Last Night: Tim McGraw At RodeoHouston

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Photos by Marco Torres
Tim McGraw
Reliant Stadium
March 7, 2011

Tim McGraw is the essence of modern country. Last night, he appeared onstage, donning boots, a big-ol', Texas-sized belt buckle, a red, white and blue plaid shirt and a dark black cowboy hat. He had the crowd in the palm of his hand, and he kept them there all night.

From the start of the show, fans were eager to dance along to McGraw's catchy lyrics advocating the Southern lifestyle set to pop-country melodies. He sang of women and miniskirts, barbecues and fishing, love, marriage and children. He's an old-fashioned, southern gal's dream, and he makes men want to be cowboys.

"It's good to be back in Houston, Texas," McGraw said from the stage. "Y'all look good... and man, them Texas girls are something else, aren't they?"

Unsurprisingly, the crowd screamed in agreement.

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"This next one's from way back in 1996," McGraw said. "I hope y'all remember it... I hope I remember it!"

His next three songs, just like the first three, were played back to back to back, without interruption. They were upbeat, twangy and light-hearted. Then he changed the feel of his set entirely and brought the crowd to its feet with the gritty, rebellious anthem, "Indian Outlaw," a song that makes men feel manly and women swoon.

The heavy riffs of "Outlaw" weren't the only reason fans rose from their seats. During the next song, "I Like It, I Love It," McGraw left the stage and began slowly walking toward the side of Reliant Stadium as everyone on the west end of the arena rose to their feet, anticipating the handshakes and high-fives McGraw would undoubtedly give them.

He even made a point to pound fists with a few young boys who could barely see past their sisters and mothers, who were crowding the gates as the country icon walked around the field. McGraw spent three whole songs offstage, getting his boots dirty as his fans screamed in appreciation and chanted along to his songs.

Some even got the chance to scream into the microphone as he held it in front of the crowd while sauntering around the field.

McGraw finally made his way back to the stage as "Real Good Man" came to a close, though the song ran a good three or four minutes longer than its album counterpart on account of the singer's desire to shake hands with and give hugs to as many fans as he could.


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NRG Stadium

2 Reliant Park, Houston, TX

Category: Music


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13 comments
Alind1896
Alind1896

WOW Would love to have been there. Tim can always bring about emotions; and when he sings Don't take the girl; I am all emotions! Love Him!!!!

Asd
Asd

Unreachable for me to visit a concert... I come from Germany! Maybe one day I will see him in Europe :0)

Shannon
Shannon

Thats My TimmY and the DHD's they aim to please and Always leave us with a smile and wanting more they are more than just a band and a Star they are really good people and really wonderful hard working men and they touch sooo many lives and help get some of us through the roughfest times in our lives! This Music and these artists have brought myself and sooo many others so much joy and they have givin me some of the very best friends that anyone can have and for this alone they deserve an award, yes these gentlemen are more powerful than they may ever know we love you Timothy McGraw and the Dance Hall Dr.s you mean the world to us true fans and we thank you for sharing your lives with us we are all better for it!Love Always,Your FriendShannon McDiva JoynerShannon Joyner

Minique28
Minique28

Tim McGraw always delivers for his fans! His concerts are unforgettable!The songs he sings touch everyone. If you can go to a Tim McGraw as a non-fan,I can guarantee you when you leave,you will be for life! His talent is amazing,his passion is amazing and his love for his fans is unremarkable.Keep doing what you are.Keep rocking!

Diamond3508
Diamond3508

he is too sexy. I hope he comes close to elkhart indiana one day i would just love to see him in concert.

Jacky7777
Jacky7777

OH, I can't wait to see my Tim & DHD's in concert- LOVE THEM!!!

Marlene_armstrong75
Marlene_armstrong75

wish i could have gone to see tim but im disabled i have cancer ,he is awesome

Gary Packwood
Gary Packwood

Pretty smart to walk around that cavernous place and let the fans join in the singing since they already know the lyrics.

I'm sure the engineer on the sound board didn't think twice about it.

And beside, those little kids will remember fist-pounding with Tim McGraw...forever.

Yolanda
Yolanda

Wow Tim you were awesome last night...

CraigHlavaty
CraigHlavaty

I always cry during "Live Like You Were Dying". I mean fight. I fight.

Gary Packwood
Gary Packwood

Mighty cold in Germany during the month of March.

Your sure invited to Rodeo Houston in March 2012 where it will be warm and sunny.

If you let us know we'll save you some real BBQ Brisket as a replacement for all that German sausage...at least for a couple of days.

But you bring the real German beer, please.

Charla
Charla

we have our tickets for june .. when Tim comes to Hamilton Ont >> Canada . Cant wait !luv you Tim and DHD

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