Plus, how ‘Dallas’ brought down the Soviet Union, Netflix’s ‘Selena’ gets a real trailer, and Luke Wilson plays a fire-belching robot duck.
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.
Plus, ‘Seinfeld’ stars yadda yadda yadda for Texas Democrats, ‘Smokey and the Bandit’ races to TV, and the Matthew McConaughey blitz has begun.
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.
Plus, Kacey Musgraves meets Scooby Doo, Borat meets Sid Miller, and Austin meets ‘Walker, Texas Ranger.’
Dive into this collection devoted to Willie Nelson where you’ll find new essays about the Red Headed Stranger, our new podcast "One by Willie," a comprehensive ranking of every album Willie ever published, and more.
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.
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.
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.
Plus: Jamie Foxx recharges his Spider-Man villain, Megan Thee Stallion heads to ‘SNL,’ and Woody Harrelson saves the world with dirt.
Join senior editor John Spong and artists you love for intimate conversations about the Willie songs that mean the most to them.
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.
The psychedelic ensemble delivers a soul-stirring version of “A Change Is Gonna Come.”
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.
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.
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.”
The Wimberley native performs “Johnny” and “Hometown,” and describes missing even the difficult parts of touring as she hunkers down post–album release.
Plus, Megan Thee Stallion’s latest collaboration, a true crime podcast about a UT campus murder, and a Dallas-based online vintage shop.
The new visual album features a potent through-line of ancestral guidance—one that caused me to reflect on my own relationship with forebears.
A special quarantine edition kicks off August 11 and will feature backyard performances by some of your favorite artists.
On his latest album, the Texan country musician sings of endurance within a fraught system.