The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo announced the lineup for its smaller Hideout venue this morning and, well, it's countrier than the Black Eyed Peas
. This year's bill includes "Here for the Party" girl Gretchen Wilson, a contestant from CMT's Can You Duet
(O'Shea), some legit honky-tonkers (Dale Watson, Eleven Hundred Springs, Two Tons of Steel), the guy who wrote the original Austin City Limits
theme song (Gary P. Nunn), a guy we always think is named after a club in Austin (Zona Jones), some people we never heard of, and our buddy Lonesome Onry and Mean
's absolute favorite local band ever (Honky Tonk Heroes). Seriously, he won't shut up about these guys.
The Hideout entertainment for Black Heritage Day and Go Tejano Day is TBD. See a complete schedule after the jump.
Gary P. Nunn
TBA (Black Heritage Day)
Josh Ward Band
Honky Tonk Heroes
Scott Wiggins Band
TBA (Go Tejano Day)
Two Tons of Steel
Josh Abbott Band
Eleven Hundred Springs
Admission to the Hideout is free with admission to the rodeo grounds for those 21 and up. The beer starts pouring at 6 p.m., and entertainers go on at 10:15 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. See more information, including details on the rodeo's "Rockin' Rodeo Party Pavilion" private-events area, at rodeohouston.com