And Billy Gibbons loves it.
At Dallas’s Kessler Theater, Jeffrey Liles is drawing an audience the music industry often ignores.
ZZ Top front man Billy Gibbons talks about playing with Willie, going solo, going Latin, and going beardless (not).
Ten years after his last album, Clint Black has a new record—and the same old attitude.
Mike Flanigin begins again.
How Shakey Graves made the leap from cult figure to major festival draw.
How did Leon Bridges go from washing dishes to “winning” SXSW in just a few months?
Roll over, Jake Owen, and tell Brett Eldredge the news: Maddie & Tae are fed up with Nashville’s “bro country” formula.
No shortage of Texans have been popping up on year-end lists — from veterans like Spoon and Miranda Lambert to relative newcomers like Austin’s Shakey Graves and Denton’s Sarah Jaffe. And while it is clearly too early to guess who might wind up making
Willie Nelson and Dan Rather, two longtime friends, talk about music, politics, and longevity in their businesses.
Ryan Bingham bares his crazy heart.
Seventeen years after breaking up, Mineral's Austin members have reunited for a series of shows, culminating in a performance at Fun Fun Fun Fest on Friday.
Alejandro Rose-Garcia—formerly best known as the character, the Swede, on NBC's "Friday Night Lights"—wants to yank fans around with his second album, “And the War Came," an unpredictable mix of solo ballads and louder, multi-instrumental music.
Houstonian Kat Edmonson shaped her airy and elastic sound in Austin coffee shops before moving to New York. Her first major label record, “The Big Picture,” comes out September 30.
Lee Ann Womack became a star the old-fashioned Nashville way. Now she’s ready to be an artist on her own terms.
How producers of "The Bridge" make entertainment out of grim news.
Remembering Johnny Winter.
Some overdue recognition for Manuel Donley, Tejano’s first rock star.
Spoon gets ready to take its new album to the top of the charts.
Though advertised as a Honeysuckle Rose, the bus that recently sold in Whitehouse, Texas for $100,000, belonged to drummer Paul English.
The Grammy Award-winner reflects on the blues musician that still inspires him today.
What will it take for Stevie Ray Vaughan to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?
Of the 2,200 acts playing 110 stages over six days, nearly 450 are from Texas. Here's who to watch.
East Texas native Kacey Musgraves’s best-selling debut has made some Nashville establishment types pretty nervous. But she’s not sure what all the fuss is about.
Johnny Winter, who turns 70 this month, recalls the stories behind some of the songs that built his career after he was discovered in Austin in 1968.
Robert Ellis is the next big thing. Trust me.
Don't miss these new releases by Texas recording artists.
How the Eli Young Band cracked the code of the country music business and became one of Texas’s most successful exports.
The founder of the Grammy-winning Grupo Fantasma is striking out on his own. For his next act, will he remake Latin music again?
The Houston rapper and racing aficionado gives his advice on getting the most out of the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix.
The micro-festival in Austin, which is about to celebrate its eighth year, positioned itself as the irreverent, politically incorrect alternative to huge events like ACL and Lollapalooza.
Kenny Rogers, who has a new album, ‘You Can’t Make Old Friends,' talks about country versus pop, choosing duet partners, and never letting the audience down.
Seventeen years ago, Old 97's recorded with their idol, Waylon Jennings. To mark the first release of these songs, Old 97's recounted the time they spent with the father of the Outlaw Country movement.
Blue October’s CD Sway is the group’s first album since Justin Furstenfeld, second from right, spent 75 days in rehab.
Now that she’s left the conservatory, mandolin player Sarah Jarosz plans her next move.
Bob Schneider, the Austin singer and songwriter, created a weekly songwriting game with a strict deadline that has helped him fill five albums.
Ministry’s Al Jourgensen almost died, repeatedly, before he decided that life was worth living. In El Paso.
The two singer-songwriters talk about their friendship, their profession, and their tour.
Six albums to pick up before the summer touring season begins.
The ZZ Top guitarist talks about the reboot of the Moving Sidewalks, playing Austin's Psych Fest, and his love for Jimi Hendrix.
He repurposed his upcoming show at the Backyard, in Austin, to be a fundraiser for the town recently devastated by a fertilizer plant explosion.
Her new boyfriend is a legend. But her new album is even more exciting than her personal life.
At the Moving Sidewalks' first show in 44 years, the ZZ Top guitarist unveiled a custom-made guitar with a built-in iPad mini.
"I'd never marry a guy I didn't like," says the man who once covered “Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly Fond of Each Other."
What happened when a wild and crazy guy teamed up with a New Bohemian.
After last year’s South by Southwest, post-festival talk focused largely on a pair of superstars. It’s not every day that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and Jay-Z drop into Texas to play relatively intimate venues. Meanwhile, nearly 2,000 other acts were showcased, including fun., Ed Sheeran and the
The sometime Butthole Surfer teams up with the former White Stripes frontman for a new single.
Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis share six tunes that will set the mood for Valentine's Day.
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's 1983 debut album gets the a classy-rerelease for a new generation of listeners
ScoreMore is a boutique promotion agency in Austin—“For students, by students”—betting a fair amount of money on young talent and what it considers to be the next big thing.