all the sparkle to your rodeo experience you didn’t know you needed, sis.

Darius Rucker
Monday, February 11

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Former lead singer and rhythm guitarist for Hootie and the Blowfish, Darius Rucker is another one of these '90s artists who's managed to carve out a career  into the 2000s and beyond. By matching adult contemporary with soulful modern country, Rucker has emerged as one of the genre's most beloved performers.

Thursday, February 14

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Combining traditional country with Southern gospel and pop, Alabama’s crossover sound garnered the attention of fans from a variety of genres and helped them emerge as leaders of a newer, more modern country approach during their '80s heyday.

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