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  • Blogs

    March 20, 2014

    East Texas Country Group JB and the Moonshine Band Are Going Genre-less

    In a surprising turn, JB Patterson, lead-singer for Tyler-based country band JB and the Moonshine Band, is wide-awake and ready to chat when the phone rings at 9:30 am on a recent weekday morning. Such early hours aren't usually kept by rising music stars. But as with so many other aspects of the gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Austin's Sons of Fathers Busk in Front of the Granada: Video

    Sons of Fathers from Austin, who performed at the Granada this past Friday night for the Homegrown Fest's "Pre-Party" with Telegraph Canyon, got into town early enough to do a bit of video-shooting, it seems. The group is shown in the well-made clip singing their harmony-rich tune "Roots and Vine." ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Holly Williams Doesn't Think Country Needs Radio Anymore

    Holly Williams, the 31 year old granddaughter of the iconic Hank Williams, has grown into a formidable artist all her own. Unlike her off-his-rocker dad and her crazy-ass half-brother, Hank Williams III, Holly hasn't really dabbled in the stone-cold honky-tonk sounds that her family has been making ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2012

    The 10 Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes

    If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Seven Mainstream/Top 40 Country Acts That Don't Suck

    For almost as long as country music has lived as a genre, the argument about what makes a song, album, singer or group "country" has existed. Depending on who you ask, over time, and especially in the past couple of decades, country music has either splintered into dozens of wildly different and com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Get To Know Your DOMAXXIII Nominees: Best Solo Act, Best Alt-Country/Roots Act, Best Country Act

    ​Welcome to our 2011 Dallas Observer Music Awards breakdown, wherein we'll use the weeks leading up to the DOMA showcases on Saturday, October 15 (which is also when voting ends), to explain the nominees in each category Today, we look at the nominees in the  Best Solo, Best Cou ... More >>

  • Music

    October 6, 2011

    Taylor Swift

    Saturday, October 8, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Country Music Television, Time Warner Cable Legal Tussle Lands in Dallas County Courtroom

    ​This morning, Courthouse News directs our attention to a legal dispute playing out in Judge Carlos Cortez's courtroom: Country Music Television v. Time Warner Cable, filed by McKinney Ave. attorney Michael Raiff. The original complaint itself isn't available: All of the available filings in the D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2011

    Billy Bob's Texas In Fort Worth To Host Willie Nelson's Fourth of July Picnic This Summer

    Willie Nelson, American hero.​Just last night, the great Willie Nelson was in town to perform a gig at the Morton H. Meyerson Center and raise funds for LaunchAbility, a Dallas-based organization that provides services to assist both children and adults with developmental disabilities. Good guy, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2011

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: Me

    WireImage for CMTI once stood next to Chrissie Hyde at the Bronco Bowl. I was, like, 13. So I know how you feel, Faith Hill. Exhilarating, isn't it?​Those two women above, of course, are Faith Hill and Chrissie Hynde, the latter of whom was my first rock-and-roll crush. That was taken yesterday at ... More >>

  • Music

    December 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Whitt's End: 3.19.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Randy Galloway - who's forgotten more Rangers' baseball than I'll ever learn - says a disgruntled former employee blackmailed the organization and ultimately&nbs ... More >>

  • Film

    December 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Over The Weekend: Second Annual Dia de Los Toadies Festival

    Dia de Los ToadiesRough Creek Ranch, Glen RoseAugust 29, 2009Better than: planting your ass at a sports bar in the asphalt jungle. Keep an eye out for a slideshow from the event, coming later today.​ Rough Creek Ranch is a scenic patch of olive Texas prarie centered around a modest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Eli Young Band Cracks Billboard Hot Country Top 10

    If frosted tips and graphic tees ain't country, I don't know what is. According to a press release from the Eli Young Band, the Denton country group's single "Always The Love Songs" has made it to #10 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with an increase of 1.7 million impressions for a total of 2 ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 30, 2009
  • Calendar

    March 5, 2009

    You Might Be A Redneck

    Bill Engvall carries Foxworthy's torch

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Ben Kweller On His Own Sound: 'The Mix Of Eagle, Edge and Young Country'

    Years ago, area legend Ben Kweller was dubbed a wunderkind by nearly every music publication in the country. Today, the child has grown into a husband and father--and says he's eager to reconnect his family and career to the place he still calls home: Texas.His fourth major solo album, Changing Hors ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2008

    Oh, Say Can You See Another Local on Reality TV? As In, Starr Spangler.

    Starr Spangler, which is her real name -- swear I know, shocking that the DFW would land yet another resident on a reality show; those things are littered with locals. Still, CBS's The Amazing Race is probably the most watchable of the lot -- and it just got a little more interesting with the just-a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 21, 2008

    CMA Fest: Wow, This Is Ridiculous

    This is just stupid. So I posted this little entry on Tuesday night. Little did I know it'd be all over the Interwebs by this afternoon. First this blog picked up on the item. Then Nashville's daily paper, The Tennessean picked up on it. Now, CMT is reporting it. The worst part is that they're a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2007

    Cheap Sugarland Tickets Tonight

    OK, our bad. We may be about six hours late getting you cheap concert ticket info, but hey, you still have six more hours to take advantage of it. For you country music fans, AEG Live sent out word that today only, tickets for the CMT on Tour show with Sugarland, Little Big Town and Jake Owen are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2007

    Go, Fightin' Farmers!

    I write this as a proud former resident of Farmersville, Texas: Today, Country Music Television announced that among the 64 finalists for its online "Music City Madness" video contest, one of the lucky few left is Farmersville's own Tim Cooper. The competition's being presented March Madness-style, ... More >>

  • Music

    July 13, 2006


    Her Cowboys spirit is willing, but her rhythm is weak

  • Music

    December 11, 2003

    Cowboy Cool

    Lyle Lovett returns to songwriting--and town--with My Baby Don't Tolerate

  • News

    October 10, 2002

    Brush With Greatness?

    Plus: Needless Things and Sack of Kittens

  • Music

    March 2, 2000

    Scene, heard

    North Texas by South by Southwest

  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    Out Here

    LeAnn Rimes

  • News

    October 28, 1999

    Wide open spaces

    With his debut record, Ed Burleson may be too country for Nashville, but not for Texas

  • Music

    October 8, 1998

    Oh, brother

    Charlie and Bruce Robison make their country family-style

  • Music

    August 20, 1998

    Jerry Lee, Dino, and Homer Henderson

    The "Amazing One-Man Band" signs on with one of the greatest living American writers

  • Music

    April 27, 1995

    Thank God he's a pretty boy

    Ty Herndon is country music's latest hunk of the month. But is he for real?