Twenty-five years ago, fans accused the band of selling out. The group’s reply still stands: “Yeah, but who cares?”
The Texan dream-pop group talks going viral on TikTok and expanding the landscape of Latin music.
In ‘Star-crossed,’ Musgraves again defies labels, creating an epic requiem for lost love that spans disco, pop, and country.
The Fort Worth–based singer-songwriter’s attraction to a life she chose to reject fuels the artistry of her debut album ‘Bad Romantic.’
Composer Justin Sherburn drew on his own experience to write ‘Texas Workforce Commission Hold Music,’ which the agency officially adopted this week.
On ‘To the Passage of Time,’ the Fort Worth country singer, 46, meditates on the freedom that comes with age.
With his new album ‘The Horses and the Hounds,’ the Fort Worth-bred troubadour's age has caught up to his sound.
The East Coast may have invented rap, but today the Lone Star State rules the hip-hop world. Here’s a song-by-song history of how that happened.
Fans of the Seguin-born singer-songwriter, who died on Friday, are as uncategorizable as the artist they adored.
How Dallas-raised Basinski’s life of trauma and creation prepared him to compose ‘The Disintegration Loops’ and console a grieving nation.
Though uneven and at times lacking in self-awareness, Abraham Quintanilla’s book sheds light on the extreme approach he took to protect his daughter’s legacy.
The 26-year-old, who performs as Skirts, makes lo-fi pop that's perfect for a lazy Sunday.
This is how the Texas band ends.
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.
In a new video series in partnership with Cadillac, entrepreneur Jay B Sauceda meets forward-thinking, creative Texans across the state who are pushing the boundaries in their respective fields.
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.
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 recordings they typically make just after finishing a song. These iPhone recordings documented the trio of Texas natives’ four trips over seven years
With in-room record players, album lending libraries, and, in one case, a vinyl concierge, hotels around the state are embracing the record renaissance.
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 talk about what may be the single best-known song he ever wrote, “Crazy.” Like the rest of the world, Sheryl initially fell in
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.
This month, WhiteClaw Hard Seltzer wants to celebrate Selena and her legacy with the ultimate dance playlist.
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.