Squeezebox Bandits front man Abel Casillas grew up singing Hank Williams and playing tejano music.
The Texas country star put his own spin on the fast-food tagline that’s sure to be stuck in your head for days.
The 99-year-old North Texas musician stumped for LBJ, toured with the USO, and still recalls hundreds of tunes.
No country music fan will be disappointed by ‘The Return of Tanya Tucker,’ which puts the focus on artistry and that one-in-a-million voice.
A pair of Texas Monthly writers chronicle an emerging scene that would end up defining a city and changing American music forever.
With covers from Leon Bridges, Fat Tony, and more, the 1992 country single continues to find new life across genres.
The Texas native talks about her debut album, finding herself, and how she’s changing the country scene just by being herself.
‘The Light Saw Me’ is maybe the weirdest, most unexpected post-pandemic album to come out of the Red Dirt country scene. Just in time for Omicron!
The outlaw-country star joins an unlikely cultural movement in the Rose Capital of Texas.
The Fort Worth–based singer-songwriter’s attraction to a life she chose to reject fuels the artistry of her debut album ‘Bad Romantic.’
On ‘To the Passage of Time,’ the Fort Worth country singer, 46, meditates on the freedom that comes with age.
After seven decades behind the mic, the Conroe deejay still spins the sort of country records they just don’t make anymore—for a town that barely resembles the one she grew up in.
The Myrtle Springs native counts Colter Wall, Charley Crockett, and Jason Momoa among his fans. His new album should make you one too.
His country ballads tell stories about complex, imperfect people who call the city home.
From Bruce Robison’s studio in Lockhart, the company has worked with some of the biggest stars in Texas country music.
The venerated musician, who spent much of his life in Texas, racked up more than fifty Top 10 hits over a six-decade career.
Billy Joe Shaver, the Blustery, Tenderhearted Country Star Known as the “Wacko From Waco,” Dies of a Stroke
After contracting COVID-19 earlier this year, the musician had spent most of this past summer in isolation—where he was still writing songs.
The monthly music and talk program features a star-studded guest lineup and artist roster from the Lone Star State.
In a career that spanned six decades, Davis wrote hits for Elvis and Dolly Parton, found solo success, and acted on Broadway and in film.
The progeny of two country stars, Payne, who grew up in East Texas, writes songs informed by his struggle with substance abuse, trauma, and redemption.
On his latest album, the Texan country musician sings of endurance within a fraught system.
“This Is Exactly What’s Wrong With Austin”: A White Band’s Digitally Altered Photo of an Iconic Black-Owned BBQ Joint Infuriates Locals
The musicians in Midland, a popular country band, have entered the conversation about gentrification in the worst possible way.
The band's first album in 14 years is vengeful and deeply reflective (and, yes, there's talk of boats).
After living most of my life in Texas, I finally gave Willie Nelson a serious listen and learned a few things about my Nigerian mom.
Over the last three decades, a radio deejay has helped transform Brady into a place where twangy instrumentals reign.
With ‘Sorceress,’ the North Texas native adds to the growing canon of alternative country music inspired by the Lone Star State.
The recording career of country music’s greatest artist, surveyed, sized up, and sorted on the occasion of his 87th birthday.
The late musician about his early days in Houston, choosing socially conscious songs, and discovering Don Henley.
The Houston icon, who passed away yesterday, sang a lot of other music too.
The national treasure is even headlining an online benefit concert this evening.
Charley Crockett grew up watching Freddy Fender perform. He tells us how his life in music took a similar path.
The beloved band released a song and an accompanying video this week.
The owners of the Grand Ole Opry snapped up ACL Live At The Moody Theater earlier this week.
Kacey Musgraves and Maren Morris took home some of the biggest awards of the night.
In one of the first scenes of Diane Paragas’s film Yellow Rose, protagonist Rose Garcia (played by Tony Award nominee Eva Noblezada) goes on a date with a boy named Elliot (Liam Booth). The pair gallivant through the streets of downtown Austin, and they
The story behind the story behind Austinite Mike Shea’s three seconds of international fame.
Recorded just before he had two heart surgeries, the singer-songwriter’s new album took him back to his South Texas roots.
On their second album, the Dripping Springs-based trio doubles down on the classic country sound that made them famous.
The ’Country Music’ documentarian on the Outlaws, forgotten forces, and how Texas country music could bring us all together.
A near-two year stint at Dallas's Belmont Hotel almost broke the country musician and gave way to his new album.
The genre has long shut women out, but this supergroup challenges traditional male-dominated narratives.
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, a conversation with the country legend Brandi Carlile calls “the original female outlaw.”
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, the East Texas native discusses the joys of leaving Nashville’s machinery behind and coming home.
Aaron Watson: “I Relate More to Johnny Cash Than to Billy Graham, But They Both Loved Them Some Jesus”
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, the fiercely independent musician discusses his new album, spirituality, and his country music heroes.
With her Golden Hour taking top honors, the singer’s big gamble has paid off.
The unlikely rise (and rise, and rise) of the most powerful man in country music.
Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, and Miranda Lambert are the new faces of country music.
The country music provocateur and East Texas native talks growing up, ”getting weird” onstage, and taking risks with her new album.
The legacies of Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, Jerry Jeff Walker, and more will be on full display.
Is Maren Morris the next Kacey Musgraves?