Two years after her death, reissued records and a tribute album remind us to revisit Nanci’s remarkable voice, which could only ever have been from Texas.
Noah Faulkner’s popular twangy covers countrify songs by Duran Duran, Joy Division, U2, and more.
Four lifelong friends from the Panhandle, about to play their first Austin City Limits festival, formed a novel country sound.
Before his anthems had listeners raising their longnecks and singing along, Charlie took me on road trips and taught me there was more to music than country.
A supergroup of strings player helps take a mix of Willie anthems and deep cuts to a whole new, banjo-picking level.
Decades after the Nashville establishment turned its back on Tanya Tucker, the spitfire from Seminole is finally getting the recognition she deserves. But maybe Music Row needs her more than she needs Music Row.
Cindy Walker Days pays tribute to one of the greatest country songwriters ever while raising funds to save her Mexia house—and all the treasures it holds.
The rising Alabama alt-pop artist and the Arlington country star aim for a classic Texas breakup song. Do they hit the mark?
The Texan superstars paired up on “If You Were Mine,” Lambert’s first single since leaving her record label.
After years of struggle, Charley Crockett is on the verge of stardom. The story of how he got here would be unbelievable if it weren’t true.
The singer’s “out-of-the-way-fancy” style combines coziness with country glamour—and lots of pink.
In ‘Y'all Eat Yet?,’ the country singer talks about life around the kitchen table, shares recipes such as French toast casserole, and offers tips on drinking while tubing.
The La Porte singer could’ve been a pop star, but he chose Texas country music instead. Nashville ignored him—until now.
The 2023 Country Music Television (CMT) Music Awards ceremony has brought nominees from across the country to the Lone Star State. See red carpet and backstage photos of winners.
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.
A debate between Andy Langer, Dan Solomon—and Ice Cube?
John T. Floore’s Country Store in Helotes is a honky-tonker’s honky-tonk, a veritable institution of Texas music. The dance hall’s walls are covered with photographs of the legends that have graced its stage: Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, Bob Wills, Patsy Cline, B.B. King, Ernest Tubb, Bob Dylan, Merle Haggard,
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.
It was a riotous, emotional affair that at times felt like a family reunion.
The Texas troubadour’s farewell lap was full of misadventures and unforgettable moments. Kind of like a classic REK song.
Jeannie C. Riley celebrated her seventy-seventh birthday with a big bash in the tiny town of Burton, where she reflected on the irony of her sixties megahit “Harper Valley P.T.A.”
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.