Elvis Rocked Granbury Live!

By Sam Houston | April 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Elvis Rocked Granbury Live!

This past weekend the tremendous Victor Trevino was at the New Granbury Live. It is always a great pleasure to have Victor in the house because besides being a genuine talent and very nice young man, he is truly the BEST young Elvis tribute artist! He has the same physical look, the same tone to … Read more


The Brother on the Right

By Sam Houston | April 16, 2018 | Comments Off on The Brother on the Right

Rudy Gatlin made an appearance at the New Granbury Live this past Saturday. I love the style of show he presented. I call it a “sing and talk”. He sang some of the many hits of the Grammy Award Winning Gatlin Brothers, but also showed pictures and told stories about his nearly 60 years of … Read more

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Our First Comedy Night at Granbury Live

By Sam Houston | April 4, 2018 | Comments Off on Our First Comedy Night at Granbury Live

We had an exciting new event at Granbury Live over the weekend. It was our very first Comedy night and I am here to tell you it was a smashing success! It was not a big sell out, but since this was our first attempt to present stand up comedians, I truly anticipated the crowd … Read more

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We’ve Been on a Roll!

By Sam Houston | March 28, 2018 | Comments Off on We’ve Been on a Roll!

The New Granbury Live has had a great run of big name stars in a very short period. In less then two months we have had Gene Watson, the Bellamy Brothers, Johnny Rodriquez, and Moe Bandy! In the immediate future we have Janie Fricke, John Conlee, Rudy Gatlin and T. G Shepard all scheduled to … Read more


Sometimes I ought to feel guilty for taking a paycheck!

By Sam Houston | March 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Sometimes I ought to feel guilty for taking a paycheck!

Make no mistake about it, there is a lot of work to be done running a busy theater like the New Granbury Live. There is a constant search for new acts which will appeal to our audience, marketing for future shows, sponsorship fulfillment, employees to manage, as well as theater upkeep and housekeeping. I feel … Read more

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Michael Hix; He’s no dummy!

By Sam Houston | March 6, 2018 | Comments Off on Michael Hix; He’s no dummy!

This past Saturday, the incomparable Michael Hix was at Granbury Live performing a show called “Lets Go to Vegas”. Sadly, I was out of town on other business for Michael’s performance, but when I got back in town and went to breakfast Monday morning at my favorite diner (#Pam’s), before I could even sit down … Read more

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What an experience!

By Sam Houston | February 26, 2018 | Comments Off on What an experience!

The longer I am in this world of entertainment, the more experiences I have with a variety of bands and performers. I am sure it is like any other group of people, doctors, lawyers, teachers, or any other profession; Some are easy to deal with and professional and others are…well let’s just say they are … Read more


Electricity in the Room

By Sam Houston | February 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Electricity in the Room

When a show comes together, there is an electricity in the room and an excitement which is almost palpable! Such was the case this past Saturday night as Holly Tucker joined the Granbury Live Follies to present “Classic Country”. The Texas CMA Female Vocalist of the Year did not disappoint, as she sang songs across … Read more


Now I know why these Texans are so proud!

By Sam Houston | February 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Now I know why these Texans are so proud!

It has been many years ago, but I had the privilege of seeing Hal Halbrook perform his award-winning play, “Mark Twain Tonight!”. Mr.  Halbrook has performed the show for over fifty years and still manages to “pack em in” the theater! This was also the first one-man plays which I had ever witnessed. “Truly remarkable” … Read more

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Johnny Rodriquez Show

By Sam Houston | February 5, 2018 | Comments Off on Johnny Rodriquez Show

When I was a young man in college, I went to the oilfields of Oklahoma during the summer for work. Having been raised in the city I was not much of a Country music fan, but each day as we rode in a pickup from one worksite to the next, Country music was on the … Read more