His eighth spin around the RodeoHouston stage got off to a serviceable, if not spectacular, start with middling tune "One of Those Nights." Then something clicked.
There was a scrappy, barroom vibe that kicked in with second song "Real Good Man." It continued through "I Like It, I Love It," the first of many singalongs, and "Southern Voice," a laundry list of music and pop-culture legends. His Tuesday set drew a paid attendance of 68,016.