Andy Langer

Articles by Andy Langer

The Sons Also Rise

Jan 24, 2017 By Andy Langer

At his peak, Emilio Navaira was known as the King of Tejano and the Garth Brooks of Texas. Now, months after his death, two of his children are following in his footsteps with a little help from Sting.

Norah Jones
Less Is Norah

Sep 21, 2016 By Andy Langer

On Day Breaks, the Grammy Award–winning singer returns to her roots at the piano. Just don’t call it a back-to-basics album.

Texas Albums to Look Forward to in 2015

Dec 30, 2014 By Andy Langer

No shortage of Texans have been popping up on year-end lists — from veterans like Spoon and Miranda Lambert to relative newcomers like Austin’s Shakey Graves and Denton’s Sarah Jaffe. And while it is clearly too early to guess who might wind up making…

President of Immortal Fun

Oct 6, 2014 By Andy Langer

Alejandro Rose-Garcia—formerly best known as the character, the Swede, on NBC's "Friday Night Lights"—wants to yank fans around with his second album, “And the War Came," an unpredictable mix of solo ballads and louder, multi-instrumental music.

Golden Girl

Mar 12, 2014 By Andy Langer

East Texas native Kacey Musgraves’s best-selling debut has made some Nashville establishment types pretty nervous. But she’s not sure what all the fuss is about.

Quesada, Sera

Nov 19, 2013 By Andy Langer

The founder of the Grammy-winning Grupo Fantasma is striking out on his own. For his next act, will he remake Latin music again?

Q&A
Getting to Know Mr. Rogers

Oct 14, 2013 By Andy Langer

Kenny Rogers, who has a new album, “You Can’t Make Old Friends,” talks about country versus pop, choosing duet partners, and never letting the audience down.