Bri Bagwell Uses Her Head and Follows Her Heart

Bri Bagwell has carried the torch as the preeminent female Texas Music performer for the last decade.  If there’s a festival bill, you can bet she’s on it.  Far too often she has been the only female on those bills.  Undeterred, Bagwell has always taken advantage of her opportunities.  She and her Banned have won over fans from across Texas, Oklahoma, the country and even Europe.  Bagwell has been featured on TV shows and Texas radios for a decade.  She’s proven to be fearless, driven, humorous, relatable and multi-faceted.  Her career has been built on the strength of her live

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Wade Bowen Finds His Truth With a Secret

Six albums into a career can pigeonhole an artist.  Throw in a few live offerings and you think you have a pretty good understanding of what a songwriter is and is trying to convey with their music.  Wade Bowen is no different.  He’s a brand unto himself.  Solid.  Heartworn. Country.  With a rocking live show.  It’s been that way going back to his West 84 roots.  He’s always taken the stone cold country overarching approach in the studio and married his Zeppelin meets Keen live show to go along with it. I believe it was my The Co-Write podcast cohorts

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Cody Canada and The Departed – Soul Gravy (2022)

Sometimes the best medicine for a sick world is comfort food, and we’re about to be fed chicken fried steak, homemade biscuits and a big bowl of Soul Gravy. That’s right, The Departed’s refresh of the Cross Canadian Ragweed catalog has commenced, and batting lead-off is 2004’s Soul Gravy. Why the re-release? It’s the familiar story of record company sleight of hand, assuming ownership of music from naïve artists getting their first big deal. In the case of Cross Canadian Ragweed, the bulk of their catalog was released under the Universal South label – Cross Canadian Ragweed (a.k.a.“Purple”), Soul Gravy,

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Bobby Duncan – Maybe This Time

A lot has changed in the world since Bobby Duncan put out his last studio record, Forever From Here, in 2012. That year Apple unveiled the iPhone 5, chardonnay moms were creeping on the high school dudes from Twilight, and Psy showed out of nowhere, garnered a billion YouTube views, and made everybody insane with “Gangnam Style.” Yeah, it’s been that long. A lot has also changed in the life of Bobby Duncan. Both he and long-time best friend and writing partner, Donovan Dodd, have married (not to each other 😉 ), settled down and started families. They also began

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Charley Crockett – 10 For Slim

The first time I ever heard James “Slim” Hand, it was just in conversation at the dusty bartop in Tokio, TX at, what else, the Tokio Store.  Tokio was one of our favorite early 00’s haunts.  Just outside of West, it was the type of building that dots the landscape of the Lone Star State that looks as likely as it is home to a good time as it is to be scheduled for demolition in the morning.  The entire structure kind of leaned to 10 o’clock.  Now, mind you, the Hand family is well known in northern McLennan County

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