Texas Music

TPR Member Reception At Terri Hendrix Show

Sep 12, 2017

Schreiner University in Kerrville celebrates our state's great music with its annual Texas Music Heritage Day on Friday, September 29 from 9:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Throughout the day, enjoy arts, crafts, live music, speakers and storytellers on the campus grounds at the Robbins-Lewis Pavilion. Over 50 performers will take part in the festivities! 

Don Williams, who began a long career in country music as a Nashville songwriter in the early 1970s and who entered the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010, died today at his home in Alabama following a short illness, a publicist confirmed to NPR. He was 78.

Texas Standard interview by Jody Denberg.

Bill Collings dropped out of college to start making guitars.

Little did he know that his passion for exquisite craftsmanship would earn him the respect of musical talents who would help set a new standard for the quality of acoustic sound, and earn him a place in the Texas music scene for the Collings guitar.

Joe Nick Patoski is our guide through the music of Texas — from western swing to zydeco to Tex-Mex.

Patoski (@joenickpatoski) hosts the “Texas Music Hour of Power” out of Marfa Public Radio, and tells Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson about why he believes in “salvation through Texas music.”

Courtesy University of North Texas Press

Based on music writer Michael Corcoran's interviews with hitmakers across the state, the latest edition of "All Over The Map" highlights the heroes of Texas music, both on the stage and behind the scenes.

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