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.


The 2018 Rodeo Rockstar dates will be posted once available.


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 Downtown Rodeo Parade