George Strait, he of the black cowboy hat and the 70 million album sales, is going on a Jay-Z style farewell tour of the country (meaning it's not goodbye by any standard definition). Yesterday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, he announced several things, including that this tour will finish right here ... More >>
A swing around the clock in some of our favorite places to drink.
New Dallas resident Lizza Connor is a mom on a musical mission. This former Nashville songwriter is branching out from her usual country and folk genre to write children's music. Connor's new album Commander Salamander contains 13 whimsical songs that encourage healthy lifestyle for children through ... More >>
Via.Johnny Gimble and Bob Wills, circa '64What you'll find after the jump was posted to Vimeo only a few hours ago: a cleaned-up version version of Ken Harrison's 1981 doc on Western Swing fiddle-playing legend Johnny Gimble titled, simply, Gimble's Swing. The film, made for the Tennessee Folklor ... 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 >>
Willie and the Wheel (Bismeaux Productions)
A few brief notes to pass along that some DC9 maybe, kinda, sorta, might, could possibly be interested in...Over on Unfair Park, Robert's got the goods on an item that the New York Times and others are all over: George Steel, the man who was tapped to lead the Dallas Opera five months ago, has alrea ... More >>
Face the Promise (Capitol)
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