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 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.
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.
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?
An exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming book by Jenni Finlay and Brian T. Atkinson.
The country megastars announced their divorce today.
It was part musical, part dance movie, and part love story, and in June 1980 it unleashed an unprecedented fervor for country music, Western wear, and, yes, mechanical bulls. More than three decades later, the film’s stars (including John Travolta, Debra Winger, Mickey Gilley, and Johnny Lee) and many Gilley’s regulars recall the movie that made America fall in love with Texas.
A big ol’ slice of red-dirt country cheese.
Roll over, Jake Owen, and tell Brett Eldredge the news: Maddie & Tae are fed up with Nashville’s “bro country” formula.
The rigid worlds of Nashville and country music are getting a Texas-size wake-up call right now.
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.
A short documentary by Rolling Stone, narrated by Woody Harrelson, affirms how essential the Martin classical guitar is to Willie Nelson’s sound and persona.
The Port Arthur natives take their outlaw country stomp back to their roots.
The outlaw country all-star is finally embracing the genre of his dreams—and bluegrass seems to be embracing him back.
Now living in Fisher, the Grand Ole Opry member goes back to his Texas music roots.
Lee Ann Womack became a star the old-fashioned Nashville way. Now she’s ready to be an artist on her own terms.
During a 1984 tour through Texas.
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.
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.
How the Eli Young Band cracked the code of the country music business and became one of Texas’s most successful exports.
Ten years after their remarkable fall from grace, no one is quite sure why the onetime Nashville darlings tumbled so far—and never got back up.
Or so says the new Christmas song by singer-songwriter Kevin Fowler, who talks about his new holiday track, "Santa Got Busted by the Border Patrol."
Texas Monthly's Christmas cover boy was also David Letterman's before-Thanksgiving guest, talking “Crazy,” Patsy Cline, and, of course, pot.
Is Willie Nelson Santa Claus? We asked him that, and a few other things—like what it's like to get busted and get along with Pat Robertson and Snoop Dogg.
Most guitars don’t have names. This one has a voice and a personality, and bears a striking resemblance to his owner.
Forty years ago, Willie, Waylon, Jerry Jeff, and a whole host of Texas misfits grew their hair long, snubbed Nashville, and brought the hippies and rednecks together. The birth of outlaw country changed country music forever.
Miranda Lambert has a lot to be happy about—she’s recently married, with a brand-new album and a string of hits that has made her the toast of Nashville. So why is she so twangry?