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The Best Things We Said in 2015

Below you’ll find links to some of our best pieces of the year.

Brad escapes reality for a few days in Crystal Beach:  “Purposeful Beach Rendezvous”

Chris King jumps into the Ryan Bingham catalog backwards:  “I Used To Not Care About Ryan Bingham”

We eulogized Kent Finlay:  RIP KENT

Our take on the female tomato comment:  “Music’s a Garden…Dig it”

A fan took part in a songwriting workshop led by Walt Wilkins, Drew Kennedy and others:  “I Left Texas a Teacher, and Came Back a Songwriter”

Brad remembers his father upon his sudden passing:  “A Real Superhero”

An analyzation of Chris Stapelton’s big CMA night:  “What Does It Mean?”

Chris King tackled the ongoing “country music” debate:  “Country  Music?”

The Turnpike Troubadours continued their world, err regional, domination:  “Turnpike Turnaround”

Drew Kennedy redefined the meaning of success:  “Success”

Brad remembers Scott Weiland’s tortured gift and its impact:  “Music is a Gift”Read the rest

Erick Willis Can’t Stop

Digipak 4P 1CD

As you saw in our Favorites of 2015 post, Erick Willis is a young artist we are very excited about.  He’s on the cusp of releasing new music and was gracious enough to let us debut a couple of the songs.… Read the rest

Favorites of 2015

It’s been another great year for music all around.  Here’s our version of a year end, best of list.  These are the records, songs, acts and scenes (presented in no particular order) that shaped our 2015.

Favorite Albums


Dawes – All Your Favorite Bands – Elements of 70’s California rock and modern Americana converge on this stalwart band’s fourth album.  … Read the rest

{Brad's Corner} December 2015: Music Is a Gift

{Brads Corner}

**I had a December column all written and tied up with a nice bow to publish today and then the news of Scott Weiland’s passing came through last night and hit me like a ton of bricks.  He’s not the first musical hero I’ve lost, nor will he be the last…but this one resonated with me.Read the rest

Thanks for the Music 2015

This year, we  once again continue our annual November tradition of surveying people across the Texas/Red Dirt/Americana genres about a musical topic they are thankful for.  This year, we asked folks:  what song, album, artist, show or moment are you most thankful for this past year?  … Read the rest