The owners of the Grand Ole Opry snapped up ACL Live At The Moody Theater earlier this week.
On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, the fiercely independent musician discusses his new album, spirituality, and his country music heroes.
The legacies of Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, Jerry Jeff Walker, and more will be on full display.
A candid conversation with ”the Houston Kid."
The Austin singer-songwriter uses the sound of a chamber ensemble to explore the limits of Americana and the darker side of the human condition.
Can former frat-boy fave Jack Ingram finally find his place among the great Texas songwriters?
In a world full of evil dudes pretending to be good guys, Waylon Jennings was a good guy pretending to be an evil dude and never quite succeeding.
The rigid worlds of Nashville and country music are getting a Texas-size wake-up call right now.
Lee Ann Womack became a star the old-fashioned Nashville way. Now she’s ready to be an artist on her own terms.
Why there will probably never be another George Strait.
How the Eli Young Band cracked the code of the country music business and became one of Texas’s most successful exports.
How did Guy Clark become the most revered songwriter in Nashville? One hard-won tune at a time.
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.
The East Texas rookie country artist's career is about to take off.
Most guitars don’t have names. This one has a voice and a personality, and bears a striking resemblance to his owner.
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?
At the Sweet Potato Festival with Nashville’s next big thing from small-town Texas.
Can a posthumous release of Waylon Jennings’s last recordings keep his legacy from disappearing?
On working with Robert Plant and more.
Miranda Lambert likes guns, but there’s more to her than that, just as the sultry pouts on her album covers don’t tell the whole story of an East Texas girl who always wanted to be Merle Haggard.
Ten years ago she was the Next Big Thing. She still is. Meet Kelly Willis all over again.
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.
Is country-chart-topping Jacksonville native Lee Ann Womack the real thing? Buck Owens and Loretta Lynn are among those who think so.
Twenty years ago, he was inspired by the redneck rock of Steve Fromholz and Guy Clark. On his new album, he says thanks.
Hot CDs Inevitable baggage accompanies an album whose sessions splintered a great band, ousted three producers, and outlasted a record company. But if ex-Austinite Lucinda Williams is a paragon of self-doubt, she’s also a gifted writer who gets to the core of a character in the course of a three-minute…
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.
After years of laboring in virtual anonymity as Mr. Amy Grant, Texan Gary Chapman has his own talk show on The Nashville Network and is known by a vastly more flattering moniker: the David Letterman of country.
“Sure, I miss having a locker and going to the prom,” says gospel-singing sensation Jaci Velasquez. True enough, the seventeen-year-old Houston native has not had what you would call a normal adolescence. At age ten she began traveling around the U.S. and Latin America with her family’s music ministry. Four…
Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Jerry Jeff Walker—and now Junior Brown? The former community college teacher is the latest outlaw to hijack Texas country music, and he may be the greatest.
In the small world of country’s New Traditionalism, George Strait and Steve Earle still manage to be worlds apart.
Nashville inspired Willie Nelson—to leave.