Learning to love Texas’s most iconic country musician, one song at a time.
Austin songwriter Mobley recruited musicians to collaborate on an album in quarantine. It feels like a snapshot of a music scene seeking a new way forward.
The new visual album features a potent through-line of ancestral guidance—one that caused me to reflect on my own relationship with forebears.
A viral smash on TikTok, the song is part of a club music lineage that exists for the sole purpose of getting people moving.
After years of feeling isolated in my fandom, witnessing my favorite bands supporting Black Lives Matter has been both meaningful and conflicting.
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.
In this ongoing Instagram competition series, the two luminaries demonstrated how nourishing music can be.
Chad Stockslager has adapted the medium to include embarrassing anecdotes, ASMR, original songs, and unexpected moments in his bimonthly series.
Don’t worry: there are only two Texans left.
When the Houston artists released the song, a benefit for COVID-19 relief efforts in their hometown, social media came to a near-standstill.
In week three, the rules of the game change dramatically—and half the Texans left on the show go home.
The spinoff reality show features plenty of musicians from the Lone Star State who are intent on finding love.
The musician on collaborating with Leon Bridges and how true crime shows inform his work.
Nathian Shae Rodriguez's class examines how the Tejano star influenced Latinx representation.
The late musician about his early days in Houston, choosing socially conscious songs, and discovering Don Henley.
Smaller March festivals in places like Denton and McAllen were meant to raise funds for asylum seekers at the border and bolster local music communities.
The bandleader and composer Carrie Rodriguez, who grew up in Austin, changed her course after reconnecting with Texas music.
Shawn Colvin on her early days in Texas, and thinking ahead to her final days.
Austin singer-songwriter Walker Lukens often writes songs based on readers’ confessions. This is what he’d own up to.
Coming off the heels of a recent label contract dispute, the Houston rapper’s latest effort is both varied and evocative.
On Their Collaborative EP, ‘Texas Sun,’ Khruangbin and Leon Bridges Pay Tribute to the State That Raised Them
The eclectic band and R&B singer discuss how long drives and their teenage adventures in sneaking out alike informed the album.
Photographer John Dyer’s iconic photos of the fallen singer are being shown for the first time.
Forget the tortured artist clichés. The critically acclaimed musician began making the best albums of his life when he settled in Texas and decided to try being happy.
An analysis of the two Texan presidential candidates’ rally songs.
For those of us born decades after Apollo 11 returned from its mission, the imprint of astronaut boots on the lunar surface has always been historical fact. We can’t conjure personal memories of that voyage, of families huddled around the TV or radio, anxiously waiting for news of that one small…
The Netflix documentary (and surprise album!) offers an unfiltered look at how the Texas singer made music history at Coachella.
The Lubbock native talks about his trippy, blood-flecked radio plays, the border wall, and working with Jo Harvey Allen.
Musgraves joined Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton, and others to honor Miller's legacy.
With fewer words and a lot more synth, Ramirez proves his songwriting chops stretch beyond roots music.
With their fourth record, the Austin septet solidifies their place as one of the hardest-working, hardest-drinking, and most compelling acts in the state.
A candid conversation with “the Houston Kid.”…
The honky-tonk celebrates its seventy-fifth anniversary with two Texas country icons.
With their forthcoming EP, the singer-songwriters seek to raise awareness for an issue that hits both of them close to home.
The Austin-based one-man band channels George Jones to create a honky-tonk ballad that’s the perfect soundtrack for drowning your woes in the company of your demons.
To honor the lifework of his ”musical father,” Texas country star Randy Rogers purchases the historic honky-tonk that launched his career.
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.
Reflections on the penultimate Texas stop of Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett’s acoustic tour.
Fifty years ago, a plane carrying Buddy Holly crashed in a remote Iowa cornfield. This month, hundreds of fans will gather at the ballroom where he played his final show to sing, dance, and mourn the greatest rock star ever to come out of Texas.