The smash singles, country albums, and even a bardcore remix that moved staffers this past year.
Feeling less than merry this December? Here are twelve great sad holiday songs to remind you that you’re not alone.
Forrest Frank and Colin Padalecki on working with Elton John, what they hope to accomplish next, and more.
The Houston psychedelic rockers are a fixture on listeners’ turntables.
A sense of belonging reverberates all throughout the San Antonio R&B artist’s new album, ‘If You Feel.’
The country icon was, as fellow musician Lucinda Williams put it, an “American treasure.”
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.
On his latest album, the Texan country musician sings of endurance within a fraught system.
The songwriter on creativity in a time of crisis and how he’s seeking camaraderie in isolation.
The band's first album in 14 years is vengeful and deeply reflective (and, yes, there's talk of boats).
Music journalist Maria Sherman discusses why she wrote 'Larger Than Life,' her exhaustive guide to an enduring cultural phenomenon.
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.
Khruangbin draws from a vast palette of sounds and traditions, making them a quintessentially Texan band.
The band’s social media now calls them ”The Chicks.”
Sarah Lipstate, Iggy Pop’s new favorite guitarist, approached her new album as a puzzle.
Friends remember Floyd, who grew up in the Third Ward, as a gentle soul, a father, and a talented collaborator of DJ Screw’s.
All the remaining Texans on the reality show lost last night…or did they?
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.
Out this week, the actor's first album, ‘The Mother Stone,' is not unlike background music at a haunted circus.
In week three, the rules of the game change dramatically—and half the Texans left on the show go home.
Austin's White Denim remotely wrote, recorded, mixed, and mastered 'World as a Waiting Room' in just thirty days.
In its second week, the spin-off reality show introduced new Texan musicians vying for love and fame.
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.
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.