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.
Billy Joe Shaver, the Blustery, Tenderhearted Country Star Known as the “Wacko From Waco,” Dies of a Stroke
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.’
The country icon was, as fellow musician Lucinda Williams put it, an “American treasure.”
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.
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.
Plus, Kacey Musgraves meets Scooby Doo, Borat meets Sid Miller, and Austin meets ‘Walker, Texas Ranger.’
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.
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.
Before he moved his home and his headquarters out to the Hill Country, Willie conducted an experiment in communal living right in the heart of Austin. It was as crazy as you might expect—and helped turn a sleepy college town into the Live Music Capital of the World.
Learning to love Texas’s most iconic country musician, one song at a time.
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.
Plus: Jamie Foxx recharges his Spider-Man villain, Megan Thee Stallion heads to ‘SNL,’ and Woody Harrelson saves the world with dirt.
Plus, Liv Tyler won’t return to Fake Austin, Selena Gomez expands her moguldom, and Audie Murphy gets his own TV series.
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.
Plus: a Dallas coffee shop, a Houston DJ’s playlists, and a haunting documentary.
From its origins airing the banter of bored firefighters to its robust classical programming today, Dallas’s WRR-FM has filled an unusual niche on the airwaves for nearly a century.
Plus, a Wes Anderson–inspired theater seat claims to protect against COVID, Dennis Quaid made a show about his cat, and Selena Gomez becomes an ice cream.
Plus, Megan Thee Stallion gives away $1 million, ‘Supernatural’ and the Alamo Drafthouse plot their returns, and Barack Obama puts Texas on his playlist.
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.
Plus: Selena Gomez joins Steve Martin–Martin Short series, Noah Hawley returns to ‘Fargo,’ and Cinestate’s school shooting thriller heads to Venice.
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.”
Plus, Megan Thee Stallion’s latest collaboration, a true crime podcast about a UT campus murder, and a Dallas-based online vintage shop.