Rodeo Rockstar

Rodeo Rockstar began in 2012. The competition is free and open to non-professional singers. Contestants submit an audition video on YouTube in January. The public then votes online to select the top 20 applicants who will compete in a Preliminary and Final Round during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™.

Rodeo Rockstar includes a Junior and Senior division. Contestants in the Junior division range in age from 6 to 15 years old, and Senior division contestant range in age from 16 to 21 years old.


Event Date
Entries Open Dec. 2, 2016 – Jan. 6, 2017
Online Voting Open Jan. 27 – Feb. 12, 2017
Semifinal Round Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Final Round Tuesday, March 21, 2017


The Preliminary and Final rounds are judged live during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™.

  • Cowboy Dave – The Morning Bull on 100.3 The Bull
  • Joey Guerra – Houston Chronicle, Music Critic
  • Phil Nudelman – RodeoHouston® Concert Video Director


  • $500 check from Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™
  • Full day in recording studio with Stormy Cooper Media
  • Performance in 2018 Downtown Rodeo Parade