Rodeo Rockstar began in 2012. The competition is free and open to non-professional singers. Contestants submit an audition video on YouTube in January. The public then votes online to select the top applicants who will compete in Preliminary and Final Rounds during the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™.
Rodeo Rockstar includes Junior, Senior and Group divisions. Contestants in the Junior Division range in age from 6 to 15 years old, and Senior Division contestants range in age from 16 to 21 years old. Group Division contestants must range in age from 6 to 21 years old.