The Don’t Mess with Texas campaign been considered one of the most successful PSA runs in history and here's why: First, it’s simple. Second, as manifested in Texas singer-songwriter Kevin Fowler's new PSA, it’s undeniably catchy.
Fredericksburg’s Pioneer Museum hosts another concert on Saturday night. It's Hal Ketchum, and you've probably heard his biggest hit, "Small Town Saturday Night." That one song propelled Ketchum to instant stardom, but he got a late start on the whole showbiz thing.
“I was a 38-year-old cabinetmaker," he said. "To have a number one country record--I don’t think it had been done on that level before.”
The singer-songwriter has been plying his trade quite successfully, with 15 top ten hits since then. As he explained, he somehow finds time to work with wood, too.
Originally published on Tue June 17, 2014 11:33 am
When Willie Nelson was a young hustler selling songs to Patsy Cline's people, he probably never thought he'd become the crowd-anointed sage of country music. But that's what happened as the Redheaded Stranger went gray, turned smoking weed into a brand and a virtue, and produced a discography that added up to its own American Songbook.
TPR members are invited to enjoy a special reception in the Hill Country on Saturday, May 31 before the Pioneer Museum's Roots Music concert series kickoff. The show that night opens with Mark Powell and Lariat, and features headlining act Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis, whose new album, "Our Year," will be released May 27.
Rodney Crowell is a Texas music legend. After 40 years in the country music business with a string of hits that he’s recorded, produced and penned, the 63-year-old Houston native is back with a new album titled “Tarpaper Sky.”
Rod Kennedy, who died early yesterday, was a giant, but a behind-the-scenes giant. I spoke to Kerrville Folk Festival Producer Dalis Allen.
“His passion led him to create what we now know as the Kerrville Folk Festival, which is in its 43rd year," Allen said. “He just understood that the artists that write their own songs didn’t have a whole lot of support and acknowledgement and encouragement.”
The Outfit, TX are a trio from Dallas who came together at the University of Houston. Dorian and Mel have been partners since middle school, and they met JayHawk in a freshmen dorm. The three of them sat down with Microphone Check hosts Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Frannie Kelley in the Austin sunshine, cracked a few Lone Stars and opined on Texas funk, Texas weather, church and their business plan. They also spoke about the career stage they're at right now: