The San Antonio producer created a style that would endure for decades—and he helped Selena get her start.
The smash singles, country albums, and even a bardcore remix that moved staffers this past year.
An indie rock singer moves back to her hometown of Silsbee, Texas—to be at the center of the music industry.
Feeling less than merry this December? Here are twelve great sad holiday songs to remind you that you’re not alone.
The venerated musician, who spent much of his life in Texas, racked up more than fifty Top 10 hits over a six-decade career.
A longtime patron remembers the intimate Austin venue—where one could eat pecan pie and see world-class musicians—ahead of its demolition.
The initial installment of the two-part television show details the first 20 years of Selena’s life—yet it feels like we’ve hardly gotten to know the person the series is about.
In a nondescript space outside Austin, the team behind these world-renowned guitars carry on the exacting legacy of their founder.
The Lumineers lead singer and cofounder on the power of lonesome songs during the holidays, and an apples-to-apples comparison between Willie and Bruce Springsteen.
The Grammy-nominated Houston rapper’s confrontational, irreverent debut album feels like an apt fit for the year we’ve had.
The Texas singer-songwriter and country music star on a song she’s been singing since childhood, the origins of inspired lyrics, and how Texas country songs are designed for dancing.
The lauded songwriter behind many of country’s greatest hits talks Willie's picking parties with Darrell Royal and why you should never beat Willie Nelson at poker.
The country music legend remembers hearing it on the radio in rural Kentucky and describes Willie's kindness to her grandmother backstage at the CMAs.
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.
The king of the Parrotheads remembers the ups and downs of his half-century friendship with the late cosmic cowboy.
Plus, a psychedelic music festival, Fat Tony's new album, and a book that casts a critical eye on the true-crime genre.
The singer-songwriter talks the surprising complexity of Willie’s songwriting and a special request President George H.W. Bush made while Ingram was playing for him.
Forrest Frank and Colin Padalecki on working with Elton John, what they hope to accomplish next, and more.
The legendary collaboration between Queen and David Bowie gets a remake by an intergenerational pair of icons.
After contracting COVID-19 earlier this year, the musician had spent most of this past summer in isolation—where he was still writing songs.
The Houston psychedelic rockers are a fixture on listeners’ turntables.
A sense of belonging reverberates all throughout the San Antonio R&B artist’s new album, 'If You Feel.'
This year, Michael Gruber learned to work Rangers games without fans. His new gig is a World Series without the Rangers.
For Escovedo, the song conjures memories of his father, as well as ghost stories, old pot dealers, and a cowpunk music video.
In his new teaching role at the University of Houston, the straight-talking music mogul promises students a primer on success and celebrity.
‘Whiskey River’ had only one verse and a chorus, but Willie Nelson said that was all it needed.
Plus, Demi Lovato releases an anti-Trump song, Sandra Bullock gets back into rom-coms, and the Legendary Stardust Cowboy gets the documentary treatment.
The four-time Grammy winner talks the solitary nature of songwriting and a big wet kiss Willie once planted on Faron Young.
Mason, one of the most sought-after young composers in the country, has a new work set to premiere in November.
Nelson's rendition of ‘On the Road Again’ gets special treatment for this year's all-virtual festival.
In the first episode of our new series, the Grammy-winning artist talks about writing sad songs and tells a great dirty joke she learned from Nelson himself.
An Austin man ponders the unthinkable.
We didn’t really need a reason to write a bunch of stories about the Red Headed Stranger. But we had a few.
Over the decades, he and Trigger have created an unmistakable—and uncannily human—sound.
Everyone knew Willie could write great songs and sing them too. But no one—except Willie, of course—believed he could masterfully cover Gershwin and Ellington.
The man from Abbott has never forgotten his humble roots—and has tirelessly devoted himself to helping others.
Most Willie Nelson fans know at least a little about his idyllic Hill Country world headquarters, home to his ranch, his golf course, his recording studio, and his Old West movie set, Luck, Texas. But lesser known in the lore is Willie World’s gritty urban prototype, a sprawling…
Learning to love Texas’s most iconic country musician, one song at a time.
Simple is simply moving to me: How Willie does so much with so little.
The monthly music and talk program features a star-studded guest lineup and artist roster from the Lone Star State.
In a career that spanned six decades, Davis wrote hits for Elvis and Dolly Parton, found solo success, and acted on Broadway and in film.
Join senior editor John Spong and artists you love for intimate conversations about the Willie songs that mean the most to them.
The progeny of two country stars, Payne, who grew up in East Texas, writes songs informed by his struggle with substance abuse, trauma, and redemption.
The psychedelic ensemble delivers a soul-stirring version of “A Change Is Gonna Come.”
The prolific singer-songwriter believes that, now more than ever, love is all we need.
Austin songwriter Mobley recruited musicians to collaborate on an album in quarantine. It feels like a snapshot of a music scene seeking a new way forward.
The Austin Music Awards Best New Band Winner performs from atop a backyard treehouse.
A portrait of the man, in the words of those who know him best.
The prolific and proudly transient Rio Grande Valley native promises that post-quarantine, “as soon as they let me back out there, I’ll be twice as good.”
The Wimberley native performs "Johnny" and "Hometown," and describes missing even the difficult parts of touring as she hunkers down post–album release.