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.
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.
In a rare move, the iconoclastic Houston artist took his only solo album on the road—fifty years after its release.
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.
We need a museum worthy of our music. And we need Mark Cuban's help to get us there.
Chris Fullerton performs the final song of the beloved Texas songwriter.
We set out to hear what our state sounds like. We brought back the latest and best of Texas music—so listen up.
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.
Generations of Willie devotees came together to revel in music and good times with the Red Headed Stranger in his own backyard.
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.
If you don’t know it, can’t remember it, or won’t sing it, what good is it?
An exclusive excerpt from the forthcoming book by Jenni Finlay and Brian T. Atkinson.
Want to see the Texas of Leadbelly, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Mance Lipscomb, and other pioneering musicians of the twentieth century? Your trip through time begins near Washington-on-the-Brazos.
At the Sweet Potato Festival with Nashville’s next big thing from small-town Texas.
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.
Rules for movies about music.
Five years after Selena's death, tejano music is struggling to be heard.
Who was Stevie Ray Vaughan's musical role model?
Meet the senior class of what might be called Texas Music U. four up-and-coming acts that should graduate to the big time.
What they lack in cash they make up for in cachet: on the road with the Trail of Dead, Austin's coolest punk rockers of the moment, as they head east in search of fans, fame, and a free place to crash.
How did Lloyd Maines get to be a revered guitarist and record producer? How did his daughter Natalie find fame as a Dixie Chick? Chalk it up to musicianship—and kinship.
Buddy Holly. Waylon Jennings. Carolyn Hester. The Hancocks. The Flatlanders. An oral history of the state's most storied music scene.
Together for the first time: Two Tommys (Hancock and Shannon), two Montes (Montomery and Warden), two Hubbards (Blues Boys and Ray Wylie) and two Clarks (Carrie and W.C.), plus a Butthole Surfer, three Gourds, six Bells of Joy, a Tailgator, and 87 others who give their all, creatively speaking, to the Live Music Capital of the World.
Sixty-five years after his first recording sessions with the Texas Playboys, 25 years after his death, Bob Wills is still the king of western swing.
Jessica Simpson wants to love you forever.
Twenty years ago, he was inspired by the redneck rock of Steve Fromholz and Guy Clark. On his new album, he says thanks.
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.
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.