LoneStarMusic.com was founded as a tiny internet start-up company by Chad Raney in 1999 after he attended a show at Gruene Hall featuring Jack Ingram, Charlie Robison and Bruce Robison. The passion he found for the music made him want to create an outlet to get it to fans. A few years later, Michael Devers took over the operations of LSM and fostered in a new era that included a magazine and retail store. Last year, Zach Jennings purchased the company with eyes on expanding the LSM brand. In this edition of 20 Questions, Zach tell us about his plans for Lone Star Music and humorously explains how he once thought Townes Van Zandt was from California.
1. Y’all always have so many cool things going on, what’s new and exciting at LoneStarMusic?
You mean other than getting to play 20 Questions with Galleywinter? (laughs). Well, we’ve got the 3rd Annual Lone Star Music Awards coming up March 27th at Texas Music Theater in San Marcos. Really cool venue and we’re getting to help them break it in…it’s going to be very exciting. We’ve also teamed with Freebird’s and Gibson Guitars to stage our first SXSW showcase on Saturday night March 19th at Antone’s. We’ll also have day parties at St. Vincent de Paul on South Congress on Thursday-Saturday March 17-19. Our official showcase lineup is Sons of Bill, Cody Canada & Seth James, Joe Ely & Carolyn Wonderland. Throughout the year, we’ll be looking to branch … Keep Reading