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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 ...
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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.
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: 4/3/2007
  • Label: Mca Nashville
  • UPC: 602498879313
  • Catalog Number: 000589402
  • Sales rank: 13,695

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 Jr. 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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