Two are by Willie. Which songs, exactly? And what about the remaining 98? You’ll have to check our list to find out.
Is Clear Channel, the San Antonio-based radio behemoth, as patently evil as everyone says? Don’t touch that dial.
You may never have heard of Ramòn Ayala, but to his four generations of fans in South Texas and Mexico, he’s music royalty. He revolutionized norteno, a genre that reigns along the border, and—after more than one hundred albums—is till going strong.
Before they had even cut a record, the five kids from Tyler who call themselves Eisley were the talk of the music business. Why? Let me draw you a picture.
For all her talent and poise, Beyoncé didn’t become the biggest star in the world without help. And she got plenty of it from the people who know her best.
According to Time, the Austin rock-pop trio Spoon “just might be your next favorite band.” But Britt Daniel and the boys have been burned by such pronouncements before, so this time they’re carefully considering their options—and, as always, putting their music first.
Texas music matterseven to me.
“It’s still easy to walk around New York unrecognized. I’m kind of nerdy and not fashionable, so people don’t give me a second look.”
“I moved to Austin in 1974, and it was this kind of magical place. The whole alternative culture controlled the town.”
“There were a lot of wild nights, people taking us in and offering us whatever they had. There were a lot of those ‘offerings.’”
“I used to think, ‘I can’t perform in front of these people!’ And then last night I did a show for more than 13,000.”
“I have a very comfortable lifestyle as a jazz musician. Every day is a Saturday for me.”
“While I was in Hollywood, I wrote for Eddie Arnold and Ernest Tubb and Roy Rogers and Tex Ritter—everybody you can think of.”
“I don’t believe anything in this world could ever disturb or upset me enough to make me start drinking again.”