Mike & The Moonpies: "Mockingbird" (2016). New Live Music Video.

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Mike Harmeier of Mike and the Moonpies waxes nostalgic about the influence of his Dad & Grandfather on the song "Mockingbird" - the title track to their latest album. 

 


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Kyle Park: "Rednecks With Paychecks" (2016). New Single.

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Johnny Lee: "You Ain't Never Been To Texas" (2016). New Album.

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The Rodeo Brothers: "The Sun Won't Shine" (2016). New Single.

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From Dallas, Texas..... Carl Hallowell adds guitar twang to the lonesome sound of Chris Erickson's vocals in their adaptation of classic country music.

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Ken Atkins & the Honky Tonk Kind: "This Train" (2016). New Album.

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This is their second release on Sound Job Austin! Produced by Kevin Packard of Laughing Yogi Music in Boulder Colorado.

 

Ken Atkins & The Honky Tonk Kind play Honky Tonk music, Steel guitar, accordion, harmonica, bass and drums and plenty of twangin' guitar! They are a band that you want to see live! 

 

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Dallas Wayne: "Songs The Jukebox Taught Me" (2016). New Album.

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New Dallas Wayne album 'Songs The Jukebox Taught Me' Released on Heart of Texas Records. Singer, songwriter and radio personality Dallas Wayne pays tribute to his classic country music heroes and teachers with a fresh collection of standards that he makes his own: "The seed to record this album was planted while doing my radio show," said Dallas. "When I'm on the air, I find myself saying that somebody oughta cut these great classic songs again."

 

Now 'somebody' has done just that. And with a fresh sound and pristine production, Dallas Wayne makes this collection of hillbilly standards his own, while still being true to the classic country sound. "After ten albums of mostly original material, I've chosen to honor some of the heroes and teachers who taught me this music," said Dallas. "I'm humbled to have as very special guests on the album some of my personal heroes and friends: Willie Nelson, Jeannie Seely, Darrell and Mona McCall, and Paula Nelson. I hope listeners enjoy the new record as much as we enjoyed making it."

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Mark Chesnutt Set To Release Tradition Lives On July 8

Fans of hillbilly music hit-maker Mark Chesnutt will want to circle the date of July 8 on their calendar as the traditional-minded singer will release his fifteenth studio album that day, aptly titled Tradition Lives.

 

 

Tradition Lives, his first disc of all-new material since 2010, was produced by Jimmy Ritchey -- someone that Chesnutt says is a crucial part of his sound, having worked with him for years. “He and I hooked up at a time when not a lot of people had a lot of faith in me anymore because I stayed 'country' when the industry was going the other way. I needed somebody like Jimmy who really believed in my music,” said Chesnutt.

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Hillbilly & Tejano star Emilio Navaira dies at 53

Emilio Navaira III (August 23, 1962 – May 16, 2016) was a Mexican American Tejano and hillbilly music singer-songwriter, musician, recorder, and performer.

 

Known to most by the mononym Emilio, he charted more than ten singles on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks charts, in addition to six singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts. Emilio was also one of the few Tejano artists to have significant success in both the United States and Mexico, and was called the "Garth Brooks of Tejano". His biggest hillbilly hit was the No. 27 "It's Not the End of the World" in late 1995, and his highest-charting single on any chart is "Por Siempre Unidos," which peaked at No. 7 on Latin Pop Airplay in 1996. Along with Selena, Emilio was one of the most prominent artists that helped popularize Tejano music

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Guy Clark, Grammy-Winning Musician, Dead at 74

Texas singer-songwriter Guy Clark, who helped mentor a generation of songwriters and wrote hits like "L.A. Freeway" and "Desperados Waiting for a Train," has died. He was 74.

 

Clark died Tuesday at his home in Nashville, Tennessee, according to his manager, Keith Case. He'd been in poor health, although Case didn't give an official cause of death.

 

A native of Monahans, Texas, Clark belonged to a group of highly influential Texas songwriters that included Townes Van Zandt and Mickey Newbury. Together with his painter-songwriter wife, Susanna, Clark's home in Nashville became a gathering place for artists like Rodney Crowell and Steve Earle. He wrote songs for Johnny Cash, Ricky Skaggs, Jerry Jeff Walker, Bobby Bare, Vince Gill and John Conlee.

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Max Stalling: "Last Dog" (2016). New Live Music Video.

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Max Stalling builds a terrific tune from his Mother's expression to craft this single from 'Banquet.'

 

Check out this live version from Max & his band - featuring his wife Heather on fiddle - on The Texas Music Scene.


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Michael Hearne and Shake Russell: "Only As Strong as Your Dreams" (2016). New Album.

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Michael and Shake have been songwriting partners, friends and collaborators for many years, but it wasn't until Hearne moved back to his native state of Texas, after living a few decades in Taos, New Mexico and a couple years in Nashville, that the two of them began performing regularly together.

 

Since then every audience they play for asks for a recording that they've done together - and so now here it is! The collection features mostly songs co-written by Shake and Michael, with a few other friends and co-writers thrown in, as in the title cut, written by poet Charles John Quarto and Shake.

 

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Beth Lee and The Breakups: "Keep Your Mouth Shut" (2016). New Album.

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Based out of Austin, TX, Beth Lee grew up on the grit and soul of the Houston music scene, her dad a long time musician of the Bayou City.  

 

Since 2008, Beth has been playing in a band and recording her original music with local musicians that have an ear for her songwriting ability.

 

She has toured through several states over the past few years in support of her 2013 release "One More Time Again", honing in and developing her energetic live performances.

 

Her sound has evolved from a soulful innocence to that of a sultry, sassy, hillbilly rock n'roller, with a sound that's unapologetic yet vulnerable; tough yet heartbroken.

 

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Mark Chesnutt signs with Row Entertainment to release new project

Row Entertainment, an exciting new label in Nashville, is excited to announce the signing of hillbilly music superstar Mark Chesnutt to its roster. “Without a doubt, Mark is an artist that continues to stand for the best in the format,” said Row’s Jimmy Ritchey. “Everyone here is so excited to be working along with him to bring his music to the masses.”

 

Chesnutt, one of the most iconic voices in the business, thanks to hits such as “I’ll Think Of Something” and “Your Love Is A Miracle,” will release Tradition Lives for Row later this year. It is his first studio release of all new music since 2008.

 

Chesnutt said. “I think people will love the new music as much as I am going to love playing it for them.”

 

He’s also excited about his association with Row. “Jimmy Ritchey and I have been making music for years. He understands what I do, and has always been behind me. I have complete confidence in what he and everyone at Row will bring to the table,” Chesnutt added. Ritchey also produced Tradition Lives.

 

Row Entertainment is a partnership with Ritchey, Kyle Waites, and recording artist Tim Rushlow.

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Landon Dodd: "What Comes Natural To A Fool" (2016). New Album.

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Texas born and raised, Landon Dodd has carved out a unique nitch in the Hillbilly Music business. Playing the dance halls, honky tonks and bars throughout his entire life, Landon knows what a great hillbilly song sounds like and proves that in "What Comes Natural To A Fool."

 

In choosing material for his second CD, Landon dug deep into the catalog of some of his favorite entertainers including Mel Tillis for the title track, Skeets McDonald for "Same Old Town and "Mable, Merle Haggard for "Our Paths May Never Cross", Cindy Walker for "Excuse Me" and Ronnie Milsap for "I'm Still Not Over You."  

 

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Jerry Hart and Flatland: "Love You Till The End" (2016). New Album.

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Front man Jerry Hart, born and raised in Odessa, grew up oil field like most have in West Texas.

 

Jerry has always had a love... for music, has played piano, guitar, bass guitar, and mandolin, of which most were self-taught. Before graduating Andrews High School, he took an interest in singing and received multiple awards including state honors and found his “Nitch” so to speak. He began singing “live” in 1987 when the hillbilly music band “Flatland” originated in Andrews. So for the next 10 years, the band Flatland played a very consistent schedule, performing originals as well as covers, and had the honor of performing with some of the greats in chillbilly music. Some of which are Clay Walker, Tracy Byrd, Mark Chestnutt, Rick Trevino, BR549, and David Allen Coe… Just to name a few. 

 

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Dottsy: "Texas Sensation" (2016). New Album.

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Dottsy "Texas Sensation" features four of Dottsy's previous hit records in "It Should Have Been Easy" "I Just Had You On My Mind Again" "Love Is A Two Way Street" and "Somebody's Darling, Somebody's Friend."

 

There are some brand new gems including "O'Seguin" written about her hometown of Seguin,Texas, "Red Bird" which has become a fan favorite for remembering special people and "True Women" which was used in a stage production in the Lone Star State.

 

Dottsy chose some of her personal favorite classics as well including "There's Not A Dry Eye In The House" and "Old Love Turned Memory." Dottsy also added the Ernest Tubb classic of "Waltz Across Texas" which has been a staple of her live performances for years. The Bill Anderson/Roger Miller composition "When Two Worlds Collide" get a brand new feel as Dottsy and Tony Booth's vocals blend perfectly.

 

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The Vince Hatfield: "The Okie From Muskogee's Headed Home" (2016). New Single.

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The Okie from Muskogee is what most everyone thought with the passing of Merle Haggard, and so did singer, songwriter Vince Hatfield.  Working from a very young age, Vince says Merle wrote and sang about hard work and honest living and that always appealed to him and Merle Haggard has always been the best at this.

 

Merle’s incredible voice and talent have been a major influence on Vince’s music, since hearing him on the radio at the age of 9. The incredible songs of Merle’s have provided the soundtrack for most of Vince’s life. Vince said “I can’t remember too many parts of my life, which I can’t associate with a great Merle Haggard song or album which was out at that point of my life and of course, Merle was simply the best."

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Don Vickers: "When The Hag´s On" (2016). New Single.

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Growing up in Houston, TX, Don Vickers grew up with music as a staple in his life from his mother singing in the Houston Symphony Choir to family gatherings filled with acoustic jams and quartet concerts right in his grandmother's living room. At the age of 12, Don got his first guitar and life as he knew it would never be the same.  Don was going to be the next heavy metal guitar superstar!!!

 

Well, after many guitar lessons and countless hours of driving his parents crazy with all of the noise and distortion, Don finally learned to play his first song all the way through without all the "binks" and wrong notes.  Don has come a long way since then and though he still thinks it would be cool to be in a rock band, hillbilly music is where his heart is!  With many influences from various genres of music, Don Vickers has emerged as a naturally gifted vocalist and one of the hottest lead guitar players in the area.

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Mark Chesnutt: "I’m way beyond the latest trends."

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Kyle Park: "What Goes Around Comes Around" (2016). New Live Music Video.

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Kyle Park gets down with this live version of the ultra-catchy "What Goes Around Comes Around." First, he gives us his idea behind the song.

 


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Steven James & The Jaded: "Texas Girls" (2016). New Single.

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Since dropping their debut album "Baby L.A." Steven James & The Jaded have garnerd press from the band's home state of Texas and around the globe.

 

It seems anywhere Texas music fans reside, someone has written about this new sound coming out of South Texas.

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Isaac Jacob Band: "Water Tower" (2016). New Single.

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Born and raised on the back roads of South Texas, Isaac Jacob grew up on his family ranch and livedthe country life. Parallel to his love and respect for ranching, he grew a passion for country music. Life on the ranch was rough work and out there marinating under the Texas sun, a little pick me up can make a world of difference.

 

For Isaac it was the music of The Highwaymen, Haggard, Hank 1,2, &3, Steve Earle and Shooter Jennings that helped him get through the long days. The Dream is Isaac Jacob's debut album release, and while there is a connection to these legendary purveyors of the working man´s blues, these songs are the story of his life. 

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Deryl Dodd: "Feels Like Home" (2016). New Live Music Video.

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Deryl Dodd reached into his songwriting vault to release this gem for a Texas Radio single in 2016. "Feels Like Home" is a song of love & salvation. Check out Deryl's live performance of the tune from The Texas Music Scene.


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Rance May: "Malnourished" (2016). New Album.

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Rance grew up in Anahuac, a small South East Texas town near Beaumont. Listening to artists with heavy influences such as George Jones, John Prine, George Strait, Merle Haggard and David Allan Coe, gave him a strong passion for hillbilly music, honky tonk, real hillbilly music. Growing up on a ranch, Rance learned that hard work is what it takes to earn a living.

     

At age 11, he heard his first "Texas" album, "Three Days” by Pat Green and was hooked. From that point on, he couldn't get enough of the Texas Music Scene, listening to artists like Cross Canadian Ragweed, Jason Boland, Charlie Robison, Robert Earl Keen, and probably most of all Ryan Bingham. Though always wanting to learn how to play guitar and sing, he just never really got the motivation to do it until he moved to Austin at age 19.

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Preston Camp Jr.: "Red Texas Sun" (2016). New Album.

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The long awaited 8th Album from Preston Camp, Jr. on Red Note Records includes 12 New Songs written by Preston and delivered in his True Texas Grit Style.

 

Master Musician J. David Leonard returns again with music magic on guitars, piano, organ and dobro, the One and Only Man of Steel, Tommy Dodd is back on Steel Guitar, Jennifer Ferren returns with vocals with her Beautiful Voice and Diane Banks Leonard adds the sounds of her Cool Tambourine.

 

Preston was Honored by being named An Honorary Texan by The Academy of Texas Music and received a Texas Music Award at The Texas Music Awards in Linden, Texas in 2011. He was also Honored by Lucky & Jinelle Boyd, who brought his songs/music home to My Texas Music, thus was it fitting that his Album, "July 9th In Linden, Texas" shot up to #3 in the Top 200 on The International Country Music Chart Compiled and Published by Joyce Ramgatie and Launched from The Netherlands. The #1 Radio Playlist Board.

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Tyler Steel: "3rd Gear" (2016). New Album.

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Tyler Steel was born May 14, 1993 in Waxahachie Tx, and is from Italy Tx.

 

Tyler now lives in Nashville Tn, Tyler is married to Natilee Steel and has two boys. 

 

Passions are writing music and performing for his fans.

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Josh Vincent: "Two Shots" (2016). New Single.

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Josh Vincent is a Hillbilly Singer-Songwriter with an agenda. He wants to share the music he grew up listening to with the world. It has been said his songs are reminiscent of the Outlaw Hillbilly musicians who paved the way for today's artists. As a child his father introduced him to the guitar and he has been hooked every since. Some of his early influences include Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams Sr. and Jr., Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Wille Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker and Kris Kristofferson, to name a few. He writes real world lyrics and his songs tell stories that take you as the listener where he has been.

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J.R. Castillo: "One Night at Brewster Street. Live" (2016). New Album.

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“Music has been a big part of my life, my entire life,” says Texas musician J. R. Castillo. While a lot of artists can say the same, the influence of music on Castillo’s life began years before he was born.

 

When Castillo’s father was a boy, he idolized his brother who was nine years older and in the Navy. Castillo’s uncle would come home on leave from the Navy and play guitar on the front porch, and Castillo’s father aspired to play just like his older brother. Tragically, his uncle lost his life serving in the Navy and his father—now the oldest son and responsible for his family—never learned to play like he wanted.

 

“As he got older [my father] said, ‘If I ever have a son, I want to put a guitar in his hands and make sure he learns to play,’” Castillo says, and to honor the brother he lost, Castillo’s father put a guitar into his son’s hands at a very early age.

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Sarah Hobbs: "Back Porch Country" (2016). New Album.

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Sarah Hobbs is the sound of old school traditional hillbilly with a little modern twist.

 

She is an independent artist from Jefferson, Northeast Texas. She has a strong musical background starting when she was little. Music has been a part of her families life for many generations.

 

Sara Hobbs writes her own material and when she sings, you can guarantee its from the heart. Her strong East Texas accent reflects in her singing voice and you have no doubt it is real hillbilly music.

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Kevin Fowler: "Panhandle Poorboy" (2016). New Live Music Video.

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Kevin Fowler wrote "Panhandle Poorboy" by himself. He talks about the song before performing for a few friends in San Marcos, Texas at The Marc.

 

The song is on his album "How Country Are Ya?"


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Dale Watson "Everybody's Somebody in St. Hedwig Texas" (2016). New Live Music Video.

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Dale Watson puts a unique spin on his song "Everybody's Somebody in Luckenbach, Texas" from his album 'Call Me Insane'.

 

He did it especially for his appearance on The Texas Music Scene.


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Loretta Lynn & Willie Nelson: "Lay Me Down" (2016). New Official Music Video.

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Our video of the month is sung by the lengendary Loretta Lynn, with Willie Nelson.

 

The song is included in "Full Circle", the lastest release of the Kentuckian star


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Derryl Perry: "The Deep End" (2016). New Album.

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“Born to Roam,” belts out Derryl Perry, in the first song on his latest and truly uniquely presented collection of rocking hillbilly renderings titled “Memoirs From The Road.” That mantra says it all for this Texan who has infused the allure, mystery, grit and romanticism that comes with a showman's journey into an artistic representation of life on the road with story telling and song like no other album has attempted in recent history.

 

Part autobiographic, part imagery and part projection from a live, and rocking country perspective, the album clearly represents the evolution of an artist who has honed his chops on the road. Derryl's been doing it the hard way, and appreciating every mile and every smile from those who have been to one of his thousands of showsall over the country.

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Cody Sparks Band: "Sinners and the Saved" (2016). New Album.

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Cody Sparks heads The Cody Sparks Band, whose raw, spirited music stands out even in the teeming Texas country scene. He's a big, amiable guy who looks right at home onstage. Yet his songs often tell stories about heartbreak -- about the lighter side of broken romance (the playful "My Baby's Gone") or the fury kindled by betrayal (laid out over a foot-stompin' beat on "No Time"). He writes with artful metaphor ("Set in the West") and reckless abandon ("Stilly"). And he finds time to share some of the wisdom handed down him by his grandfather in the wistful, fiddle-laced "Sinners and the Saved."

 

 

These songs and all the others on the band's debut album, Sinners and the Saved, suggest that Sparks must have started writing years ago, that he's absorbed plenty of one-two punches from both the music business and life in general.

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Vince Hatfield: "Twenty-Fifteen" (2016). New Album.

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Vince Hatfield was born in the oil rich area of Snyder, Texas near Midland, Texas. His first job included cleaning the inside of old oil tanks. It was these roots that helped him put his heart into his newest release. Working in the oil industry, Vince understands what it means to work hard and how primarily the Saudi's manage to manipulate the oil industry at least once every decade by flooding the markets with their oil.

 

When the USA starts to become closer to being energy independent from imports, this causes all the working men and women in the oil industry here in the United States to suffer severely. He felt he needed to express the frustration that not only he feels, but also and especially for all those hard working men and women of the oil industry and the effect it has on all those families across America.

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Caleb Young: "Caleb Young'" (2016). New EP.

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Great debut EP by Caleb Young, from Anson, Texas. 

 

 

 

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Mark Winston Kirk: "My Forever Is You" (2016). New Single.

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Mark Winston Kirk is becoming a household name in Texas. His captivating lyrics and sincere personality make it easy to believe in every word he sings.

 

Mark put a band together in 1991 and began booking them in clubs, including Luckenbach Hall, Billy Bobs in Fort Worth and many other venues throughout Texas. Now, having traveled all over the country playing concerts such as the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas Nevada in front of 23,000 people and opening for artists such as George Strait, Merle Haggard, Alan Jackson, Brooks & Dunn and Garth Brooks just to name a few, Kirk has now launched his career one step further.

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Geary Hanley: "My Rosemary" (2016). New Single.

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Geary Hanley is a versatile singer/ songwriter/ musician, who has been honored with many accolades. Among them: Rhythm Guitar Player of the Year, and his band was honored as Band of the Year by the Academy of Country Music. 

 

Music Connection Magazine selected his band as Best Non-Touring Band.

 

Geary's talent landed him on tour with John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard) for 2½ years, and he has appeared on Austin City Limits, Nashville Now, Farm Aid 1 and Farm Aid 2. He has performed onstage with Reba McEntire, The Judds, Alabama, Merle Haggard, George Jones and Johnny Tillotson, among others.

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Clay Mobley: "Your Daddy's Town" (2016). New Single.

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Clay is a Senior at Wylie East High School in Wylie, Texas, just outside of Dallas and is a "tall drink of water" TexasArtist with roots in traditional and modern hillbilly music. His deep, bass voice has been described as "smooth as Tennessee Whiskey". His love for music began at the age of eight when he began classical voice training with private lessons. At the age of eleven, he began singing at his hometown local venue, the Wylie Opry, and continued to play the opry circuit around North Texas. This time-honored country music venue exposed him to music from legends such as Conway Twitty, Merle Haggard, and Johnny Cash. However, he also has a love for modern hillbilly and is influenced by artists such as Josh Turner.

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Kensie Coppin: "Kensie Coppin" (2016). New EP.

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Contemporary Texan hillbilly. An old soul with a fearless voice to match.


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Johnny Lee Releases 'You Aint' Never Been to Texas,' First Album in 10 Years

Country legend Johnny Lee, known for his dynamic stage presence and smash No. 1 crossover hit "Lookin' for Love," releases his first studio album out in 10 years. 

 

Fans are still transfixed when Lee belts out his 1980 hit "Lookin' for Love," which became a crossover hit spending three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Country Singles chart while also appearing in the Top 5 on the Billboard Pop chart and Top 10 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart. In addition to "Lookin' for Love," Lee had a string of hit No. 1 songs reach the top: "One in a Million," "Bet Your Heart on Me,” "The Yellow Rose" (a duet with Lane Brody and the theme song to the NBC TV-series of the same name) and "You Could Have Heard a Heartbreak." Lee’s other major hits include "Pickin' Up Strangers," "Prisoner of Hope," "Cherokee Fiddle," "Sounds Like Love," "Hey Bartender," "Rollin' Lonely," and "Save the Last Chance."

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Matt & The Herdsmen: "Too Drunk Anyway" (2016). New Single.

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The third single from Matt & The Herdsmen titled "Too Drunk Anyway"!!! 

 

Off of their "Small Town Stories" album these fellas from Edinburg, Texas just keep pumping out one great song after another!  "Dance All Night" and "All Gone" did well for these South Texas gentlemen and we are hoping "Too Drunk Anyway" exceeds all expectations! "Too Drunk Anyway" is an upbeat tune, and while it has a serious subject matter, the rhythm and feel of the song give the whole scenario a bit of a fun outlook with it's tongue in cheek humour.  Our opinion is that it will please the ears, fill the dancefloors and have everyone singing right along with every word!

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Darwin Macon: "This Ain't The Love (I Signed Up For)" (2016). New Single.

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This Ain't the Love (I Signed Up For) is the 3rd single release from native Texan Darwin Macon, written my Macon and Ward. Darwin's influences from Travis Tritt and Keith Whitley are transparent in this song about being fed up with a bad relationship, something most everyone can relate to.

 

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Lonnie Spiker: "Texas in another Life" (2016). New Single.

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This is the first single release off of Lonnie's brand new CD "In Another Life".  This is an example of one of Lonnie's most creative projects yet.  "Texas In Another Life" though not written by him was written about him by some of Nashville's elite songwriters who still know how to write a Great Country song.

 

Lonnie has been a friend to Honky Tonk and Hillbilly music for some time now and his fourth CD is his best effort yet.  Most of the songs are self penned and he has included some stellar duets with some of Country Music's brightest artists.

 

If you're a Lonnie Spiker fan you'll want this CD for your collection.  If it's your first exposure to Lonnie you're in for a treat.  And if you haven't been to one of his live shows make it a point to come see what the fuss is all about.

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Phil Hamilton: "Brazos Wind" (2016). New Album.

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Native Texan Phil Hamilton has loved music from the time he was old enough to discover Led Zeppelin and Bad Company. He cut his musical teeth on plenty of Tom Petty as well. Growing up in a musical family with a grandma who sang opera and an aunt who sang country, Hamilton comes about his gift honestly. Though he played a little baseball in junior high school, by the time he reached high school, it was all music, all the time. He began playing guitar and listening to country music and was influenced by super group Alabama and Chris LeDoux, adding to his eclectic style. During his high school years he also hung out quite a bit with good friend Kelly Clarkson, who performed a lot with him at school functions before launching her “Idol” career.

 

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Jeff Shepherd & The Jailhouse Poets: "Jeff Shepherd & The Jailhouse Poets"(2016). New Album.

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The Jailhouse Poets? Jeff Shepherd? Jeff Shepherd and the Jailhouse Poets? Over the past few years, Jeff Shepherd has toured, performed, and released demo’s under each of these names. Well, his “Official” debut is under the name Jeff Shepherd and the album is named “Jeff Shepherd and the Jailhouse Poets”. Figure that one out yourself.

 

I met Jeff about three years ago. He sent me a demo for play on Outlaw Radio Chicago. He was the first artist I have ever booked at MoonRunners Music Festival off of a demo, and I began to push for him hard after my first introduction to his music and his personality. After meeting, we became more than just friends, but partners in crime. He was also my personal in studio performer on Outlaw Radio Chicago for a very long time, debuting new songs, drinking with Stevie Lee and I, and just being a solid fucking dude. Our bond is strong and I love him to death.

 

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Richard J. Dobson & W.C. Jameson: "Plenty Good People" (2016)

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Plenty Good People was recorded in April 2015 at The Lodge, Georgetown, Texas. Most of the songs on the record come from co-writing sessions, when a chance suggestion looked like challenge and opportunity. It has now come to life.

 

Aside from Kenny Williams (upright bass), the players on this project are the same team we used on Gulf Coast Tales in 2014: Franci Jarrard (accordion, keyboards, vocals); Lynette Perkins (percussion, vocals); Andre Mathews (lead guitar); Javier Chaparro (violin). Produced with Rick Dinsmore (vocals) and Bradley Hartman; engineering by Bradley Hartman (arm-long list of engineering credits, including Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris). Made in Texas by Texans. Cover art by Julie Sola.

 

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David Lee: "The Wichita Kid" (2016). New Album.

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In an ever changing music world fraught with people trying to be something they’re not, David Lee is nothing but himself, a Wichita Falls born Texas native and a third generation musician.

 

The Grammy nominated and multi award winning songwriter cut his teeth in the Texas honkytonks. Playing a mix of blues and country music is where he first found his own songs.

In 1993 David moved to Nashville with his new wife Stacie to chase his dream of performing and writing music. Only weeks after arriving in Nashville, David put away the idea of performing and focused on honing his craft.

 

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Noah Pitre: "Small Town Living" (2016). New Album.

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A.N.R Music Entertainment has signed many great artist from around the world. Noah Pitre has been proven to be one the best in Texas, Noah has played music and written songs for many years and was discovered playing in a Texas Music hall on an open audition.

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Gene Watson: "Real Country Music" (2016). New Album.

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Gene Watson blends traditional, organic country that purists long for in his new album,Real.Country.Music., available for preorder now and digital retailersFebruary 26. After five decades in the music business and more than 75 charting singles, Watson continues to deliver an authentic, soulful album with Real.Country.Music.

 

“It’s exactly what we titled the album. These are songs that still have fiddle, steel guitar and, quite honestly, soul,” Watson said. “I’m not one to bash what those younger artists are doing, but I can tell you a lot of what you hear nowadays isn’t country. This is Real.Country.Music”

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Willie Nelson: "Summertime Sings Gershwin" (2016). New Album.

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"Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin" is the latest album by American singer-songwriter Willie Nelson. After being awarded the Gershwin Prize by the Library of Congress, Nelson recorded a set of pop standards written by George and Ira Gershwin. The recording of the album was produced by Buddy Cannon and Matt Rollings. It includes the duets "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off" with Cyndi Lauper and "Embraceable You" with Sheryl Crow.

 

To select the songs for the album, Nelson was inspired by the Frank Sinatra recordings of Gershwin songs. Meanwhile, he decided to name the album after the song "Summertime", based on his past election to name a previous hit record Stardust On January 19, Nelson a video of the title-track as a preview to the release. The album has been released by Legacy Recordings.

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Willie Nelson: "They All Laughed" (2016). New Official Music Video.

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"Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin" is the latest album by American singer-songwriter Willie Nelson. After being awarded the Gershwin Prize by the Library of Congress, Nelson recorded a set of pop standards written by George and Ira Gershwin. The recording of


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Randy Rogers Band: "Neon Blues" (2016). New Live Music Video.

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Randy Rogers Band is an American country music group from the state of Texas. The band is composed of Randy Rogers (lead vocals), Geoffrey Hill (guitar), Jon Richardson (bassguitar), Brady Black (fiddle), and Les Lawless (drums). 

 


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Breelan Angel: "Rhinestone World" (2016). New Single. New Official Music Video. 

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Breelan Angel is pleased to announce today’s release of the music video for her latest radio single, “Rhinestone World (Live from The Living Room).” Penned by Angel and frequent co-writer Lacy Green, "Rhinestone World" was filmed at the historic Sisterdale Saloon in Boerne,


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Julia Hatfield: "Hopeless Romantic" (2016). New Single.

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Making it to the top 50 on the Texas Chart with her very first single to Texas radio, "Like It's A Bad Thing", Julia is well on her way and debuting her latest single, “Hopeless Romantic”. 

 

Julia Hatfield is a young, vivacious singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Navasota, Texas who is forging her own sound encompassing a unique blend of contemporary and hillbilly music.  At the young age of eighteen, her dedication to music has been a non-stop journey of singing and writing, and studying piano and guitar.

 

She regularly performs throughout the Central and East Texas region in all size venues as an acoustic act and as a featured performer with many other well-known artists.  A few of her recent “highlight performances” include the iconic Bluebird Café in Nashville, the Cowboy Palace in Los Angeles, and the songwriters circle at the legendary Luckenbach Dance Hall.

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Dallas Moore: "Riding High" (2016). New Live Music Video.

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Dallas Moore is an American Outlaw/Honky-Tonk artist and award winning songwriter of the number one hits “Crazy Again” and “Blessed Be The Bad Ones.” Touring relentlessly with The Dallas Moore Band as well as regular solo acoustic appearances for the Last Honky Tonk Music


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Felix Truvere: "Movie Night" (2016). New Official Music Video. 

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Felix Truvere was born & raised in San Antonio, TX. He graduated from John Marshall High School, received his Bachelors Degree in Instrumental Music Education from UTSA, and is a former high school band director, turned “corporate trainer” for mortgage & loan bank underwriters at 


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Parker Heights: "Living The Dream" (2016). New Album.

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Ronnie Dean Tinsley: "Southern Ways" (2016). New Single.

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Staying true to the independent Texas spirit, freedom is back in style with this little ditty.  Get out your  guit-fiddles  and washboards, this is honky-tonk through and through.  Up-tempo with a rebel spirit, this Southern man's freedom song makes you want to dance around a bale of hay and drink White Lightnin' straight out of the jug.  You can't tie this man down no way, no how and the backing track to his life is filled with honky-tonk piano that goes toe to toe with the driving country guitar licks.   

 

Released exclusively to Texas Radio, Ronnie Dean Tinsley and his Dark Horse Rodeo are ready to rally all the two-steppers out there and get  em out on the dance floor. 

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Jamie Talbert and The Band of Demons: "Tomorrow Night" (2016). New Single.

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Jamie Talbert & The Band Of Demons Debut Album,  Tomorrow Night, has been a labor of love. As a singer songwriter from Beaumont, Texas, Talbert has always dreamed of having the perfect players to best represent what he trying to say. About five years ago, he finally found the three best players to help him realize that dream. Tim Burge a veteran guitar slinger who has been honing his chops in the Red Dirt Scene around Texas for the last decade plus, Todd Conger a thirty year veteran bass player of every music variety Texas has to offer and the final piece to the puzzle was Tyler Henderson, drummer and percussionist who plays well beyond his years and has even caught the ear of Beaumont s own Tracy Byrd. After many a night in the bars and honkytonks, Jamie Talbert & The Band Of Demons were finally ready to make a move and put out an album. After a couple of years,  Tomorrow Night , was born. The albums title track is an ode to all of our US Military.

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Poor J Brown: "Southern Fried" (2016). New Single.

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Since 2010 Poor J. Brown has impressed fans and critics alike with their infectious sound and high-energy performances. They combine hillbilly, soul, rock, and Cajun influences in a way that’s completely original and always fun. Incredible vocals, powerful songwriting, and solid musicianship have been trademarks of this Texas

band whose appeal is quickly becoming universal.

 

Milestones:

 

“The Whiskey” named 2011 Song of the Year by the Academy of Texas Music

“Family Tree” reached #1 on Radio Free Texas

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Ty Dillon: "Gone" (2016). New Single.

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Ty Dillon is an American, Texas Country Singer/Songwriter based out of San Marcos, Texas.

 

Originally from San Antonio, Ty left his hometown in 2012 to pursue a degree in music business. Then, after beginning his career, Ty made the decision to move to a hub of Americana and Texas Music songwriters; The hill country of Texas. He was regularly performing original tunes in San Marcos at the historically renowned Cheatham Street Warehouse where Kent Finlay hosted Songwriters Night every Wednesday.

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Monica Rizzio: "Washashore Cowgirl" (2016). New Album.

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The locals call someone who moves to Cape Cod but was not born there a Washahore. In Texas, a young girl barrel-raced on Pleasant Valley Ranch and had never seen the ocean. So when Monica Rizzio crossed over the iconic bridges of Cape Cod in 2004, she instantly became the Washashore Cowgirl. 

 

The former Tripping Lily front woman has left behind the acoustic, condenser mic style and has brought her East Texas roots up North for her debut album, fittingly named, “Washashore Cowgirl”. After leaving the band in 2013, she purchased a 1956 Martin O-18, named it Bo, and plugged in. For the next few years she started playing with a bunch of salty, accomplished Cape Cod musicians who helped bring back the cowgirl attitude and inspired her to write about her sometimes humorous, sometimes tear-jerking journey from Texas, love, and heartache. 

 

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Michael Coleman: "Dangerous" (2016). New Single.

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The next release from Michael Coleman (featuring Marcia Ware) is "Dangerous". The single is a great spring song at just 3 minutes and 47 seconds. Dangerous was recorded in Nashville October of 2015 with help from long time friend & well known producer Roger Eaton (of the Oak Ridge boys). Also featured on this new single is background vocals by Marcia Ware. Marcia is a well known back up vocalist who sings with Lorrie Morgan & many other Opry stars. 

  

The song Dangerous is another song written by the hit song writer Roger Murrah. Roger has written many number 1 songs for many artists including : 

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Dale Watson: "Bug Ya For Love" (2016). New Live Music Video.

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From his latest album Call Me Insane, Dale Watson & His Lone Stars record this version of "Bug Ya For Love" for Music Fog. Filmed at Midtown Live in New York City.


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John Conlee: "Rose Colored Glasses" (2016). New Live Music Video.

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John Conlee performs "Rose Colored Glasses" live at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, TN. 


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Willie Nelson: "Someone to Watch Over Me" (2016). New Official MUisc Video.

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Music video by Willie Nelson performing 'Someone to Watch Over Me'

 

 


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John Wayne Schulz: "The Dance" (2016). New Single.

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American Idol's fifteenth and final season may be one of redemption for a former hopeful who got cut before live shows. 

 

 

As shown in Thursday night's American Idol broadcast on Fox, John W. Schulz, a Marine and flight instructor from Salt Lake City, UT, returned for a second shot at glory. 

 

John previously auditioned for Season 10 of Idol and made it all the way through Hollywood Week. However, he was cut during Final Judgement when the judging panel were determining the Top 24 semifinalists -- 12 guys and 12 girls. 

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Jackie Cox: "Sweet Tea" (2016). New Album.

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Jackie Cox was born and raised in Texas. As a preacher's kid he grew up singing, and playing the drums in church. His parents before becoming pastors where evangelist, and traveled the country holding revivals. Jackie was the front man (boy) and would sing a song or two before his Dad would preach. Town after town, Church after Church, Jackie knew this was what he was born, and called to do,make a difference in someone's life by singing a song. 

 

Today Jackie is an award winning Singer/Songwriter. His music reflects the life of a common everyday man about faith,love, family, country, devotion, and offers an answer to coping with this thing called "life". 

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Case Hardin: "Over Fort Worth" (2016). New Album.

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Case Hardin, a native son of San Angelo, Texas, grew up with a ranching and rodeo background while developing a love for traditional and neo-traditional country music.

 

Case began his music career his senior year of high school in 2013, and hasn't looked back since his American Idol debut that same year. Backed by his band Day Money, his influences are very recognizable in the way that he plays, from classic country greats like Merle Haggard and Conway Twitty all the way to singers like George Strait, Tracy Byrd, and Brooks & Dunn.

 

To add to his accomplishments, Case has already won various awards and competitions including State FFA, SXSO and many others. Case has played with the likes of Jody Nix, Jake Hooker, Billy Mata, Floyd Domino, Dave Alexander and Asleep At The Wheel’s great Jason Roberts. Along with all of this, Case has opened for Casey Donahew, Cory Morrow, Jason Boland, Radney Foster and other Nashville/Texas Country Legends. In Case’s short career in music, he has already played many Texas rodeos, festivals, and charity benefits.

 

Case is currently 20 years old and a sophomore at Angelo State University and plans to study Law at Texas A&M University while still playing music and shows across Texas. With many more shows available in the future spanning across the state, Case Hardin's ultimate goal is for the public to associate his name with pure country music. 

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Wayne Garner: "Love Drunk Fool" (2016). New Album.

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Wayne was raised in Oklahoma and Texas, deeply influenced by the people, the land and the struggle around him.  Wayne started playing guitar and creating music, early on to find a voice for the story that was growing within.  Finding moments of joy and reflection in the sounds George Ducas, Buddy Holly, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, as well as other great storytellers and wordsmiths, Wayne began to write and soon it was time to share his art.  Wayne started performing in high school, playing in southeastern Oklahoma around the places and people he called home.

 

After school, life took Wayne to college and football, he was away from everything he knew, but music was always his first love so he there he found a path.  Opening for and playing alongside Bo Phillips, Matt Stell and the Deep Roots, Whitey Morgan and the 78's, and Jackson Taylor and the Sinners, his love of creating music and connecting with fans grew into The Wayne Garner Band. 

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T Jarrod Bonta: "Mr Jukebox" (2016). New Album.

T Jarrod (full name, T Jarrod Bonta) has been performing in his home town of Austin, TX, since he was twelve years old. He has played or recorded with a variety of Texas' elite: Rosie Flores, Johnny Bush, Wayne Hancock, Cornell Hurd, The Horton Brothers, Jim Stringer & the AM Band, Marti Brom, and many others. As if there were ample time left, his own band, The T Jarrod Quartet, has been performing regularly since about 2000, playing a mix of western swing, jazz and country.


T's goal has not been to use his talent to achieve fame or fortune, but rather to refine his abilities and to seek to be the best player that he can be. One of life's lessons is that TALENT gives you a head start, but HARD WORK eventually moves you much further along. And when you mix immense talent with really hard work - well, you wind up with a musician like T Jarrod Bonta.

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Wesley Michael Hayes: "Love in Pictures" (2016). New Single.

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Born an original Okie from Muskogee, Wesley Michael Hayes grew up a country boy with a passion for sports and music.  At the age of 10 Hayes picked up playing the drums and began his musical journey.

 

He played in front of his first crowd at the age of 12 in Coweta s old high school gym, he set his high school's scoring records in, entertaining the audience on the drums with wipeout. From then on he was hooked.

 

His writing and delivery on stage is one of a kind and with the radio debut of "Love in Pictures" your sure to hear why he is a truly one of Oklahoma's finest artist. 

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Jarrod Sterrett & The Hired Guns: "Slow Down Cowboy" (2016). New Single.

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Jarrod Sterrett is Texas born and bred. This is his third single to Texas Radio and each one keeps getting better. The self penned "Settle Down Cowboy" is a true country song about a lover trying to tame a drifter and calm his restless soul.

 

"Honkey Tonk Hero" (album) is the story of the life of Jarrod Sterrett. from why i live this life that tells of he and his Band still working day jobs. then the failed relationshops due to pusueing music and the Victorus anthem and title track that shows even though they are not in a huge field or market they are at the top of their field.

 

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The Jason Lee McKinney Band: "Lisha´s Leaving" (2016). New Single.

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Jason Lee McKinney is a two time nationally signed recording artist, powerhouse vocalist, and songwriter. McKinney blends a snarling musical underbelly full of equal parts trained prowess and an almost out of control piss and vinegar attitude; soaring sing along hook melodies, with lyrics that are raw and raucous, reflective and radiant; simultaneously weaving a narrative that is both uniquely his and everyman s story.   

 

 Lisha's Leaving  comes off a double-album  Play Something You Believe .  The album was cut entirely live, both the electric side (Vol. 1) and Acoustic (Vol. 2). Volume 1 was tracked and mixed at Ardent Studios in Memphis. McKinney wanted a derivative sound of some of the great 70 s albums, and thought what better place than Ardent in Memphis, the place where it all began. Vol. 2 was tracked live, with mic bleed and the whole bit, at the historic Lovett Auditorium.

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Shane Barnhill: "Take Away" (2016). New Single.

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Shane Barnhill doesn't remember a time when music wasn't present in his life. He grew up listening to his dad, who wrote songs and played guitar, and picked up a guitar himself at the age of nine. His first gig was at the Pasadena Livestock Show & Rodeo when he was 14. Shane's love for the stage was instantaneous and, to this day, remains his obvious calling. 

 

The dedication and perseverance it takes to be a musician not only show in his music, but also in his work ethic as a paramedic/firefighter. 

 

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Felix Truvere: "Back To San Antone" (2016). New Single.

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Felix Truvere was born & raised in San Antonio, TX. A former high school band director with a Degree from UTSA in Instrumental Music Education, Felix has walked a variety of working cultures, working as a corporate trainer for mortgage & credit underwriters at a bank for years before he began playing in the Texas Live Music scene as a house band in surrounding San Antonio saloons and clubs.

 

His band has won several San Antonio Music Awards through the years and Felix himself earned the 2012 San Antonio Music Award for "Best Original Song" with his comedic, heal-kicking song of modern philosophy,  Thou Shalt Not Bitch.  

 

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Abbi Walker: "Too Good A Woman" (2016). New Single.

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Abbi Walker is a pistol. A wild-eyed, big dreaming, hard working, 4th generation Preacher´s daughter from South Texas with a big voice and plenty to say.

 

Abbi Walker is a fast rising Texas Country and Southern Rock artist, a songwriter with the personality and talent as big and as promising as her home state.

 

Nominated for the Texas Regional Radio Music Awards New Female Artist Of The Year, Walker had both of her first two radio singles break the top 30, and even the top 20, on Texas Radio in the last year. At the same time she has been landing huge gigs opening for the likes of Keith Urban, Tim Mcgraw, Charlie Daniels, and even headlining the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo s infamous club  The Hideout , where she and her band closed out the one of the biggest nights of the Rodeo after Miranda Lambert played the arena. Since the release of her first Country album,  Kiss Kiss Bang Bang  in 2012, Walker has been proving herself and her talent to the tough world of Music. 

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Jerrett Zoch and The OSR Band: "I'm Done" (2016). New Single.

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The OSR Band is an East Texas outfit specializing in their own brand of Texas Music, Southern Rock, and Roots Rock.

 

The band has been lighting up stages and entertaining crowds since 2012. Their debut self titled album released in 2013 and enjoyed moderate success.

 

Their new 2016 record "Kings and Queens" expands on their talents with a more "Pure" and "Developed" sound that delivers enough variety for listeners of all kinds. With a new record, a packed schedule throughout Texas and Louisiana, and the work ethic of "Small Town East Texas Boys", OSR looks forward to smashing the charts and expectations in 2016.   

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Rumor Town: "She Needs A Saturday Night" (2016) New Single.

 

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She Needs A Saturday Night is the 4th single from Rumor Town and the 2nd From the CD I Come From Dirt and continuing where their last single He's Right Where I Belong left off. This song will hit home especially for women dealing with marriage, kids and the daily grind.

 

Driven by strong lyrics, written by Jay Eric with fiddle, dobro and blended vocal harmonies, it is sure to confirm the notion Rumor Town are definitely bringing that traditional Texas sound back to radio.

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Maren Morris: “My Church” (2016). New Official Music Video.

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"Singer/songwriter Maren Morris’ music video for her debut single “My Church” is available for fans to view now. Over the weekend CMT exclusively aired the world premiere of the first-ever music video from the artist NPR Music describes as having “the swagger


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Zane Williams: "Snapshots" (2016). New Album.

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Authenticity. Self-reliance. Hard work. Camaraderie. Gratitude.

 

These are the qualities Zane Williams sings about in his rootsy anthem "Texas Like That"--the title track of his 5th studio album--and so it comes as no surprise that these are also the qualities on which his rapidly-growing career is built. Respected by his fans (the Zaniacs) as a down-to-earth family man, Zane is a also a charismatic entertainer on stage and a prolific songwriter who wrote all ten of the new album's tracks. It's a rare combination of abilities that just may make him a superstar, especially among country music fans hungry for an alternative to today's pop and hip-hop influenced "bro country". 

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Randy Rogers: "Things I Need To Quit" (2016). New Live Music Video.

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Jim Chesnut: "This Guy Sings!" (2016). New Album.

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Jim Chesnut has thrilled music industry insiders and audiences across the nation with his songwriting and vocal talent since the late 1970s. Wesley Rose, President of Acuff-Rose Music, Inc., signed him in part because Roy Acuff was willing to allow Jim to take his place on the full roster at Hickory Records (distributed at the time by MGM).

 

When Charley Pride endorsed Chesnut's first album (Let Me Love You Now on ABC/Hickory Records) he said, "He has a tremendous talent for writing, and as you can see from this album for delivering a good country song, also."

 

Pride was the first major artist to record and release a Chesnut song (Oklahoma Morning) shortly before Jim was signed as an exclusive staff writer for Acuff-Rose, the firm that produced such songwriting greats as Hank Williams, Mickey Newbury, Eddy Raven, Don Gibson, Roy Orbison and The Everly Brothers.

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The Detentions: "Three" (2016). New Album.

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The Detentions, Dan Sullivan and Chris Hillier, are proud to celebrate their 11th year of performing together and the release of their third studio album, aptly titled “Three.” This is the second project helmed and produced by the incredibly talented Ron Flynt (20/20 Band) at his Jumping Dog Studios in Austin, TX.

 

The Detentions style of music, known as “Rockamole” to their fans, is a fresh breath of Hill Country happy hour meeting chords from the Gulf Coast. Their sound, big guitars and signature harmonies, highlight heart felt lyrics, memorable melodies, an ability to laugh at themselves and the appreciation of the people around them.

 

 

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Randy Rogers Band: "Nothing Shines Like Neon" (2016). New Album.

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Randy Rogers Band is an American country music group from the state of Texas. The band is composed of Randy Rogers (lead vocals), Geoffrey Hill (guitar), Jon Richardson (bass guitar), Brady Black (fiddle), and Les Lawless (drums). 

 

Randy Rogers was born in Cleburne, Texas. At the age of 6 years, he learned to play the piano from his grandmother, and later started playing the guitar.

 

The Randy Rogers Band recorded its debut album, Live at Cheatham Street Warehouse, at a music hall of the same name in San Marcos, Texas. By 2002, the band was signed to the independent Downtime record label, on which they released the album Like It Used to Be.

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Jerrett Zoch and the OSR Band: "Kings & Queens" (2016). New Album.

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OSR is a Texas Country band based around Huntsville, Texas. OSR’s style of music is greatly influenced from a variety of music genres including Texas Country, Red Dirt Country, Nashville Country, Blues, and Rock. OSR (formerly known as East Texas Sky) was formed by Jerrett Zoch of Centerville, Tx, Daniel Huggins of Centerville, Tx, and Berny Herrera of Jewett, Tx, in May 2010.

 

Since then OSR has been rocking a variety of bars, clubs, public events, and other venues with their blend of their original music and some of their favorite cover songs.

 

Some original songs written by the band have quickly become fan favorites including “Pleasure”, “Stay”, “Your Fool”, “Red Roses”, “Kings and Queens”, “Fireflies”, and “Never Grow Old”. Described as “truly a group of talented musicians” by David Parker of the Leon County Today.

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Dub Miller: "The Midnight Ambassador" (2016). New Album.

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From 1997 to 2004, Dub Miller and the Highway 6 Band helped to blaze the trail that others would follow and is generally accepted and one of the architects of what has become the "Texas Country/Red Dirt" scene as it is known today. His debut album "American Troubadour" is considered by some to be a Texas Country classic. 

 

 Following a few years out of the spotlight, Miller returns with a new full-length studio record, The Midnight Ambassador.

 

The Midnight Ambassador was recorded at Yellow Dog Studios in Wimberley, Texas and Abbey Road Studios in London, England with long time collaborator Adam Odor. The album features eleven new songs all written by Dub and featuring his unique point of view.

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Crooks: "Fork in the Road" (2016). New Official Music Video.

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There’s no shortage of country music in Crooks’ hometown of Austin, TX. But ask anyone who has crammed into a packed honky-tonk to catch one of their infamously rowdy late-night shows and they’ll tell you there’s something that sets them apart from the rest.


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