By Olivia Rizzo
Eli Young Band
and the Texas Rangers have announced details
of what is now the “annual” Eli Young Band
House Party. This year’s is the second House
Party, taking place Saturday, November 8, at
Globe Life Park in Arlington.
Joining EYB on
stage will be Pat Green and Cody Johnson.
Green is no stranger to Texas stages. He’s
a two-time Grammy nominee who sold more than
a million albums. Johnson’s “Me and My
Kind” hit number one on the Texas Music
Chart this week.
Kicking off the
night of music will be Texas and Oklahoma
female duo Maddie & Tae, the
up-and-coming country sensations whose debut
single “Girl In a Country Song” has nearly 6
million views on YouTube.
The House Party
in Arlington also features Gary
Tickets for the
show start at $25. For more information, go
House Party a year ago was a huge success
with more than 18,000 fans in attendance.
The House Party
moves to Houston’s Minute Maid Park November
Band, Cody Johnson, and Thomas Rhett
headline the Houston show.
ON THE SIDELINES
The Aggies’ resounding 52-28
win over South Carolina last week sure made
Bonnie Bishop happy. At game time, Bonnie
was on stage at the Mucky Duck in Houston,
trying to catch the action between sets.
Bonnie grew up in a house
with one of college football’s most revered
celebrities – Jackie Sherrill. She stood
beside him on the sidelines for over ten
years while he was coaching at Mississippi
State. She was only 12 when her mom married
Jackie and she had never been to a football
game. “After repeated attempts to win me
over with Barbie dolls and Walkmans, Jackie
switched his tactics and invited me to be
with him on the sidelines.”
The football experience
triggered a song, “Sidelines,” which Bonnie
recently wrote with Django Walker. “The
song isn’t about me,” she said in a
Cluttered Corner interview at Best In Texas.
“It’s told from the point of view of the
players who are waiting their turn on the
sidelines, who are waiting their chance to
shine. More than anything, it’s about being
an underdog. A lot of people can relate to
“I learned everything I know
about being a fighter from those years of
having a sidelines view of some of SEC
football's greatest upsets, although at the
time I didn’t know that experience was
preparing me for the future. I was just
trying not to get my ass RUN OVER on the
Bonnie and Django are
pitching the song to ESPN and she’s putting
some of her football stories down on paper.
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS
Outlaws, that little ole band from Dallas,
is out on a radio tour, and everyone told us
how good they are and how much fun they are.
It’s all true!!!
We found out when lead singer Matt Boggs,
lead guitarist Stevie G, and drummer James
Guckenheimer came by to film Cluttered
Corner videos, which we’ll share soon at
with great harmonies and a soulful country
sound that makes you think Allman Brothers,
Marshall Tucker Band and a heapin’ helping
of old school R&B. During our Five
Questions segment, we asked the guys to
choose either Allman Brothers Band or Lynyrd
Skynyrd. Laughing, they told us they’d
choose the Allman Brothers, not just because
they love their music, though. The reason is
all the people who ask Prophets and Outlaws
to play “Free Bird” during their shows! It
is over 8 minutes long, you know!
The guys have a
real sense of fun, so the Corner was full of
laughter as well as great music. We heard
their new song “Shine On Me” – this one just
makes you feel good! Check these guys out at
Get well wishes
to Dusty Hill, ZZ Top’s incredible bassist
who fell and injured his hip on the tour bus
the other day. Several dates have been
cancelled. The show with ZZ Top and Jeff
Beck in Houston may be rescheduled, so hold
on to your ticket stub.