When: Wed., Dec. 31, 9 p.m. 2014
Woodlands-born country crooner Hayes Carll is criminally under-appreciated by the general country music-loving public, but that will soon change. This year, “Chances Are,” a track from Carll’s 2011 LP KMAG YOYO, became a big hit for Lee Ann Womack, proving that his songwriting is starting to catch on. But, no one will ever deliver his smart, humorous, touching and rebellious songs like he can. Showcasing his beautifully twangy voice and fiery yet laid-back stage presence, Carll’s live show is perhaps the finest way to get acquainted with this up-and-coming country gem.