Star Trail of Fame

Big Stars for a Big Stage

The Star Trail of Fame, located outside of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ offices in NRG Center, pays tribute to stars that have made an impact on the Show. Currently, eight stars are honored with a gold plaque to commemorate their many years of first-class, musical entertainment at RodeoHouston®.

Gene Autry

Gene Autry

Gene Autry with his magnificent horse, Champion, rode into the Houston Rodeo arena and into the hearts of Houstonians when he appeared as the Show's first big name star entertainer in 1942. This larger than life cowboy hero set a high standard for future Houston Rodeo entertainers. He also worked behind the scenes, producing the Houston Rodeo for many of its early years.

Inducted into the Star Trail of Fame in 1996.






Brooks & Dunn

Brooks & Dunn

The dynamic duo of Brooks & Dunn has provided electric performances for RodeoHouston® fans since first stepping on the rotating stage in 1992. During their 2007 performance, Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn performed in front of their 1 millionth RodeoHouston fan. Brooks & Dunn is the first duo/group to be added to the Show's Star Trail of Fame. In 2010, Brooks & Dunn performed The Last Rodeo Tour.

Inducted into the Star Trail of Fame in 2008.




Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson has brought his smooth, country charm to more than 1 million RodeoHouston® fans. With 19 performances under his belt, he has without a doubt become a RodeoHouston favorite, with his deep, southern twang. Since the early '90s, Alan Jackson has certainly put his unique brand on Houston and its fans.

Inducted into the Star Trail of Fame in 2011.




Reba

Reba

Reba has been a RodeoHouston® favorite since she first graced the stage in 1984. During her 1991 performance, Reba performed in front of her 1 millionth RodeoHouston fan. Throughout the 1980s, '90s and 2000s, she has entertained RodeoHouston fans with a sound that has become a constant in country music. Reba is the first woman to be added to the Show's Star Trail.

Inducted into the Star Trail of Fame in 2007.






Charley pride

Charley Pride

Charley Pride performed at the Houston Rodeo 36 times in 14 years, with fresh, exciting shows for more than 1.2 million fans. He survived the ups and downs of country music, proving time and again that his talent went beyond trends and fads. For three decades, Charley brought his unique brand of excitement to the Houston Rodeo.







Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers

Roy Rogers, "The King of the Cowboys," brought his movie star charisma and considerable talent to entertain Houston Rodeo audiences for three decades. Roy Rogers personified "the good guy in the white hat," and was so special to Houston audiences he was the star of the Show's silver jubilee, 25th anniversary celebration.

Inducted into the Star Trail of Fame in 1996.







Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley

For eight unforgettable performances in the 70's, Elvis Presley redefined "entertainment" for nearly 300,000 lucky fans. He brought unmatched-to-this-day charisma to a small center stage in a giant dirt-covered arena. People still talk about those eight performances when The King of Rock 'N' Roll confirmed his status as one of the true "stars" of the Houston Rodeo.







George Strait

Platinum Honoree

George Strait

George Strait is a RodeoHouston® icon, having ridden with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ through many of its major milestones. His concert at the final Show performance in the Astrodome set the all-time attendance record for the Dome, and he performed on the opening night of RodeoHouston in NRG Stadium. With 29 RodeoHouston performances and more than 1.5 million RodeoHouston fans, George Strait has always been a fan favorite at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

On March 17, 2013, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced that it would award an annual four-year college scholarship in honor of George Strait. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo George Strait Scholarship will be awarded annually, from this year forward, through the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s scholarship program. In perpetuity, this scholarship will honor the legacy of George Strait and his partnership and friendship with our Show. Inducted into the Star Trail of Fame in 1996. Rededicated March 17, 2013.