Maren Morris Will Perform at the Houston Rodeo 9 Months Pregnant: “I Think It Will Be Pretty Epic”

Maren Morris Will Perform at the Houston Rodeo 9 Months Pregnant: “I Think It Will Be Pretty Epic”

The 2020 Houston Rodeo will feature a lineup of A-list performers this year, including Luke Bryan, Willie Nelson, Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton and a very pregnant Maren Morris, among others.

Maren is slated to take the stage on March 7, which means she’s going to be performing a couple of weeks before her due date. As Maren told the titular host of The Ty Bentli Show, she is “nervous,” but thinks it will be both “badass” and “epic” to perform the show in her home state.

“It’s a couple weeks before my due date,” says Maren. “I’m nervous, but I’ve talked to my doctor about it, and I’m going to fly in and out the same day, and just keep it super chill. My set is at like 6 p.m., and it’s not too long of a flight, so I could be back in Nashville by 9 o’clock, hopefully. It’s a pretty crazy concept. I took the show offer before I was pregnant. It’s such an iconic thing to get to do, especially being from Texas. So when I found out that I was pregnant, I was like, ‘Oh my god, being nine months pregnant at the Houston Rodeo would be kinda badass.’ It’s only an hour show, and I’m going to be very stationary, I’m not going to be running around the stage, obviously. We’ll keep it chill. I am also excited because it will be my first show in four months. It’s kind of a homecoming. I have good feelings about it. I think I can do it. I think I can pull it off. I think it will be pretty epic to say that I did the Houston Rodeo nine months pregnant.”

Running from March 3 to March 22—yes, 20 days—Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is one of the largest rodeo and livestock exhibitions in the world. Rodeo Houston features a carnival, a bar-b-que contest, 10K race and some of the best live entertainment in the country. The event pulled in more than 2.5 million attendees during last year’s festivities and more than 1.3 million showed up just for the concerts.

And why wouldn’t they? Country music dominates the week’s lineup at NRG Stadium, and this year is no exception with a star-studded cast that includes Midland, Willie Nelson, Maren Morris, Chris Young, Kane Brown, Cody Johnson, Jon Pardi, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Chris Stapleton, Brad Paisley, Luke Bryan and more.

Tickets for the event are on sale now.

Maren’s complete interview will air on The Ty Bentli Show on Feb. 14.

2019 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Lineup

March 3 – Midland
March 4 – Willie Nelson
March 5 – Becky G
March 6 – TBA
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 13 – Lizzo
March 14 – Jon Pardi
March 15 – Dierks Bentley
March 16 – Keith Urban
March 17 – Gwen Stefani
March 18 – Khalid
March 19 – Chris Stapleton
March 20 – Marshmello
March 21 – Brad Paisley
March 22 – Luke Bryan

photo by Curtis Hilbun,

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”


Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs