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.