Outside the Lines: Levi Lowrey

by: Dallas Terry Levi Lowrey   Location: Georgia Most Recent Release: I Confess I Was a Fool (2011) – Southern Ground Records For Fans of: Walt Wilkins, Wade Bowen, Townes Van Zandt If there is one current songwriter who deserves attention from the Texas/Red-Dirt scene, it’s Levi Lowrey. Lowrey is an astounding songwriter who has not let the modern country charts affect his songwriting techniques. Despite having already written songs for both Randy Houser and Zac Brown Band, achieving a number one single by co-writing “Colder Weather,” (one of the best written songs on country radio in recent years), he

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Outside the Lines: An Introduction

*Ed. note–Good music can come from anywhere.  While we are partial to that which comes from within our Texas and Oklahoma borders, there is plenty of legitimate stuff being produced beyond the state lines.  This new feature, Outside the Lines, will take a look at those artists who fit the OKOM mold with everything but geography.  Just think Adam Hood, Drew Kennedy, Lucero, Chris Knight, Sean McConnell, Jason Isbell, Will Hoge and so many other terrific musicians are not native Texans or Oklahomans.  What other gems are out there?  We hope to find them and showcase them here. by: Dallas

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Who is Will Hoge?

Rarely does an artist come along that captivates you with contemporary talent while strongly evoking memories of legendary artists of yesteryear. There is one artist who has risen over the last decade with a strong, devoted cult following of fans that does just that. His name is Will Hoge. Some of you may have heard of him, most probably haven’t. And, many are probably wondering what a profile on Mr. Hoge is doing in the pages of LoneStarMusic magazine or on the Galleywinter homepage. It’s because he’s timeless, soulful, genuine and real. Qualities we tend to associate with artists in

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