Question: Who was the first entertainer at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo?
Answer: Gene Autry, “the Singing Cowboy,” is the first star entertainer.
This year you can be entertained by some of the biggest names in music…Blake Shelton, George Strait and Tim McGraw
Question: What year was the first trail ride?
Answer: 1952. Four men made the journey on horseback from Brenham to Houston.
Today, 13 trail rides, many traveling more than 100 miles, conclude their journey in Houston
Question: How much was the first educational scholarship?
Answer: $2,000 and it was given in 1957
Over $200 million dollars has been given for educational support. More than 2,000 students are on Show scholarships, attending more than 100 different Texas colleges and universities.
For a good time in a great city, head down to Houston and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.