The Drop Everything List

Miranda Lambert, the Future Music Summit, Texas Crab Festival, and a songwriting retreat in Marfa . . .
The Drop Everything List
The Future Music Summit in Round Top will feature violinist-composer Mari Kimura.

Throw your plans out the window. We scoured the state in search of the top events and offerings, from a seeing Lindale native Miranda Lambert in Dallas and the Future Music Summit in Round Top to songwriting lessons from Jimmie Dale Gilmore in Marfa. Here’s our super select guide to the things you absolutely can’t afford to miss.
[May 11–May 20]



Blond Bombshell
Miranda Lambert doesn’t back down from anybody. Not from Chris Brown, with whom she got in a Twitter war about his behavior toward women, or even her husband, Blake Shelton, a fellow country singer with whom she is in constant competition for the household crown. Anthems of Lambert’s include “Gunpowder & Lead,” about a woman standing up to her domineering ex-boyfriend; “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend,” about a woman who wants to kick the rear-end of her old boyfriend’s new girlfriend; and “Kerosene,” the song that thrust Lambert, a Lindale native, into the realm of

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