Plus: guitarist Cameron Knowler’s new album, Connie Britton in ‘The White Lotus,’ and a good ol’ country drive.
Pioneering Houston rappers Willie D and Scarface reunite for a show that’s all about their community, not about them.
After seven decades behind the mic, the Conroe deejay still spins the sort of country records they just don’t make anymore—for a town that barely resembles the one she grew up in.
“ ... I’m not handsome enough to be here, I’m not a good enough songwriter. Just feeling like I didn’t deserve to be in the position that was handed to me.”
Mike Hall tells the story of closing down the legendary Austin club Liberty Lunch in 1999 with a 24-hour performance of Van Morrison’s “Gloria.”
The Lubbock band's first release in 12 years features satisfying covers of tunes by George Jones, Ernest Tubb, Johnny Cash, and other greats.
Plus: a Panhandle music label, a Dallas poetry podcast, and a groovy Khruangbin remix.
The Dallas singer never quite became a huge star in his own right, but that didn't seem to bother him.
DJ El Dusty traces the origins of the record collection that gave him his signature sound and is helping to shape the music of his hometown of Corpus Christi.
A massive box set reveals all the quirks and charms of a San Antonio–born genius.
The Dallas native was a live-wire entertainer who never shied away from his Mexican American roots.
The Myrtle Springs native counts Colter Wall, Charley Crockett, and Jason Momoa among his fans. His new album should make you one too.
Skip Hollandsworth tells the story of tracking down the Goree All Girl String Band, who became national radio sensations in the 1940s before suddenly disappearing.
Waco-born baritone Jules Bledsoe starred on Broadway and toured Europe, but his original opera and other works languish in obscurity. A Baylor professor hopes to change that.
A fan’s plea: Enough already with the pre–album release media rollout.
Plus, a psych-rock album and the pleasures of homegrown tomatoes.
Dallas’s Annie Clark has long railed against the idea that female songwriters must be confessional. ‘Daddy's Home’ is (sort of) a peek behind the mask.
At the Big Squeeze, the state’s most talented teen accordion players are keeping a historic Texas tradition alive.
Three years ago, Sloan Struble was a high schooler making music in his bedroom. Now he's a case study in virality.
Plus, Megan Thee Stallion talks to pets, Shea Serrano turns his childhood into a sitcom, and Eva Longoria brings Flamin’ Hot Cheetos to the big screen.
Part two of Netflix's Selena series delivers a more confident version of the Tejano icon than part one, but fails to portray the late singer as the nuanced person she was.
In the Texas Monthly Recommends series, Texas Monthly writers, editors, photographers, and producers offer up their favorite recent culture discoveries from the great state of Texas. While sitting in a parked car in Marfa last September, the musicians Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, and Jon Randall listened to their “work tapes”—what songwriters call raw
With in-room record players, album lending libraries, and, in one case, a vinyl concierge, hotels around the state are embracing the record renaissance.
In the Texas Monthly Recommends series, Texas Monthly writers, editors, photographers, and producers offer up their favorite recent culture discoveries from the great state of Texas. With Willie Nelson turning 88 this week, One by Willie celebrates with one of his biggest fans and most frequent duet partners, singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow, who will
His country ballads tell stories about complex, imperfect people who call the city home.
Gabriel Luna and Pedro Pascal Will Star in HBO’s ‘The Last of Us,’ Bringing Texan Authenticity to the Apocalypse
Plus: Matthew McConaughey leads Greg Abbott in the polls, Hilary Duff will lead a ‘How I Met Your Mother’ spinoff, and Post Malone makes music history.
Gaze at one of her vivid, mesmerizing paintings, and you'll see more the longer you look.
From Bruce Robison’s studio in Lockhart, the company has worked with some of the biggest stars in Texas country music.
Plus: Demi Lovato has an unusually good week, Spoon and ‘Shameless’ come full circle, and viewers demand the FCC do something about Megan Thee Stallion.
His new book traces the evolution of caracaras—a strange and beautiful type of falcon.
Plus, you’ll never guess who was doing doughnuts outside the studio during a recording session in Bogalusa, Louisiana.
Veterans and Upstarts Alike Are Optimistic That Austin Hip-hop Will Finally Get Its Due—Even During a Pandemic
Those who have long worked in the shadow of creative epicenters like Houston and Dallas believe Austin rap’s moment to shine is approaching.
The singer sheds her painful past on ‘Dancing with the Devil . . . the Art of Starting Over.’
In our latest episode of ‘One by Willie,’ Keen tells a whole host of entertaining stories while explaining his connection to Nelson’s “Mr. Record Man.”
Plus: Lizzo and Megan Thee Stallion headline Bonnaroo, the Austin Film Festival puts the pandemic behind it, and Jason Statham shoots Post Malone in the head.
On our latest ‘One by Willie,’ the Austin native talks ‘Always on My Mind’ and getting to scratch his name into Trigger, Willie’s beloved guitar.
On the latest ‘One by Willie,’ Cash talks about that and much more while digging into Willie's 1959 hit ‘Night Life.’
He was more famous, but she was a talented artist and songwriter too—and ‘Without Getting Killed or Caught’ finally puts her in the spotlight.
For a decade, the pop star has made openness about mental health and addiction a core part of her brand. With ‘Demi Lovato: Dancing With the Devil,’ she’s finally embracing honesty on her own terms.
Con su cumpleaños acercándose, los escritores que hemos reunido para celebrarla son parte de una generación de latinos que creció después de su época de oro.
As her fiftieth birthday approaches, the writers we’ve gathered to celebrate her are part of a generation of Latinos who came of age after her heyday.
Por décadas, latinas jóvenes como yo hemos visto a Selena como un ícono. Tal vez es hora de que la quitemos del pedestal.
Si vamos a honrar a la verdadera Selena, necesitamos imaginar lo que pudo haber hecho si hubiera tenido una vida completa.
For Decades, Countless Young Latinas Like Me Have Regarded Selena as an Icon. Maybe It’s Time We Took Her off the Pedestal.
If we’re going to honor the real Selena—and find a way to carry her with us—we need to imagine what she might have done if she had lived a full life.
La imagen de Selena reflejaba las elecciones de vestimenta de las comunidades méxico-estadounidenses de clase trabajadora de Texas, al mismo tiempo mostrando la influencia de sus ídolos pop, como Janet Jackson.
Her ensembles, influenced by pop stars such as Janet Jackson, highlighted the sartorial choices of Texas’s Mexican American working-class communities.
Cuatro compositoras latinas hablan sobre el cambio de los códigos, los modelos a seguir, Freddy Fender y la importancia de la furia.
¿Cuánto amamos a la Reina de la Música Tejana? Contemos las formas.
How do we love the Queen of Tejano? Let us count the ways.
En los años desde su muerte, se ha convertido en un ícono gay, en especial en Texas.
In the years since her death, the Queen of Tejano has become a gay icon, especially in Texas.