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Concert Paper 1 These days musicians all feel the need to be performers, complete with pyrotechnic displays, on stage gimmicks, props, and special accoutrements necessary for a live performance, however there are some who still hold to the old staples, of just the instruments, the stage, every day clothes, and a smile; of those performers, even fewer are referred to on a first name basis that is recognized cross genre, and one of those musicians is George. George Strait has been a part of the country music scene since he released his first single in 1981, and his first debut at the rodeo occurred in 1983 when he filled in last minute for Eddie Rabbit; since that date, he has performed at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo ever since. On March 3, 2002 George “closed the Show with the last Rodeo concert in Reliant Astrodome, with a record attendance of 68,266 in the Astrodome, a record that will never be broken” (Georgestrait.com, 2013). It was just George, the Ace in the Hole Band, the instruments, cowboy boots, cowboy hats, wrangler jeans, and smiles. Midway through the performance, former President George Bush interrupted the performance to provide George with an award from the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, and the concert paused briefly as he reminisced about the first time that he set foot on Houston’s rodeo stage. The concert started with an instrumental version of “Deep in the Heart of Texas.” Including the instrumental, sixteen songs were played. They were, in order: “Deep in the Heart of Texas,” “Write This Down,” “I Can Still Make Cheyenne,” “Heartland,” “Love Without End, Amen,” “Check Yes or No,” The Fireman,” “Run,” “Murder on Music Row,” “The Chair,” “She’ll Leave You With a Smile,” “Amarillo by Morning,” “Living and Living Well,” “Take Me Back to Tulsa,” “Blue Clear Sky,” and “The…...

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