John Spong

sheryl crow and willie nelson
One by Willie |
April 29, 2021

Sheryl Crow on ‘Crazy,’ Patsy Cline, and the Dream of Writing a Standard

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

Books |
January 20, 2013

Join Texas Monthly at the Texas Book Festival

TEXAS MONTHLY is proud to be a sponsor of the Texas Book Festival, which is held in Austin on October 16 and 17. For a complete listing of events, check out the official schedule. To see which sessions TEXAS MONTHLY editors and writers are participating in, see the schedule

Web Exclusive |
January 20, 2013

Good Friday Night

John Spong talks about unearthing the history of TV’s portrayal of Texas through the ages and how Friday Night Lights changed it all.

Web Exclusive |
January 20, 2013

Two for the Road

Associate editor John Spong on spending eight days listening to author Larry L. King’s outlandish stories—and on writing about his hero.