Ask three members of Denton country-rock outfit Rodney Parker and Fifty Peso Reward where the band name came from, and you'll get three humorous, and ultimately, unrevealing answers. "Nowhere," say bass player Brooks Kendall. "From drunk 22 year-old idiots." Multi-instrumentalist Danny Skinner ad ... More >>
While Dallas-Ft. Worth is a massive media market, and we certainly have our share of beloved faces and voices that we've welcomed for many years. For fans of Texas Country / Red Dirt Music, there might not be a personality in North Texas more revered than Justin Frazell. What makes Frazell's story a ... More >>
Earlier this week, Texas country singer-songwriter Josh Abbott wasn't feeling as well as he wanted to be during an interview. To be fair, the Texas Tech graduate-turned-festival headliner underwent a root canal the day before we spoke, a pain that many other artists would gladly accept before being ... More >>
For anyone whose grown-up in the Metroplex, Billy Bob's Texas is as synonymous with this region as the Dallas Cowboys, Six Flags Over Texas or Reunion Tower are. Since opening in the equally iconic Ft. Worth Stockyards in 1981, the cavernous space has been the go-to spot for Country stars touring th ... More >>
Randy Rogers, Wade Bowen, Casey Donahew, Reckless Kelly, Bart Crow, Brandon Rhyder and more converged on Lone Star Park, as part of Saturday's Wolfdance 2012, 99.5 FM's Red Dirt jam. Here are some of the sights.
A couple of weeks ago, we told you how Red Dirt stud Stoney LaRue decided to follow other big names and host a charity golf and poker tourney in Grapevine, with the help of some his famous friends from the world of sports and music. That specific event, which benefited the Cook Children's Recording ... More >>
Wildflower! FestivalFriday - Sunday, at Galatyn Park, RichardsonThere's a pretty long list of well-known performers at Wildflower! Festival this year. Friday's headliner is Nelly, who will be joined by The Commodores and a handful of local acts, including The King Bucks. Saturday will have Dashboard ... More >>
Honky-tonk vets' albums make the past feel like the future.
The Polyphonic Spree certainly loves the holidays. It makes sense, seeing as they're the most joyful band on the planet. And only three weeks after they throw their annual Holiday Extravaganza at Lakewood Theater, they're throwing a New Year's Eve bash at House Of Blues on December 31. Which show ... More >>
WillieSince the mid-'70s, Willie Nelson has been doing three things: smoking pot, playing music and throwing a Fourth of July picnic. They've always been huge ordeals, attracting A-list celebrities, top country music artists and, of course, country music fans. Nelson even held the festival in the ... More >>