The 2017 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo will take kickoff March 7th at Houston’s NRG Park with Aaron Watson headlining. And today Watson upped the stakes, and stunned fans, announcing that he will be recording a live album, and video that night.

RODEOHOUSTON, what do you say we make a LIVE CD & DVD next Tuesday?! It’s been an amazing week with the release of VAQUERO and I couldn’t think of a better place to celebrate than at "The World's Biggest Rodeo Show"!

Also scheduled to perform: 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 our favorite “under dog” kicking the series off -- and now doing a live recording too.

Congrats, Honky Tonk Kid!