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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

{Brad's Corner} November 2015: Winners and Losers

{Brads Corner}

Chris Stapleton’s big night at the CMA’s was a vindication for honest, hard-working, authentic musicians everywhere of every genre.  The overwhelming reaction by me and many other artists and pontificators signaled hope that we’d finally reached some long-awaited beacon.  But, why were we excited?  … Read the rest

{Review} Maren Morris EP


Maren Morris has delivered a collection of songs with her latest EP that makes a statement. She’s not catering to any format or preconceived notions of what music should be.  Outside the box, outside the lines, but straightforward with how good it all is.  … Read the rest

What Does It Mean?


Last month, country music writer Grady Smith posted some astonishing sales numbers with regard to critically acclaimed artists, of which one was Chris Stapleton.  Those numbers were:

Sturgill Simpson – 151K

Kacey Musgraves – 127K

Willie Nelson/Merle Haggard – 106K

Jason Isbell – 97K

Chris Stapleton – 88K

In light of last night’s triumph, one has to think that Stapleton’s numbers are going to grow rapidly.  … Read the rest

{20 Questions} Shinyribs


Kevin Russel has been astounding audiences for decades. First with The Gourds and now with his Shinyribs project and alter ego. Shinyribs has taken off as the live act to see in Texas on the foundation of unstoppable grooves and infectious good times.  

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