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Eric Church at Houston Rodeo opening night March 3, 2015
Eric Church acted more like a parolee during his performance at NRG Stadium — a man grateful for his freedom. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Eric Church at Houston Rodeo opening night March 3, 2015
Maybe getting a break from his infant son had Church in good spirits, or maybe he was just happy to be in Houston.  Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Eric Church at Houston Rodeo opening night March 3, 2015
The 12-song set drew from all four of Church's albums, but the crowd cheered loudest for the opening chords chart-topping track "Talladega." Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Eric Church at Houston Rodeo opening night March 3, 2015
Eric Church seemed to be having a good time at RodeoHouston. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Eric Church at Houston Rodeo opening night March 3, 2015
After such a strong debut, expect Church to return for many more Rodeo performances. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com
Eric Church at Houston Rodeo opening night March 3, 2015
Eric Church wore his trademark aviators and black jacket. Photo by © Michelle Watson/CatchLightGroup.com