Lyle Lovett

Big State Festival

Sep 30, 2007 By Jordan Breal

Here comes another all-the-decibels-you-can-handle musical gathering. The Big State Festival, which spans a weekend this month (and has a moniker only a Texan could love), is aiming to do for country music what the Austin City Limits Music Festival does for rock and roll: that is, lure in thousands…

Lyle Lovett

Apr 30, 2006 By Evan Smith

“It’s immensely gratifying to work with people who are trying to do their best at what they do toward a common end. And whether it’s an arrangement or the performance of a single song, I just love the feeling of watching three or four or sixteen people all working together.”

CD and Book Reviews

Jul 31, 1999 By Texas Monthly

CDs by Doctors’ Mob and the American Analog Set, plus a tribute to Bob Wills; booksby James Lee Burke and Louise Redd.

Music to Our Ears

Feb 1, 1999 By Eileen Schwartz

Texans (natives or onetime residents) have quite an impressive record when it comes to the Grammy awards. Most years we’ve practically dominated—big surprise—the country music category, but we chalked up our share of wins in other classes too. Here’s the score: • Total number of Grammys awarded to Texans from…

A Tribute to Me

Feb 1, 1999 By Kinky Friedman

Why did Willie, Lyle, and other big names pay homage to me by recording my songs? Because I asked them to. You got a problem with that?

You Can’t Go Home Again

Jan 1, 1999 By Michael Hall

Folk singer Nanci Griffith thinks the Texas media have been mistreating her. The way she’s fighting back guarantees her trouble with the press isn’t going away.

The Great, Late Townes Van Zandt

Mar 1, 1998 By Michael Hall

More than a year after his death, he’s still being remembered as the best Texas songwriter of his time. This month’s star-studded Austin City Limits tribute shows why.