KHYI-95.3 FM The Range's Texas Music Revolution

Keep Dallas Observer Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Dallas and help keep the future of Dallas Observer free.

For 14 years now, KHYI-95.3 FM The Range has hosted a yearly celebration known as the Texas Music Revolution. And, this year, as has been the case for the last 12 years, the party will be held at the legendary Southfork Ranch. Perhaps the most revolutionary aspect to the independently owned country and Americana station's showcase is that the crowd will be on hand to whoop and holler for a collection of local and regional acts alike—instead of the Clear Channel-fueled one-hit wonders that typically pollute radio-sponsored festival stages.

Dallas area country heroes such as Somebody's Darling, Merrol Ray and John David Kent are featured on the all-day bill. Also starring are some favorites that have found the metroplex to be rather welcoming: The greasy roadhouse rock of Brandon Jenkins will stand shoulder to shoulder with the poetic styling of arguably this state's most respected songwriter, Walt Wilkins.

The sets that will likely produce the shortest beer lines of the day, however, will be those of the Band of Heathens and Hayes Carll. Both acts started by playing on the smallest of stages in the Lone Star State and have become marquee names throughout the country's Americana circuit, thanks to each of their last two stellar releases.


KHYI-95.3 FM The Range's Texas Music Revolution

Oh, by the way, the enigmatic and fantastically bearded Leon Russell from Oklahoma is closing out the festival. See? Even the headliner of this revolution is from this neck of the woods.

—Kelly Dearmore

Keep the Dallas Observer Free... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Dallas with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.


Join the Observer community and help support independent local journalism in Dallas.