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Phantom of the Opry House

Mar 20, 2014 By John Spong

Sixteen photographs of some of the cooler moments of Austin history, as taken by Scott Newton, the longtime official photographer of “Austin City Limits.”

That 70’s Show

Jan 21, 2013 By John Spong

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.

A Q&A With John Spong

Jan 21, 2013 By Ariel Min

The senior editor on writing about outlaw country, hearing Jerry Jeff Walker tell stories, and listening to good music.

The Ballad of Billy Joe Shaver

Jan 20, 2013 By Michael Hall

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.

Lucken Back

Dec 1, 1993 By Jan Reid

Twenty years later, Jerry Jeff Walker returns to the town his music put on the map.