GEORGE STRAIT, JIMMY BUFFETT AND ALAN JACKSON, "Live at Texas Stadium"

A one-shot stadium special from May 2004, "Live From Texas Stadium" was curated by Buffett as a way to capitalize on the reinvigorated twang he indulged on his "License To Chill" record, which feature

A one-shot stadium special from May 2004, "Live From Texas Stadium" was curated by Buffett as a way to capitalize on the reinvigorated twang he indulged on his "License To Chill" record, which featured Strait, Jackson and about a dozen fellow countrymen (it's also Buffett's eighth live disc in the past three years - you watch your back, Pearl Jam). Buffett's marriage with country still seems weird, though, as he's the only part of this triple bill who seems to get the goofy schtick of many of these songs (and country music in general). Strait, though he continues to sing with a bewildering ease, keeps a straight face on stuff like "Honk If You Honky Tonk" and "All My Exes Live in Texas," which with the addition of an accordion could still be a "Weird Al" song, and Jackson, who after Buffett seems sorely low in the personality department, does the same with, ahem, "Designated Drinker." But hey, this isn't a music show, it's a stadium show -- "Hey Good Lookin'" gets the crowd up and "Northeast Texas Women" even works up a bit of a groove. -- Jeff Vrabel