On Monday The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced their concert lineup, and as usual it's stacked with mainstream talent.

The 2017 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will take place March 7-26 at Houston’s NRG Park, country acts set to take the stage include: Alan Jackson, Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Dierks Bentley, Zac Brown Band, Thomas Rhett, Willie Nelson and more.

But we'd be lying if we said we weren't most happy to see one particular "under dog" kicking the series off on March 7th. Congrats to you Honky Tonk Kid.

What an honor to officially announce I’ll be HEADLINING the RODEOHOUSTON OPENING NIGHT on Tuesday, March 7th at NRG Stadium!!! It’s been a long road from playing The Hideout in the ol Dome to the BBQ stage to now getting to play the big rotating stage at the world’s biggest rodeo show.

2017 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Lineup:

March 7 — Aaron Watson
March 8 — Old Dominion
March 9 — Chris Stapleton
March 10 — Alicia Keys
March 11 — Alan Jackson
March 12 — The Chainsmokers
March 13 — Sam Hunt
March 14 — Meghan Trainor
March 15 — Thomas Rhett
March 16 — Luke Bryan
March 17 — Fifth Harmony
March 18 — Willie Nelson
March 19 — Banda El Recodo and Siggno
March 20 — Florida Georgia Line
March 21 — ZZ Top
March 22 — Chris Young
March 23 — Blink 182
March 24 — Dierks Bentley
March 25 — Brad Paisley
March 26 — Zac Brown Band