Band: Julie Roberts
Date: Friday, Jan. 27, at 9 p.m.
Venue: Midnight Rodeo, 7790 Tanner Road, 251-639-2222
Tickets: $8 general/$35 VIP, available through Ticketfly

Midnight Rodeo has become one of the Azalea City’s hottest venues for catching modern country superstars. Julie Roberts will be the next country artist to grace this West Mobile honky-tonk’s stage.

Roberts got her big break while working for the Mercury Nashville label. Her 2004 self-titled debut on Mercury Nashville broke into the top 10 on Billboard’s U.S. Country chart and earned gold status. In the years that followed, Roberts’ fans watched as she earned ACM, CMA and CMT nominations and performed on “The Tonight Show” and “Good Morning America” — which even used her song “Good to Go” as its theme for two years.

Four years have passed since Roberts’ last album, “Good Wine & Bad Decisions”, but fans can expect new releases from this country diva in the near future. She recently joined forces with Shooter Jennings and his “multi-format recording company” Black Country Rock.

Her first offering since connecting with Jennings is a Danny Dawson song called “Why Can’t I Have You?” For this single, Roberts lays smooth vocal work on a bed of country twang. This track serves as a harbinger for her next release, which is coming in “early 2017.”