In the early '90s, Matt Hillyer and his band, Lone Star Trio, were packing venues with a rootsy sound about the same time that Rhett Miller and Murry Hammond were forming the Old 97's. Since 1998, Hillyer's fronted Eleven Hundred Springs, an old-school honky-tonk band that's released several top-not ... More >>
If I'm allowed on K-Ticket airwaves for a fourth annual Christmas dance party, I will ask management to carve space enough for a 17-hour set. The list of songs I wanted to play but didn't is much longer than those that actually made the air. Then again, if you really want a copy of Anya Marina's ... More >>
Opinionated, but still down-to-earth, Austin's Ryan Turner is the epitome of an old-school country singer. He prefers Merle Haggard to Kenny Chesney any day, and believes most popular country singers have simply lost their way. Turner has just released a new EP called Sweet Time, a five-song affa ... More >>
Rhett MillerRhett Miller's solo career has had its ups and downs, but overall, he's one of the most successful artists to come out of Dallas. His most recent self-titled album is his third solo effort, released last year to mixed reviews. He's still touring in support of it, and he'll be at the G ... More >>
Check out our accompanying slideshow for more images from this week's installment of Echoes and Reverberations.Sly Stone was born there. Roy Orbison and Don Henley went to school there. Pat Boone and Dr. Phil even made the scene. But enough about all that: Let's talk about skronk monkeys trippin' b ... More >>
Tommy Lee Jones keeps his promise to Melquiades Estrada
Friedman for Governor? Why the hell not?
Skirt-chasing Vince Vaughn is Wedding Crashers' master of ceremonies
Have today's country and western stars been consulting with the Fab Five?
At Madison Square Garden (Sony Legacy)
American IV: The Man Comes Around (American/Lost Highway)
Dressed in Black (Dualtone)
Kindred Spirits (Sony)
Patty Loveless isn't just Down From the Mountain, because she never left
Can one man convince millions of people to pay for their "free" music?
Will this year's best local records survive the millennium?
For the second time this decade, Ray Benson pays tribute to Bob Wills
The best friend Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys ever had
A new record pays homage to Gram Parsons, a hero before his time
Jim Lauderdale is the write man in the wrong place
Can Music City save country from Music Row?
How Richard Linklater and the Bad Livers bucked the trend of soundtraxploitation
The Vas Deferens Organization searches for the timeless
Scottish author waltzes across Texas in pursuit of the music he loves
Santiago Jimenez Jr. maintains his father's historic musical legacy
Ty Herndon is country music's latest hunk of the month. But is he for real?