Holiday Twang

Since they married in 1996, Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison have been the sweethearts of the Texas country music scene, with a string of critically acclaimed records, four kids and one adorable Claritin commercial to their credit. Kelly is definitely the better singer of two, but if you've listened to country radio in the past few years you've probably heard a lot more of Bruce, who has penned hits for the Dixie Chicks ("Travelin' Soldier"), Tim McGraw and Faith Hill ("Angry All the Time") and George Strait ("Wrapped"), among others. Though they've actually only recorded one record together--2006's Happy Holidays--the husband and wife duo often share the stage, especially during December, when they stage their annual Holiday tour. The Robison and Willis holiday show has become a tradition for many Texas music fans, and this year the couple bring their yuletide cheer to the Wyly Theatre, where they'll be joined by fiddler Warren Hood. The show kicks off at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 to $35. Visit for more info.
Sat., Dec. 18, 8 p.m., 2010
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Noah W. Bailey
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