Zac Brown Band Performs at RodeoHouston for Tenth Time

Written by on March 16, 2024

After a fun packed eventful Rodeo season so far, bringing in thousands of fans in just a few days, Zac Brown Band kept things relatively cozy in comparison. The band is not new to the rodeo; having performed at the NRG stadium a whopping ten times over the years. Though the crowd was smaller than earlier in the week, the crowd was just as thrilled to be watching these RodeoHouston veterans.

ZBB is a fairly larger band than most (nine people total, including the recent multi-instrumentalist Caroline Jones) which gives the band a most unique quality to their harmonies. The band started off the night with “Knee Deep” and continued with some of their best hits: “Keep Me in Mind,” “As She’s Walking Away” and “Toes.”

Thursday, March 14, 2024 in Houston, Tex.

We wanna do one for the cowboys!

Zac Brown

Of course the band had to show off their musical taste and capabilities. The first cover of the night was the Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black” which was included on their tribute album of 2023. As Brown started the first chords of Garth Brooks’ “Much Too Young (To Feel This Damn Old),” the artist dedidated the song to all the cowboys in the crowd. The next tracks they covered were Metallica’s “Enter Sandman,” Allman Brothers’ “Whipping Post” and Van Halen’s “Panama,” playing to the diversity in their band. Every member was essential to the magic they created on stage.

Thursday, March 14, 2024 in Houston, Tex.

The one and only guest star of the night, Marcus King, joined the band on stage for “Colder Weather,” showcasing his incredible talent with an extended guitar solo which continued into a cover of the Eagles hit, “Take it to the Limit,” before the finale “Chicken Fried” had the entire stadium on their feet, singing their lungs out.

Thursday, March 14, 2024 in Houston, Tex.

As the band all loaded into a truck and road off, the crowd slowly died down with almost a collective sigh; another beautiful night in a week’s worth of amazing music and fried food. The night was infused with love for country music and great memories. Make sure to catch the rest of Coog Radio’s coverage of this RodeoHouston season!

  • Alina Velasquez

    I'm a Junior Graphic Design major at the University of Houston. I am also the Graphic Design Officer of BAMSA as well as a Photo Editor for Coog Radio. I enjoy art in all of its forms and love discovering new music. Photography and Design have been passions of mine for several years.

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