Sark bangs Tupac, the Baylor and TCU coaches pump themselves up with Dave Matthews Band, and guess who loves Post Malone?
Reader letters published in our April 2023 issue.
The author of a 2014 Texas Monthly profile of King George explains why it was among the few stories in his career that made him cry while writing.
Little Joe Hernández, George Strait, educators, and fans of the legendary Mexican singer speak about his impact on their lives and the legacy he’s left behind.
The East Texas native got to the top of the country music charts by doing everything his way.
Artist Matt Tumlinson is putting Texas musical icons all over the walls of the state, including this one in San Antonio.
Somehow, it took until 2019 for this to happen.
Chris Fullerton performs the final song of the beloved Texas songwriter.
A Flatonia man thinks Tim McGraw can afford a better looking cowboy hat
You know who likes fireplaces? George Strait likes fireplaces.
The Texas Gentlemen, a Dallas-based collective of young studio musicians and sidemen, are the best backing group you've probably never heard of.
To honor the lifework of his ”musical father,” Texas country star Randy Rogers purchases the historic honky-tonk that launched his career.
The King of Country returned to the dancehall—where he and Ace in the Hole once played monthly sets—to celebrate the release of a new box set.
Veteran Nashville songwriter Jim Lauderdale debuts a fresh take on the song he wrote that George Strait made a classic.
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?
An exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming book by Jenni Finlay and Brian T. Atkinson.
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.
Readers respond to the June 2014 issue.
During a 1984 tour through Texas.
And our June issue is better than a cup of coffee.
Listen to all of King George's greatest hits.
“Unwound,” “The Chair,” and “Easy Come, Easy Go” have all sprung from the powerful pen of Dean Dillon.
Fans at the Tulsa, Oklahoma, show had pretty much the same reaction they've had at every stop along the tour—joy, sorrow, excitement, and, perhaps most of all, gratitude.
Why there will probably never be another George Strait.
After a career that’s spanned more than thirty years, George Strait is wrapping up his 48-stop farewell tour this month. For those of us whose lives he has captured so inimitably in song, country music will never be the same.
A look at George Strait's (never-changing) look.
The evolution of Strait's albums.
How our creative director captured a moment all Strait fans will know and love.
Sometimes all you have to do is ask.
We tip our hat to the King of Country, George Strait.
What’s Ahead for Rick Perry, Ted Cruz, George Strait, Jerry Jones and other Texans.
Six albums to pick up before the summer touring season begins.
1. For George Strait, the road doesn’t go on foreverI was tooling around Austin in 1981, enjoying the free-love vibe and listening to the radio, when I first heard George Strait. His voice came out of my little dashboard speaker so strong and clear I ran two lights and a stop sign.
He’s dominated the field for so long that it’s easy to forget there was a time in country music before George Strait. He has more number one singles than George Jones, Hank Williams, or Ray Price—in fact, he has more than any artist in any genre. So on album
Strait talk; Fort Worth takes stock; MLK in S.A.
As ever, Texas looms large in the movies’ imagination—large and largely inaccurate.
Hot CDsThis month Texas music shines on the silver screen. The soundtrack for The Horse Whisperer (MCA) not only features cuts from Don Walser, George Strait, and Steve Earle but also a Butch Hancock—Joe Ely— Jimmie Dale Gilmore reunion (long removed from Lubbock, they are now called the Hill Country
Hot CDsThe Horsies are an extremely unusual outfit, so it figures that the perverse, polymorphously percussive Austin combo’s second record, Touch Me Columbus, is only available on the relatively obscure Japanese label Benten (though some Texas record stores will be carrying it). A giddy three-man, three-woman band with five often
This month at least two hundred Texans will converge on Hallettsville for the state championship of straight dominoes. The outcome is unpredictable, but one fact is not: Chances are that every player will tote a set of bones made by Waco-based Puremco, the only manufacturer of plastic dominoes outside mainland
As Nashville pandered to the lowest common denominator, Texans found a new audience hungry for old traditions.
In the small world of country’s New Traditionalism, George Strait and Steve Earle still manage to be worlds apart.