The storied dance hall, where the Sex Pistols and Merle Haggard once shared a marquee, has undergone a renovation with an eye toward honoring the past.
Bob Wills fans flock each spring to the tiny Panhandle town to “dance all night, dance a little longer.”
The incredible true story of two brothers raised on the hardscrabble country music of rural West Texas who dropped out, tuned in, found God, and helped launch the seventies soft-rock revolution.
From Ernest Tubb to Bob Wills to Willie, Texas has produced a jukebox worth of classics. Here are the best.
The charming, historic property is an ideal base from which to enjoy the area’s top-notch barbecue.
Forget about Batman vs. Superman. Our advice columnist referees spring vs. fall, Strait vs. Wills, Oatmeal vs. Bacon, and restaurant vs. patron.
If you don’t know it, can’t remember it, or won’t sing it, what good is it?
Exclusive Song Premiere: George Strait Joins Asleep at the Wheel for a Spin Through “South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)” by Bob Wills
The King of Country joins Asleep at the Wheel for a classic by the King of Western Swing from the band’s new tribute album.
Washington D.C.’s Pork Barrel BBQ strikes back at PETA by asking the small Panhandle town to rename itself “Barbecue” instead of “Tofurky.”
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Which future Texas governor hired Bob Wills to play on his Fort Worth radio show?
More than two decades after he arrived in Austin, Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson still reigns as the king of swing.
“I’m a personality and a singer—that’s how I make my living—but I’m always a guitar player.”
Thirty years after he took his first photograph for us—of charming kook Stanley Marsh 3—contributing photographer Wyatt McSpadden looks back on his extraordinary career and tells the stories behind some of our favorite images.
Old country and western in Mingus, zippy zydeco in Bridge City: The shows always go on at these ten tuneful spots.
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Rick Sikes and the Rhythm Rebels could have been bigger than Willie Nelson—if only bank robbery hadn't been on the playlist.
Sixty-five years after his first recording sessions with the Texas Playboys, 25 years after his death, Bob Wills is still the king of western swing.
CDs by Doctors’ Mob and the American Analog Set, plus a tribute to Bob Wills; booksby James Lee Burke and Louise Redd.
Hot CDsTexas honky-tonker Floyd Tillman is best known for heartbreak lyrics like “Slipping Around” and “It Makes No Difference Now.” But on Herb Remington Instrumentally Salutes Floyd Tillman (Glad), the chiming steel guitarist for Bob Wills’s post-war Texas Playboys demonstrates that Tillman’s poppish material is equally strong on melody and
Hot CDsDistancing themselves further still from their earlier banjo-punk novelties, Austin’s Bad Livers go with what they know on Industry and Thrift (Sugar Hill). There is too much attitude and eclecticism at work to call this traditional bluegrass, yet despite a couple of electric interludes, the musical leanings of composer-singer