After contracting COVID-19 earlier this year, the musician had spent most of this past summer in isolation—where he was still writing songs.
In a world full of evil dudes pretending to be good guys, Waylon Jennings was a good guy pretending to be an evil dude and never quite succeeding.
The wizened songwriter says "it's a good time to put it out" of his song about capturing Nashville.
The outlaw singer-songwriter returns.
Why Willie Nelson's Heroes is shaping up to be his biggest record in some time.
What’s the secret to writing a great country song? Which comes first, music or lyrics? Looking to answer these and other questions, we gathered a group of singer-songwriters—Guy Clark, Robert Earl Keen, Sonny Throckmorton, Patty Griffin, and Jack Ingram—set out a couple guitars, and let the tape roll.
If the Corsicana native is the best songwriter in Texas, perhaps it's because he knows his material. Hardscrabble upbringing. Sinful behavior. Redemption. Personal tragedy. Profound sorrow. And, finally, more redemption.
Billy Joe Shaver on being an outlaw-country legend.
The outlaw-country legend on his recent acquittal, his songs, and his friendship with Willie Nelson.
Is the legendary Texas singer-songwriter a honky-tonk hero or a honky-tonk bully?
MUSIC Townes Van Zandt A Far Cry From DeadArista A Townes joke: what has a front cover, a back cover, and “Pancho and Lefty”? The new Townes Van Zandt album! That song, and others like “To Live’s to Fly,” “For the Sake of the Song,” and “Waitin’ ‘Round to…
Hot CDs I was already familiar with James Brown’s Say It Live and Loud (Polygram), which was recorded live at Memorial Auditorium in Dallas on August 26, 1968. I was there, a couple of rows back from the front, and hearing it all over again is one sweet pleasure: the…