HOUSTON – Most of this year’s lineup for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has officially been announced.
See 17 of the 20 artists who will be performing this year:
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 08: (L-R) Cameron Duddy, Mark Wystrach, and Jess Carson of Midland attend the 51st annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 8, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
|March 3: Midland||March 4: Willie Nelson||March 5: Becky G|
|March 7: Maren Morris||March 8: Ramon Ayala||March 9: Chris Young|
|March 10: NCT 127||March 11: Kane Brown||March 12: Cody Johnson|
|March 14: Jon Pardi||March 15: Dierks Bentley||March 16: Keith Urban|
|March 17: Gwen Stefani||March 18: Khalid||March 19: Chris Stapleton|
|March 21: Brad Paisley||March 22: Luke Bryan|
The three Friday performers, typically the biggest acts of the lineup, will be announced in February.
Thursday morning, a lineup was leaked and there was widespread speculation about its veracity.
KPRC 2′s Brittany Taylor and Carlos Hernandez played Rodeo Bingo and see how the leaked lineup compared to the real one:
🤠Who’s ready for some RODEO?!🤠 How accurate was the leaked line up? WATCH as RODEOHOUSTON reveals their concert lineup. https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/01/09/houston-rodeo-concert-performers-list-leaked-here-are-the-artists-social-media-posts-claim-will-appear-at-this-years-big-event/Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Thursday, January 9, 2020
RodeoHouston CEO and President Joel Cowley explained to KPRC 2 why the lineup was leaked Thursday.
“We go out to a lot of partners to start promoting the lineup, we release a lot of copy material in advance, particularly print media and they do sign a non-disclosure and unfortunately one of our print media partners went to print too early, and once it was in print, someone saw it, took a photo and with the social media we have today, of course, it spread like wildfire," Cowley said.
The complete Rodeo announcement was also leaked in 2019 and it was right on the money. But Cowley said this year, the leak didn’t happen the same way last year’s lineup was leaked.