The New York–born singer-songwriter got to Texas as soon as he could—and spent the next five decades changing the lives of seemingly everyone he met.
Articles by Christian Wallace
Sep 24, 2020 — By Christian Wallace
In the first film for our new Being Texan docuseries, three pint-size cowboys make their inaugural rides on flesh-and-blood steers.
Feb 11, 2020 — By Christian Wallace
No oil and gas baron since John D. Rockefeller has made more of an impact on society than George P. Mitchell. But this son of poor Greek immigrants who died a billionaire wanted to leave a legacy beyond oil and gas.
Aug 23, 2019 — By Christian Wallace
A brief history of one of our most beloved (and endangered) cultural institutions.
Jul 16, 2019 — By Christian Wallace
For those of us born decades after Apollo 11 returned from its mission, the imprint of astronaut boots on the lunar surface has always been historical fact. We can’t conjure personal memories of that voyage, of families huddled around the TV or radio, anxiously waiting for news of that one small…
May 29, 2019 — By Christian Wallace
Though some will reap serious profits, the region's dealing with skyrocketing rents, overcrowded schools, and potholes as big as VW Beetles.
Mar 21, 2019 — By Christian Wallace
The Lubbock native talks about his trippy, blood-flecked radio plays, the border wall, and working with Jo Harvey Allen.
Dec 20, 2018 — By Christian Wallace
The Austin-based songwriter opts for the keys and wry humor on his latest single.
Oct 23, 2018 — By Christian Wallace
Spoiler: The answer is yes.
Sep 30, 2018 — By Christian Wallace
And it wasn't just because of Willie Nelson. We spent time on the ground at Austin's Auditorium Shores on Saturday night, and here's what we found.
Aug 9, 2018 — By Christian Wallace
Musgraves joined Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, and others to honor Miller's legacy.
May 4, 2018 — By Christian Wallace
The film debuts at the Dallas International Film Festival this weekend.
Aug 10, 2017 — By Christian Wallace
With fewer words and a lot more synth, Ramirez proves his songwriting chops stretch beyond roots music.
Jul 6, 2017 — By Christian Wallace
With their fourth record, the Austin septet solidifies their place as one of the hardest-working, hardest-drinking, and most compelling acts in the state.
Jun 29, 2017 — By Christian Wallace
A candid conversation with ”the Houston Kid."
Mar 31, 2017 — By Christian Wallace
The honky-tonk celebrates its seventy-fifth anniversary with two Texas country icons.
Mar 30, 2017 — By Christian Wallace
With their forthcoming EP, the singer-songwriters seek to raise awareness for an issue that hits both of them close to home.
Feb 8, 2017 — By Christian Wallace
The Austin-based one-man band channels George Jones to create a honky-tonk ballad that’s the perfect soundtrack for drowning your woes in the company of your demons.
Jan 24, 2017 — By Christian Wallace
To honor the lifework of his ”musical father,” Texas country star Randy Rogers purchases the historic honky-tonk that launched his career.
Dec 12, 2016 — By Christian Wallace
The Austin singer-songwriter uses the sound of a chamber ensemble to explore the limits of Americana and the darker side of the human condition.
Nov 18, 2016 — By Christian Wallace
Reflections on the penultimate Texas stop of Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett’s acoustic tour.
Nov 17, 2016 — By Christian Wallace
A forthcoming playlist from Amazon Music features a wide range of artists—including three prominent Texas acts—with their takes on 'Acoustic Christmas.'
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