Live at Texas Stadium

Live at Texas Stadium

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by Alan Jackson, George Strait, Jimmy Buffett
     
 

With a combined 120 million records sold, George Strait, Alan Jackson, and Jimmy Buffett are three of country music's most successful entertainers. They're also some of its best buddies. That bonhomie is more than evident on this live document from May 29, 2004, which brought the three together to perform some of their greatest hits, solo and together. Some of these… See more details below

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With a combined 120 million records sold, George Strait, Alan Jackson, and Jimmy Buffett are three of country music's most successful entertainers. They're also some of its best buddies. That bonhomie is more than evident on this live document from May 29, 2004, which brought the three together to perform some of their greatest hits, solo and together. Some of these are no-brainers -- Jackson and Buffett reprise their duet "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" and their remake of "Margaritaville," while Strait and Jackson dish out their Music City dig "Murder on Music Row" -- but there's more. It's more than a thrill to hear Buffett and Strait take on Hank's "Hey Good Lookin'," and Buffett ups the comedy on Strait's classic "All My Exes Live in Texas." Either one of these gentlemen could have held down Texas Stadium, but as this briskly paced show attests, sometimes it's also good things that come in threes.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Live at Texas Stadium captures a concert Alan Jackson, George Strait and Jimmy Buffett gave at the venue on May 29, 2004. What connects these three? Well, Jackson and Buffett dueted on the chart-topping "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere," they're all superstars renowned for giving audiences their money's worth, and in 2004, Buffett released his country crossover License to Chill, so what better way to promote the platter than with a concert with the biggest country star of the 2000s and a legend? It made perfect sense and it made for a good show, too, if Live at Texas Stadium is any indication. According to the poster (which may or may not be accurate) featured in the CD booklet, the batting order for this particular show had Strait opening, Jackson hitting in the middle and Buffett closing it down, which is more indicative of the crossover nature of Buffett's crowd than the fact that he's a bigger country star than either Strait or Jackson. On record, Jackson and Buffett swap places, but position in the lineup doesn't matter as much on record as it does in concert, since it's possible for a listener to start listening anywhere -- and no matter where you start Live at Texas Stadium, it's one big party. And like any party with too many guests, different listeners will gravitate toward different groups of people. Those who like their country served straight-up naturally will find Strait's set the best, since he and his band have a casual virtuosity that's mesmerizing for its ease. Those listeners will also play well with Jackson's crew, who may not be as steeped in tradition as the Ace in the Hole Band but they sure can play pure country with skill and heart, and they provide the bridge to Buffett, who, as always, is the self-styled life of the party. Longtime Parrottheads will be familiar with his shtick -- the boisterous between-songs babble, the jokey asides on "Hey Good Lookin'" -- and find it intoxicating, but Strait fans may just see Buffett as intoxicated, and skip by his numbers. That said, Strait and Buffett play well together -- Strait isn't as loose as Buffett, but they harmonize well on "Sea of Heartbreak," and Jackson acts as the amiable host, bringing these two sides together and ensuring that everybody on-stage and in the audience (and now at home) has a good time: and they do. And it's good enough to take home a souvenir, since Live at Texas Stadium can serve as a soundtrack for many a summertime party in the future.

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Product Details

Release Date:
04/03/2007
Label:
Mca Nashville
UPC:
0602498879313
catalogNumber:
000589402
Rank:
26633

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Alan Jackson   Primary Artist
George Strait   Primary Artist
Jimmy Buffett   Primary Artist
Ralph MacDonald   Percussion,Group Member
Mike Daily   Steel Guitar,Group Member
Gene Elders   Fiddle,Group Member
Robbie Flint   Steel Guitar,Group Member
Doyle Grisham   Pedal Steel Guitar,Group Member
Danny Groah   Guitar,Group Member
Tina Gullickson   Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Roger Guth   Drums,Group Member
Terry Hale   Bass,Group Member
Ronnie Huckaby   Piano,Group Member
Mac McAnally   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Jim Mayer   Bass,Vocals,Group Member
Rick McRae   Electric Guitar,Group Member
Bill Payne   Piano,Group Member
Bruce Rutherford   Drums,Group Member
Tom Rutledge   Acoustic Guitar,Guitar (Baritone),Group Member
Nadirah Shakoor   Vocals,Group Member
Roger Wills   Bass Guitar,Group Member
Michael Utley   Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Dave Gaylord   Fiddle,Mandolin,Vocals,Group Member
John Lovell   Trumpet,Group Member
Jeff Sturms   Acoustic Guitar,Group Member
Monty Parkey   Keyboards,Group Member
Dan Kelly   Fiddle,Mandolin,Group Member
Monty Allen   Background Vocals,Group Member
Tony Stephens   Harmonica,Group Member
Wes Hightower   Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Mike Kennedy   Drums,Group Member
Anthony Bazzani   Keyboards,Group Member
Marty Slayton   Background Vocals,Group Member
Julie Harkness   Dancer,Group Member
Heather Perry   Dancer,Group Member

Technical Credits

Kokomo Arnold   Composer
Guy Clark   Composer
George Strait   Producer,Audio Production
Verlon Thompson   Composer
Steve Young   Composer
Jimmy Buffett   Composer
Willis Alan Ramsey   Composer
Larry Cordle   Composer
Craig Allen   Art Direction
Hal David   Composer
Bob DiPiero   Composer
Dean Dillon   Composer
Alan Jackson   Composer
Mac McAnally   Producer,Audio Production
Don Rollins   Composer
Larry Shell   Composer
Keith Stegall   Producer,Audio Production
Mike Utley   Producer,Audio Production
Hank Williams   Composer
Hank Williams   Composer
Ken Mellons   Composer
Jerry Joyner   Art Direction
Jack Herger   Poster Design
Jim "Moose" Brown   Composer
John Northrup   Composer
Hank Williams   Mastering

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