Everyone who knows how to rodeo knows you can't rodeo without live music -- and the star-studded 2011 Rodeo Austin line-up gives good reason to get those boots ready for two-steppin'. The big bill includes some Texas natives mashed with Nashville's greatest, including Blake Shelton, Loretta Lynn, Joe Nichols and Kevin Fowler, among others.

Rodeo Austin kicks off in the Lone Star State's capitol city on March 12 with Texas' own Eli Young Band. A different artist plays nightly for more than two weeks of country-style partying, with acts to include Shelton, Lynn, Nichols, Dierks Bentley, Easton Corbin, Josh Turner, the Band Perry, Ronnie Milsap, and Clay Walker. Oh, and there are rodeo festivities too, of course!

Austin native Kevin Fowler -- who made a recent cameo in Colt Ford's 'Hip Hop in a Honky Tonk' video -- will close out the fun on March 26, following the ProRodeo Finals.

Tickets to Rodeo Austin 2011 go on sale on Jan. 28.